KSU Visual Arts Summer Programs

Art and Design Summer

Welcome to the College of the Arts’ Virtual Summer Visual Arts Intensives! Links to our virtual presentations are below. 

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Summer Virtual Visual Arts Intensives: 

  • Missed a lecture or want to see one again? No problem: Click the links below. 

    11 a.m. "Cuban Superheroes, a Virtual Tour" with Elizabeth Thomas. This self-guided virtual tour shares an experience of being in the Zuckerman Fine Arts Gallery in Spring 2020 to see the Cuban Superheroes exhibition. The collaborative project between printmaking students and art history students explored the deities of the Orishan pantheon from the Cuban perspective and included a focus on the characteristics that make them "Super." 

    Take the virtual tour


    2 p.m. “Basic Digital Painting” with Craig Brasco. In this video, you'll learn the basics of digital painting in Adobe Photoshop doing a simple still life of an apple.

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  • 11 a.m. “Basic Character Painting” with School of Art and Design professor Craig Brasco. In this video, you'll learn the basics of digital character design in Adobe Photoshop using silhouettes and basic rendering techniques.

    Watch the video here. 


    2 p.m. “Animation Adobe Animate/Flash” with Chris Malone. This video will go over how to get started in animation by learning a very popular animation method used by a lot of studios in Atlanta. It will cover how to build a character rig, import it into animation programs, and bring it to life.

    Watch the video here

  • 11 a.m. “Intermediate Digital Painting” with Craig Brasco. In this video, you'll learn more about painting realistically in Adobe Photoshop with a more complex still life.

    Watch the video here


    2 p.m. “Animation/Comics” with Chris Malone. This video covers composition techniques that go into storyboarding, animatics, and comics, and how they may be used to tell better stories.

    Watch the video here

  • 11 a.m. “Intermediate Character Painting” with Craig Brasco. In this video, we'll take the work from the Basic Character Painting and expand on it with more detail and narrative. 

    Watch the video here.


    2 p.m. “Animation/Comics” with Chris Malone. This video will cover how character design can be used as a storytelling device in both comics and animation, as well as how to improve inking and linework in cartoons.

    Watch the video here

  • 11 a.m. "Exploring Space, Making Form: Three Artists at the ZMA" with Elizabeth Thomas. The art of Ruth Zuckerman, Krista Clark, and Zipporah Camille Thompson, currently on display across three exhibitions at the Zuckerman Museum of Art, is examined by way of their relationship to form and the exploration of three-dimensions in space.

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    2 p.m. “Animation/Comics” with Chris Malone. This video goes over how to clean up comic work in Photoshop, how to digitally letter comics, and how to export/share animations and comics. 

    Watch the video here

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