Procreate for illustration

Course Dates: 07/11/24 - 05/12/24
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Location: Keeley Street
Take a deep dive into a specific process, media or tool, with our Visual Communication Workshops.

Workshops throw the spotlight onto niche areas of the visual communication field, enabling you to hone higher-level skills and gain deeper insights.

Workshops tend to have a practical focus, with little or no theory or context, although this varies by course.
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Procreate for illustration
  • Course Code: VZ253
  • Dates: 07/11/24 - 05/12/24
  • Time: 10:00 - 13:00
  • Taught: Thu, Daytime
  • Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Lucia Vinti

Course Code: VZ253

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Thu, day, 07 Nov - 05 Dec '24

Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)

Please note: We offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. Just visit our online Help Centre for more information on a range of topics including fees, online learning and FAQs.

What is the course about?

Procreate is an innovative digital drawing software taking the illustration world by storm! In this workshop learners will be guided through the process of creating an illustration from start to finish in Procreate software, on iPad.

Please note* you will need your own iPad with Procreate installed, and ideally a stylus such as an Apple Pencil.

What will we cover?

Practical skills:
• Creating and managing files
• Drawing in Procreate
• ‘Painting’ with brushes in Procreate
• Building a colour palette
• Exploring texture
• Lighting effects
• Using layers
• Editing images

Conceptual skills:
• Critical evaluation of your own and others’ work will be facilitated throughout the course.

• Examples of relevant works by historical and/or contemporary creatives will be drawn upon at strategic points throughout the course.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Use the specific process, media or tool you have been studying – at least to a competent skill-level.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is suitable for intermediate learners; you do not need to have prior knowledge of Procreate, just prior knowledge of Illustration in general.

English-language competency is required: you should be able to follow verbal and written instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information. You may need to take short written notes for your own use and take part in group discussions.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

- Presentations
- Demonstrations
- Practical work
- Individual and group tutoring
- Group discussion

Additional/extension activities may be set for you to complete at home or outside of the course hours. Completion of additional tasks is encouraged to help you get the most out of the course. Where required your tutor will discuss these with you.

This course is supported by Google Classroom as a Virtual Learning Environment. When you log on you will be able to access course material, presentations, and handouts etc. and may be asked to complete learner progress records. You can find help via the student help centre on the City Lit website.

Please note it is important that you sign up and log in to your course Google classroom prior to the first session. Joining detail will be sent to you via email (check your junk/spam folder).

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Unlike our other courses, learners will need to bring an iPad with Procreate installed, and ideally a stylus such as an Apple Pencil. We regret we are currently unable to supply these tools.

Need art supplies? Our partner London Graphic Centre has everything you need from pencils to printing services, at 15% off.

To get 15% LGC discount, you will need to show proof/ confirmation of enrolment and being a student at City Lit. You can apply in-store or by simply emailing with a scan or photo of relevant confirmation. Student discount does not apply to products that are already discounted or on offer. More information can be found here-

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

We recommend looking at our range of workshops in graphic design, illustration, children’s book illustration and graphic novels to see what’s on offer. In addition, we have Introductory, Developing and Studio courses in all these subjects.

For more information about any of the courses on offer, please visit our website.

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