NGAkids Pixelface

PIXELFACE is an interactive portrait maker and drawing board. You have 49 colors and 24 brushes to play with. Select a model to begin. The sliders adjust pixel size and transparency levels. The green arrows change brush menus. Click the red AUTO button and Pixelface will create a portrait for you in the style and resolution you've chosen. Experiment by changing brushes and transparencies, or continue drawing while AUTO portrait is on for some surprising effects! To draw your own designs, such as the one here, click the pencil. then select a color, pixel size, and brush. For help while in the program, roll the cursor over the question mark and hold down the mouse button. 

Mac users, please download the desktop application for OS X. A CD version of PixelFace will be available soon.


NGAkids interactives require Adobe's Shockwave Player. Macintosh web browsers are not 100% compatible with the online version of this program. Please download the Mac app below or request a free CD.


Due to recent changes in OS X, the online version of programs that include freehand painting and drawing no longer work with new Macs. The freestanding application we are offering below does not require a web browser or plug-ins and it's fully compatible.

Mac users, please download the program.

NGAkids on CD

Visit Learning Resources to register and request NGAkids CDs. Currently there are eight interactive discs available. A second Art Zone disc with eight more interactives will be published later this year.


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