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Learning objects SketchBook

TLF ID M013072

This is a free application for the iPad that focuses on creating drawings and sketches using virtual professional-grade tools and brushes, and imaging techniques. It features a full-screen workspace and an 11-icon menu including pan and zoom navigation, a brush editor, colour wheels with HSB and RBG colour space, an eye-dropper tool, a layering feature, the ability to import photos, a radius and opacity editing function, a text function, undo and redo buttons, the ability to save works to a SketchBook gallery and iCloud support. It also includes simple introductory instructions with images, a help section and a news section. This application requires iOS 11.0 or later.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a valuable resource for the Visual arts curriculum for the upper primary and lower secondary years. It is particularly relevant to content descriptions in the years 5-6 and 7-8 Making strand that emphasise exploring and experimenting, shaping artworks and practising skills and techniques. It provides clear instructions and a wide range of creation and editing tools to support expanding skills and techniques in visual art.
  • The resource is of significant value in promoting Visual arts in the curriculum. It caters to students of all abilities. Students can master technique through the various tools and functions, explore possibilities through the undo and redo functions and save their work to the gallery and to iCloud. Students are able to access their works anywhere, anytime at home or at school and via the cloud.
Year level

5; 6; 7; 8

Learning area
  • The Arts
  • Visual Arts

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL:
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Autodesk Inc.
  • Organization: Autodesk Inc.
  • URL:
  • Publisher
  • Name: Autodesk Inc.
  • Organization: Autodesk Inc.
  • Description: Publisher
  • URL:
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL:
Access profile
  • Unknown
Learning Resource Type
  • Interactive
  • © Autodesk Inc. This material may be used in accordance with the App Store terms.