DIGITAL PAINTING

 in-studio (San Jose) and online  art course for teens 12-18 years old

Introduction to Digital Art:  Ideation and Conceptualization through Digital Media

teacher: Ali Naqvi

This 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 zoom.us. 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.

Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm Pacific Standard Time

2 hours weekly, 14 classes

ONLINE: 

Wednesdays, Sept 3- Dec 17, 6:30-8:30pm PST (full)

Sundays, Sept 27- Jan 17, 1:30-83:30pm PST (enrolling now)

IN-STUDIO (SAN JOSE): Fridays, Sept 5 - Dec 19, 6:10-8:10pm PST

ONLINE:

$465 14 classes or $150 monthly

$480 SAN JOSE

Materials:

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. 

Our calendar for the 2020-2021 school year:

First day of classes - Monday 8/31/20
Labor Day weekend - NO CLASSES - Saturday 9/5/20 - Monday 9/7/20
Thanksgiving break - NO CLASSES - Monday 11/23/20 - Sunday 11/29/20
Christmas break - NO CLASSES - Monday 12/21/20 - Sunday 1/3/21
Last day of classes - Friday 5/28/21

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