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By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Creating beautiful, geometric images fascinates, educates.

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It's hard to imagine how a few simple lines and feature choices can combine to create amazing art on this app, but indeed they do. iOrnament is one of those apps that young kids or novice artists can use to create cool images through trial and error just for fun. Or, artists and digital creation enthusiasts who want to dig deep into the features can take this app to another level using the tutorials and their own creative skill. The more than 50 tutorial tips are brief, and most are easy to understand; still, some users may get overwhelmed with all of the options, which aren't critical to making mind-bending designs. iOrnament also includes some interesting background information and a gallery of historical ornament images created long before any digital technology existed. Especially for kids who love creating and art but don't love to draw free-hand, it's a great tool for making beautiful, geometric creations with fewer barriers.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Subjects: Math: geometry, patterns, shapes, Arts: drawing
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: decision-making, hypothesis-testing, part-whole relationships, Creativity: making new creations, Tech Skills: digital creation
  • Pricing structure: Paid (optional in-app purchase $.99)
  • Release date: December 17, 2017
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: science-to-touch
  • Version: 2.2
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 9.1 or later
  • Last updated: February 15, 2020

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