Procreate for Beginners

Procreate for Beginners

Procreate for Beginners

Procreate for Beginners

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This class will cover the basics of Procreate, the popular painting app made for the iPad. The instructor will introduce fun, in-class art assignments to help students become comfortable with selecting brushes, choosing colors, and working with layers. Homework assignments may be assigned so students can deepen their knowledge and experiment on their own.

The class will take place over 5 consecutive Saturdays starting March 9 with a break for Easter Weekend.

Ages 13+
Skill level: absolute beginner

Arts Alliance of Stratford members: $160.00
Non-members: $175.00
There will be an additional $15.00 model fee

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Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Bridgeport
275 Huntington Rd, Stratford, CT 06614


Lesson 1

  • Getting to know Procreate
    • Creating a new document
    • The brush selector and brush settings
    • The color palette
    • Layers
  • The instructor will assign an in-class project for students to learn Procreate’s interface

Lesson 2

  • Drawing and coloring
    • Students will learn the basics of drawing lines and adding color

Lesson 3

  • Using reference images
    • Students should bring reference photos of their choosing to class.
      • The reference images can be from an image search, clippings from a magazine, or a photo from your phone.
    • The instructor will advise students on the best kinds of reference photos to bring at the end of lesson 2.

Lesson 4

  • Special effects
    • A live portrait model will pose for students as part of this session

Lesson 5

  • Drawing from the model
    • A live portrait model will pose for students as part of this session

Materials (students are responsible for bringing their own materials)

  • A small drawing pad, a graphite pencil, and an eraser to sketch out ideas.
  • An Apple iPad
  • An Apple Pencil (1st or 2nd generation)*
    • Please note: the Apple Pencil only works with these models of iPad:
      • iPad (10th generation)
      • iPad mini (6th generation)
      • iPad Air (4th generation and later)
      • iPad Pro 11-inch (all generations)
      • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)
    • $129.00 on Apple’s website. You may find better deals on Amazon or eBay
  • The Procreate app ($9.99 at the Apple Store)
    • The app is only made for Apple iPads.
  • Optional: a palm-rejection glove to prevent unintentional marks made by your palm on the screen.

* Several non-Apple styluses can be used with an iPad. While they may cost less, many lack the functionality of the Apple Pencil, specifically pressure sensitivity. This feature allows you to draw thick and thin lines based on how much pressure the tip applies to the screen.

About the instructor
Portrait of Jedidiah Walker. Jedidiah os wearing a backwards baseball cap over long dreadlocks.Jedidiah Walker has been drawing since he was 5 years old. He has been creating art with Procreate for 5 years. He is the owner and founder of JUTZU Creations where he takes commissions for caricatures, portraits, and comic book-themed drawings.

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Date And Time

03-09-24 @ 12:30 PM to
03-09-24 @ 02:30 PM

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