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art course for teens 12-18 years old
Introduction to Digital Art:  Ideation and Conceptualization through Digital Media

2 hours weekly, in-person: $170 monthly online: $150 monthly  Sibling 15% off

This ongoing course is designed to help students learn the fundamentals of art through digital media. You can use your computer and tablet or an Ipad Pro/Apple Pencil. Procreate and Photoshop will be covered in tandem. 


If you are considering a career in visual arts; if you have some experience in traditional media and want to translate your skillset to digital media then this class is designed for you. 

The course will be held ONLINE via ZOOM video conference. Students will need access to a computer / tablet / phone with internet connection and After the lecture and demonstrations teachers regularly check and correct the digital image of a student's work, explain what works in particular cases and what does not, and why.

Day & Time
Class Teacher
Monday 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Online (Advanced)
Wednesday 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Thursday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
San Rafael
Thursday 6:20 PM - 8:20 PM
San Francisco
Saturday 1:30 - 3:30 PM



Photoshop and a drawing tablet,
or iPad and Apple Pen

iPad requirements for students interested in drawing in ProCreate:

  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2015, 2017 and 2018 models)

  • 11-inch iPad Pro

  • 10.5-inch iPad Pro

  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro

  • iPad (6th generation/2018 model)

  • iPad (5th generation/2017 model)

  • iPad Air 3

  • iPad Air 2

  • iPad Air

  • iPad mini 5

  • iPad mini 4

  • iPad mini 3

  • iPad mini 2

Topics covered:

  • Color Composition

    • How to create a color palette to set the mood for your illustrations

- Different color palettes

- Complementary

- Analogous

- Split complementary

- Triad

  • Landscape painting

    • Thumbnails

-Creating smaller sketches with limited values to project compositions

- Using alpha lock and clipping masks in your workflow

- Creating depth using contrast and brightness

- Creating color iterations to produce multiple candidates in limited time

  • Simple digital landscapes

    • Blue skies, green grass, white clouds

    • Forests

    • Sunsets

  • Map Icons

  • Perspective

    • 1,2,3 point perspective

  • Architecture studies

  • Lights and values

  • Creating texture

  • Surface spheres

    • Creating surface texture

  • Realistic head proportions

  • Realistic character portraits

  • Self portaits

    • Finding your resemblance

  • Human Anatomy and porportions

    • Torso

    • Arms

    • Legs

    • Hands and feet

  • Silhouettes

    • Separation of positive and negative space

    • Proper brushes to create silhouettes

  • Stylized human anatomy

  • Spotlight

    • Manga

    • Mechs

    • Studio Ghibli

Refund Policy:

We are not offering refunds for new purchases. However, full credit towards future bookings or transfer to another camp/class will be offered for any cancellations made up to 24 hrs before the camp or class start. 

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