NGAkids for iPad
Learn more about NGAkids Art Zone for iPad, which is available for download on the App Store. This iOS app contains nine new interactive activities and an array of art-making tools that will inspire artists of all ages. The same interactive programs, customized for Macintosh and Windows-based computers, are available on our new NGAkids App CD, or you can use the links above to download a desktop version for Mac or PC.
NGAkids FACES & PLACES INTERACTIVE
FACES & PLACES encourages children of all ages create portraits and landscape paintings in the style of American naive artists. By combining visual elements borrowed from more than 100 works in the National Gallery's permanent collection, this two-part interactive activity offers an overview of American folk art of the 18th and 19th centuries. The original paintings illustrated in these online presentations were a gift to the nation from Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch. (Shockwave, 6 MB).
FACES encourages children to create and personalize portraits by changing the facial characteristics of various sitters. Easy-to-use interactive tools allow users to modify the expressions and hairstyles of the subjects or to add decorative elements to a stylized domestic interior.
PLACES is a panoramic landscape activity that introduces children to the fundamentals of landscape and genre painting while offering a glimpse of life in rural America from the late 18th through the mid-19th century. Traditional folk music and surprising animations enliven the scene, as children experiment with perspective, composition, color, and scale.
NGAkids interactives require Adobe's Shockwave Player and an up-to-date Windows web browser.
Mac users: please download the desktop application below or order the Art Zone CD.
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NGAkids for iPad