I have now taught four students, four first lessons, consisting of :
shapes: straight lines, rectangles
dimensions: thin -thick, translucent -opaque
tools: pencil, brush, pen, bucket, eraser
general operations: open, save, export, email
shapes: curved lines, circles, dots
tools: spray can, scatter, smudge tool
layers: background, foreground
general operations: wi fi connect, searching for art
shapes: angled lines
dimensions: touch screen expansion/contraction
color palette: making skin tones
general operations: publishing to facebook
review of all the first lessons
add additional layers
work on a comprehensive project
As expected, the students progressed at different speeds and found some features more interesting than others, so the lesson plans changed accordingly and become very tailored to the individuals students interest and abilities.
I am now working on developing a set of intermediate lessons.
Here are some of the subjects: incorporation of photos into iPad paintings, advanced use of multiple layers, transformations, gradients, creating your own textures and patterns.
I am going to attend the International Association of Mobile Digital Artists, IAMDA, 2nd annual conference in NYC in early October and expect to come back with a lot of new knowledge, inspiration and contacts for my iPad art.
At this time I have openings for a small number of private students. Send me an email if you are interested. You will need an iPad and the ArtStudio app - which costs about $6. firstname.lastname@example.org
Above examples of one of my students work.