Graphic Design, Procreate Character Design: Middle, High School Art Project


Teach middle and high school art students about design careers with this Procreate character design project. No Procreate experience needed!


This middle or high school art, graphic design, character design assignment tasks students with designing their own character using Procreate. No experience is needed, learn alongside your students! All you need is an iPad and preferably an Apple Pencil.

In an Introduction to Design or Media Art course, learning program basics is an essential part. This Procreate activity introduces students to basic tools and functions in Procreate as well as tasking them with a larger project, designing a character.

The Procreate character design project is open-ended, allowing students to develop the character of their choice. They are pushed to consider the media if it’s for a movie, TV show, video game, picture book, or similar. While the art project is open-ended, it also includes step-by-step guides to help them through every part of the assignment.

This lesson plan pack is extremely comprehensive. Even if you have zero experience with Procreate, you can learn along with the students with the resources included. Step-by-step instructions to learn program basics and an overview of the tools and menus are included.

All in all this pack has:

  • Lesson Plan (with big idea, national standards, vocabulary, step-by-step instructions, and more)
  • Procreate tools and menu reference/printable
  • Procreate basics activity walkthrough
  • 3 PowerPoints to introduce concepts
  • Research activity
  • Character development activity
  • Project guide to walk students through the steps to develop their character using Procreate
  • In-progres and final critique reflections
  • Critique activity
  • Project checklist
  • Rubric

The design field is ever-growing. Introduce students to the variety of creative careers they can pursue through design classes.

What teachers are saying…

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “I am in a hybrid situation and teaching this course for the first time. This was amazing with all of the different activities and the clear formatting. Students and I are now looking forward to what we are doing next! Worth every penny!” – Genevieve B.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “I bought this bundle in a panic when I was quickly given a digital class and I am so glad I did! My class has had so much fun with the different projects and I love all of the extra how-to and resources added in to give more explanation on the different units! this bundle can be utilized in any setting and computer comprehension!” – Bethanie C.

Check out my elements of design worksheet pack here. Use these handouts with this project to further deepen your student’s understanding of the elements of design. Also, my principles of design worksheet packet here to reinforce ideas in your Introduction to Design course. These are also perfect for distance learning art and have digital fill-in options.

Teach a shoe design project and teach your students the basics of Adobe Illustrator (this is a great precursor to this project). Check out my book cover and album design cover projects here (another great precursor and intro to Adobe Photoshop).

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