Painting on Screen

By Jean Edwards

In this post, teacher and digital art specialist Jean Edwards explores the different programmes available for digital painting, and how they can be explored in different ways.

Painting patterns using Draw and Tell digital painting tool.


Painting digitally on the screen of a tablet or computer is a form of making art that children are familiar with through the films and television that they watch, the games they play and the books they read. Becoming a creator using digital painting tools can be a powerful and creative experience in its own right, as well as having connections to painting with brushes and paint on paper. As with any media or process it is important to have some time to play and get to know what the tools will do before using them with more purpose to create a more planned outcome.

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