Eye Paint Animals - Art and Exploration Combine in New App from Curious Hat™

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Eye Paint Animals offers children the opportunity to paint with the colors and textures of the real world

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A truly inspired use of technology and design.

Curious Hat Inc.™ (http://www.curioushat.com), a new provider of interactive and educational mobile applications, is delighted to announce the launch of their latest app, Eye Paint Animals. Founded in January 2012, Curious Hat produces innovative educational mobile applications for iPhone, iPad & Android for curious kids and explorers from 3 to 9yrs.

The Eye Paint app series offers children the unique opportunity to create amazing illustrations alongside world-renowned artists. Through exploration and ingenuity, children are able to add their own personal touch to a range of wacky illustrations, making them their own.

Eye Paint Animals follows hot on the heels of PHLIP and Color Vacuum, the first of the Curious Hat applications, which were unveiled earlier this year. The Curious Hat apps focus on the importance of engaging children with the environment, allowing them to express their creativity and sense of exploration.

The Eye Paint series uses the mobile device’s camera to capture colors, patterns and textures to interactively fill areas in the drawings with an organic range of shades, textures and features, such as flowers or grass, a piece of furniture or even fur. The final result is a unique piece of art. Eye Paint is colorful, animated and extremely easy to use - even for very young children.

“The best way for a child to learn about art, is to be a part of it,” says Curious Hat Creative Director, Nadia Andreini. “Eye Paint encourages children to explore and engage with the world around them, and enables them to create amazing illustrations, using their natural sense of creativity. Visual stimulation is essential for a child’s development and Eye Paint can play a key role in this. The Eye Paint series introduces children to the art of a wide range of illustrators with a fantastic mix of style and humor. "

“This is a great way for kids (big ones too) to learn how the colors, textures and forms of their surroundings can be used to create the different colors, textures, and forms of a drawing. This is a truly inspired use of technology and design," said Scott Singer, Digital FX Supervisor of California-based Tippett Studio (http://www.tippett.com).

Eye Paint Animals features 20 original and humorous drawings from Giorgio Cavazzano, one of the most famous Italian illustrators. Eye Paint Halloween, which features the work of Italian illustrator, Francesco Chiacchio became available on the Apple App Store in October 2012 and is currently available free of charge. Further apps from the Eye Paint app series will be announced shortly, featuring the work of renowned artists from around the world, each bringing their own sense of style and culture.

Curious Hat is the brainchild of Luca Prasso and Erwan Maigret, both of whom are parents and seasoned professionals from the feature film production and software development industries. Their past film work, includes DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Shrek’ film series, ‘Madagascar’, ‘Kung Fu Panda’, ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ and ‘Over the Hedge’.

Availability of Eye Paint:
Eye Paint Animals from Curious Hat is now available as a Universal app on the Apple App Store at $0.99. To download the application, visit: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/eye-paint-cavazzano/id573542292?ls=1&mt=8.

Eye Paint Halloween is also available free of charge on the Apple App Store at:

For further information on Curious Hat, visit: http://www.curioushat.com, http://itunes.com/apps/curioushat, or contact: info@curioushat.com.

About Curious Hat (http://www.curioushat.com)
Curious Hat is a provider of interactive and educational mobile applications that stimulate children to interact with the real world. These apps are not games, but rather discovery tools aimed at energizing kids to play, create, invent, explore and learn in enjoyable ways without the limitations of set parameters. Promoting self-exploration, Curious Hat encourages the use of mobile devices as tools for child/parent interaction through the introduction of the inventive and fantastical world of their fictitious muse, Professor Vapori, as well as through a range of other exciting applications.

Curious Hat was co-founded by Luca Prasso and Erwan Maigret, both parents and seasoned professionals from the feature film production and software development industries. The Curious Hat team is also composed of an international network of experts in graphic design and visual arts led by Creative Director, Nadia Andreini. Together, they are collaborating on projects that combine visually compelling design with truly innovative uses of mobile technologies.

Curious Hat apps result from an intensive research and development program with education professionals, parents and children. They are created for and tested by kids (and adults), from inception through to their public release. The Curious Hat products have no advertising banners or in app purchases, to ensure a safe and fun experience for children.


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