World Art Day

April 2, 2024

World Art Day is celebrated on 15th April, with the date being chosen to honour the birthday of Leonardo da Vinci. We have lots of fantastic resources to help celebrate art across your school on this day.

Art tools in Purple Mash

We have a few different art tools for children to use in Purple Mash. These include painting tools, animation tools and 3D design tools. Take a look below at the different tools and how you can use them in the classroom:

World Art Day


2Paint is a very simple paint tool which allows even the youngest children to choose simple, 'real-world' drawing tools to use on screen as well as progressing to more advances tools such as Flood Fill or Shape tools.

Features include:

  • Change colours and thickness of pens
  • Use different effects such as sparkle, cloud or zig-zag effects
  • Flood fill: fill an area with one colour
  • Shape tools
  • Draw lines
  • Symmetry: this creates a line of symmetry down the centre of the page, and any drawing will be reflected in this line
  • Add a background

You can also find lots of Paint Projects, which have topic-themed textured pens - for example, sweet and chocolate texture pens in our Hansel and Gretel paint project.

2Paint a Picture

2Paint a Picture is a drawing tool which helps children create various painting effects and combine these effects to make pictures.

Features include:

  • Use different paint types (acrylic, poster paint, wet paint, ink)
  • Try different techniques (pointillism, splash, mosaic, collage, impressionism)
  • Moveable outlines to draw people or buildings, including perspective lines
  • More colour choice, showing how colours are created by mixing colours
  • 'Water down' your paint
  • Change brush size

Famous Artists

If part of your Art topic focuses on a famous artist, check out our factfile templates. Each template has background information on each artist, to help your class with their research.

We also have two blank famous artist templates, so that the children could write about any other artist. Find them here.

We would love to see any artwork your class creates. Please do email them in to us, or tag us on social media: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram 🖌🎨