Sunday, January 11, 2009
Crayola Art Studio from Core Learning is perhaps the most purely FUN product my kids (they won't let me at it much!) have had the chance to review this year.
"Core Learning has partnered with Crayola® to produce an outstanding art software program for children. Based on the Basic and Junior Levels of Core Learning’s award-winning corefx Three Level, Crayola® Art Studio provides children with powerful, yet easy to use drawing and painting tools. Select from 12 realistic art brushes including Crayola® Pencils, Paints, Markers, Crayons and more! Learn to edit and transform digital images with several hundred Crayola® creativity starters. Make invitations, decorations, greeting cards and much more! Adaptable to any user,regardless of artistic ability and computer knowledge. Ages 4 and up." The product costs $24.95.
This is the blurb you can read on their website. The blurb I can give you is that it's pure digital artistic fun for my 11, 10, 8, and 5 year olds. They've used the different tools to draw all kinds of artwork, and the desire from EVERYONE to use the program has sharpened our sharing skills, as well!
A note: Core Learning also offers additional programs for art/creativity, as well as tools for Health, Language, and Critical Thinking. This is not an inherently Christian company, so parents (as with any company!) need to view products before passing on to their children. In the case of the Crayola Art Studio, however, I give my unreserved "thumbs-up!"