Boys Get Creative with the iPad
Friday, 30 March 2012
Visual artist Kyle Lambert visited Bolton School to show pupils how to create iPad artwork!
Kyle ran taster sessions for Boys' Division A-Level Graphic Communication students to show them how the iPad can enhance their work. He also worked with Year 9 girls, introducing them to the brushes app for the iPad.
Kyle has created many stunning works including portraits of Beyonce and Rihanna, and was recently asked by Macworld to put together a gallery of his work to showcase the power of the iPad in the hands of a professional. He said: "I specialise in digital painting and illustration, which is more and more becoming a big part of the way artists create their work. I enjoy coming into schools to show children how to use the iPads in this way as I think it is important that children begin to embrace this technology in schools."
Apple iPads were introduced at Bolton School in the Autumn term. Subject teachers from across the academic spectrum of both the Girls' and Boys' Divisions from Art to Psychology to PE to Science are increasingly taking advantage of the devices which encourage learning through interactive books and apps. As well as being used in lessons, the iPads can also be used within both Senior School libraries by pupils and staff. Amongst their many functions, they can be used for research, reading, digital painting, creating and editing music, producing graphical presentations and colourful reports.