Create virtual paintings in Instagram Effects


Thursday 7, 14, 21 and 28 July 2022

7:00 – 9:00pm (BST)

 Online – Zoom

  • Category: Course
  • Experience level: Suitable for all
  • Tutor: Juls Gabs @julsgabs

12 spaces available

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What you will get from taking this course: 

  • An introduction to Adobe Photoshop, including formats and sizes for still images and GIFs 
  • The chance to learn how to use Spark AR for Instagram Effects and Virtual Reality 
  • An understanding of how to animate your paintings and drawings in Spark AR 
  • Elephant Academy Takeaway Technique: Learn how to use Photoshop and Spark AR to create virtual paintings 

In our first digital-only course, you will learn how to integrate your artistic practice with Instagram Effects and how to make the viewer feel as if they are inside your paintings using Spark AR. Knowledge of Photoshop or any other similar software will be useful to edit and clean up the photos that you take of your painting before digitally manipulating it for Instagram. 

Leading this course is Juls Gabs, a London-based artist with a multidisciplinary approach that includes crypto experience, painting, augmented reality, social media art, and NFTs. She often creates interactive virtual reality paintings using Instagram, offering an immersive experience of the imagery and its concepts.  

Gabs has staged solo exhibitions at venues including Unit 1 Gallery and Onstream Gallery. In 2019 she won the Mayte Spinola Artist Revelation Prize and in 2014 was awarded at European Research of New Creative Spaces. 

Applications needs to take part in this course:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Spark AR


Do I need to have any experience to take part in an Elephant Academy class? Absolutely not! We warmly welcome everyone and have classes and activities for all levels, including those who have never picked up a paintbrush or pencil before. All classes are friendly, supportive and fun!

How do I join the online class once I have purchased? You will be sent a Zoom link via email the week before your class. The email will have full instructions on how to join and tips on how to set up your workspace.

I don’t live in the UK – can I still join one of the classes? Absolutely! We welcome students from all over the world and many of our classes are held at times to suit students in Europe and North America.

Is there a recording I can watch after the class? Yes, we can supply recordings to allow you to develop your skills and revisit the classes.