Introduction to Screen-Based Art (six-session workshop)

This class is an introduction, and creates a working foundation, for creative practices of digital illustration today. Students will collage, digitally paint and draw, read texts, and create a portfolio of artwork with their personal voice guiding all their projects. We will mix traditional art methodologies with digital tools to learn that ‘digital art’ is a logical extension of historical visual arts.

Participants will access technology through a lens of visual art. We will be learning together in a computer lab setting: as a group and one on one. The classroom will be navigated like an arts studio space. No prior experience with digital media is assumed. Technology historically has been inaccessible, but through a range of exercises, we will utilize it to expand our artistic toolset and engage with our own personal creative practice. We will navigate software problems and tech issues like we would any other art course: creatively and without defeatism. We will use this class to learn new techniques and concepts that will assist in near-future artistic endeavors.

Please note: this is a six-session course. Fleisher will be closed on February 21 in observance of President’s Day.

Special Notes

This is an in-person class which will take place in our building with strict social distancing protocols and reduced student capacity. Please see our COVID-19 community safety policies.

Tuition Assistance is Available

To make our classes and workshops accessible to everyone, Fleisher offers tuition assistance every term so that everyone can join our creative community. We have recently streamlined the application process, making it even quicker and easier. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, November 23rd. Tuition assistance notifications will be sent by Tuesday, December 7th.

What you will learn:

  • Use digital literacy in your personal creative or commercial practice

  • Use technical drawing/illustration skills in software. (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.)

  • Navigate digital art history topics

  • Make a portfolio of work for personal artwork

  • Make digital collages and construct imagery

  • Use digital mark making techniques

  • Construct screen-based artworks

Required supplies:

  • Working email and cloud-based storage. (Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.)