Flip Art with Amesbury School – Forget the Paint
In conjunction with Samsung UK and three British Schools, The Digital Line ran the Flip Art digital art competition in 2021.
We not only had the pleasure of viewing some wonderfully creative art images, but we also reached the imagination of hundreds of students keen to try this new digital technology.
The Samsung Flip 2 board is an interactive, touchscreen digital display that can mimic the creativity of an artist’s brush. When using the brush mode, the Samsung Flip 2 recognises a wide range of thicknesses, so you can create art at the stroke of a brush. Water and oil painting modes allow different styles and textures, while Flip 2 also gives you a full, vibrant colour palette, even allowing for flexible colour mixing.
Amesbury School is a co-educational independent prep school in the Hindhead/Haslemere area of Surrey, England, educating pupils between the ages of 2 and 13.
It was founded in 1870. The Grade II*-listed main building was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and stands on a 34-acre estate.
Amesbury Digital Strategy – the school successfully completed its initial Digital Vision by the end of the Academic Year 2019-2020 with the systematic embedding of Technology and Digital Tools to improve the quality of lessons.
Their updated Digital Strategy is “To be recognised across the UK as a leader in the use of digital tools to transform teaching and learning.”
Alice Monhemius – ‘Zombie Girl’ (Year 8)
I really liked the flip screen, it was hard at first but it was great fun when you got used to it! It was a bit sensitive, but I really liked it!
Jago Moore – ‘Covid Man to the Rescue’ (Year 7)
My piece is about the doctors and nurses in the NHS fighting Covid and how they are the real heroes.
I found that using the Flipscreen was quite difficult but also exciting. The most challenging part was not being able to lean on the screen.
Millie Owles – ‘Angel’ (Year 8)
It is about an angel watching over the earth, and even though the past year or so hasn’t been the best (because of Covid) we still have a protector looking after us. I decided to create it because it gives me a sense of hope and the sense that things will get better.
Using the flip screen was actually quite a lot of fun! I have never used something like the Flipscreen before, so I did find some things challenging while using it, but overall it was a great experience! Thank you for the opportunity!
Henry Green – ‘War is not for the faint of heart’ (Year 7)
When people imagine war they think of a fun shooting game where everybody wins. In reality, you get one life, people die and brave young men and women charge into battle with one thought: seeing their family again. This drawing was made and designed for all the brave men and women who die every day to save us and their country.
I mostly used pen mode in this drawing. For the explosion, I also used highlighter mode. I found the Flip-screen easy to use but a bit fidgety. I found bits of my work was being rubbed out and small icons were being opened. Overall I loved my experience with the Flipscreen and I would use it again. Thank you.
Sophie Shepherd – ‘The Distance Fox’ (Year 7)
My piece features a character of my own creation called Rosita. She is a feather fox who is staring into the distance whilst in a lush field, full of nature.
I found the Flip-screen very good, except for when I wanted to rest my arm on it and random sploshes of colour appeared in my work. Then I had to add more layers to cover them up. I was worried it made my work look a bit messy.
George Buchanan – ‘The Devil Inside You’ (Year 7)
My piece expresses the idea that everyone has feelings and a dark side.
I loved the realistic mixing of the colours and how the texture looked like real paint on paper. The one downside was that it made a mark when I leant on the board.
Lily Baugniet – ‘Lily Study’ (Year 8)
An observational painting of a Lily.
I used the oil painting mode. There was a very good range of colours that you could also make lighter and darker. It was good how you could blend it and dry it. It was versatile with the brushes. I wasn’t used to how sensitive it was and how it picked up really light touches.
Beatrice Creer – ‘Dancing in the Rain’ (Year 8)
I used the watercolour mode. My piece shows a ballerina dancing in multi-coloured rain.
I think the size of the Flip Screen is good. I thought it was a shame that you weren’t able to alternate between the different modes – pen/watercolour/oil.
Congratulations to the three lucky winners