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  • 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. Photoshop and programs like Corel Painter have 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 software can be used to achieve finished artworks ready for printing limited editions. Students will learn to work with drawing tablets, scanned images from their drawings, paintings and/or photos that will later be manipulated into finished digital pictures. Projects will focus on developing each student's 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.


Notes: This course uses Adobe Creative Cloud Suite. Students should have basic knowledge of Mac computers and Mac OS 10.x or experience with Microsoft Windows. Basic knowledge of Photoshop is also recommended. Additional print fees apply
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What you will learn

  • Recognize numerous approaches with respect to media, technique, and digital imagery using digital software for painting and drawing on a computer.
  • Incorporate digital styles into their existing artwork.
  • Understand the fundamentals of using a Wacom tablet and stylus.
  • Learn to create different types of digital brushes for their work.
  • Process thumbnail sketches, roughs and create composites from photographs, digital and traditional artworks.
  • Understand file setup and preparation for professional quality digital printing.

Materials to Bring

Suggested Materials for the course.

1. Drawing tablet and stylus. TSA has a number of these and will provide for students use.

Students that have their own and wish to bring them to class are acceptable. (Drivers may need to be installed for students' tablets depending on the make and model

2. USB memory stick or portable hard drive for saving files.



1. Small works can be printed on Level 1 at TSA, this requires a USB stick or phone. Students will have to pay for these prints. As an example a 8.5” X 11” coloured print is $0.50.

Larger prints on canvas with stretchers are available at students' cost. This will be looked at during the course.

An example price for 24” x 24” print on 1.5” deep stretcher is $120.00 + tax.

(Note this price is not guaranteed by TSA.)