Polish your skills and learn how to create professional digital artwork from a fine art perspective.
Session 1: July 7–19, 2024
This course offers digital painting as a means of visual communication and self-expression, through painting from life and from your 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 and Photoshop painting on the desktop.
The first week of this course will act as an introduction to the digital tools and software used to create images. Demonstrations and presentations will cover Adobe Photoshop and the various brushes available, including how to make your own custom brushes. Color theory, layering, texture and other effects will push the digital image to the next level.
The second week of the course will provide students with time to practice and perfect the skills they’ve learned, while applying them to multiple projects.
Projects and topics that will be explored include utilizing layers and blending modes, using a Wacom tablet for drawing, creating a digital self-portrait, developing an understanding of color in a digital context, using presets and creating custom brushes and marks, and understanding professional printing and output settings.
Start your application today. Priority/scholarship deadline is February 15, 2024.