Mark Daniel Nelson - Mastering The Digital Sketchbook (Online); Fridays, October 1-29, 2021

Date: Fridays, October 1-29, 2021
Time: 10:00-11:30AM Pacific Time (1:00-2:30 PM Eastern Time/6:00-7:30PM London Time)
Level: All
Medium: Digital

Put your iPad to artistic use! This course will begin with the basics of image creation using an iPad and the Procreate app and progress through a series of increasingly varied artistic approaches.  Modifying reference images, making experimental adjustments to paintings in progress, and simply drawing on your iPad will not only streamline your studio practice but open up new modes of experimentation and self expression.

Week 1: Introduction and buyer’s guide: Select the equipment and apps you’ll need according to your budget and artistic needs

Week 2: Introduction to the basic features of the app Procreate

Week 3: Digital sketching, drawing, color studies, planning “real world” paintings

Week 4: Manipulating reference photos, using your iPad to explore multiple possibilities on existing paintings

 Week 5: Advanced features, incorporating other art apps, final assignment

 Mark Daniel Nelson approaches both painting and teaching in much the same way: He strives to simplify and organize information until it reaches its most potent, elemental form. A student of both representational and non-objective painting, Nelson regularly fuses seemingly incongruous approaches to create new and unexpected results. “I strive for two things,” the artist states in his characteristically blunt manner, “impact and beauty. Eliminate the unnecessary parts and you’re left with much more powerful, beautiful modes of expression.” Mark Daniel Nelson is represented by Maxwell Alexander Gallery in Culver City, California, Gallery 1261 in Denver, CO and Jack Meier Gallery in Houston, TX. He has taught extensively in Art History, Human Anatomy, Drawing and Painting across the US.


About Our Online Classes:

  • This class is taught live via Zoom. To take this class, you need a microphone and camera enabled computer OR an iPad /smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.
  • Interact with the instructor and other participants, watch live demos and receive feedback and instruction. You will have access to a class chat forum on our website where you can share work, comment and ask questions.
  • Class will be recorded and recordings expire 30 days after the final day of the course.
  • Participants will receive an email with the Zoom link and class details 5-7 days before the class starts (don’t forget to check your junk folder). Zoom link will also be posted in the class message board. Check your confirmation email for a message board link. Find out how to access the class group message board here.