Art Academy

Game review by Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Thorough, fun lessons will genuinely help your art.

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 2 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 10+

If you are a die-hard gamer, this is NOT for you!!!

I bought this game recently for a long car trip, and I, as a 14-year-old that it is EPIC (in my own way)!!! I still play on the Metallic Rose-colored Nintendo DS Lite that my mom bought for me at the local Walmart the day after I got out of the sixth grade, so I don't have the ability of the camera that is included in the DSi/XL/3DS, but it's not the end of the world. (I honestly don't care). I like the fact that you can use the free paint and create whatever you feel like, but the only disadvantage is that once you switch from pencil to paints, you CANNOT switch back to pencil (which is a piece of advice for people who are complaining that they can't swich back to pencil once they go to paint without starting over or saving the current painting. But, I've done the same thing in art class). And, this would make an excelent Wii game. MY FAVORITE!!!

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
age 8+

fabulous for learning to draw and paint

My 10 year old loves playing this game and has picked up many great tips she now uses in her own art.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
  • Subjects: Arts: drawing, painting
  • Skills: Tech Skills: digital creation, using and applying technology, Creativity: combining knowledge, imagination, making new creations, Self-Direction: effort, self-assessment, self-reflection
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Release date: October 25, 2010
  • Genre: Art
  • ESRB rating: E for (No Descriptors)
  • Last updated: August 30, 2016

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