Workshop: Digital Art with Barb Strand

When: Saturday 4 November, 10.30am - 3.30pm

Where: MAMA, 546 Dean Street, Albury

Price: $80 ($72 moMAMA / Concession)

This workshop with artist Barb Strand will teach you how to use your mobile device (tablet or phone) as a sketching and painting pad. Digital art is a great new medium to explore, and provides a flexible creative option for travel, when you don't have access to a studio or materials, and those with physical limitations.

Using the app is as simple as using a pen and paper, with the added benefit of being able to save all your files online, without leaving a paper trail (or mess to clean up!).

We will use an app called Autodesk Sketchbook (available on both Android and Apple platforms from Google or Apple online app stores) to explore how to draw and paint small “canvasses” using your finger or a stylus, how to mix your own colour, style your own brush or pencil, and how to use layers of drawings to pull a complex work together.

During the workshop you will learn the essential tools within the application, and develop several small works.

Students are to bring their own tablet or device, pre-loaded with the free Autodesk Sketchbook app. To complete the workshop, you will need to upgrade the application to include the Pro Tools extension. This subscription costs US$4.99/month, however, you can cancel at any time. Those who would like to explore the Pro Tools prior to the workshop are welcome to purchase the extension ahead of time.

Discover this great way to relax and express your creativity through your tablet or phone, in a full day workshop at MAMA.

Class will break for lunch (not provided).

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Meet Barb Strand

Barb Strand is a local Albury-Wodonga artist, who draws and paints in both physical and digital media. Barb has a long history of working in the digital world, as a lecturer, IT engineer, and business manager.

In recent years, she has taken up digital drawing and painting as a way of easily recording her travels on a daily basis. No need to lug around the paintbox and canvasses, now she simply pulls out her tablet and starts drawing.

She is extremely thankful to artist David Hockney, who has made digital media an accepted tool for the everyday artist.

To see some of Barb’s work, go to