Digital Sketchbook for Traditional Artists

Instructor: Craig Berry
March 30-31
9am-5pm Saturday and Sunday
Room 350 Williams Building
$235 supplies extra
Prerequisite: none

Using Procreate on the iPad, students will learn how a digital sketchbook can benefit the traditional artist. This workshop goes over, in detail, the Procreate interface and tools that make Procreate on the iPad feel like a traditional sketchbook but with added flexibility. Students will learn how easy and effective it is to develop traditional painting ideas using a digital medium.


  • Get comfortable with the Procreate interface
  • Custom gestures to speed up painting and drawing
  • Import and Export in Procreate
  • Creating colour palettes
  • Explore Procreate brushes and how to customize the default brushes.
  • Paint, smudge and erase tools
  • The power of layers and masks
  • Digital paint over techniques. Take your traditional painting into Procreate for a makeover!
  • Generating colour thumbnails for traditional painting
  • And much more…


The instructor will be using the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil but you can follow along with any iPad device and preferred stylus.