Questions About Courses

  • Are Classes Held Online?

    As a student you have anytime online access to your Digital Art Academy classes. Just log into your Digital Art Academy account at, which is started automatically when you join your first class, and you can access the course content from any device with an internet connection.

  • What Do I Receive When Joining a Class?

    Each class is composed differently; however, within the course, you will find all the resources you need to complete the featured artwork. Typically, each class receives high-definition (HD) video content and custom brushes, along with high-resolution JPEGS to use as references. On top of that, some classes have custom canvases, papers, custom palettes, as well as instructional PDF to guide you along on your journey.

  • Can I Download My Course Content?

    Yes, you can download all the course content. It is yours to keep forever

  • Can I Stream My Content?

    Yes, you can stream your course content or download it to watch offline. Both options are available for your convenience. Also PDFs can be viewed online and downloaded.

  • Will I Have Support During My Class?

    Some of the key features of Digital Art Academy are the ability to ask your instructor questions, get personalized responses, view and share projects, participate in discussions with your classmates, attend live webinar sessions and keep all class material.

What is Digital Art Academy?

  • Can you explain the DAA Universe?

    Yes, of course. The Digital Art Academy, DAA for short, is composed of three websites: our learning platform, hosted here at Thinkific, URL is; the DAA Community, which is hosted at Mighty Networks, URL is and our older courses hosted at Ruzuku, URL is There is also a presence on Facebook but most of the activity and interaction is at our Mighty Networks Community.

  • Why should I join the Digital Art Academy?

    Since opening our doors, we’ve been committed to helping students master and paint with Corel Painter. Digital Art Academy provides a unique and highly personalized method of learning, creating an environment to nurture, educate and encourage creative individuals to achieve the highest level of success. Browse through our site to learn more about what we have to offer.

  • What is DAA Community

    This is a community devoted to digital painting with an emphasis on Corel Painter. This site is for students currently enrolled in our classes at the Digital Art Academy.

  • What are the benefits of joining DAA Community?

    Here are just a few of the benefits of being a member of this very special community. 1. Continued support from two Elite Painter Masters, Karen Bonaker and Skip Allen. 2. Exposure! Our community is regularly monitored by Corel Marketing and User Experience administrators giving you the opportunity to have your work seen in a wider context. 3. Dive deep into the subjects that matter most to you. Our online courses and community topics offer bonus resource materials for quick learning and give you everything you need to know without any filler. 4. Enjoy and build relationships with your colleagues in digital art. 5. Be the first to know about new updates, features, and classes revolving around your favorite painting program Corel Painter!

  • How do I join the DAA Community?

    Invite youself to join our active and informative Community at DAA! To join please follow the link on the main menu. Our DAA Community site can be found here,

  • What are DAA normal operating hours?

    Karen and Debbie are here to support you on your journey however Sunday is our day off. If you have a question expect your response on Monday or within 24 hours

  • Who are the instructors for DAA?

    Digital Art Academy offers online digital art painting classes, which are taught by world-renowned instructors who love Corel Painter. Our instructors are Certified Corel Instructors, and Elite Painter Masters.

Ruzuku - were you a student?

  • What happens to the courses I purchased at Ruzuku?

    You will continue to have access to all your courses at Ruzuku you will not however receive assessments by your instructor. If you want to continue to study with Karen then please ask to be added to the course if it was one of the transferred courses on our new school site at Thinkific.

  • Will I still have access to my classes at Ruzuku?

    Yes, Ruzuku courses are right where you left them and accessible with your existing Ruzuku log in credentials.

The Boring Stuff

Well, at least the technical stuff

  • What are my payment options?

    Digital Art Academy offers payment options through PayPal or Stripe. If you need other options, please feel free to contact us.

  • Can I get a refund?

    Due to the digital download nature of Digital Art Academy classes, refunds are not available.

  • What are the technical and software requirements?

    A working copy of Corel Painter 2018 or greater is required as well as a system that is capable of running Corel Painter. Remember that you can download a 15-day trial version of the software to use for this class.

  • What Browsers and Operating Systems are compatible with my class?

    Web browsers and operating systems supported by Thinkific: Browsers: Please use the latest version (or the one before that) of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome, or a modern mobile browser such as Mobile Safari. Operating Systems: Please use the latest two versions of Windows or Mac.

  • What do I need for live sessions?

    Unless you plan to participate during a live session you need nothing more than your computer and speakers in order to hear and see the broadcast.

Further Questions?

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