Early Fee

Digital Drawing and Painting for Beginners


ONLINE: 2 May – 20 June 2023, Tuesdays 9.30am-12.30pm AEST. Early fee ends 27 March 2023
Rose Morrison

Unlock a whole new way to make your creative ideas a reality using Procreate – a powerful digital art application for the iPad. Learn how to use Procreate’s unlimited digital painting and drawing tools with step-by-step processes, to create virtual and printable artworks that reflect true-to-life, authentic, handmade paintings. Gain real life skills that allow you to rapidly learn real-life painting and drawing techniques that would normally take years to master.

Full details below: course overview, course delivery, lecturer profile, home-studio requirements and art materials

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Full Details

Term: Term Two 2023 Online
Start Date: 2 May 2023
End Date:  20 June 2023
Day: Tuesday
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm AEST
Number of classes: 8

Lecturer: Rose Morrison
Level: Beginner
Full Fee: $490.00 AUD
Early Fee: $440.00 AUD
Concession Fee: $465.00 AUD
Location: Online delivery via Zoom

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

Course Outline

Rose Morrison will induct you into Procreate with great detail, even if you have not painted/drawn or used Procreate before. She will teach you how to use Procreate’s digital layering and editing tools for endless creative possibilities. Learn to mimic traditional and contemporary fine art techniques in a digital realm using Procreates vast array of brush, painting and editing tools. In this step-by-step course you will learn the same techniques that you would need to create real life paintings, from the initial sketch composition, underpainting, choosing the right brush and brush economy. You will be able to apply these techniques to any style including figurative, landscape, abstract, Flora and Fauna. Finally, you will learn how to turn your digital artwork into fine art prints.

Specifically, you will learn:

  • How to navigate the Procreate interface,
  • Set up your virtual canvas to reflects a real-life canvas.
  • Select and use relevant brush tools to mimic the real thing
  • Utilise your digital colour palette with unlimited colour choices
  • Learn how to digitally edit your digital painting for ultimate artistic control. You make the decisions not the program!
  • Learn how to make your digital art print ready.
  • No technical or digital jargon, course is made to be easily understood!

There are many reasons why you will love digital drawing and painting:

  • Unlimited art supplies
  • No need to wait for paint to dry, erase mistakes instantly!
  • Minimal carbon footprint or waste of resources
  • Transfer digital drawing and painting skills to real-life artworks
  • Create a workflow to enhance and speed up your real-life drawing and painting methods
  • Completely portable, learn to create art on the go anywhere, anytime!
  • Test painting ideas virtually before making them in real-life

*Short courses are open to students of ages 16 years and over. For students under 16 years of age there are School Holiday Workshops, Art Club and other youth art programs.

Course Delivery

Roses online studio course is taught using Procreate on an Apple iPad and Zoom running on a second computer. She steps you through class directions in real-time for the entire online studio session. She responds directly to studentsquestions with live demonstrations and discussions. If you are unfamiliar with the Zoom program, some tutorial assistance is available prior to the commencement of the first session through NAS, to ensure you can join in with ease and get to know the online learning environment. Class sizes are limited to a maximum of ten students and the sessions are recorded allowing you to re-watch and practice what you have learnt.

Class sizes are limited to a maximum of twelve students.

Student home-studio requirements

You will need the following:

An Apple iPad or iPad Pro (running iPad OS 15 or later)
Apple Pencil 1 or 2 (full charged and paired to a compatible iPad)
The Procreate App installed (available from the App Store for $15).
For Zoom you will need a computer/laptop with a reliable, good quality, internet connection with working speakers and microphone.
1h of additional study time per week to complete class projects
Absolutely no previous Procreate or art experience needed!
The ability to use and navigate around basic iPad functions, including saving photos from websites and organise photos these using the built-in photos app is a must.

Lecturer Profile

Rose Morrison is a successful fine artist and illustrator in both the traditional and digital art realm and has exhibited and published her work around the world. For over 20 years she has refined the techniques of master painters and illustrators through her contemporary art practices. Through this she has developed simple, logical and easily replicated methods that her enable students of all levels to fast track their skills in a range of painting techniques, from classical oil painting though to the use of the latest digital art making technologies. Visit her website www.rosemorrisonartist.com


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