Digital Art

Digital Art is an artistic work or practice that uses digital technology, as an essential part of the creative or presentation process. Whether creating on a computer using a program like Photoshop, or using a mobile device and a combination of apps, digital artists are using this new tool to explore their artistic vision. Digital media are also used by traditional artists as a part of their process. Artists use their tablet as a sketchbook, or to explore different directions in an image or ideas for future images. Photographers use a digital darkroom to bring their photos to life, often incorporating textures and other elements into their traditional photographs. Curious? Come check out a meeting, class, or workshop that speaks to your artistic process and experiment!


Meetings– The Digital Art group will meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7PM to discuss apps, demo software, individuals’ creative processes, issues, critique works and other topics of interest pertaining to the field of Digital Art. Topics may include: back-up plans, file sizes and resolution and printing of your work. This get together is open to the public and artists of all media are invited to attend.

*Upcoming Digital Art Meetings*

February 19th – Ben Taylor: Ben is a film maker, he has worked in many capacities on film sets here and in the UK. His work spans from documentaries to elegiac short films. He will talk to us about making art films using iPhones.

March 5th: Group critique and picture making night.


NEW! Open Studio in Mobile Digital Art: iPhone and iPad w/ Rita Colantonio and Barbara Braman – REGISTER HERE!

Instructors: Rita Colantonio and Barbara Braman

Day: Mondays, 6 weeks. Class begins Monday, February 18th

Time: 1pm – 3pm

Cost: Members $120 | Non-Members $140


Join Rita Colantonio and Barbara Braman for an Open Studio.  Artists at all experience levels, from beginners to the more advanced, will benefit from this ongoing class. The format of an open studio allows participants to bring in and work on their own projects, while benefiting from the different skill sets of the two instructors.  Demos by the instructors on workflow, different uses of apps, basic art principles and other topics will ensure that each student can continue to develop in this new art form.

Mobile Digital Art is a new media which developed directly from the introduction of the iPhone with its touch screen and the Apple APP store.  Artists as well-known as David Hockney have used this media to create paintings, collages, and images based on photographs developed in unlimited ways, fueled only by the artists imagination.  Artists with backgrounds in photography as well as painters, printmakers and other “traditional media” artists would enjoy the convenience of a media that is so easily transportable and so open ended.

Barbara and Rita have each been recognized nationally for their work in this media and have taught workshops here at the art center in specific techniques.

Image Credit: Rita Colantonio


April 5th: Artist Talk w/ Meri Walker on iPhoneography – “Why would a well-collected and awarded traditional photographer and printmaker spend a decade playing with her smartphone and calling herself iPhoneArtGirl?”

April 6th: One-Day Workshop – The Joy of iPhoneography w/ Meri Walker  – In this full-day workshop you will learn to use three different camera replacement apps in ways that will show you why the popularity of iPhoneography is skyrocketing. You will also learn the basics of mobile digital editing and get a start on creative image compositing using the dynamic app, SuperimposeX. Expect lots of hands-on practice under the trained eye of Meri Walker, a widely shown and globally awarded iPhone artist who has worked only with mobile devices for the last decade.

April 8-12: Mastering Mobile Artistry w/ Meri Walker – For five days in April, Meri and a small group of committed mobile photographers and artists will take a group learning journey through the best shooting, editing, painting and compositing apps available in 2019. You’ll make sure you know how to get the best shots out of Camera+, ProCamera, Blackie and Hipstamatic. And you will master powerful editing routines using iColorama, Procreate, Leonardo, Filterstorm, Stackables, SuperimposeX, LightBrush and other high-end apps that can ensure your finest inspirations will be fully realized in large prints. Best of all, working hands-on every day, you will learn some new ways to use your eyes while developing creative friendships that will strengthen your personal mobile artistry for years to come!

Participants will work together and also enjoy a 45-minute private conference with Meri during the week’s activities. Come prepared to play hard



Classes & Workshops– Classes and workshops will be offered during every session throughout the year. Check here to see what is being offered. Classes and workshops will be offered for all types of devices: desktop computers, laptops, tablets, mobile devices (Apple & Android). Classes & Workshops

Classes, workshops, Brown Bag Lunches (free and open to public), outings and other events will be offered during the year. Exhibition space will be explored in other venues, but members of this group will be invited to enter CCAC’s member exhibits if they are juried artists, open juried exhibits and online exhibits, if they choose to.