Drawing Course for Beginners - Short Courses Sydney

Drawing Course for Beginners

What you'll learn

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

Anyone can learn how to draw, and our drawing course for beginners will show you how!

If you're an absolute beginner - or a bit of a doodler who wants to sharpen your pencil skills - this drawing beginners’ course is a great opportunity to learn with a small group in a relaxed and casual atmosphere.

Drawing skills are a fundamental building block of all various forms of art such as illustration, fine art, or designs. Join this mindful course and learn from our professional and experienced artist how to draw.

In this Drawing beginners’ course, you will learn how to observe objects for drawing and be taught how to simplify different forms and structures with proportion and composition. We will look at how we can create an illusion of space by applying negative space and perspective and explore how to draw realistically.

With many exercises, demonstrations, and discussions throughout this course you will have a sound understanding about the core concepts of drawing including line, tone, perspective, and proportion.

Once you have completed this Drawing course for Beginners, you may like to keep practicing your drawing skills in one of our Drawing studios or expand on your drawing techniques by joining our Drawing course for Continuers.

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

Learning outcomes

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

  • learned how to observe objects for drawing
  • how to plan a drawing
  • practised hand-eye co-ordination
  • an understanding of form and structure to simplify your drawings
  • developed practical knowledge of different drawing techniques such as proportion, combination of lines, shapes and tones, shading and more…
  • produced a range of drawings that explore a variety of media
  • learned to create harmony and contrast in your drawings
  • gained confidence in your drawing skills

Course content

What will be covered in this beginners drawing course?

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

Who is this beginners drawing course for?

This Drawing course is for

  • Beginners who are interested in learning to draw realistically
  • Everyone who is interested in improving in their drawing skills
  • Students with some drawing experience and would like to refresh their skills

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

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

Course materials

What to bring to class

Option 1: Purchase a full materials kit at enrolment checkout. This will be supplied in your first class.

Option 2: Uncheck the materials kit at enrolment checkout and bring your own - consult our Drawing for Beginners Material List.

Additional information

Please note the following:

  • Closed-in shoes required
  • Please wear old clothes and/or bring an apron
  • Long hair should be tied back

Course testimonials

Course tutors

Elinor Pickard is a practising artist and a painter with drawing at the centre of her practice. She has a BA Visual Arts and Grad Dip from Sydney College of the Arts. Elinor also went on to...

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