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Digital Painting



2 hours weekly,

online: $170 monthly

in-studio:  $200 monthly

Students use their own tablets or laptops. 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.

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

-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

Map Icons

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
Hands and feet

Separation of positive and negative space
Proper brushes to create silhouettes

Stylized human anatomy

Studio Ghibli

Day & Time
Class Teacher
Monday 5:00 - 7:00 PM
San Francisco
Monday 6:20 - 8:20 PM

Materials we provide for in-studio classes,

and recommend for the online lessons:

- set of acrylic paint (at least these colors - black, white. red. blue. yellow, green. brown, orange, purple). Recommended brand - Basics by Liquitex 
- watercolor paint, preferably in dry pans form. Recommended brand - Artist’s Loft by Michaels
Set of soft pastels. Recommended brand - Artist’s Loft by Michaels 

Drawing Medium:
- regular HB pencil
- eraser
- optional: set of graphite pencils of different softness (2H, H, B, 2B, 4B etc)
- colored pencils. Recommended brand - Prismacolor 
- optional: markers. Recommended brand - Copics 
- liners or sharpie pens. 

- brushes - flat and round (pointy). Use separate brushes for acrylic and watercolor paint.
- wooden clay sculpting tools
- paper plates for mixing paint
- water bucket or cup
- scissors 
- glue stick

- Air-dry clay - white. Recommended brand - Crayola 
- Oven baked clay - white. Recommended brand - Sculpey 
- Modeling clay - multiple colors. Recommended brand - Claytoon 

- painting boards or mixed media paper, 8’’x10'’ or bigger - good for acrylic paint, coloring pencils, markers and graphite pencils.
- canvases, 8’’x10’’ or bigger - for acrylic paint only
- watercolor paper, 8’’x10’’ or bigger - for watercolor paint
- sketchbook or loose sketch paper (printing paper is ok) - any size
- construction paper (multiple colors), 11’’x14’’ or bigger

My daughter enjoyed the class and learned a lot about Photoshop. This was her first time using Photoshop and so by taking a full day it was helpful therefore she was able to bring home new art pieces every day. By the end of the week, she learned enough to feel confident in using the basic tools of Photoshop herself but there's still many techniques to discover.

C G.

Redwood City, CA


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