Procreate 101! 4 weeks $115

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Procreate 101! 4 weeks $115

April 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Join Mar for a 4 week introductory course into procreate. For this class you will need to purchase procreate and have a tablet or device compatible with the procreate app. This class will take place in our upstairs classroom- please let us know if there are mobility needs. This class is for teens and adults.


Week 1:

– Introduction to Procreate & Digital Art

– Digital art vs. Traditional Pro’s and Con’s

– What are?


– Fruit Drawing, or ask them to create their own simple

shape. Shading and Highlights done on separate layers.

– How to choose a canvas

– Sizing your canvas for a purpose

– Layers and how to Use Them

– There is a Layer Limit

– Creating/Deleting Layers

– Effects on Layers

– Adjusting Colors

– Moving Objects (And how to move across layers)

– Clipping Mask vs. Alpha Lock

– Brushes and How To Download Them

– Finding Brushes

– Sharing Brushes

– Creating Brushes

– Layer Groups

– How to Group layers

– How to Ungroup Layers

– Renaming Layers

– In the end, give time to draw and have them explore brushes/settings

Week 2:

– Using Procreate for Rendering


– Another Fruit Drawing

– How to import a Traditional Drawing

– How to take photos and adjust photos

– Making lines from your traditional lines

– Sketching in Digital

– Shapes vs. Lines

– Adjusting Sketches

– Grab and Move

– Liquify

– Creating Straight lines, circles, squares

– Coloring

– Tracing Sketches vs. Using original lines

– Using ‘Reference’ when there is line art

– Color fill

– Rendering

– Shading with a multiply layer

– Using Color Theory

– Experimentation

– Once again, Time at the end to do any kind of subject

Week 3:

– What Goes into making an interesting piece?

– Choosing Colors

– Basic Color Theory for Digital

– Using a Gradient Map to choose colors


– Using just one shape in a composition

– Using 3 colors to make an interesting drawing

– Finding Colors

– Finding Color Palettes online

– Using a reference

– Composition

– Be interesting and unafraid

– Using Reference and adjusting!!

– Tracing a reference vs. Referencing

– Copyright, it’s real

– Cropping your canvas

– Spend most of this class having everyone choose a subject and put them

into a famous piece! Have them use wisdom from before, giving a chance

to use everything they’ve learned. Encourage them to think outside the

box, i.e. making the tower in starry night a person and they’re sitting on a

chair or the like

Week 4:

– Decorating Your Art (This one needs something on the canvas already, so

coming in with a previous art piece or quickly making another)

– Noise

– Sharpen

– Bloom

– Glitch

– Halftone

– Chromatic Aberration

– Using Brushes

– There are imported brushes, but also

– Luminance Brushes

– Patterned Brushes

– Textures

– Abstract

– Elements

– Another moment of Experimentation

– Painting a Fantasy Environment

– Last week, so helping them create a final piece then ways to share them

with the world!!

– PSD vs PDF vs JPEG vs PNG vs TIFF

– Selecting Multiple Canvases to Export

– What paper is best?

– Depends on situation


Procreate 101

Mar Simon


Tuesdays April 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th.



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April 9
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Seacoast ArtSpot
2992 Lafayette Rd Unit 3
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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(603) 436-1203