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*

May 7th:

Woods Hole-based Jon Goldman is an intermediaartist who has painted on a computer since 1984.

Having trained as a fine art painter at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia and receiving his Masters at MIT’s famed Center for Advanced VIsual Studies, Goldman has long developed work that links media by crosspolinating with other disciplines like science and the environment. At leads a discussion of his ongoing multiyear effort to digitally paint his village. Goldman has completed 295 of the 781 he intends to paint. He will describe his process for creating portraiture using a Cintiq monitor, a stylus, an iPad and Photoshop, Procreate or Painter as an act of community-building. A brief discussion will be held on the history of art and technology.





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, 5 classes. Class begins Monday, May 13th. NO CLASS 5/27/19. CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY

Time: 1pm – 3pm

Cost: Members $100 | Non-Members $117


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


Call for Entries!

“Abstracting the Mundane” online digital art exhibit. This is an invitation to explore the unreal, to bring an imaginative look into out art. Think about how our dreams bring unlikely images together to form alternate realities.

JPEGS Due By: Midnight on Monday, April 22nd

Entry Fee: $10/piece (up 5 entries allowed)

Artist Notification: Friday, May 3

Website Live: Friday, May 3

Awards: Cash awards will be given for Best of Show, Second Place and two Honorable Mentions




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.