Art 296 Digital Drawing and Painting

Studio course introducing concepts and processes in computer graphics through a set of defined problems examined through digital drawing and painting applications. Projects explore a range of tools and techniques used in the digital paint environment, including the acquisition of imagery. The unique features of digital tools and techniques are investigated in terms of their relationships with traditional materials and processes. A critical and conceptual framework is developed for the many uses of these tools in a fine art context through an emphasis on using the computer as an artist's tool and the inclusion of digital art forms and processes into the mixed media studio. Open to non-majors with instructor's consent or departmental approval. Recommended preparation: Art 115, Art 119 and Art 131 (expected of art & art history majors).