• Introduction-Intermediate
  • Digital Arts & Photography

This course is designed to suit the needs of Fine Art students who wish to create digital drawings and paintings using a computer. Corel Painter has many unique digital brushes and textures that mirror the look and feel of their traditional counterparts. In-depth tutorials will inform each student as to how this software can be used to achieve finished artworks ready for printing limited editions. Students will learn to work with drawing tablets (provided by TSA), scanned images from their drawings, paintings and/or photos that will later be manipulated into finished digital pictures. Projects will focus on developing each students' own personal theme. Additional topics will cover colour, composition and design, importing pre-existing works and creating a unified series of works using this digital software. 

Spring 2020: 

10 Weeks: Base Tuition: $422 + Lab Fee: $40 = Total: $462

Notes: Pre-requisite and/or advisory skills: Basic knowledge of Mac computers or Microsoft Windows as well as Photoshop, basic drawing and painting skills and a desire to develop personal works of art using digital tools.

Upcoming Sections

CodeInstructorDates & TimeDaysLengthRegister
427Brian BurnettApril 21, 2020 to June 23, 2020
TERM - Spring 2020
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
10-week courses$462.00

What you will learn

Through powerpoint, live demonstrations, one-on-one and weekly group discussions, students will learn the fundamentals of using Corel Painter as an art tool to create digital drawings and paintings.

Students will be introduced to:
• correct file settings for both personal and commercial works
• the correct techniques and tools used to make Digital Paintings work for each student
• the co-relationship between Corel Painter and Photoshop
• when is it best to use Photoshop for file preparation rather than a program like Corel Painter
• the core fundamental differences and strengths of Corel Painter versus Photoshop
• the correct usage and preference settings for using Wacom drawing tablets
• introduction to types of surface textures and natural media painting tools in Corel Painter
• introduction into correct document printing and types of surfaces acceptable
• students will be introduced to wide format printing and all of the details related to digital archival media

GOALS                                                                                                                                                                                                    Upon completion of the course, students will be able to do the following:
1. Demonstrate the correct use of Corel Painter as an art making tool.

2. Demonstrate information collection and the thinking behind the development of their own digital drawings and paintings.

3. Demonstrate personal style – relative to students' amount of experience.

4. Understand correct file types and setup for any printing circumstance, both for commercial and personal use.

5. Students will have the confidence to work independently on chosen projects using digital software.

6. More advanced level students will be ready to prepare for and implement the work needed to exhibit their work in a digital form.