CGI Digital Painting Course – 6 Months Only

$119.00 / month for 6 months

This course is $70 United States Dollars.
Your first payment will be charged August 30th, 2021.

This course is managed by the New World School of Art. By registering for this course you are registering with the New World School of Art. Your instructor will follow their course outline and teaching guidelines, but your virtual classroom will be located here, at the Golden Ratio School of Art.

  • Course Start Date: As soon as we have enough students (Potentially September 2nd)
  • Live Class: Thursdays at 2:30pm Pacific Time
  • 6-month Curriculum
  • 2 classes per month, 1 hour each

This course is designed to give students an introduction of digital art instruction. With 12 classes students will learn the basics, including deconstruction, value studies, lighting and shading, color theory, and more. This course is for 6 months only, and follows the same curriculum as the first 12 classes of our full 15-month CGI Digital Painting course. Placement in one of our full 15-month courses, to continue the classes beyond 6 months, is not guaranteed, and you will need to wait until a seat becomes available if you would like to continue. Please consider carefully which course you are committing to.

Live Class Schedule:

  • September 2nd 2021, at 2:30 pm Pacific Time
  • September 16th 2021, at 2:30 pm Pacific Time
  • September 30th 2021, at 2:30 pm Pacific Time
  • October 14th 2021, at 2:30 pm Pacific Time
  • November 4th 2021, at 2:30 pm Pacific Time
  • November 18th 2021, at 2:30 pm Pacific Time
  • December 2nd 2021, at 2:30 pm Pacific Time
  • December 16th 2021, at 2:30 pm Pacific Time
  • January 6th 2022, at 2:30 pm Pacific Time
  • January 13th 2022, at 2:30 pm Pacific Time (adjusted date)
  • February 10th 2022, at 2:30 pm Pacific Time (adjusted date)
  • February 17th 2022, at 2:30 pm Pacific Time


Please ensure these class times work with your schedule.

Please see below for important course information.

Availability: 2 in stock

SKU: S6MCGI-2101 Category:

Required Hardware/Software:

  • PC or Mac
    • Drawing tablet (Huion or Wacom brand, built-in screen is recommended)
    • Clip Studio Paint


  • iPad
    • Apple Pencil
    • Procreate App

You must already have experience using, and be comfortable with your digital tools and digital drawing program of choice. This is not a software/technology course. We want to make sure you’re ready for class! 


Student Agreement:

By registering for this course and initiating the tuition payment, you agree to the following:

Students will receive instruction on key ideas and principles, assignments with critiques and encouragement, individually tailored advice, and what to work on to improve. Our goal is to share with students the accumulative knowledge of a group of experienced art instructors. Students will learn to develop their skills in 1. Training the eye to draw. 2. Paint and shade digitally with accuracy with a traditional approach. 3. Learning the importance of shape, values, edges, and color temperature and textures 4. Working with clients, creating a portfolio, and exploring styles to further improve. The result is that each student will become more satisfied with the results of creating a finished work of art.

Terms and Conditions

1. Fees

Students will commence payment for the monthly tuition prior to gaining access to the online classroom space, live classes, and coordinating course workbook. The tuition is $35USD per class, which comes to $70 USD per student per month, and is paid over 6 consecutive months. Payment for classes with Sarah de Jager is made through this website only. Tuition payment cannot be broken down to a class-by-class basis.

2. Missed Lessons

If the student cannot make a class, they will be able to catch up by watching the recorded video replay of the class and complete the coordinating assignments in their course workbook. Because the class and materials will be available to you, even if you miss the live class, there will not be a refund. Students will be able to watch the recording of their live class a few days after the class date, when it is posted.

3. Additional/Private Lessons

Depending on the instructor’s availability, additional lessons may be scheduled at $30USD for 30mins, or $50USD for 60mins. They may be scheduled according to the instructor’s available time slots. Terms and conditions regarding Fees (1) and Missed Lessons (2) are still applicable.

4. Termination of Agreement

Lessons are paid for on a month-to-month basis. A decision to discontinue lessons may be taken by the student/parent/guardian or the instructor. In the event of an enrollment termination where the monthly tuition has already been paid, there will not be a refund.

5. Media, Photos, and Authorization

  1. The student/parent/guardian will not to make copies of any material given unless authorized by the instructor.
  2. No audio/visual recordings are permitted. A recording of the class will be provided after each lesson and will be available until the next class.
  3. Using any material from your instructor or from the course material for the purpose of sharing, distributing, selling, or using to create or develop your own classes, is not permitted. Screenshots/photography for personal use are permitted, but must not include the names or images of other students or their work.

Student/Parent/Guardian Commitment:

  1. It is your responsibility to purchase a suitable device and program for learning and any other supplies needed. Advice is given on what is most suitable for different stages of your development by the instructor. 
  2. Have your software and drawing tablet installed and set up prior to the commencement of this course. You must have suitable basic knowledge of the program and device you are using before the commencement of your classes. The instructor will only be able to offer basic advice according to each program as this is not a  device/software/technology course. 
  3. Take an active interest in the material studied and submit your assignments on time. These classes are scheduled 2 weeks apart in order for you to pace your workflow and spend enough time developing your skills. You will get returns on the amount of effort you put into your studies.
  4. Please be on time for your lessons. Arrive a few minutes early in order to be prepared to get the most out of the allotted lesson time. Classes cannot run past their 1-hour time slot
  5. Test your devices prior to the class to prevent any connectivity issues. You may need to be directly plugged into your internet system rather than rely on wifi.
  6. Be proactive in developing your artistic skills.

This Agreement is subject to the terms and conditions stated here and may only be varied with the agreement of both parties. By registering for and initiating tuition payment, you agree to the conditions above and to work with your assigned instructor.