Thank you for your interest in the Trippe Academy for Digital Arts, where we give students a strong digital footing for their traditional art interests, which they may need in their future careers!

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the Trippe Academy’s FALL SESSION, meeting at our new location, the TADA Studio Garage at 66 Morton Street, from October 7th – November 22nd, six weeks of digital arts classes for new and returning 3rd – 12th grade students!

Fall Session

October 7 – November 22

6 weeks of Regular Courses for 3rd – 12th grade students.

Digital Drawing I – $180 ($15 per class session)

Meets Mondays & Wednesdays

Digital Drawing class specifically covers traditional drawing skills using digital tools, including how to draw faces, people, backgrounds, and objects in one-point perspective. This class is perfect for students with a strong interest in sketching, painting, or doodling, and is highly beneficial for students with all skill levels looking to improve their digital drawing skillset.

6th – 12th grades: 4:00 – 4:50pm


Game Design I – $180 ($15 per class session)

Meets Tuesdays & Thursdays

In Game Design, students will learn the fundamentals of visual and play design for a variety of games, including video games, card games, and board games, and complete exercises in GB Studio, including making their own Gameboy ROM game. This is an incredible opportunity and learning these complex skills will be a ton of fun.

3rd – 5th grades: 3:00 – 3:50pm

(2 spots still available. Optional after school pickup & transport included.)

6th – 12th grades: 4:00 – 4:50pm

(3 spots still available. Transport not included. Walking optional.)

Intro to Digital Design – $90 ($15 per class session)

Meets on Fridays

Intro covers the basics of using digital art programs, drawing tablets, and other skills necessary to create artwork on the computer, as well as fundamental concepts in drawing and design. These skills are especially important for students interested in careers in graphic design, web design, branding, and commercial art. This is the perfect class for beginner digital artists.

3rd – 5th grades: 3:00 – 3:50pm

(3 spots still available. Optional after school pickup & transport included.)

6th – 12th grades: 4:00 – 4:50pm

(4 spots available. Transport not included. Walking optional.)

To register, simply send payment to deantrippe@gmail.com via PayPal (or mail a check to 66 Morton Street, Jefferson, Georgia 30549) along with the student’s name and grade level in the special notes.

Please email me at deantrippe@gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns, or would prefer to pay via cash. It’s important to register as early as possible to secure your student’s spot in the courses, as space is limited.

About the Educator

deanMy name is Dean Trippe. I’m a digital artist and educator with a BFA in Sequential Art from the Savannah College of Art and Design. I now teach digital arts lessons after school, here in my hometown of Jefferson, Georgia.

My most recent book was Something Terrible, a short, true comic book about surviving child abuse using comic book superheroes as a model for recovery. I am also a contributor to the Eisner Award-winning graphic anthology, Comic Book Tattoo, the creator of a superhero parody webcomic called Butterfly, the co-founder of Project: Rooftop, and illustrator of Power Lunch Vols. 1 & 2 kids’ graphic novels.

For any questions or concerns, please email deantrippe@gmail.com and you can also keep up with the Trippe Academy’s photos, exercises, events, and student artwork on Facebook or Instagram!