Mark Daniel Nelson - Mastering The Digital Sketchbook (Online); Tuesdays, March 1-29, 2022

This class is no longer available for registration. Please view our Online Course Catalog for current class listings.

Date: Tuesdays, March 1-29, 2022
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.

This class is no longer available for registration because it was held in the past.  Please view our Online Course Catalog to see current classes.