Creating Repeating Patterns in Procreate: Beginners - Short Courses Sydney

Creating Repeating Patterns in Procreate: Beginners

What you'll learn

Learn how to create repeating patterns in Procreate with our Design and Technology courses in Sydney!

Unleash your creativity and dive into the world of digital design as we guide you through the fascinating process of crafting seamless and eye-catching repeating patterns using the powerful Procreate app.

In this hands-on course, you'll embark on a journey of artistic exploration, where you'll learn the key design principles and techniques of pattern creation and design within the user-friendly Procreate environment. 

Our experienced tutor will walk you through the step-by-step process of conceptualising, sketching, and refining your ideas before seamlessly translating them into repeating patterns. You'll look at historical and contemporary examples to inform and develop your own signature style, and master the art of composition to ensure your patterns are visually appealing and versatile. 

You'll learn to create templates for each of the four pattern repeat styles covered in the course by harnessing the power of Procreate's custom actions. Guided by your own design inspiration and colour choices, you'll unleash your creativity to fashion digital repeating designs that reflect your individual flair and artistic vision.

Whether you're a budding artist, graphic designer, or someone looking to add a new skill to your creative toolbox, this course is designed to cater to all skill levels.

By the end of this course, you'll have started a collection of unique digital patterns, and have gained the confidence and skills to continue exploring the endless possibilities Procreate offers for your future creative endeavours. Join us and turn your imagination into captivating, repeatable designs that will leave a lasting impression!

Learning outcomes

By the end of this Creating Repeating Patterns in Procreate course, you should be able to:

  • Design and create a full-drop, half drop and both a straight and a diagonal stripe pattern repeats in Procreate.
  • Understand the key principles in creating effective pattern repeats.
  • Use your knowledge of colour and balance to design a collection.
  • Create your own Procreate templates using custom actions to make pattern creation simple and create a streamlined work-flow.
  • Test your pattern repeats.
  • Enhance your designs by adding texture effects.

Course content

What will be covered in this Procreate course?

Session 1: Repeating Pattern fundamentals

  • Introduction to different design pattern repeat styles both historical and contemporary.
  • How to generate design motifs, colours and ideas from a theme.
  • Create a colour palette for your designs.
  • Create a design motif in Procreate and put into a full-drop repeat.
  • Testing your repeat for barring
  • How to develop a colour palette for a design.

Session 2: Creating Full Drop Repeats in Procreate using templates.

  • How to create a full-drop template.
  • Put your own motif into a full-drop repeat using custom actions.
  • Test your pattern repeats.

Session 3: Creating half-drop designs in Procreate

  • Creating a pattern template for a half-drop repeat in Procreate.
  • Put your own motif into a half-drop repeat.
  • Testing your repeat for barring.
  • Understanding the benefits of designing in half-drop repeats.
  • Ways to make a half-drop repeat have very different styles.

Session 4:  Creating straight, diagonal and organic stripes in Procreate and introduction to ways to enhance designs to build cohesive collection.

  • Create pattern templates for a variety of stripes in Procreate
  • Create your own stripes
  • Add a texture or additional pattern to your stripe designs.
  • Testing out the repeat for barring.
  • Explore ways to create a balanced pattern collection
  • Saving the Procreate artwork in a format to print on fabric or paper.

Intended audience

Who is this Creating Repeating Patterns in Procreate course for?

This course is for anyone who has attended our Digital Art for Beginners Course: Procreate or anyone with relevant experience using Procreate who wants to put their designs into seamless repeats in Procreate.

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

2A Gordon Street, Rozelle NSW 2039 (corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd on the grounds of St. Joseph's Church)

Course materials

What to bring to class:

  • An iPad and an Apple pencil. See the list below for compatible iPads.
  • Students must download the Procreate app (the approximate price of app-only is $14.99 AUD available from the App Store).
  • Please make sure all devices are fully charged and you also bring a charger to class.
  • A sketchbook and pencil to draw initial ideas.
  • A pen and notepad for taking notes.
  • Photographs on the IPAD of inspiration for designs/colours .

Additional information

Please note the following:

You can use Apple Pencil (2nd generation) with these iPad models: 

  • iPad mini (6th generation)
  • iPad Air (4th generation and later)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation and later)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation and later)

You can use Apple Pencil (1st generation) with these iPad models:

  • iPad mini (5th generation)
  • iPad (6th generation and later)
  • iPad Air (3rd generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st and 2nd generation)
  • iPad Pro 10.5-inch
  • iPad Pro 9.7-inch

Course tutors

Jacqueline has been working as a designer in the textile industry for over 20 years in Australia and the UK. She uses a number of digital programmes in her workflow including Adobe Illustrator,...

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