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KS3, KS4

A secondary school Art site containing a painting package that can be used on different formats.

A Very Realistic Painting Application

Artrage is a stunning paint application which simulates the qualities of real paints, paper and techniques. The software is not only appropriate for KS3 and KS4 Art, but also as illustration software in Design and Technology, and Design elements of the ICT curriculum. The software works particularly well with graphics tablets. The intuitive interface is ideal for creating a natural looking artwork which prints out well using a colour laser printer or high quality inkjet. Any size of image can be created, from ACEO sized card art to A2 posters. The painting and drawing tools include realistic oil paints, pencils, pastels and water colours. There is also a facility to trace existing images or photographs. The software is popular for teaching art and is used by professional artists – particularly those working with ACEO and card art. There is an extensive forum offering tips, advice and appraisal on images.

Hardware requirements, network

• Windows XP, Vista, or 7.
• MacOSX 10.3.9 or later.
• 800Mhz processor
• Intel/AMD. PPC G4/G5)
• 1024 x 768 screen size
• 256MB Memory.

This software needs to run on individual workstations. However, there are no issues saving to shared fileservers.

ICT curriculum uses and referencing

• KS3 POS: 1.2, 1.5, 2.4
• KS3 POS: 1.2, 1.5, 2.4 Art, Design & Technology

Possible teaching activities and cross curricular use

• Create realistic paintings and artwork.
• Create printable ACEO cards, A4 artwork and posters.
• Create finished printed products for D&T projects.
• Trace existing digital images.


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