The COVID-19 situation is certainly a unique scenario for us all to experience. I hope you are healthy and safe where ever you are.
I have been impressed with the amount of positive sharing of suitable activities for families and children. I also have noticed the generosity of many companies who have offered free or reduced price access to their products. Of particular interest to me is in the music arena, where Moog, Korg, Roland, Arturia and many others have provided an interesting selection of apps as an example.
As I have been learning the apps and enjoying the wide range of capabilities and sounds, I decided to create some 1.5 to 2 minute musical soundscapes that could serve as prompts for drawing or painting a picture, telling a story,video, creating movement/dance, or perhaps using it in a new creative musical context.
There are 3 samples currently available for listening/download and I will continue to add 1 or 2 more samples each week. [Click here] to access the files.
If you would like to share your creation with me, please leave a comment with a link to your creation.
My daughter really enjoys creating works of art. She has a wide range of interests ranging from painting to paper mache to origami to crafts of all types. She has been having a lot of fun checking out draw programs for the iPod Touch. Some favorite art apps are:
iBurn – draws with flames, has options for mirroring to create symmetric shapes
Doodle Buddy – drawing program, has a good smudging feature
Glow Coloring – drawing program with florescent colors, has a stamping feature
TrippingFest Lite – allows drawing by pattern – great for symmetry, example patterns include polar, random shapes
Meritum Paint – simple drawing paint, lines are feathered like spilt paint, can draw with 2 fingers at once
Spawn Lite – random bouncing lines that explode in fireworks shapes
Dash Of Color – loads an existing picture to a black & white version, you can add colour highlights
SketchMee Lite – takes an existing picture and coverts it to a version based on chalk or pencil lines, then you add a new color scheme
PaintMee Lite – similar to SketchMee, but uses ‘paint’ rather than lines
Adobe Photoshop – photo editing on the go
Sample Art Gallery: Pictures are names to reflect the app used to create them
Tripping Fest Lite
Dash of Color