Pre-College Summer Session 1 – Introduction to Digital Painting

HS 100 : 

1 credit – in person

  • Dates: July 8 – 19
  • Times: 6 – 9 PM
  • Meetings: 10
  • Days: Monday – Friday
  • Instructor: Sheri Hansen


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This introductory digital painting course for grades 9-12 will ask you to explore two questions: How to Paint? And how to paint digitally in Adobe Photoshop?

We will begin with a study of simple effects of light on form to learn to think like an observational painter while exploring the digital tools that Photoshop has to offer. We will focus on building understanding in rendering 3-dimensional form, light and its effect on local color, mark-making, and using brushes in the digital space. We will also look at Photoshop adjustment layers and their ability to create various lighting scenarios for your paintings

This is a credit-bearing class and grades will be given. Please check the supply list tab for materials needed to complete this class.

This course must meet minimum enrollment by July 1 in order to run. Register today! 

Supply List

  • Access to a Gmail account with Google Drive: you will need to save your projects in Google Drive. This will also allow you to connect with a Google Classroom where I will share files with you. A flash drive is also an option. Google accounts are free and can be set up on the first day of class.
  • Pen and sketchbook to take notes. Please do not plan on taking digital notes on a personal laptop, phone, or tablet.
  • Adobe ID. Please bring your Adobe ID login email address for access to an active Adobe account (NO subscription necessary)
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