I am running a workshop from my classroom tommorrow that will hopefully encourage artists to engage with the iPad as a creative tool. I am going to introduce the participants to the app"Procreate".
The following description of the app on the "app2art" website gives you an idea of the respect the app has earned since its creation: "Procreate is an extraordinarily powerful and Apple award winning art app. In terms of value for money it enables you do many things on your iPad that would require a Photoshop suite costing hundreds of pounds on your mainframe."
The workshop will start with an introduction to the procreate tools. I do have airserver loaded on my computer so I am hoping to demonstrate these tools directly from my ipad using my smartboard. I have also made a back up slideshow just in case we have a technology failure & I can't for some reason connect my iPad.
The group then move on to creating a collage using a background image & two other images pre-selected & downloaded from a resource file in my box account. Again I intend using airsever but have made a back-up slideshow called "Collage on an ipad in Procreate app". They will make a very simple collage & learn how to move images, resize, and edit areas of images & finally work in layers within the app.
I am hoping to get everyone inspired by showing them the two following youtube clips & a slideshow of a drawing I made of my Sphynx cat Sam as a sample digital drawing.
The rest of the workshop will be spent drawing/painting on the ipads. I look forward to witnessing lots of excitement and pleasure when the participants extend their skills on this very versatile app.