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Create galactic art

Shape your Solar System

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Lesson Overview

The galaxy is yours.

Get to grips with digital art basics while creating your own Solar System.

This lesson explores how to create perfect circles plus some basic painting and filter techniques you can use to create planets. Bring your class’s work together to build their very own Solar System artwork. Don’t stop here, there’s a whole universe of learning these skills could be applied to.

Educational Value

  • Students will be introduced to the fundamental principles of digital art as well as two of Procreate's power-moves: QuickShape and ColorDrop.
  • Students will develop their powers of artistic observation, along with their sense of our place in the universe.
  • Students will research and understand the major components of our Solar System and their position in relation to one another.

All you need is an iPad and the following apps:

  • Procreate
  • Safari