Registration is open for the first session of 2012 at Digital Art Academy (DAA). The first session begins on January 28 and ends on Feb 24. DAA focuses on Corel Painter, specifically Painter 12, although we still have a few self-study courses for Painter 11 active.
Start your New Year off right and join us and explore the wonderful world of Corel Painter. You will find out all you need to know about each class by visiting DAA, but I will give you an idea of the offerings in the first session.
An Image Created in Painter 12 by Elaina Moore-Kelly
If you are brand new to Painter 12 or are an experienced user that would like a refresher course, then Elaina Moore-Kelly has the classes for you. Elaina teaches Introduction to Painter 12 – Part 1 and Introduction to Painter 12 – Part 2. Elaina’s class is very detailed and covers all the important parts of Corel Painter 12. Elaina uses PDFs for her lessons with a video or two mixed in. I have worked with Elaina beta testing Corel Painter 11 and 12, but she started beta testing Corel Painter with version 7, I believe. Elaina knows Painter 12 as well as the developers I will venture to say. If you want detailed knowledge of Painter 12, take these classes.
Image from Week 4 Painter 12 A New Beginning
If you have a good working knowledge of Painter 11 or X and you want to know what is new in Painter 12, then my Painter 12 A New Beginning is the course for you. I designed this course for a current Corel Painter user who is new to Painter 12. There is a lot of new stuff in Painter 12; this course covers it all. Discover all the mysteries of Corel Painter 12 in four short weeks.
So, you haven’t upgraded to Corel Painter 12 and want to discover all about Corel Painter 11. Or maybe you are an experienced user of Corel Painter 11 and want a refresher course. My three Corel Painter 11 Courses, Introduction to Corel Painter 11 the Basics, Introduction to Corel Painter 11 Beyond the Basics, and Corel Painter 11 Selections, Channels and Masks are available for self-study.
Painter Professional Courses
There is a new instructor at DAA. If you are a fan of digital watercolor in Corel Painter, then I bet Joan Hamilton is no stranger to you. I am so excited that Joan is joining us at DAA. If you haven’t looked at her blog, then please do so. You will love it.
Image from Joan's Watercolor Class
Joan’s first class is Learning to Paint Elements in the Watercolor Landscape with Corel Painter 12. Joan works with both watercolor type variants in Painter 12, but steers clear of the new Real Watercolor variants because they are so memory hungry. Trust me, you will not miss working with those variants; Joan has fine tuned her craft and shares her secretes with you. If you love watercolor, this is a must take course.
Landscape developed from Splashes, The Basics of Watercolor in Painter 12
My watercolor class, The Basics of Watercolor in Corel Painter 12, offered again this session, focuses on Painter 12 and the new watercolor variants, Real Watercolor. This class teaches to splash the paint around and develop landscapes from happy accidents. Through practice, the students brush handling abilities strengthen. As usual, I will have a few optional live classes as well, which are a lot of fun. I plan to have Part 2 available for session 2.
Image made with variants created in The Basics of Brush Making in Painter 12
Available again this session is my Basics of Brush Making in Painter 12
. This class takes the mystique out of brush making in Painter 12. It is a basic course and doesn’t cover everything, but the student develops a firm foundation for brush making. There are optional live sessions planned as well; I know you will enjoy those. I plan to have Part 2 available for session 2. I wanted to have it ready for this session, but my new computer arrives this week and will occupy most of my free time.
All Undone, Image from ArtRage Pro 3.5
Corel Master Painter Karen Bonaker’s class, ArtRage-Brush Course-Watercolor and What’s New in ArtRage 3.5, updated to include the new 3.5 version strikes my fancy. If you love ArtRage and watercolors, don’t miss this course. Karen is one of the best teachers around and is so very creative in all that she does. The class includes weekly live sessions as well as videos. How to paint, how to make watercolor brushes, and what’s new in ArtRage 3.5 are covered in the course. You need ArtRage Studio Pro version 3.5 to take this class.
I think that about covers it. Do check out the details of course offerings at DAA.
Hope to see you in a class,