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How to Draw Using Your Tablet — Part-time

Course outline

This course is perfect if you are interested in creative drawing practice and have an iPad, digital tablet or iPhone and want to use it creatively.

Artists and designers now often begin their ‘workflows’ with digital devices. From creating an exhibition with a tiny iPod Touch for the Edinburgh Art Festival in 2010, Mik Godley has increasingly used iPads and mobile phones to sketch and draw.

This course will show you how to use the app Sketchbook and others on your tablets and phones, both Android and iOS, to create designs and artworks to use online or print.

Over this 6 week course you will develop new skills and techniques, responding to a range of creative tutor-led exercises.

You can see Mik’s work on Instagram:

You will receive an induction to our well-resourced Studio, excellent tutor teaching, new knowledge and skills in observational drawing, and opportunities to develop your digital creativity.

You will need to bring your own iPad/digital tablet.

You can view the fantastic creative works of our students on our Creative Showcase website below.

View showcase

How to apply for this course

Apply now and if you need to pay any course fees, or provide evidence if you wish to claim a fee reduction, we will contact you to let you know how to do this.

For help on completing the online application form, please see our useful apply online guide here.

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Location Date / time Fees / reductions
25 Stoney Street

Start: Thursday 20th April 2023

End: Thursday 25th May 2023

Time: 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Tuition fees may be waived if you are in receipt of certain benefits or have a low income. Please see our Adult and Community Learning Courses page to see if you can claim a fee reduction.

Tuition fee: £65

Course code: C044618 / Q044619


College Certificate

Level Level 1
Entry requirements

Some prior experience of art is preferable for this course.

Teaching & assessment

There is ongoing feedback to support your progress. There is no formal assessment.


You can continue to build on skills each term on further part time courses.

Additional information

Please bring your own iPad/digital tablet.