This quick sketch on my iPad became part of the large art quilt shown in the next photograph, a commission I completed in 2014.

This quick sketch on my iPad became part of the large art quilt shown in the next photograph, a commission I completed in 2014.

This quilt in progress, shows two pieces of iPad designed fabric used as the background for this landscape -- it's about 48" by 50"

This quilt in progress, shows two pieces of iPad designed fabric used as the background for this landscape -- it's about 48" by 50"

Art on the iPad

What you'll learn:

  • Week 1: Learn the basics, if you are new to the iPad. Use the short cuts and organization tools built into your iPad, to make files, take screen shots, get photos and art images in and out of your iPad. (And how this class works, how to interact, post your work, etc.)

  • Week 2: Improve your photographs with built in and purchased apps using tips and tricks of photo editing, plus how to use two must-have photo special effects apps.

  • Week 3: Draw, paint and make art journals using your iPad, great skills for travel journals and daily drawings when paper is not an option! Use photos as source material, draw "on top," then lose the photo leaving only your sketch.

WEEK 4 -- Pause -- catch up, share work, ask questions!

  • Week 5: Make interesting pattern designs with your iPad: kaleidoscope designs, tiled and tesselations, and abstracted photo designs. This week you'll learn also to print on fabric using an inkjet printer.

  • Week 6: Take your iPad images, photos, sketches, doodles and designs from the tablet to yardage and/or wrapping paper with an online print-on-demand service. We'll use Spoonflower but the basic process is similar with others. Other paper print and canvas print options, too, for mixed media artists, photographers, painters and book smiths.

  • Week7: See a step by step example of how I make a textile collage painting, (AKA art quilt) using the iPad as a design tool, for textile print production and more. 

  • And much more: best apps, lots of examples, fun interactions and surveys, discussion posts with each lesson, hands-on practice and assignments to share.

  • A private Face Book group is also available for alumni -- and I often offer a special deal for returning students who want to update their skills with added materials and app updates in new sessions.

EACH LESSON includes video/s, downloadable tutorials, screen capture videos and slideshows, examples of many art works created on the iPad, links to other resources and tutorials. You can spend as much as 10 hours a week or as little as 3-4 hours a week on these lessons -- it's up to you as you how deeply you want to dive and how much you want to practice the new tools to gain skills that will serve you for years!

 To pay by check, contact me at Susiemonday@me.com


 

The next online course ART ON THE iPAD is starts May 9, with 6 sets of weekly lessons posted each Tuesday, plus a catch-up pause at week 4). For early bird pricing until May 2, enter the coupon code EARLYBIRD.

For all my courses, you work at your own pace, and within your own schedule through weekly sets of lessons that include step-by-step tutorials, video, slide shows, screen captures of apps in action, discussion posts, a weekly assignment sharing your work (optional) and PDF versions of the lessons.

All downloadable! Limited enrollment assures personal attention and feedback, lively group discussions.

Tuition for Art on the iPad, including critique, feedback, phone and email support and handholding -- only $250.

Tuition for Collage on the iPad, including critique, feedback, phone and email support and handholding $175.

 

 

To pay by check email susiemonday@me.com

What participants say about Susie's iPad courses:

I have never taken an on-line course before, I don't even know how to do Facebook. But your videos, and lessons were so easy to follow...Your teaching approach is very relaxed and thorough. If we had problems you walked us thru them. The amount of information I gleaned was absolutely wonderful. This little powerful iPad has more than enough FUN stuff available for the CREATIVES AND ARTISTS. And you have corralled us through how to lasso the wonderful stuff that is just waiting for us to explore.  
Bonnie Davis, San Antonio
I very much like the way this class is planned and I think you make a great job handling all those eager to learn members. I enjoy every minute I spend learning what you convey! What I have learnt so far is worth  every penny.
Jobina de Boer, Netherlands

The course is, indeed, intense and fast-paced.  But it's also fun!  I love the play part. I'm beginning to feel more comfortable with my iPad and not as afraid as I was to try new things on it.

Lynn Kunz, Illinois

I cannot believe that I never used the editing software that is already right there on the IPad! And I love Pixlr! Yesterday I spent more than half the day just playing. I’m going to have to have a bit of self discipline or I won’t get as much done in the studio, but I am learning a lot.
Jeanne Sisson, Massachusetts 

"This class is for you if you are novice or experienced using your iPad for your art. I am beyond novice and still learned a lot which I will continue to apply after the class ends. Susie's expertise guides you and your classmates through the class along with her suggestions which are insightful and helpful. Enjoy the ride!"

Pat Schulz, San Antonio, Texas

 

Fabric design using an iPad app.

Fabric design using an iPad app.

 

 


Collage on the iPad

Photographic juxtapositions, overlays, blended images -- all new apps show up in this new five week (6 with a pause at week 2 for Spring Break) cut and paste apps that replicate the process of making cut-and-paste fabric and paper collages and much more -- a five week course for $175. This is an intermediate course for those who have taken the Art on the iPad course from me or have equivalent iPad skills.

What you'll learn:

  • Week 1: Two lessons this week.  First and overview of how I use iPad collages to make quilts and design fabric -- using Spoonflower and sites like RedBubble.  Second, start simple: Refresh your memory for using Pixlr and learn about  other grid collage apps with innovative applications for quilt and textile design. 

  •  Week 2: BREAK. Keep on working on Week 1 skills with a new assignment that takes you into the realm of pattern design (great for Spoonflower  or quilt block designs). I am off on spring break with limited email and internet access so won't be reacting until after I get back to the computer! (week of March 13)

  • Week 3: Layered Image Collages. Advanced juxtaposition work, blend several photos with overlays, transparent layers, masking  and more. Some of these apps have social media possibilities, too -- use them or not!

  • Week 4: Cut and Paste -- Virtual Scrapbook Collages - These apps and skills make your iPad the equivalent of cut and paste with paper and glue -- with lots more control of image color, opacity and size. 

  • Week 5: Arty and Artful Collages - Art images, children's shape collage apps and similar art toy tools can give you sophisticated and intriguing collage designs for fabric, art quilts and mixed media. Learn Susie's favorite apps for making playful, bright, Matisse and Picasso (among others ) inspired designs.

  • A private FaceBook group is also available for alumni

EACH LESSON includes video/s, downloadable tutorials, screen capture videos and slideshows, examples of many art works created on the iPad, links to other resources and tutorials. You can spend as much as 10 hours a week or as little as 3-4 hours a week on these lessons -- it's up to you as you how deeply you want to dive and how much you want to practice the new tools to gain skills that will serve you for years!

 

COMING SOON

Patterns, Tiles, Pixels and more

Four weeks of indepth exploration of more apps, sharing our work and taking it further! In this class you'lllearn to draw or paint non-mirrored tessellations and tiles based on art work and photos.  Sign up for my newsletter  to receive notifications. Intermediate course for those who have taken the Art on the iPad course or have equivalent skills.

Art Media on the iPad: Paint, Sculpt, Print and more

Apps and exercises that help you explore different kinds of image making with virtual media; screen printing, watercolor, abstract expressionism, art period history paintings and much more. Access your inner Fritz Kline and Jackon Polluck, explor folk art imagery. Six week course, $250, Coming in 2017. All levels.

Word Collages, Words on Top and Typography on the iPad

Apps and exercises that help you explore word play in lots of ways -- visual poetry, graphic design basics, word collages and word clouds. A fun short course to come! All levels.