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12 Great Drawing and Sketching Apps for Middle School Students

June 22, 2017
Unleash your students creativity with this collection of awesome iPad apps. These are drawing apps we curated from iTunes App Store specifically for middle school students.  You can use these applications with your students to engage them in a wide variety of creative and multimodal activities that include drawing, sketching, painting, doodling and many more. We invite you to check them out and share with us your feedback. For more apps for middle school students check out this page.

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1- Let's Learn How To Draw
‘Let's Learn How to Draw! is a fun way to practice drawing without having to hunt around for a pen and paper. It's the perfect app if you've always wanted to learn to draw and it's great fun for long-time artists interested in exploring a new canvas. ’

2- How to Draw
‘Like a personal art teacher, it will teach you how to draw cartoons, animals, nature, anime and other different images and create amazing pictures.’

3- Art Authority K-12
‘All Art Authority's works are beautifully framed and hung on textured walls, accompanied by title, date and other details. Works are displayed chronologically, with previews of related items providing added context. Kids can learn about an artist's life and works, or take a trip beyond the bounds of a traditional museum and view and compare works in a full-screen slideshow or scrolling thumbnail display.’

4- Art Set
‘This stunningly beautiful app is like having a virtual art set right inside your iPad. Paint and draw via the photo realistic interface with tools that look and feel like the real thing.’

5- Zoodle Pad
‘This app is amazing! Use it to paint, draw, or just doodle crazy designs, and then play them back as a movie. You can even control the color, width, and direction of your line while you are painting without lifting up your brush. Let your creativity flow like a glowing neon rainbow waterfall, with Zoodle Pad!’

6- Zen Brush 2
‘Zen Brush 2 is a drawing app focused on the strong yet beautiful feel of the East Asian ink brush. With a new drawing engine that brings to life a feeling of silky fluent painting and the delicacy of an ink brush, providing a simple and intuitive user interface imbued with the Zen spirit, this app is designed to be optimal for performing Zen art.’

7- Asketch
‘Asketch is a unique and versatile sketch pad that fits in your pocket. It allows creativity on the go, anytime, anywhere.’

8- Auryn Ink
‘Auryn Ink (pronounced "orin") is the only true watercoloring app on iOs. It is a "no mess water color mobile studio" that creates authentic watercolor simulation. It allows for wet on wet, wet on dry and glazing effects. Based on the tilt of your device, colors run down the surface, bleed and spread out to create darker edges just like real watercolor.’

9- Sketch Club
‘SketchClub let's you not just draw and paint, but also share what you create right in the app to a fun and encouraging community of fellow mobile artists! Join creative people from all over the world, practice your art, and bring your imagination to life!’

10- OmniSketch
‘OmniSketch is a procedural drawing tool that allows you to create stunning sketches with very little effort. A procedural brush is a brush that uses a mathematical algorithm to draw patterns. These patterns can interact with lines that have already been drawn to produce amazing effects.’

11- ArtStudio
‘ArtStudio is the most comprehensive, sketching, painting and photo editing tool in the App Store. Completely re-designed from the ground up the new ArtStudio features a beautiful new user interface and a powerful new graphics engine to make creating works of art faster, easier, and more fun! Using advanced drawing algorithms this is the fastest and most precise version of ArtStudio to date.’

12- Drawing Pad
‘Drawing Pad is a mobile art studio for all ages! Create your own art using photo-realistic crayons, markers, paint brushes, colored pencils, stickers, roller pens and more!’