Digital Tools for Art & Design Visits

The digital sketchbook pages featured here were done using two apps: ProCreate and Pic Collage. In ProCreate you can draw, paint, import, crop and manipulate photos and work in layers. Object labels have been photographed and then pinched very small - the photographs can then be enlarged again later to retrieve information such as text and accession numbers so objects can ve looked up in online catalogues when back at school.

With some knowledge of ProCreate and Pic Collage apps students can create several digital sketchbook pages in a 1-2 hour visit. Working with an iPad or tablet can enable some students to gather more material than by using a traditional sketchbook.

Apps such as ProCreate and Pic Collage are basic packages and therefore ideal for harvesting and collecting information in a museum, not for developing art techniques. We recommend using a stylus for any drawing work in an iPad or tablet.

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Ashmolean Museum


Museum of the History of Science


Museum of Natural History


Pitt Rivers Museum


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