The iPad is an ideal tool for the visual arts students to create, draw, experiment with techniques and learn about art.
Using iPads in Visual Arts iBook
To get started with ideas for utilising the iPad in your visual arts classroom I have put together an iBook that you can freely download from the iBook store.
Click on the image below to be taken to the iBook link.
iPad Art Room
When I was putting this iBook together I was fortunate to be given some App lists and ideas from Cathy Hunt - Teacher (Arts KLA) from Trinity Lutheran College in Queensland. Cathy had inspired me at a presentation on using the iPad in Art in 2012. Her recent successful selection as an Apple Distinguished Educator recognises her innovative and inspiring work in integrating technology in learning.
Cathy has a fantastic website resource 'iPad Art Room' that I would recommend to all educators, not just specialist Art teachers. Explore the iPad Art Room for some inspiration for your next iPad lesson. Follow Cathy on twitter via @art_cathyhunt.
Another useful resource about using iPads in the art classroom is a YouTube video by Kylie Windhorst ' iPads in the Art room'. A useful starting video to any workshop or meeting to think about the integration of mobile technology in the arts and all classrooms.