For teens and adults.

$400 for 12 classes.

MOUNTAIN VIEW:

STARTING 1/9/2019

WEDNESDAY

5:00-7:00pm

2105 Old Middlefield Way #D 

SAN JOSE:

STARTING 1/12/2019

SATURDAY

4:00-6:00pm

996 Saratoga avenue

 

Introduction to Digital Art: Ideation and Conceptualization through Digital Media. 

At this course students will not only learn to use Photoshop as a digital painting media, but master the process of character and location design, widely used in entertainment industry, and highly desired for art portfolio submissions.

We provide laptops and tablets. Basic knowledge of drawing, color and painting preferred. 

DIGITAL PAINTING ART COURSE REGISTRATION

$400.00Price
Please select a location:
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    • 1. Introduction to Photoshop

      How to setup a document to get started

      Introduction to tools used in creating artwork

      Brushes

      Size and shape

      Opacity

      Flow

      Texture

      Layers

      Image Manipulation

      Zoom

      Keyboard Shortcuts


     

    • 2. Silhouettes

      What is a silhouette?

      Why are they used in concept art

      How can they be used effectively

      What are the right brushes and image size to create the best candidates for your work

     

    • 3. Refinement through layers

      Adding details to characters with new layers

      How to use reference images

      How to add details with zoom

      How to add color with layers

      Image manipulation

      Exposure

      Hue

      saturation

     

    • 4. The face

      Facial composition and anatomy

      Expressions

      Hair

      How to put a face together


     

    • 5. Basic Anatomy

      Realistic vs stylized anatomy

      Action lines

      Symmetry

      Refinement through layers

      Free transform and scale

     

    • 6. Gesture drawing

      What is Gesture Drawing?

      Lines of Action

      How can Gesture drawing be incorporated into your work

      Using layers to refine gesture drawings


     

    • 7. Clothing and Assets

      What should a character wear

      How to draw fabric

      Creating your own assets

      Weapons

      Belts

      Shields

      Helmets

      Using layers to add assets and clothing

     

    • 8. Color and Lighting

      What is the right brush to use for color and light

      How to does light behave around an object

      Shadows

      How light impacts color

      The selection tool and what it can do to help

      Color manipulation

     

    • 9. Environments

      Thumbmails: Create quick sketches using only values

      Creating and using custom brushes

      Refinement through layers

      Adding textures from photographs

     

    • 10. Perspective

      How to draw in perspective

      The illusion of depth

      Values in perspective

      Color

      Hue

      Saturation

      fog

     

    • Storytelling

      How to tell a story with your characters and environments

      Composition, color and lighting to set the mood

      Storyboarding to pick candidates for Splash Art

     

    • 11. Final Illustration 1

      Create splash art with your own character and environment

     

    • 12. Final Illustration 2

      Finish creating splash art

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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