SketchBook Express

LQ: 9


Brain grade: 8.2
Fun score: 9.8

Platform/Console: , LWK Recommended Age: 7+ Thinking Skills Used: , , ,

SketchBook Express is a free app for the iPad that allows users to create art using digital tools that mimic real art supplies. Users can create beautiful works of art without having to pick up a pencil or a paintbrush, using their finger or a tablet pen instead. This app has a wide variety of tools for art professionals, but is also suitable for users of any age who have a love for art.

SketchBook Express can help practice Flexibility, Focus, Planning, and Self-Awareness


SketchBook Express offers an endless amount of different tools and settings to help give users complete control over their artwork. With no wrong way to create art, your child will need to explore the various tools in front of her, and understand when to use which tool to get the desired results as well as discover new ways to use their tools. The act of discovery and creat


In order to create a portrait of a pet, or a picture of the tree in the backyard, your child will need to focus on the details of the image they want to replicate in order to get the best result. The more focused your child is, the more details that can emerge in her art.


If your child wants to recreate a painting or image using SketchBook Express, she will need to do some planning. For example, she should draw the background before she draws any people or close-up objects.


Painting can be a very messy process; there is time needed to set up, and clean up. SketchBook Express takes away this burden, and encourages alternative learners to be creative, without the stress of cleaning up. Your child will start to discover what she enjoys to paint -- it could be people, pets, or anything else she finds fascinating. Whatever she creates, it will help her (and you) discover what her interests are.

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