iPad Drawing Short Course


Creative Base




£199, 9.30am - 4.30pm

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Drawing consultant Mark Lewis demonstrates step-by-step how to sketch your latest jewellery, silversmithing or creative design ideas using a digital sketchpad, the iPad.

The use and possibilities of iPads as a digital canvas is becoming increasingly common in the creative practice – with David Hockney leading the way as the world’s foremost iPad painter.

This one day short course, led by experienced tutor Mark Lewis, is designed to help you to identify and familiarise yourself with selected design and drawing apps. You will be introduced to the tools, techniques and approaches to facilitate you to use your iPad to create your very own sketches and presentation designs.

This short course is ideal for beginners and key topics covered include:

  • Basic functions for the iPad
  • Choosing the right drawing app
  • Selecting colours and tools
  • Importing photos and using layers
  • Sketching objects and capturing design ideas
  • Basic rendering techniques

This course is led by Mark Lewis, a jeweller and silversmith living and working in London, with 37 years’ experience of teaching. Drawing has always been central to his practice and recent work has focussed significantly on digital painting, drawing and mark-making.

What do you need to bring?

You need to bring an iPad and you will be sent a link to download a drawing app onto your device ahead of the short course.

Do you issue refunds?

Unfortunately we cannot issue any refunds for cancellations made by ticket holders. We reserve the right to alter our advertised arrangements for events and courses, and to cancel an event, course or exhibition without notice. If this occurs and you have purchased a ticket for an event, a course or exhibition we will where possible offer you an exchange or refund of your ticket(s).

Can I purchase a ticket at the box office or on the day?

If there are spaces available you can book on the day, but if we are full, then you cannot. If you wish to check availability of ticket sales, then please check our website, call 020 7566 7650 or email boxoffice@goldsmiths-centre.org

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