Drawing Pad at the Indianapolis Museum of Art

Be inspired in the Indianapolis Star Family Studio - a free, interactive space, for families to imagine, explore, create, share, and collaborate with art in new ways.

One element of the Star Studio is a station of iPads running a custom version of Drawing Pad!

Activities in Star Studio are self-guided. Work with a Teaching Artist during scheduled programs. Find out more at

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Featured in iPad Apps for Kids Book

Famous Kid Tech Columnist for USA Today Jinny Gudmundsen just published a new book to help parents pick out amazing apps like Drawing Pad! She looked at thousands of apps and only wrote about the very top. In her review she said Drawing Pad "is a full-fledged traveling art studio" and "your kids will enjoy the wide selection of stickers that can be sized using pinch-and-pull with two fingers. This drawing studio works well across a range of ages....I really like this app's ability to let users create in landscape or portrait mode, depending on how you turn the iPad."

After you buy Drawing Pad on the App Store, consider buying this new book here!



Book cover:

iPad Apps for Kids for Dummies

Drawing Pad featured in iPhone + iPad Life Magazine!

In the latest issue of iPhone + iPad Life magazine (Sept/Oct 2012), Drawing Pad was featured among a list of their "Best Educational Apps."  If you are passionate about the iPad and iPhone get a subscription here:


iPad + iPhone Life Magazine Feature

Top 10 List for Toddlers

Jenn Savedge, author of green parenting books, compiled her top 10 list of Apps for Toddlers. Drawing Pad made #5! Read her entire list here.

Thanks Jenn!


Baby Sees The iPad Magic

Cool Drawings on Flickr

First Pass at Luna's Lovely Tongue 2011.11.23

Today we learned that Drawing Pad is a Winner of a Parents’ Choice Gold Award. This is a very important accolade as according to the Parents' Choice Foundation "Established in 1978, Parents’ Choice Foundation is the nation’s oldest nonprofit consumer guide to quality children’s media. As a Parents’ Choice Award winner, you’re a member of a very select group. Fewer than 15% of the products submitted to the Parents’ Choice Awards program receive any level of commendation. It’s an honor that doesn’t come easily; you should be very proud of your achievement."

Read the full review here.

Amazing Art drawn with Drawing Pad App

Drawing Pad is a wonderful casual drawing app. Check out these amazing samples drawn with Drawing Pad:

We love VIRAL videos! Especially when it includes a cute two year old and our Drawing App! Our original goal was to make the app easy enough for a 2 year old to use but fun enough for all ages! In fact, this five star review was just posted on iTunes by daphnepurpus "Fantastic! - ★★★★★ This is a wonderful fun application! It is very easy to use and has a lot of creative options. I am 65 years old and I'm having a lot of fun using this and plan to write haiga with it as my skills improve. The program does all it says it will, and it is very simple to figure out but also has a depth within that satisfies my artistic efforts. Many thanks to the creators of this wonderful program."


Cool Drawing Pad Artwork

There are some fun and creative examples on Twitter and Flickr for stuff created with the Drawing Pad app. Check out this monster attacking the city!


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"This iPad exclusive is a great way for budding artists to express themselves." - USA TODAY

NY Times features Drawing Pad iPad App for Kids

"An iPad App for Little Picassos." - The New York Times

Top 100 Essential iOS Apps of 2010

Drawing Pad on "100 Essential iOS Apps of 2010"...AND Runner up as iPad Kids App of the Year!" - iLounge Buyer Guide

Editors Choice Award

"Awarded the Editor's Choice Award as printed in the April 2010 edition of Children's Technology Review. CTR's Editor's Choice Award are given to only the highest quality children’s products in the interactive media category. These are “no fail” products, worthy of their cost, and able to keep children engaged for days at a time." - Children's Technology Review

Famigo Approved App for Android

A special website, devoted to making the world better for families using Android, have awarded Drawing Pad with the "Famigo APProved" seal of approval with a clear 5 star rating! Famigo calls the App "a truly beautiful App" and is a "Staff Favorite." - See the full story here