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Learn to put pencil to paper with our drawing courses in Sydney.

Anyone can learn how to draw and our Drawing for Beginners course will show you how!

If you're an absolute beginner - or a bit of a doodler who wants to sharpen your pencil skills - this course is an opportunity to learn with a small group in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. With your choice of 6-week or 4-week evening course (or 2 x Saturday sessions), there will be exercises, demonstrations and discussions throughout, as you gain an understanding of the basics including line, tone, perspective and proportion.

Enjoy learning as you work with a range of drawing materials and different subjects - including a life model at the final class (6-week course only) if your group chooses to do so.

Come along to discover new creative skills and start seeing your world as an artist.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the drawing for beginners course, you will have:

  • learned how to observe objects for drawing
  • practised hand-eye co-ordination
  • an understanding of form and structure to simplify your drawings
  • developed practical knowledge of different drawing techniques
  • produced a range of drawings which explore a variety of media
  • learned to create harmony and contrast in your drawings

Ideal for…

This course is designed for beginners and students with some drawing experience.

Course content

  • Line and texture
  • Proportion and composition
  • Tone, shape and shading
  • Negative space and perspective
  • Contour and volume

Course materials

Please bring to each class:

  • several pieces of thick willow charcoal
  • 1 x compressed charcoal - square profile
  • 2 x solid (woodless) graphite pencils - 4B and 6B
  • 2 x drawing pencils - 2B and 4B
  • Erasers: 1 x soft white rubber and 1 x kneadable
  • Paper: A2 size cartridge or sketch pad

Please note: Your tutor may request the purchase of additional low-cost items during the course, specific to the exercises.

Additional information

  • Closed-in shoes required
  • Please wear old clothes
  • Long hair should be tied back

Classes

Drawing Course for Beginners

<p><strong>Learn to put pencil to paper with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/art-classes-sydney/drawing-classes-courses-sydney">drawing courses</a> in Sydney.</strong></

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$249 Limited inc GST / $199.20 / $224.10
Please check materials list for what to bring
Drawing Course for Beginners

<p><strong>Learn to put pencil to paper with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/art-classes-sydney/drawing-classes-courses-sydney">drawing courses</a> in Sydney.</strong></

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$299 Limited inc GST / $239.20 / $269.10
Please check materials list for what to bring
Drawing Course for Beginners

<p><strong>Learn to put pencil to paper with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/art-classes-sydney/drawing-classes-courses-sydney">drawing courses</a> in Sydney.</strong></

...
$249 Limited inc GST / $199.20 / $224.10
Please check materials list for what to bring
Drawing Course for Beginners

<p><strong>Learn to put pencil to paper with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/art-classes-sydney/drawing-classes-courses-sydney">drawing courses</a> in Sydney.</strong></

...
$299 Limited inc GST / $239.20 / $269.10
Please check materials list for what to bring
Drawing Course for Beginners

<p><strong>Learn to put pencil to paper with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/art-classes-sydney/drawing-classes-courses-sydney">drawing courses</a> in Sydney.</strong></

...
$249 Limited inc GST / $199.20 / $224.10
Please check materials list for what to bring

If there isn't a class to suit you, please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Drawing Course for Beginners

If there isn't a class to suit you, please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Drawing Course for Beginners

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Course testimonials:

  • said: When I started I couldn't draw anything and now I feel much more confident in drawing! I would have liked homework to practice, but I'm really glad I took this course!!

  • said: Nicola delivered exactly what she said she would and it was a terrific intro to drawing... we felt encouraged and supported while also being faced with challenges.

  • said: The tutor was talented and knowledgeable though the newness of the online venue posed challenges at times. I learnt a lot and enjoyed the course greatly.

  • said: Relaxed, enjoyable, therapeutic all possible with the group of people in the class and our fantastic teacher Edie!

  • said: Really enjoyable. Nicky was terrific - very encouraging and helpful. I learnt a lot and enjoyed the interactions with the other students and Nicky. Easy to get to by bus and a good lunch spot nearby. Will definitely do other courses.

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