An introduction to painting on the iPad with Roz Hall

Painting - Subject Led

Ref: S1D11127


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About this course

Learn some of the tools and techniques unique to this new digital medium, which offers endless opportuntiy for painting on the go and at home.

Course Description

On this one day introductory course, you will be guided through a number of demonstrations aimed to showcase how a painting can be constructed digitally. Working on your iPad, you will learn how to begin your first digital painting, using the free Autodesk Sketchbook app.

Through a series of practical sessions, you will:

Familiarise yourself with the application and what it can do

Experiment with a variety of brushes and mark-making styles

Discover Layers and Blending Options and how they can be utilised to manipulate your images and improve your workflow

Learn how to manage your digital files; copying, backing up, sharing, etc

By the end of the day, you should feel confident to experiment and have a clear understanding of the benefits that digital art has over traditional mediums.


Timetable for one day courses

Students should arrive by 9am for registration.

Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm

Lunch is included.

Course Materials

What students need to bring

  • iPad (fully charged, Autodesk Sketchbook (free application) installed)
  • iPad charger

Available to buy

  • Available from shop:
  • Notebook and pencil
Please make sure that you have downloaded the latest version of Autodesk Sketchbook on the iPad.


Roz Hall

Roz Hall (MA, FHEA) has been painting digitally for over a decade, and in that time has worked closely with Apple and Microsoft to promote the role of technology in Art. He has led workshops at Tate Britain, V&A Museum and in Apple Stores, where his artwork has been exhibited worldwide.  

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