Parents' Guide to

Art Academy: Home Studio

By Marcia Morgan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Excellent teaching tool for aspiring artists.

Game Nintendo Wii U 2015
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This entry in the series encourages the creative process through more than 30 enjoyable and educational lessons. Ranging in difficulty from beginner to advanced, the lessons are broken up into steps, focusing on different skills such as sketching basics and color theory. For example, your first lesson, drawing a tomato, is broken up to focus on aspects such as shading and outlining. In-depth information on the artistic styles used, famous artists, and the reasoning behind each artistic process provide an enjoyable glimpse into the world of art.

For younger children not quite ready for the guided lessons, there's also a free-paint mode, making this a fun experience for all ages. Best of all, aspiring artists will end up with have a complete work of art to display in their virtual art gallery or to share online with family and friends by uploading their favorite masterpieces to YouTube or Nintendo's Miiverse or saving them to an SD card. Whether you’re a budding artist or a casual creative type, Art Academy: Home Studio will provide you with a rewarding, educational experience.

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