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Introduction to Procreate with Paul Macklin

August 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Introduction to Procreate on the iPad – with Paul Macklin
PROCREATE… an amazing drawing, painting and sketch-booking tool.
Discover the iPad and Procreate as powerful drawing, painting and sketch book tools and as a versatile platform to broaden your art-making practice.

Sunday 11th August
10.00am – 4.00pm
Why Procreate?
 Are you an artist looking to expand your creative toolkit?
 Have you heard about or seen people ‘drawing and painting’ on their iPad and want to learn how?
 Would you like to have your own portable digital painting and drawing studio with you, wherever you go?
Then Procreate on the iPad may be perfect for you.
Procreate for the iPad is an amazingly mobile and versatile, creative tool. Procreate on iPad, gives you a powerful, portable adaptable canvas perfect for sketching, painting, developing ideas, working from and adapting photographs, tracing images, presenting images and so much more. Whether you’re sketching ideas on the fly, creating detailed illustrations, or painting digital masterpieces, the iPad offers a seamless and flexible platform to bring your artistic creations to life.
As one of my students said recently, “It’s like having my studio plus Photoshop in my backpack wherever I go!”
What’s Paul’s Procreate workshop offer?
What’s Possible with Procreate?
We begin with a quick exploration of what’s possible with Procreate on the iPad. Paul shares a small selection of his landscapes, portraits and abstracted works created in Procreate and also how he uses Procreate to support his studio painting practice and teaching.
Procreate Tools
Next a review of what you already know about you iPad, Apple stylus and Procreate – and if you don’t know anything that’s fine… that’s why we’re running the workshop.
Next we dive into the minimum tools and methods you’ll need to use Procreate as a sketchbook.
 Navigating your iPad and opening a new Procreate file
 Working with a range of brushes and erasers
 Selecting colours and the versatility of the colour palette
 Importing and working with photographs
 Working with layers
 Resizing and manipulating your images
 Saving and sharing your artwork
In the afternoon we cover…
 Procreate as your sketchbook
 Drawing from a photograph and drawing from life
 From representation towards abstraction
 Where to find support and information to help you go further
 Sharing what you’ve learned and what you’re going to do next with your new skills.
What you will require for this workshop
 iPad and charger
 Apple Stylus
 Procreate software installed on your iPad
 Capable of a low intensity walk and draw.
 $170 Full day
Perfect for iPad and Procreate beginners or those wanting to go a little deeper and get more out of their iPad and Procreate.

About Paul Macklin
Paul is a passionate artist, art teacher and creative mentor. In his sixty-eight years he has expressed his creativity as poet, musician, potter, painter, actor, graphic designer and creative director. He draws inspiration from the unique qualities of the Australian landscape and annual excursions to
the mountain desert of Arkaroola, Hawkesbury River, forests and coastline of the Central Coast. Paul has been engaged in group and solo exhibitions in Sydney and the Central Coast and was finalist in 2019 and 2021 in the Gosford Art Prize. Paul’s art balances traditional elements of draftsmanship, structure and form with the creative
interplay of abstraction and expression inspired from landscape, figure and dreams. “I began using the iPad when I first returned to art making about a decade ago. At that time I was continually traveling, and the iPad was so convenient – in many ways it was like having my studio with me. I’m on my iPad every day now, either sketching, or working out some idea for a painting or using the iPad and Procreate as a teaching tool. The iPad and Procreate are fantastic ways to both deepen and expand your art making practice.”
Discover more of Paul’s work at Paul Macklin Artist on Instagram and Facebook.



August 11
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Paul Macklin


Bloomfield Fine Art Gallery
Shop 5/6 Campbell Crescent
Terrigal, NSW 2260 Australia
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