Painterly iPad Workshop

Ponte Vecchio, iPad pro, Apple Pencil, Art Rage

Jeremy Sutton Studios, San Francisco

Friday, November 17th, 2017, 10am – 5pm

All Levels

$199 (50% off for PaintboxTV members)

Click here to register

(Use discount code “annualsub” if you are a PaintboxTV Annual Subscriber)

Enjoy learning to make art with your iPad in a painterly way. With a combination of instruction, demo and practice, we will work with the iPad primarily using the apps Procreate and Art Rage. We’ll start out working from still life and then work from the figure in the afternoon. Sharpen your drawing and painting skills, and learn how to use the iPad in a painterly way, both working from direct observation and from photo reference. Learn techniques and tools for creating quick, loose sketches and rich, expressive, colorful paintings. Whether you are completely new to painting, returning to it after a gap, or are a practicing artist, this workshop will be enjoyable, educational and inspiring experience!

The syllabus will include:

  • A deep understanding of the user interface;

  • How to choose, control, customize, save and organize brushes;

  • How to pick color and adjust brush stroke opacity and size;

  • How to import, and work with, photos and backgrounds;

  • How to record and replay your process;

  • How to save, share and export your artworks;

  • Practical aspects of using your iPad out in the field – what you’ll want in your iPad art kit.

Deanna on Viola and Ryan on Cello, Parallel Play SF “Mostly Bach”, 2016, iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, Sketch Club
This sketch of Deanna and Ryan was drawn directly from life in a single sitting, as the musicians played.

Teaching the iPad Figure Drawing Class at the mobile Digital Art & Creativity Summit 2017 (mDAC17) with model Kassamira


Workshop fee is $199. Lunch is not included. This workshop is 50% for PaintboxTV members (please email me for a discount code). click here to register for the workshop. If you are not currently a PaintboxTV member and you wish to join, please click here. The benefit of being a PaintboxTV member is that you will have access to tutorial videos and monthly live online session (iPadArtJams) which will complement and build on the training you get in this workshop.

What To Bring With You to Class

A fully charged iPad (ideally iPad Pro with Apple Pencil, also fully charged) with the apps Procreate, Art Rage, Art Set Pro and Zen Brush 2 installed. We will use mainly Procreate. For other app suggestions please see iPad Art Tools. I recommend exploring and experimenting with art apps to find the one/s that resonate with your style and workflow. In this workshop you’ll get a very solid grounding in using Procreate and Art Rage.

Location and Hours

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