Next month, The Art League premieres a new course in digital art: Apps for Artists, starting Monday, April 8.
With smartphones and tablets everywhere, digital arts programs have grown much more advanced since the days of MS Paint. Apps for Artists will cover tools that manipulate existing images, work with the iPad camera, create new work from scratch, or do all three — the possibilities are endless, as Nancy writes on her website:
“I might begin a digital work with a scan of one of my traditional paintings, a photograph, or an image created directly with the computer. Then I start transforming, distorting, adding, erasing, layering, digitally drawing or painting. If I can imagine it, I can find a way to do it with the computer. Sometimes I go back into a archival digital print and work on it with traditional media — whatever the art work needs.”