Art is for everyone, and we all express ourselves in a range of different ways. In the Digital Art on the iPad workshop your child will unleash creativity and ooze imagination. As a parent, you may see your children obsessed with their iPad. What if they could turn what you think is an obsession into a creative and mindful one?
In the first half an hour, new children will be introduced and get familiar with the app. Returning students and those with some confidence already can work on their own ideas and ongoing projects. Then when Harri has determined the different capabilities, she will give more personalised feedback and attention to each individual and what they want to achieve in the digital art on the ipad session.
WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR:
Perfect for kids aged 10+ who have an interest in drawing. Please do not register children under the age of 10 in this class.
First timers using iPad and Procreate: Kids will learn how to to open a new canvas, locate the brushes, what they do and how to use them, and how to colour their artwork!
Already familiar with the iPad and Procreate: There are always more tips and tricks than can be learned as this app is so well-rounded. Harri will be available to show new shortcuts and creative ways to utilise the app to its full potential. This will result in improved quality of the final artwork but most importantly, more fun and less frustrations while creating!
Additionally, this workshop will be the perfect time for kids to talk about their digital creations, exchange on the themes they like to explore and make new friends with the same interest!
IN THE WORKSHOP:
In this workshop, we will be embracing technology and digital art, channeling their focus using iPads and the Procreate app.
Harri, our digital art tutor, will teach what your children what they will need to get started and share lots of tips and tricks using Procreate. For example: what digital brushes to use (for sketching, lining, painting), colour picking and blending will be on the menu!
We will be using the app many professionals/ visual artists simply rave about! This app is called Procreate. Designers, animators, and artists of all sorts use drawing tablets these days, so why not give your child the skills to succeed with the tools they need?
We want participants leaving the workshop enthused and ready to generate outstanding digital art.
ABOUT THE APP:
The Procreate app is know worldwide in the community and has changed the way digital art is done! It is intuitive and fun to use. You can create artworks without the clutter and mess of paint brushes, paints and inks even on the go! The app even works offline.
To get the Procreate app, jump on the App Store from your iPad to download it (it is a one-off fee costing about $15 NZ).
Click here to see Procreates website and click here to see it on the App Store.
WHAT TO BRING:
Children do need to bring a water bottle and snacks for the day.
Children must come with the app installed on their iPad and bring their own Apple Pencil too.
Children must come with their iPad and pen fully charged and also bring a charger and wall adapter to ensure they can fully participate in this class.
The Apple Pencils are made exactly for this and are the best you can get. However, they are pricey.
If you are looking for an entry level stylus, we suggest you look into these alternatives below:
-This one was tested and approved by a previous student
-Browse on Amazon for other options
-A blog post listing Apple Pencil alternatives
Pro tips: Look for Pressure sensitivity if you can! Read the reviews from other people who use the stylus for digital drawing and see what they say.