I have just spent the last hour losing myself in the creative process so beautifully provided by Canva.
I started out playing with colors. I uploaded a photo of one of my paintings and Canva analysed the colors for me, so if I wanted to use the colors in a design, voila! There they are!
Then I tried creating a poster to advertise my artwork (I have a sale coming up in September). It was so easy to create in Canva- it was an easy answer to inDesign, and for the most part, free. There are some graphics and photos that are free, others cost a dollar or so...I ended up uploading a photo of my art work.
Then I started poking around Canva- it even has lesson plan ideas. I really like this one about visual poetry--it's a great starting off point for kids of all ages and skill levels.
I am definitely adding Canva to my bag of teaching tricks. And I have a feeling I will be using it for a lot of different things in the future.
Image below made on canva!!!!
I am an artist and teacher, living in the Pacific Northwest. My teaching is heavily based in Art History and Science. I have a certificate in Scientific Illustration. I love nature, hiking, sailing (as long as I am not in charge), my family, and my border collie.