We’re great fans of anything digital or anything arty here at UKEdChat, so when we see any apps or services that embrace the two, then we sit up and notice. There is a lot to be said about art, creativity and learning, with digital developments allowing for the creation of stunning images for all to enjoy. This can be harnessed in the classroom to inspire pupils to explore how the world around them can be styled in the way of artistic styles, allowing for a greater appreciation of the everyday things in our lives.
A recent addition to the digital tools which can support this is the impressive and free iPhone* app, Prisma, from Prisma labs.
As they say, Prisma transforms your photos into artworks using the styles of famous artists: Munk, Picasso as well as world famous ornaments and patterns. A unique combination of neural networks and artificial intelligence helps you turn memorable moments into timeless art.
You can, if so inclined, upload direct to Instagram or Facebook, as well as being able to save in your own photo library, so exporting, displaying and sharing is easy.
We created a few images and shared to our Instagram page, we were so impressed, as well as creating the featured image using the app. There are no advertisements or in-app purchases*, and we think this is a top-rated app which can easily be used to inspire pupils in the classroom.
Just a footnote: To use the effects within the app, you need to be connected online, we’ve found.
Click the link below to view the app in the Apple app store:
*All information correct at the time of publication.