One of the great uses for the iPad in the Art Room is the combination of Art and Literacy. Several apps allow students to use their own art or photos as inspiration for writing. This can be a simple few words added to images, or poems, or even digital storytelling.
The next two apps don't just add words to the artwork -
the words become part of the artwork.
With TypeDrawing - your lines are made up of customizable words. Students use literacy skills as they draw - The best of both worlds!
There is a free TypeDrawing app that you can try out. The iPhone version is $1.99 and the iPad version is $2.99. This may seem like a bit much -but it is well worth it to get the full iPad version.
Below is an example of a TypeDrawing work of art.
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Patext - Texts With Path On +
This free app can be used in the same way as TypeDrawing.
WordFoto takes photos or images of artwork and applies words to it. The words and phrases can be customized and different styles applied.
WordFoto is $1.99.
WordFoto has been used on the two artworks below.
Below is an example of how the WordFoto app can be used by students. The image on the left is a landscape collage and the one on the right show how the student incorporated words into their artwork. Click on the image on the right to see more student works in Artsonia.
This free app can be used in the same way as Wordfoto