Art Gurus


  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4.5 stars
  • Highly Recommended
$Free

  • Art Gurus
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  • Last modified: July 18, 2017
  • Quality
    Editor: 90%
  • Entertainment
    Editor: 90%
  • Value
    Editor: 90%
  • Child Friendly
    Editor: 90%

Review Summary:

From the teacher's hair to the artwork on the walls, kids get to decide what the classroom looks like in Art Gurus.

App Info

Price: $0.99
AppStore User Rating: 3.5 Download on the App Store

Overview

Kids are encouraged to let their artistic skills shine as they create a truly crazy classroom. From their teacher’s hair to the cat poster on the wall, kids can draw and add stickers to multiple elements of the classroom. As they add those elements, the classroom scene changes to show off their artistic style. Kids can then take a picture of their artwork and reset the classroom to start creating again.

Features include:

  • Create a personalized setting
  • Draw with multiple colors
  • Add fun stickers
  • Take a photo of your designs

Quality

Developers created this app to allow kids to show off their artistic skills by personalizing a classroom setting. It is a fairly well-organized app. Kids simply tap on the play button and open the classroom. There they can scroll from left to right and tap around to find different elements to customize. The artistic part of the app is similar to most other art apps for kids. It offers a series of crayons, a set of stickers, and a magic wand that creates a random design. The one thing it lacks is a clear undo button for kids to use when they make a mistake.

Education

This app is not being rated for education.

Entertainment

Kids have creative control in the app and their designs change the look of the app. For example, if they make the teacher’s hair green with fish in it, it will appear green with fish on it on the main screen. There are many different elements of the scene kids can customize, including a boy’s cast, a girl’s purse, an easel in the classroom, and a poster on the wall. While there are many options for kids to enjoy, there are plenty of other static options in the scene. The entertainment factor of the app could be improved if kids could interact with more objects in the classroom, particularly those just sitting on the shelves.

Value

The customization and creativity available in this app makes it a good value, particularly for kids who tend to be more artistic. While the app was designed for preschoolers, kids in early elementary school are likely to enjoy it as well.

Child Friendliness

Icons on the main screen direct kids to tap and discover more apps. The more apps screen contains icons for multiple developer apps, as well as a link to the developer’s website. Access to both, as well as the parent area, is protected by a simple parental lock. Kids can also take photographs which are added to the device’s camera roll.

  • Protected parent area (can contain external links & social media)
  • NO social media
  • NO 3rd party ads
  • NO in-app purchase
  • YES “more apps” (protected, but visible)
  • YES “external links” (protected, but visible)

From the teacher's hair to the artwork on the walls, kids get to decide what the classroom looks like in Art Gurus.

$Free
Editor rating
Rated 4.5 stars