Welcome to The Digital Art Academy Community

Dream, Create, Inspire

About Me

I was once like you. I painted traditionally but became curious about digital painting, and I had to start somewhere. I discovered Corel Painter twenty years ago and have since enjoyed creating digital images. I believe traditional art principles can be applied digitally to produce artwork that defies distinction. With patience, perseverance, and practice, you too can learn to paint digitally! Let's get started!

With my traditional art background and state-of-the-art skills, I have been able to bridge two worlds and teach students how to apply traditional painting techniques to the digital canvas working with Painter. I believe everyone can draw and paint, but they need to learn how to progress. I saw that need within the digital art community, and I founded the Digital Art Academy in 2007 to help students achieve their artistic goals.

Why You Should Join

This community site is for students enrolled in my classes at the Digital Art Academy.
Here are a few of the advantages of belonging to this wonderfully unique community:.

1. Expert Guidance: The Digital Art Academy Community provides access to a network of experienced digital artists and instructors who can guide and mentor you throughout your artistic journey. Their expertise and insights will help you improve your skills and take your digital art to the next level.

2. Learning Opportunities: By joining the Digital Art Academy Community, you gain access to a wealth of learning opportunities. From comprehensive tutorials and workshops to live demos and critiques, you'll have ample chances to expand your knowledge and acquire new techniques.

3. Community Support: The Digital Art Academy Community is a vibrant and supportive community of fellow artists who share a passion for digital art. Engaging with this community allows you to connect with like-minded individuals, exchange ideas, seek feedback, and receive constructive criticism to help you grow as an artist.

4. Networking and Collaboration: Networking is a crucial aspect of any artistic career, and the Digital Art Academy Community provides a platform to connect with other artists, industry professionals, and potential collaborators. This can lead to exciting collaborations, exhibitions, and even job opportunities in the future.

5. Exclusive Resources: Because you are a student at the Digital Art Academy, you gain access to exclusive resources, such as digital asset libraries, custom brushes, reference materials, and other tools that can enhance your digital art workflow and help you create stunning artworks more efficiently.

6. Regular Challenges and Competitions: The community often organizes challenges and competitions to encourage members to push their creative boundaries. Participating in these events can motivate you to explore new ideas, refine your skills, and potentially gain recognition for your work.

7. Portfolio Reviews: The Digital Art Academy Community provides opportunities for portfolio reviews by professionals and experienced artists. Constructive feedback on your artwork can be invaluable in identifying areas for improvement and refining your portfolio for presentations, job applications, or freelance opportunities.

8. Industry Insights: Stay up-to-date with the latest trends, techniques, and tools in the digital art industry through the community's curated content, webinars, and guest lectures. This knowledge can help you stay competitive in a rapidly evolving field and adapt to changing industry standards.

9. Lifelong Learning and Growth: The digital art field is ever-evolving, and because you are a student,  the Digital Art Academy Community ensures you stay on top of the latest developments. By continually learning, practicing, and engaging with fellow artists, you'll foster personal and artistic growth, unlocking new possibilities and achieving your artistic goals.

Digital Art Academy

Digital Art Academy (DAA) has trained thousands of students over the years, and we believe you can learn and grow. We stand for innovation, adaptability, appreciation, and humility when working with each other.

Our educators are Certified Painter Educators and Painter Master Elites. We are open and honest, and we are here to assist you in getting started and succeeding on your digital art adventure!

Software Focus

Our community is focused on digital painting software, for example, Corel Painter, Rebelle, Procreate, and Photoshop.

Are You Looking For Your Ruzuku Courses?

If you are looking for your older courses hosted on Ruzuku by either Painter Master Elite, Karen Bonaker or Skip Allen please us the link below:


Are You Looking For your Thinkific Courses?

If you are a current student or looking for your courses please use the link below 

Thinkific Courses-https://www.digitalartacademy.com/users/sign_in

New Course!

Join me for my new course, Mystic Landscapes with Rebelle! Enroll now at Digital Art Academy