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Procreate Basics for Portraiture

23rd October @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

£12.50 – £25.00

Explore the exciting possibilities of using Procreate software for iPad to create drawings and portraits.

This is an introductory session in which you will be guided through the basic use of tools and brushes on the software. With these skills you will then be able to create your own portrait.

What experience do I need?

This is suitable for absolute beginners or those wishing to build upon previous experience in Procreate, specifically for portraiture. You will need to be familiar with using your own iPad.

Throughout the session you will be offered guidance and instruction to produce a final piece.

What will I make?

You will produce a digital portrait drawing/painting which can be printed out onto paper. The session will focus on colour/tone relationships in portraiture and the course tutor may offer suggestions and show examples of how Procreate may also be used as an aid or reference to work in other media.

Who is my tutor?

Chris Eastham is an experienced teacher of Art & Design, having taught extensively throughout her career. She has a degree in Fine Art and is a practicing painter/printmaker. In 2023 Chris was awarded a Public Art Commission by Leeds City Council. From July/ August this year her portrait drawings (which were all produced on the iPad using Procreate) will be displayed on Neville Street, close to Leeds City Centre.

Chris has been a member of Leeds Print Workshop since 2017 and has led a range of workshops in portraiture.

Do I need to bring anything?

Important: it is a requirement that participants will need to bring your own iPad on which you have downloaded the Procreate software. You will need an iPencil and have access to a portrait reference image to use as inspiration.


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23rd October
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
£12.50 – £25.00
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If I can't attend can I get a refund?

We will refund you, less a 10% admin fee, if you cancel no less than 14 days before the start of the course, after this time no refunds will be issued. Transfers are also possible up until 14 days before the start of the course. By making a booking you are agreeing to our full course terms and conditions which can be found on our website here.

What if the course is cancelled?

We reserve the right to cancel the course for any reason (for example, insufficient bookings). We will endeavour to give at least 7 days notice if the course is cancelled and in the event of cancellation we will, of course, issue you a full refund.


Our aim is to bring printmaking to as many people as possible. By their nature, some printmaking processes involve an amount of physical effort. Leeds Print Workshop is based in a basement studio at Patrick Studios, a bespoke venue for artists operated by East Street Arts. It is wheelchair accessible, with a lift, larger than standard doors and accessible toilet facilities. We recognise that everybody’s accessibility needs may differ, therefore please email us at hello@leedsprintworkshop.org to discuss any concerns you may have before booking. There is one blue badge car parking space to the side of the building on Rider Street, subject to availability.

Please note: we regret that, for safety reasons, only those over the age of 16 will be permitted to undertake the course.

Course Price Concessions

Leeds Print Workshop currently offers half price concession tickets for those on certain income-based state benefits, which are subsidised by funding from Leeds City Council. To be eligible you must be in receipt of state benefits and be able to provide evidence. See our price concession webpage for further information.

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