When I was a kid, I remember envying my peers who had the talent for drawing. As hard as I tried, and as much as I wanted to, I just didn’t – don’t – have it. Even my stick figures were rather sad compared to what others could come up with! It’s just not my thing.
They say, though, that if you start really early and kids are given opportunities to develop and hone their skills, they can do practically anything. If you want to give your kids that chance to learn how to draw, there is an app that might do the trick.
Called Butt Art – yeah, the name is silly, but I think that is one of its charms – the iPad app teaches children how to draw zoo animals. Just as many kids learn how to do things on a step-by-step basis, Butt Art shows users how you get from a dot or a line to a full blown zoo animal.
Then there is the silliness of it all, as a main player in the entire creative process is a butt. Bum. Bottom. Whatever you want to call it, the basic shape used in teaching kids to draw resembles the butt – a rounded lower case “w”. This reminds me of how I learned – or tried to learn – to draw the face of a boy wearing glasses starting with the letter “b”. It’s really all about creativity and harnessing this in children as early as possible. Here’s a sample work of art.
The Butt Art app is available on iTunes for FREE, with in-app purchases.