Switch from using pencil and paper to using digital drawing programs like Photoshop. If students have a cell phone or tablet we will work towards making it into a portable sketchbook. In this course we will cover all the principles shape, form, line, value, color, space, composition, emphasis, rhythm, and exaggeration. Advantages of the digital medium will be covered and time saving tips covered so the student spends more time drawing and painting rather than dealing with an elaborate interface. Photoshop is the world’s best-known photo-editing program. Artists, photographers, designers, and hobbyists all rely on Adobe Photoshop for image creation and editing. 




This is a digital animation course for computer savvy children who will be working in Photoshop. If not good with the computer children may take the Traditional (paper and pencil) course. Action! Romance! Mystery, and Comedy! Ever wonder why certain American Super Hero comic books are awesome and exciting but some are dull and boring? This class will teach you how to draw in the computer,  comic books the right way and elevate your art skills and sequential storytelling techniques to a professional level!  At class, the students will briefly explore the history and learn some of the basic techniques that makes this unique medium of visual storytelling so popular around the world. Students will then focus on applying these techniques and skills toward putting together a short story, designing characters and combining all these wonderful elements using Photoshop.









A digital storyboard is created in a similar way to one drawn on paper. The storyboard artist draws on a graphics tablet using Photoshop. Storyboarding goes digital and now making a splash with filmmakers, changing traditional tasks into fun and accessible ones, while adding the power to create, edit and share on the fly. A storyboard is a graphic organizer in the form of illustrations or images displayed in sequence for the purpose of pre-visualizing a motion picture, animation, motion graphic or interactive media sequence. In animation, the storyboarding stage may be followed by simplified mock-ups called “animatics” to give a better idea of how the scene will look and feel with motion and timing. At its simplest, an animatic is a series of still images edited together and displayed in sequence with rough dialogue (i.e., scratch vocals) and/or rough soundtrack added to the sequence of still images (usually taken from a storyboard) to test whether the sound and images are working effectively together.