Third graders in Mrs. LaRocca's class are drawing "Love Birds" just in time for Valentine's Day.  They will be adding their sky backgrounds digitally using the app Phantasy on our iPads .  Students from all grade levels were requesting to do this project, and I am trying to make that possible for many classes.  

Phantasy App:
Kindergarten students in Mrs. Thoden's class and 2nd grade students in Ms. Castrantas' class combined their "Love Bird" drawings with a photo of a sky using the app, "Phantasy" on the iPad.  First, they drew "Love Birds" on white paper, outlined them with Sharpie markers, and then colored them with water based markers.  Using my iPhone, I took photos of their work and imported them into the Dropbox app. 

We have the Dropbox app installed on our iPad, so photos quickly appeared for students to edit.  They took turns opening the app, "Phantasy", imported their work, and applied a layer that looked like a sky with clouds.  The background that was once white in their drawings became the sky!  

Phantasy features a variety of different background options. The image of the sky worked perfectly and helped us to combine traditional and digital tools.  

See more of our digitally altered "Love Birds" in our Artsonia gallery:

Dropbox is my all time favorite app when it comes to productivity in the art room.  It allows me to take photos and wirelessly send them to all of our devices and computers in seconds.  Check out Dropbox for yourself here: 

Learn more about the app that we used, Phantasy here: