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Intro to Procreate for Beginners! (4 Weeks - FLEX) Draw Digital Art on Your iPad

Learn how to draw on your iPad using the Procreate app! Start with the 101 basics and then build your beginner skills over the course of 4 weeks. Create over 4 different projects while learning tons of beginner techniques! (SUMMER CAMP)
Erin Payne
38 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 20 learners
No live meetings
Over 4 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific Time

Mon Aug 8

Aug 8 - Sep 5 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time
2 learners enrolled
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Mon Aug 15

Aug 15 - Sep 12 (4 weeks)
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1 learner enrolled

Mon Aug 22

Aug 22 - Sep 19 (4 weeks)
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Mon Aug 29

Aug 29 - Sep 26 (4 weeks)
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Class Experience

Week #1 — Let’s Doodle!
- Organize the Gallery
- Create a custom canvas
- Use basic tools and select brushes (Paint, Smudge, Erase)
- Select colors
- Create new color palettes
- Import photos
- Use Layers and non-destructive editing techniques
- Apply fun color adjustments
- Export your final project
- Use time-saving skills (gestures, undo/redo, ColorDrop, quick color selecting, etc.)

Week #2 — Tropical Leaves!
- Create vibrant, 3D tropical leaf illustrations
- Create custom canvas sizes
- Sketch using a reference photo
- Use the transform tool
- Use the selection tool
- Change the opacity of layers
- Change your ColorDrop Threshold
- Utilize base color blocking
- Layer shadows and texture using clipping masks
- Add visual interest with a textured background

Week #3 — Fun With Symmetry!
- Use new brush techniques
- Use Drawing Guides
- Use the Drawing Assist tool
- Use the QuickShape function to draw perfect circles
- Apply radial & vertical symmetry
- Apply a realistic paper texture
- Use Layer blending modes

Week #4 — Summer Citrus!
- Layer colors & use Clipping Masks to apply shading and highlights.
- Add and layer detail elements to create visual interest.
- Create & layer a background pattern with texture to create depth.
- Create a balanced Citrus composition.
As a professional, working artist, I have been using the Procreate app as my main tool for creating artwork over the past 5 years.
Students are expected to complete the same series of tasks each week: 
1. Download the Images & Resources
2. Watch the Lesson Videos and complete the project using Procreate
4. Post the project to that week's classroom post as a comment
5. Leave a comment reply on a classmate's project
6. Take an online quiz to test their new knowledge.
 8 files available upon enrollment
✔️ iPad: The Procreate app is currently only available on the iPad. ✔️ Up to date Procreate app: This is $9.99 in the App Store, but well worth the investment. ✔️ Apple Pencil: I highly recommend using an Apple Pencil for best results and pressure sensitivity when drawing. However, any stylus can be used or even your finger.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Students will use the online Outschool classroom to ask questions, post their projects, and gain feedback from their peers. I will provide feedback on posted projects as well. There will also be an online quiz available each week that learners can take to test their new Procreate app knowledge.
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
We will be creating digital art on the Procreate app for iPads during class. This is a third-party app that will need to be downloaded onto the learner's iPad device. You will not need to create an account to use this app. All of your Procreate data is tied to your iPad and your Apple ID.

My lesson videos will be uploaded and shared in the Outschool classroom as a YouTube link. However, Outschool will automatically embed the link so that learners remain on the Outschool platform and don’t access the YouTube website. 

Each week, there will be an online quiz available that learners can take to test their new Procreate app knowledge. Quizzes will be made and taken using, an online game-based learning platform. At the beginning of each new week, I will share a link to access the Kahoot quiz. The learner will simply need to enter their name and click to start the quiz/game. You will not need to create an account to take the quiz.


Erin Payne
Lives in the United States
Working Artist and Content Creator
38 total reviews
52 completed classes

About Me

Hello!—I'm Erin, and I am so excited to teach you something new! I have 4 years of experience as a K-12 art teacher, but when I had my first child, I decided to take a crack at earning an income from home. I've now been working for myself earning... 
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