Class Description:

Students will gain a level of understanding of the features of the head and how to form them with relative simplicity.

This digital painting course will focus on different ways a digital portrait can be constructed. We will be using an IPad or IPad Pro with an Apple Pencil, and the application Artstudio Pro. Each week a new topic will be introduced that is relevant to creating artistic portraits with integrity. We will cover sketching, forming, color/value structure, the relationship between shapes and edges, wet painting vs. dry painting, and many more features in Artstudio Pro.

Spring Session I | Dates:

Scheduled occurrences for the next session of this class are as follows:

Week 1:
6:30 - 9:30 pm ET
Week 2:
6:30 - 9:30 pm ET
Week 3:
6:30 - 9:30 pm ET
Week 4:
6:30 - 9:30 pm ET
Week 5:
6:30 - 9:30 pm ET
Week 6:
6:30 - 9:30 pm ET

  1. Before Class - Welcome & How to Prepare for Class

  2. Week 1 - Features: Interface, setting up a workspace, brushes, Line, Shape, Pull- Repeat

  3. Week 2 - Features: Line, Paint, Pull- Texture

  4. Week 3 - Portrait 1: Round Brush

  5. Week 4 - Portrait 1: Round Brush

  6. Week 5 - Portrait 2: Texture Portrait

  • $270.00
  • Online
  • 6 Weeks
  • Beginner to Advanced

Meet Your Instructor

Steve Forster


Steve Forster is the Director of the Long Island Academy of Fine Art and also teaches painting at the New York Academy of Art. He blends digital painting and a love of traditional media to create unique contemporary portrait stories. Steve’s paintings have been exhibited in solo and group shows nationally and internationally.

Achieve your artistic potential

Join us to discover traditional skills and contemporary practice