Digital Drawing and Painting

The aim of the Digital Drawing & Painting course is to promote digital drawing for the new generation by demystifying its tools and techniques. Tried and tested traditional drawing techniques will be taught for the digital medium, utilising software packages that allow for  vibrancy and precision in colour and composition which analog media cannot provide. Students will be taught how to bring canvasses of pixels to life through the use of Wacom Intous drawing tablets, under the constant guidance of industry professionals.


2016 Courses on offer

Download our prospectus for more information on the Academy and what our courses have to offer

School Holiday Classes

The Intro to Digital Drawing & Painting Course is aimed at students who wish to spend their school holidays learning art principles that underpin the digital art industry. These classes are not only aimed at teaching art principles but they assist artists with the transition from traditional art to digital art using drawing tablets.

Principles such as preliminary sketching, shape based drawing and perspective drawing will be covered as part of the drawing modules. Students will go on to learn about colour and digital painting covered in the painting modules.

Our lessons are video based enabling our Mentors to pay special attention to individual students without disturbing the entire class’ learning pace. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing - Walt Disney. It is this line of thinking that inspire what happens in our classes, a lot of attention is paid on practicing and experimenting using the correct techniques proving to be the tried and tested way of learning digital art.

School Holiday Course Dates


Course Duration: 2 Weeks
Monday to Friday - 08:30 to 16:00

  • 21 March 2016 – 04 April 2016
  • 27 June 2016 – 08 July 2016
  • 03 October 2016 – 07 October 2016
  • 30 November 2016 – 10 December 2016

Venue: Rosebank [MAP]

Cape Town

Course Duration: 2 Weeks
Monday to Friday - 08:30 to 16:00

  • 21 March 2016 – 04 April 2016
  • 04 July 2016 – 15 July 2016
  • 03 October 2016 – 07 October 2016
  • 30 November 2016 – 10 December 2016

Venue: Woodstock [MAP]

Gallery of Students Work

School Holiday class-Dgital canvas academy-2015-05
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Lego Colour - Deanie Brand - FinalB
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Nathan Lego Sil
Michelle Portrait 2
Giulia Portrait 2
Nathan Lego Poster


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