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 XP-pen drawing tablets or Wacom tablets, under the constant guidance of industry professionals.

2018 Courses on offer

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The Intro to Digital Drawing & Painting Course is aimed at artist aged 14 and above who wish to spend their school holidays learning art principles that underpin the digital art industry. These classes are aimed at teaching art principles and transitioning traditional artists 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. “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.


                      Art has evolved from paintings hanging on a wall. Art-now is what our children watch on TV as animated cartoons and the games they play on their smart devices. DC Academy- Junior is a special workshop for children aged 9 - 13, our mentors will teach them how to also be creators of the very art they love to watch and play through digital drawing and basic animation.  These workshops are tailored for children who love drawing and wish to understand how digital animation is done.   

School Holiday Course Dates


Course Duration: 6 / 10 days
Daily - 08:30 to 16:00

  • 03 April 2018 – 09 April 2018
  • 25 June 2018 – 06 July 2018
  • 01 October 2018 – 06 October 2018
  • 28 November 2018 – 08 December 2018

Venue: Braampark[National School of the Arts-Gallery]

Cape Town

Course Duration: 6 / 10 days
Daily - 08:30 to 16:00

  • 03 April 2018 – 09 April 2018
  • 02 July 2018 – 13 July 2018
  • 01 October 2018 – 06 October 2018
  • 28 November 2018 – 08 December 2018

Venue: Woodstock

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Kasi-Sketchbook club

Kasi-Sketchbook outreach program aims to create township drawing clubs that will encourage young artists to daily  Sketch their “worlds” in their sponsored kasi-sketchbooks. This outreach program is a collective effort from DC academy and accomplished artists who themselves have experienced success through drawing. The kasi-sketchbook event competition takes place annually, recently partnered with the XP-Pen foundation who sponsored each of the 3 winners with a ’Star 06 wireless tablet, to encourage the financially disadvantaged youth in our township to explore the eclectic world of digital.