We see pictures everywhere. Be it memes on social media, ads in the newspapers, huge billboards on malls or even attractive posters when we open our emails: we are surrounded and influenced by the pictures around us.
The digital revolution has changed the landscape of the art industry. The demand for illustrators and designers who can work on digital tools to create graphics has increased.
As per the recent reports, digital graphic designers are now replacing conventional artists. Every company requires a graphic designer who can work on Corel, Photoshop or any other digital graphic designing software.
Various mobile apps such as Photoshop Touch, Repix and Sketchbook have become popular making digital designing more convenient and accessible.
Teaching digital art in the school curriculum has become vital in today’s age. However, most schools still don’t teach any type of digital graphic designing software to their students despite knowing the growing opportunities in this field. However there are many resources available online to help students learn these softwares from a very young age.
The scope for digital art as a career opportunity is going to increase with the growing popularity of 3D technology and also with the coming of new forms of expressive painting which are going to increase the opportunities in this field. Hence incorporating digital art in the curriculum is essential.
The benefits of teaching Digital Art to students at a young age are:
• It helps build conceptualization and visualization skills
• Inculcates creative thinking amoung children
• Builds technological skills amoung students which are extremely essential in the 21st century
• Teaching through digital multimedia has proved to be more effective
• Promising career opportunities in the future
• Helps students to express their ideas better
• It helps disabled students to build their motor skills rather than create graphics on paper.