Four Art + Design faculty have received DELTA IDEA Grants to develop online versions of their courses: Digital Imaging (ADN 219) by Pat Fitzgerald and Amanda Robertson; Digital Painting (ADN 411) by McArthur Freeman; and Color and Light (ADN 414) by Charles Joyner. Here is a description of Freeman’s course:
Digital painting is a hands-on exploration of digital drawing, painting, and image editing techniques with the use of pressure sensitive digital drawing tablets and image editing software. The course focuses on development of students’ ability to design and communicate convincing 3-dimensional forms and environments using 2D digital illustration techniques with an emphasis on gesture, shape, volume, perspective, light, color, texture, and atmosphere. Application of design process and research to generate images for visual concept development is consistent throughout the course. As well, there is an examination of the relationship between historic and contemporary conventions for traditional and digital image-making.