This portrait of Susan Striker was created on The Anti-Coloring Book® App by Kathleen Davidson
The Top-Rated Anti-Coloring Book® App for iPad and Mini iPad is an art application designed to stimulate creativity, promote critical thinking skills, foster flexibility, and celebrate art.
The Anti-Coloring Book® App addresses positive development of social and emotional skills. A welcome alternative to the many violent games and apps children are exposed to, the motto is “MAKE ART! NOT WAR!”
Using technology to simulate working with actual art materials such as chalk, crayon, ink, and paint there are no “magic” buttons that automatically provide clip art or instantly fill areas with color. To reach their goals, artists must rely on their own fine motor skills and use their imaginations. All of the 40 or so activities in the app can be used as writing and/or discussion prompts. Every activity also has a link and recommends a storybook to read about the subject of the activity.
Albert Einstein has been quoted saying that “imagination is more important than knowledge.” In the future, our children will be embarking on careers that don’t even exist now and may be called upon to solve problems we can’t possibly anticipate. The Anti-Coloring Book® App offers age appropriate art activities that develop entrepreneurial skills, adventuresome spirits, and opportunities for children to learn how to think for themselves and fantasize. “Where will you go on your magic carpet?” “Entertain your parents with a tall tale.” “What does your dream car look like?” are typical of the many activities that go beyond even the common core’s mandates in education.
Take a peek at some examples in our Anti-Coloring Book® App Art Gallery and be sure to send us some of your own App drawings!