Digital Drawing Program

Foundations of Digital Drawing Program

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.

Program Dates

July 29 - August 9, 2019




Includes: Local public transportation (MTA subway and bus), on campus double room, hallway bathroom

Students should arrive to the College on Monday July 29. Departure should be Friday, August 9.

Application Deadline

Students should submit a registration by April 16, 2019 with a $100 non-refundable application fee. Click on "Register" link below.