is a great little program that enables you and the students to make your own virtual
artwork. There is a 'cut down' version of the program that you can use for free
which is very good.
Experiment with ALL the tools esp the palette knife.
Use the mouse in one hand and the keyboard in the other. It ups your productivity.
The arrow keys increase and decrease the size of the brushes.
Try out the 'trace image' tool by importing one of your own photos and paint over
it. 'T' is the hotkey to turn the tracing image on and off.
Use a Flickr creative commons photo and the tracing feature to create artwork
for your blog or assignment.
Entertain the younger kids by importing a portrait of - yourself, the principal,
a class member etc into the trace image feature. They do tend to laugh a lot.
This is heaps of fun.
My classes love the saying, 'Painting with a mouse is like picking your nose with
Have the students download it at home.