The visual arts may bring to mind images of a painter in the studio,a sculptor working in stone, or a photographer capturing a dramatic landscape. While these modes of creative expression remain important to the study of visual arts, digital technologies—including graphic design software, image- and video-editing applications, and animation tools—provide students with new opportunities for visual-arts learning. Using these technologies alone, however, does not necessarily help students construct meaningful learning as they design, develop, and communicate their ideas visually. Instead, it is through meaningfully selecting,combining, and sequencing learning activities and complementing them with the savvy use of technological tools and resources that teachers can help students grow as artists.
Dempsey, C., Harris, J., & Hofer, M. (2013). Grounded technology integration: Visual arts. Learning & Leading with Technology, 40(5), 36-38.