Corel's creative applications subsidiary procreate has teamed up with the respected Art Institute to offer classes in digital art here at Macworld Expo, San Francisco.

The Digital Art Class is at booth 2139, and is offering attendees hands-on life drawing classes. Here, attendees are presented with live and virtual models, professional instructors and practicing digital artists, willing to guide them through the process of creating digital art using Painter 7, Wacom Intuos tablets and HP DesignJet 5000 series printers – all on OS X.

Steve Houck, executive vice president of strategic relations for procreate, said: "The Art Institute is recognized as one of the premiere providers of post-secondary design and media-arts instruction in the USA - its classrooms are the inspiration for this project. We are honoured to be working with them to bring this initiative to life."

Procreate also revealed that Painter 7 has been adopted into the art school's teaching curriculum.

Gwendolyn Lewis Huddleston, an artist and digital illustration instructor at The Art Institute, said: "Our students are able to produce professional looking work in their first lesson - from there they just get better. Painter is the only software that offers a real painting experience."

Spaces on these courses are available to attendees on a first-come, first-served basis.

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