SGD01) Introduction to Digital Art (Sketchbook)(Ages: 13-18)


• Beginners course to digital art

• Learn to use the Drawing Tools

• Learn to use the Perspective Tools

• Learn to manage your Brushes and settings

• Create your own Brush sets and Custom Brushes

• By the end of the course, you will have completed three artworks using different tools and techniques

Class Outline

6 Classes - 1 hour each

Class1: Getting Started ·Getting the most out of the course · Sketchbook overview · The title bar · Setting up preference

Class 2: Selection Tools · Selection Tools · Zoom, Rotate and Move the Campus · The Type Tool · The Crop Tool · The Transform Tool

Class 3: Layers · Introduction to Layers · Layers Settings · How Layers work

Class 4: Drawing · Steady Stokes and Draw Style · The Ruler, Ellipse and New Curve Tools · The Symmetry Tool · Create first artwork using the introduced tools

Class 5: Colors · Choosing Colors · Color Puck · The Flood Fill Tool · The Color Editor · Copic Colors and Markers

Class 6: Brushes · Introduction to Brushes · Custom Brush Set · Brush Textures · Gradient Tool · Create Third artwork using the Brushes

Class 7: Perspective Tools · Introduction to Perspective Guides · 1 Point Prospective Tool · 2 Point Prospective Tool · 3 Point Prospective Tool · Fisheye Prospective Tool · Create Second artwork using the perspective tools

Please note: VCUQatar reserves the right to cancel classes for which not enough participants are registered. Already paid fees will be refunded.

Please do not purchase materials until VCUQatar has sent final course confirmation.

Items to buy for this class

  • Tablet (Preferably Ipad)
  • Tablet Pencil (Preferably Apple Pencil)


  • Any laptop and Wacom

On occasions, there may be some more materials to be bought and brought in if and when advised by the instructor.

Where to buy your materials

Most of the materials are available from any art supply shop, for example:

  • Cass Art (Fire station): Community Classes students get a 15% discount upon presenting the registration ticket
  • Jarir Bookstore: on Rayyan Road or Salwa Road
  • Color Note: on Al Nasser Street
  • Ibn Al Qayyim: at Markhiya Roundabout
  • Al Rawnaq

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Terms & Conditions apply

Participants must buy their own materials

Sun, 5 Feb, 2023
Sun, 19 Mar, 2023
5:30pm - 6:30pm
QAR 500


Ayman Alban

Ayman Alban has been interested in making art since a very young age, he has always enjoyed experimenting with different mediums to express his thoughts and emotions. He started with traditional mediums such as pencil, paint and charcoal and moved recently to digital art such as digital painting and illustrations. His art has been displayed in VCU campus, restaurants, and many homes around Qatar. He is specialized in portrait drawing and he enjoys telling stories through people’s features. He is also experienced in drawing landscapes, fantasy art and pop art. He has successfully started his own art business and taught art classes in different mediums such as: pencil and colored pencils, pastel, charcoal, oil paintings and digital paintings.