Develop your drawing and painting skills while you learn digital media.

Grossmont College Offered at Grossmont College
Digital Drawing and Painting – ART 177 • Section 9491

student work

Suitable for beginner or advanced students

  • Learn foundational drawing and painting skills plus digital painting simultaneously
  • Receive individual support and guidance
    • There are approximately 20 students
  • Receive large professional quality prints of your assignments
  • Understand color and light or gain a greater mastery
  • Learn how to paint a portrait, still life, landscape, and a comic (sequential narrative)
  • Make digital paintings that incorporate color and design principles to achieve a sense of style, dimension and depth
  • Learn how to paint in Photoshop or on your own software/device – no experience needed
  • Receive and participate in safe, supportive critiques
  • Draw and paint directly on digital screen displays


2024 Fall registration starts April 29 and goes through August 18.

Apply or enroll at Grossmont College and register for this course:

2024 Fall class sessions are face-to-face at the Grossmont College campus in El Cajon.

The Fall 2024 semester starts August 19 and ends Dec 16, 2024.
Monday & Wednesday, from 12:30 – 3:35pm.

Your instructor is Jeff Kahn. He was awarded a Certificate of Recognition for Faculty Excellence. Jeff has been helping students improve their visual and digital art skills at colleges in San Diego County for many years. (click here to learn more)

  • The course is 3 units
  • Transfers to both UC/CSU
  • No textbook, no prerequisite
  • Building 20, Room 105
  • The classroom is a Safe ZoneLGBTQ

student art

All artwork was created by students during Jeff’s course. Enjoy more outstanding student work and one image from the instructor – see below. Please don’t be intimidated by the quality of their work. Many of my students are beginners and are not as accomplished.

The artworks and copyrights belong to the students. Image usage has been granted to the college for art department promotion.