iPad Art Workshop
Procreate Mastery
Saturday, April 28th, 2018

Art of Jazz, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Jeremy Sutton, 2018, iPad Pro 12.9″, Apple Pencil, Procreate 4

Jeremy Sutton Studios, San Francisco

Saturday, April 28th, 2018, 10am – 5pm

All Levels


To register please visit the workshop Eventbrite page.

Peggy Painting in West Hollywood Garden, Jeremy Sutton, 2018, iPad Pro 12.9″, Apple Pencil, Procreate 4

Enjoy learning how to sketch and paint with your iPad using the premier pro drawing and painting app, Procreate 4, in a loose, artistic, expressive way, making use of it’s versatile brushes and powerful layers. This workshop combines the technical with the artistic. Whether you are completely new to drawing and painting, or are a practicing artist, you’ll find this workshop an enjoyable, educational, stimulating and inspiring experience that will equip you with the skills and insights to make the most of your iPad as a fabulous portable art studio! Just back from live iPad painting on stage in twenty cities with the Birdland All-Stars band on the Art of Jazz Tour (the painting at the top of this page was created on that tour), I am excited to share the magic and fun of iPad painting with you!

Google Bikes, 2017, iPad Pro 12.9″, Apple Pencil, Procreate 4 (part of the Iconic Silicon Valley Places series)

What we’ll cover:

  • Context & History – how digital has revolutionized art;

  • Ideas & Inspirations – David Hockney’s use of the iPad and how he’s output his digital images, and a look at other artistic inspirations;

  • Set Up & Prepare – Setting up your iPad for making and sharing art;

  • Plein Air Kit – What you’ll need to paint on location;

  • Capture Backgrounds – how to capture, store and organize textures and backgrounds;

  • Mise En Place in Procreate – Prepping and optimizing Procreate for maximum creative power and flow;

  • New Canvas – how to choose, define, name, save and open a new canvas;

  • Background – how to open, insert and import a photo and establish a mid-tone textured ground upon which to draw and paint;

  • Brushes – how to choose, control, customize, save, import, export, organize them;

  • Color – alternative ways to choose, pick and save color;

  • Layers – how to work with and fully understand layers, including how to copy layers, adjust layer opacity and how to use blending modes, masks and Alpha Lock;

  • Workflows – exploring different approaches and techniques to drawing on the iPad, such as the Line/Block/Erase and Block/Line/Shade ‘n’ Shine techniques…;

  • Select & Transform – how to select and transform (rescale, distort and move) sections of your drawing – very useful in adjusting proportions and expanding your composition while drawing;

  • Time-lapse Recording – how to record, replay and export your process;

  • Save & Share – how to save, share and export your art;


Workshop fee is $299, includes extra custom Procreate brushes, 8×10 prints during the workshop and a complimentary month on PaintboxTV.

How to Prepare and What To Bring With You

Please bring a fully charged iPad Pro (any model) or the new 9.7-inch iPad together with a fully charged Apple Pencil. On your iPad go to Settings / General / Software Updates and ensure you have the latest iOS installed. In your iPad App Store go to Updates and ensure you have installed any Procreate update and therefore are using the latest version. Visit the new Procreate Discussions web site, register on the Procreate site if you haven’t already, and explore the Resources and Marketplace sections for great extra brushes. For more art app suggestions and links please see iPad Art Tools.

Location and Hours

Jeremy Sutton Studios, 1890 Bryant Street, Studio 306, San Francisco, CA 94110. Class starts at 10 am and ends at 5 pm. Doors open 9:45 am.

To register and pay for this workshop please go to the workshop Eventbrite page. Workshop registrations are non-refundable, as outlined in the Terms and Conditions. If a user changes their mind, or is for any reason unable to attend a class or workshop they registered for, then the value of the registration payment can be applied to a later class or workshop by Jeremy Sutton or any other product or service offered on PaintboxTV.

Daedelus Quartet at Kohl Mansion, Jeremy Sutton, 2018, iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, Procreate 4

Accommodation Suggestions for Out of Town Visitors

Here are a few downtown hotels to consider. They are mostly about ten minutes cab ride from my studio. Always ask for their best rates – sometimes they have special rates and discounts. Also I recommend checking to see how much they are on Expedia or on HotelTonight, and then, before booking through either third party, first call the hotel directly and see if they’ll match the rate. You will almost always have more flexibility if you book directly through the hotel rather than through a third party.

Hotel Rex 1920s style with original artwork, comfortable, good location near Union Square, friendly staff – my top pick

Hotel Griffon Opposite the Ferry Building – try to get a room with a view looking out at the Bay Bridge

The Marker Hotel Formerly Monaco Hotel

Hotel Beresford Above English style pub

Villa Florence Near Union Square

Sir Francis Drake Near Union Square, with it’s own London-style Beefeater doormen

Sheraton PalaceGrand old classic

If you are not familiar with San Francisco please feel free to ask my opinion before you commit to a booking – I can advise you whether it is in a neighborhood I’d recommend or not. Please note that airbnb cancellation and change terms are frequently much more restrictive than booking a regular hotel room, and their prices sometimes not that much different – so I would suggest always seeing what is available in hotels first.

Deanna on Viola and Ryan on Cello, Parallel Play SF “Mostly Bach”, 2016, iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, Sketch Club