Maine College of Art – BFA

Intro to Digital Imaging and Painting
Bachelor of Fine Arts — 6 credits

With a focus on improving their drawing and illustration skills, students in this freshman foundation digital class go from using very basic Photoshop tools to feeling comfortable executing advanced Photoshop techniques. Each week students would take the tools and techniques learned in class to create unique artwork as part of their homework. While the tools or techniques to be used would be predetermined, the actual content of the weekly projects was up to each individual student.

The semester would end with each student having a portfolio of approximately 16 images, including a final project, to share with their faculty mentors as part of their freshman year review.

Here is a small selection of the exercises we did step-by-step together in class so students could learn and practice the tools and techniques needed to create their weekly homework assignments.