Faces iMake – Right Brain Creativity

Faces iMake – Right Brain Creativity

By iMagine machine LLC

As a learner what strategies work best for you? Are you left or right brained?  At this point are you wondering what that means?  If you are left brained then you like talking and writing, you are a planned and structured person and tend to control your feelings.  If however you are a right brain individual then you are spontaneous, prefer drawing and manipulating and respond well to demonstrated instructions.  iMagine Machine creator of Faces iMake have your hemispheric dominance, right or left brained, literally in the palm of your hands as you explore your creativity via your iPad device running iOS4.2 or later.  The creative juices of this application was developed alongside renowned artist, educator and author, Hanoch Piven. Faces iMake integrates a creative style of art as it entangles various benchmark assessments necessary for elementary students.  It explores various elements and principals of design: color, line, shape and space.

As we explored this multi-purpose application, we were intrigued to see in their About, a word cloud, Wordle describing what Faces iMake is capable of doing for your child(ren) or students.  iMagine machine describes this application as mind opening, original, social and provides the user an opportunity to try things.  It is an application that meets a child’s multiple intelligences.  To get started, users might find it helpful to explore the five pre-installed lessons.  Begin to develop your 21st century skills as you think outside the box.  Amazingly, Faces iMake has no right or wrong answers, it’s all about expanding your imagination.  Immediately, users will notice the various toolbars that can appear and disappear as needed.  Whether you are right or left brained, users may need some inspiration.  Click the “gallery” button and a sampling of twelve pieces of art are there to spark whichever side of your brain.  As you create, “bebop”  to the default application sounds or link to your own music.  Simply click the “plus” sign and your library of music will appear.  It is preloaded with a large library of clipart in such categories as: candy, toys, food and base templates.   In addition, users can incorporate their own objects by using the device’s camera.  Use those images already in your iPhoto library or shoot now.  The opportunities are endless.

No matter where you piece of art comes from, it can be manipulated in a variety of ways. As art is dropped onto the green canvas, users will immediately notice a dotted circle and a new toolbar.  Images can be cloned, locked in place, reversed, stacked, deleted and rotated.  Users will be manipulating and developing their fine motor skills as they make tapping movements like pinching, expanding and dragging.  As you imagine, build, giggle and smile, your artist does not have to be finished just yet.  Creations can be saved and shared to your iPad, emailed or posted to a Facebook account.  If however you want to take it one step further, share it via Tap2print.  Tap2print will turn your creation into a puzzle that can be purchased.  The artist inside you can now be manipulated in a whole new way.  An artist does not have to have a paint brush in their hand.  Art is taught in a variety of ways and Faces iMake is making that possible.  As a parent and educator, Applicable2U is impressed with the educational possibilities that this application has to offer.  Whatever  your child or student “imakes” it can then be integrated with a creative writing piece, thus stimulating those left brained students.

As we tried new things with this application, Applicable2U would definitely give it two thumbs up!  This is an application that does not focus on a particular age group, it’s for all to enjoy and learn from.  If you would like to learn more about iMagine machine, please visit their website here.  What faces do you make?  Put them to art today by downloading Faces iMake HD to your iTunes library today.

One comment on “Faces iMake – Right Brain Creativity

  1. Thank you for this great review.
    It always amazes me how some people get the potencial of Faces iMake and some people don’t. In today’s ever changing world, I believe that by using open end apps like FAces iMake, it can really help you and your child in looking at the world around us from a different angle.

    Faces iMake is a tool for creating pictures assembled out of every-day objects.
    But Faces iMake is much more than that!

    It is an extraordinary tool for developing right brain creative capabilities and expanding awareness. Indeed, Daniel Pink, author of A Whole New Mind, put it very well when he said: “It is fun and addicting if you can get it away from your kids.”

    It has been recognized as an intuitive tool for children with disabilities. Shannon Des Roches Rosa, editor of The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism, wrote: “Our kids love Faces iMake … Its interface is one of the best I’ve seen for kids with autism.”

    Faces iMake was developed with renowned artist, childrens book author and educator Hanoch Piven and is based on the highly acclaimed creative workshops he has conducted in schools and kindergartens all around the world. Piven, whose art has been featured in publications such as: Time, Newsweek and The New Yorker, says about Faces iMake: ”
    Indeed Faces iMake includes five easy and fun lessons by Piven himself which are geared for young children.

    Children from three years old and up can easily enjoy Faces iMake.

    Again, Thank you for your great review

    iMAgine machine™

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