Introduction to Procreate for iPad: Drawing Techniques (online) | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Introduction to Procreate for iPad: Drawing Techniques (online)

Over the years the Procreate app has become more and more sophisticated and an industry standard for digital illustration and graphic design.

Learn the basics of drawing with Procreate on an iPad. First, become familiar with the user interface of the app. Next, learn more advanced skills that can bring digital drawing skills to a new level: such as how to import and use third-party brushes, add in reference layers, or create palettes from photos! Through demonstrations and hands-on practice, learn how to utilize the most portable and convenient tool of an iPad to create a variety of artwork. Each session focuses on a real-world project scenario: such as a self-portrait, landscape drawing, or a short animation gif. Class sessions include demonstrations relevant to the project scenario and studio time for students to experiment and play. During studio time the instructor is available to provide assistance and feedback. Students have the opportunity to share their work and get inspired by one another. / Open to students ages 16 and above. View complete policies.

Class meeting details

This online course will be synchronous, meaning students will meet together online. Class meetings will be conducted via Google Meet and will consist of lectures, demonstrations, exercises, and time to ask questions. This course will also utilize Canvas and Google Drive to submit work and share resources. The instructor will have office hours throughout the course


Previous drawing experience is helpful, but not required.

Required materials

Supplies for the first class
Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook; headphones/earbuds.

For meeting online: A computer, tablet, or smartphone with internet access, webcam or camera, and microphone. For drawing/coursework: Apple iPad; Apple Pencil (or compatible pencil). 

Procreate for iPad ($9.99)

Class resources
This class uses Canvas, MCAD's learning management system. Please see link for more information.

Registration deadline

March 31
If the minimum enrollment is not met by the deadline above, the class will be canceled on this date. Registration will remain open after this date if the minimum enrollment has been met.

Class savings

Register on or before January 17 and save $25. Register for more than one class at a time and receive $25 off each additional class (same-day registrations only).
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Contact MCAD Continuing Education at or call 612.874.3765.


Non-credit Tuition
Student Birthdate
  • Date:
  • Time:
    6:00–8:00 p.m. CST
  • Day(s) of the week:
  • Ages:
    Open to students ages 16 and above.
  • Term:
    Spring 23
  • Instructor: Caitlin Skaalrud
  • Location:
  • SKU:
    CSFA 3330 20 SP23


Previous drawing experience is helpful, but not required.