Digital Art will save us

"Digital Art Will Save Us!" is back! This is a professional development course designed for teachers, by teachers, to develop digital art skills and projects for your classroom with Adobe Creative Cloud. Digital Art Will Save Us is brought to you in partnership with NSEAD, Ideas Foundation and Edge Gain Ltd, designers of digital learning and teaching creative digital skills. Our mission is to inspire and educate.


What is it?

This course consists of 5 live-online workshops produced by Edge Gain Ltd This is a great refresher for teachers who took part in our first Digital Art Will Save Us course, but also a perfect opportunity for teachers who are new to digital art or who want to develop new skills.

When and Where?

Live-online sessions start weekly on Zoom from Tuesday 17th October to Tuesday 14th November. All online sessions will be recorded so you can watch back and catch up in your own time if you can't make the live sessions. See below for a week-by-week run down of the content covered by this course. 

Live sessions will run from 6pm -7.30pm  (Oct 17, 24 British Summer Time Oct 31, Nov 7 and 14 GMT)


What do you need to take part?

  • A commitment to complete the course!
  • A computer that can run Adobe Creative Cloud apps
  • Access to Adobe Creative Cloud


About the course:

No previous knowledge or experience of digital media is required for this course. We aim to give you the skills and inspiration to start your digital journey and build the confidence required to bring engaging digital art projects to your students.

This course will introduce digital tools like Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Express and Adobe Animate. We'll explore the basics of key digital design concepts like digital collage, digital imaging and animation.

  • The course consists of five live-online weekly sessions with an on-demand catch up option for those who can't make the live sessions
  • Provides a guided pathway to developing digital skills with Adobe apps and give you digital art projects you can bring into your classroom
  • Each live session is based on an assignable short project plus an extension project
  • Live sessions will last 90 minutes via Zoom
  • This course will be relevant to both primary and secondary educators
  • You'll explore a variety of Adobe industry standard apps which are essential tools for digital painting and illustration, animation, video and graphic design including Express, Photoshop, Animate, Aero, Character Animator
  • You'll create a digital portfolio and learning journal
  • Participants who complete the course will receive a course certificate and digital badge for 10 hours of professional development


The course will focus on the theme of "Pop Art" inspired by artists like Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Hamilton, Rosaline Drexler and Robert Indiana.


Here's what you will be doing, week by week:

Live sessions will last 90 minutes via Zoom:

  • Session 1:Digital Collageand Montage with Adobe Express and Adobe Photoshop. Learn about layers, masking, textures and blending modes. Set up your learning journal and digital portfolio with Adobe Express page.
  • Session 2:Text and Graphic Design with Adobe Illustrator manipulating text and images.
  • Session 3:Cinemagraphs and GIFs with Adobe Photoshop.
  • Session 4: Getting started with animation - Create simple frame-by-frame animation with Adobe Animate
  • Session 5:Pop Art animation - next steps in animation with Adobe Animate.



How much does it cost?

  • NSEAD members = £75 *NSEAD members use promo code: NSEADOCT23
  • NSEAD non-members = £100

*membership of NSEAD will be checked on booking. Please email [javascript protected email address] for more information


Register Here

Date - Live-online sessions start weekly on Zoom from Tuesday 17th October to Tuesday 14th November.

Time: 6pm - 7:30pm (Oct 17, 24 British Summer Time Oct 31, Nov 7 and 14 GMT)