Digital Drawing and Painting classes for kids 8-12 years old
Mountain View: Wednesday 4:45pm - 6:15pm
San Francisco: Saturday 1:45-3:15pm
San Jose 1: Friday 4:45pm - 6:15pm
San Jose 2: Sunday1:30pm - 3:00pm

If you find your child doodling on iPad all the time, it's probably time to start taking a hobby more seriously and learn to paint and draw freely in digital form. After all, it's a requirement for all art-related professions. Also, save paper:)

Designed for kids 8-12 years old, this class teaches art fundamentals in a fun and creative way through digital media Procreate, a mighty and artist-friendly iPad app. We welcome kids with an interest in digital media, beginner or intermediate artists.​ During this class, they will learn to express their visual ideas in digital form, drawing people, animals, and vehicles with confidence from real life or imagination.

Course schedule:
Semester 1: 2D world.
September-December 2019

Lesson 1. Introducing basic interface, drawing geometric shapes, drawing a simple cartoon character

Lesson 2. Study of facial features

Lesson 3. Drawing a face (human or human-like character), front view

Lesson 3. Drawing a face (human or human-like character), side view

Lesson 4. Facial expressions 

Lesson 5. Basic anatomy of humans/ human-like characters

Lesson 6. Drawing a character in motion

Lesson 7. Basic anatomy of animals, variations of proportions

Lesson 7. Drawing an animal in motion

Lesson 9. Drawing simple objects in perspective

Lesson 10. Drawing a vehicle.

Lesson 11. Drawing architecture.

Lesson 12. Drawing a source of light.

Lessons 13-15. Final project: a composition that includes architecture, animals, humans and a vehicle.

Students bring their own iPads and Apple pencils.


iPad requirements:

  • 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

Our calendar for the 2019-2020 school year:


First day of trial (demo) classes: Monday, August 19, 2019

First day of fall classes: Tuesday, September 3d, 2019

Thanksgiving break: Monday, November 25th, 2019 - Friday, November 29th, 2019 - Thanksgiving break camps

New Year break: Monday, December 23th, 2019 - Friday, January 3d, 2020 - winter art camps, no classes

Spring break SF: Monday, March 30, 2020- Friday, April 3, 2020 - spring art camp in San Francisco

Winter Break MV: Monday,  February 17, 2020 - Friday, February 21, 202 - winter art camp in Mountain View

Spring break MV: Monday,  April 6, 2020 - Friday, April 10, 2010 - spring art camp in Mountain View

Winter Break SJ: Monday,  February 17, 2020 - Friday, February 21, 202 - winter art camp in San Jose

Spring break SJ: Monday, April 13, 2020 - April 17, 2020 - spring art camp in San Jose

Summer break: Monday, June 8, 2020 - Sunday, August 9th, 2020- summer art camps, limited classes

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