We started, as almost all of my classes do, with a couple of psychological tricks to explain how easy drawing is. Once that barrier is broken (about 10 minutes in if I’m taking the scenic route) we started to draw on tablet.
And excellent fun it was too, as these sessions often tend to be 🙂
Then we did a little bit of face liquifying (still on Hudl) which went down brilliantly 🙂
We did a bit of Autostitch panorama photo taking:
…and we drew on a range of apps:
Brushes app (v2) on iPad.
Autodesk Sketchbook on Hudl.
All in all? A lot of fun and, I think, a good few new 6 year old touch screen artists ready to carry on where they left off after the 2 hour session (all asked which apps and styli they should buy and all of the parents/grandparents looked relieved when I told them that the prices were generally low and affordable). The feedback was excellent with the often asked question ‘are you going to do more of these sessions’ becoming more and more pressing on my mind 🙂 Hopefully soon (although not until early 2015 that said).
I was also lucky enough to be joined by three of my College students – all very capable tablet art tutors in their own right – which meant that if I’d so wanted I could have delegated all of the work to them! I didn’t of course – doing youth arts work is too much fun to not be involved in – but it was lovely to know that I could hand off to them when I wanted the younger kids to have some extra assistance…
Next up? Half a days rest. I think I’ve earned it 🙂