Daily Art

LQ: 8.8


Brain grade: 8.1
Fun score: 9.5

Platform/Console: , , LWK Recommended Age: 12+ Thinking Skills Used: , Academic Skills Used:


Daily Art is an app that introduces users to one new work of art each day. The user can set reminders to check the app by enabling push notifications or log in whenever they want to learn something new about a painting or an artist. Each day an image of the art will be displayed along with its artist, the time period it was created, and a brief description of the artwork. There are also links to other similar pieces of art that the user can click on if they wish to explore more about this type of art or its themes. If a user really likes a work of art, they can add it to their list of favorites or click on the send button to message another person with the link to the work. 

Users can also search by artist if they want to look at the work of one particular person. There is a roulette feature as well which will bring up a random piece of artwork for users who just want to look at something random or to be inspired by a new piece. 

The app also features a museum tab where users can learn more about art museums around the world and what artists and types of work are displayed there. 

Daily Art is free but to access all 1300 works of art as well as certain additional features requires the purchase of the app’s full version. The app is rated 12+ due to some nudity and mature themes. We at Learningworks believe that each parent can make the best decision for their child in regards to this thematic content. To learn more about ESRB ratings and your child, please click here to learn more.

Daily Art helps kids practice and improve the following skills:

Focus: Getting started and then maintaining attention and effort to tasks. 

Daily information apps like Daily Art are a great way to practice focusing skills. Because the user only interacts with the app once a day at minimum, they can practice focusing in a short and sustained way. Each piece of art has information to read about the artist, its themes, its context, etc. But these are short and do not require a great amount of time to read. So users who love art but struggle with focus can use this app to practice paying attention to learning about one specific thing for a short period of time. They can then build up their focus time by exploring artists, museums, or other pieces of art within the app. 

Flexibility: Trying something new. 

For users who struggle with flexibility, Daily Art is a great way to introduce some low-stakes variety into their lives. Each day a new piece of art is introduced, meaning the user is constantly being exposed to new artists, new mediums, and new information about artwork and art history. They can also search for artwork or artists to bring even more variety to their choices. Because the app is only showcasing one work of art each day, the user does not have to make a ton of new choices. They simply need to interact with one piece and then work their way up to more once they feel comfortable. 

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