Corel Painter Online Workshop
The Art of Digital Painting
Four Tuesdays, April 23, 30, May 7 and 14, 2021

Registration – $499 plus PaintboxTV membership

In a Nutshell

This is a four week Corel Painter Online Workshop taught remotely via real-time interactive Zoom sessions, meeting once a week on Fridays. In this workshop you will learn how to master the latest version of Corel Painter, the incredibly powerful and deep digital painting and creativity tool that works on a Mac or Windows computer and is used in conjunction with a pressure-sensitive graphics pen tablet such as a Wacom Intuos Pro Medium (or you could use an iPad as a secondary display with a Mac in “sidecar” mode).

Beyond the technical mastery of Corel Painter, a pre-requisite to freeing yourself up to express yourself on the digital canvas, you will also learn artistic skills and practice applying the basic principles of art – the principles of composition, of light/dark contrasts, of atmospheric perspective and color contrasts and interactions – to your digital paintings. The goal of this course is to empower you to fulfill your creative visions and create expressive digital fine art that uniquely reflects your interests, viewpoint and style.

Assignments will be given each week and feedback given on the results. Session times are 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pacific, with ten minute break. Slack will be used for communication, Q&A and sharing within the class between sessions and a Padlet gallery will be used for posting homework assignments.

Who is it for?

This is an all-levels workshop for artists, photographers and designers, whether professionals or hobbyists, who wish to master the amazing tool Corel Painter. You will improve your skillset in both the technical and artistic spheres.

What does it cover?

This course builds up your skillset from a solid foundation, giving you the comfort and empowerment of knowing what is possible in Painter, where to find what you’re looking for, and to how to apply it to realize your visual dreams and goals. It is in-depth with deep dives into such things as brush behavior, organization, customization and control.

The Syllabus


    Content: Set up, navigation and optimization. Understanding the color picker and different ways to pick color. Understanding brushes and brush customization. Understanding the different types of layers in Painter.
    Assignment: Create an abstract that uses at least one brushes from every brush category you have in your Painter instal.


    Content: The joy of Thick Paint brushes, Thick Paint Compatible brushes, and the use of Cloning and Clone Tinting in a photo-paint workflow.
    Assignment: Create an thick impasto paint on canvas style painting that uses just Thick Paint and Thick Paint Compatible brushes.


    Content: Applying Texture and Grainy brushes. Creating and customizing your own papers and textures. Emulating the looks of dry media effects.
    Assignment: Create a chalk / pastel style artwork that uses primarily dry media brushes.


    Content: Handling the variety of watercolor, ink and glazing style brushes. A look at Flow Maps, spattering and drip effects.
    Assignment: Create a watercolor / inky style of artwork that resembles a work on paper.

The syllabus is subject to change. This course will be limited to no more than six students.

Cost: $499 plus PaintboxTV membership. Recordings of the sessions will be posted on PaintboxTV.

Dutch Windmill and Tulips, 2021