Masters School of Art

Christian Center for the Arts

Digital Painting - class description

 

Level: 1; Age Requirements: 12 – Up; Format: Classroom; Prerequisites: Painting 102, Computer Art 101; Instructor Permission Required: Yes

Artwork by previous MSOA Student, Faith Landon

 

DESCRIPTION:
Students will learn how to use Photoshop and a digital drawing tablet as tools to create digital paintings as well as to edit existing images.

The first part of the class will focus on familiarizing students with their tools. They will learn how to use a digital drawing tablet in combination with Photoshop. The second part of the class will consist of one or more "practice" paintings that will help students apply their previously acquired painting knowledge (learned in Painting 101 and/or 102) to the new tools and environment. During the final portion of the course students will work on one (or more) "final" projects, with the intent of displaying them in the exhibit.


OBJECTIVES:
To learn how to use Photoshop and a digital drawing tablet as tools to create digital paintings as well as to edit existing images.

SUPPLIES:

Required: One 4+ GB thumb drive. You can find these in most office supplies stores for under $20. Optional: Digital drawing tablet. These usually cost $150+. The school will have at least four to share among the students, but ideally each student will have their own so they can practice at home. Please contact the school office or the instructor if you have any questions.

Also, at the end of the course, students will print their own work and matte it for the exhibit. Printing will cost under $5 and can be done at almost any office supplies store, such as Office Max or Staples. Mats vary widely in price, though you can find good ones for under $10.


WHAT TO EXPECT:

Students present at our Art Exhibit at the end of the term.

REGULAR SCHOOL HOURS:

Check schedule to determine time of class. Students are responsible for showing up on time. Work will take place during regular class hours.

CODE OF CONDUCT:

Students will not be graded (unless in college); however, they will be evaluated on their ability to complete in-class assignments. All artwork will be expected to comply with MSOA's standards of positive excellence.

HOW TO SUCCEED:

Want to learn, teachable attitude, and practice.