This course seeks a coherent balance between the soulful act of drawing and the chaotic multifaceted world of digital media. The tactile, patient and sensuousness nature of drawing seems at first to be diametrically opposed to the slick and quick properties of digital media, but through the merger and development of traditional exercises and multimedia exploration, we will discover common ground. The inclusion of the Wacom Tablet, a device that simulates the all too familiar sketchbook with the powerful software packages of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Corel Painter, enables the investigation of time honored activities like still life, self-portraiture and landscape but allows a further digital component to flip these concepts on their head. This course in no way asks the computer to simply simulate and replace traditional fine art materials, for there is something inherently “digital” in the process of working with the computer that we will not seek to mask, but embrace.
Students will become comfortable using the Wacom tablet and incorporating it in their drawing and design workflow.
Students will become proficient at merging the tools and capabilities of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Corel Painter into their fine art and design needs.
Working in groups, students will develop an original illustration/design that tells a narrative.
Students will develop a final series of three digital art/designs pieces that work together as a series.
July 30 - August 10, 2018
Students should arrive to the College on Monday July 30. Departure should be Friday, August 10.
Students must apply by June 15, 2018. • Applicants must have successfully completed middle school education, be 15 years of age and have intermediate proficiency in English.