Teaching graphic skills to children and teens in Grades 1-12. Tips for creating illustrations using graphic software such as Microsoft Paint or Google Drawings.

Why Not Use Paint?

It is simple and has been around for a long time. Microsoft Paint is an effective and surprisingly powerful tool for the classroom. There are many more capable graphic editors and drawing programs available. But Paint is free and available as it is found in every Windows Start menu in the Accessories folder. It’s also …

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Integrate Technology and Visual Arts with Google Apps

Support the Creative Process in Primary Students In a previous post, I described TechnoGallery. Not only is this project fun for beginners, but it integrates technology into the visual arts curriculum. Using Google Apps for Education, the activities in TechnoGallery gradually introduce drawing tools and techniques to support the creative process of making art using …

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