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Digital Painting

Learn how to create digital paintings and drawings from a fine art perspective. 

This course offers digital painting as a means of visual communication and self-expression, through painting from life, and the imagination. 

We will explore how digital art intersects with traditional techniques including renaissance approaches that employ underpainting and transparent layers, and combining photographic images into a unified composition. Our tools will include Wacom drawing tablets, mobile painting on the iPad and Photoshop painting on the desktop. 

No supplies, devices or software needed! Everything is provided!


We are accepting online applications through May 1. View the checklist to make sure you have everything you need for your application. Questions? Email us at or call 216.421.7460.


A limited number of partial ($250-$1,000) scholarships are offered through the Continuing Education department. CIA partners with Graffiti HeART to also provide scholarships. Students applying for scholarships should submit their family’s 2017 tax return and a personal statement with their application. Award decisions are based on financial need and portfolio strength.


A premier college of art and design.
11610 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland OH 44106 USA

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