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Continuing Education

Continuing Education . Pre-College . Classes . Digital Painting 

Digital Painting

Learn how to create digital paintings and drawings from a fine art perspective. 

This course offers digital painting as a means of visual communication and self-expression, through painting from life, and the imagination. 

We will explore how digital art intersects with traditional techniques including renaissance approaches that employ underpainting and transparent layers, and combining photographic images into a unified composition. Our tools will include Wacom drawing tablets, mobile painting on the iPad and Photoshop painting on the desktop. 

No supplies, devices or software needed! Everything is provided!

Application

Our application will open February 1, 2018

Scholarships

A limited number of partial ($250-$1,000) scholarships are offered through the Continuing Education department. CIA partners with Graffiti HeART to also provide scholarships. Students applying for scholarships should submit their family’s 2017 tax return and a personal statement with their application. Award decisions are based on financial need and portfolio strength.

 

Instructor

Gerry Shamray is best known for his sketchy life-like drawings of Harvey Pekar in the comic book “American Splendor” that was later turned into a hit movie starring Paul Giamatti. He’s also worked with legendary comic strip artist/writer Tom Batiuk (“Crankshaft,” “Funky Winkerbean”) on the nationally syndicated strip, “John Darling.” While working in the newspaper business as an artist and writer, Gerry has garnered 25 national and statewide awards and even earned a local Emmy during his stint at the Cleveland PBS station.

To see Gerry's work, visit shamray.com.

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