Art Project #88- Art Lessons with Art Academy

My middle son got a wonderful game for his Nintendo DS called Art Academy and he has really been using it a lot lately.

I asked him to sit down with me and show me how it works and what he's been doing on it.  I had no idea what a wonderful program it was and knew I just had to share it with my readers for our 100 Days of Art Challenge. (NO this is not a sponsored post!)

There are a variety of lesson; most of which are step by step.  So far Alec has been learning how to draw using a grid, add shading, the different uses for the different brushes, about the primary colors when "painting," and even about famous painters and how they influenced the art world!

Once one lesson has been followed through to the end a follow up lesson is available for them to practice the skills they were taught without having step by step instructions.

They can save all of their masterpieces to a virtual gallery and add virtual frames to them.

Some of his completed and saved lessons:

The top one shows what he was supposed to be drawing and his drawing is on the bottom.

He then brought me through an entire lesson as he worked through a new one:

Working on shading

His completed painting 
I was really impressed with the game and just love that he is learning so much while playing.

Other Projects in this series:
Project 3: Star Wars Crafts
Project 5: Floral pens
Project 6: Watercolor outlines
Project 13: Water gun art
Project 14: Watercolor Kits
Project 15: Dragonfly Silhouettes 
Project 16: Painting pet rocks 
Project 17: Spray Paint Resist
Project 18: Water bottle windsock
Project 20: Tin can windsock 
Project 21: Firework glue art
Project 22: Qixel art kit
Project 26: Spray Painted Canvas
Project 28: Tin Foil Art
Project 29: Oil Pastel Bubbles 
Project 32: Drip Painted Pots
Project 33: Sun Art 
Project 36: Art Museum field trip. 
Project 39: Painting Pikachu 
Project 40: How to Draw Books
Project 42: Splatter Paint Canvas
Project 46: Tissue Paper Leaf Art
Project 50: Drawing Cat Faces 
Project 51: Making Homemade cards
Project 53: 3-D printing 
Project 54: Gingerbread Train
Project 57: Candy trees 


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