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Learn to put pencil to paper with our drawing short 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 drawing beginners course is an opportunity to learn with a small group in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. With your choice of a 6-week or 4-week evening course (or 2 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 should 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 that explore a variety of media
  • learned to create harmony and contrast in your drawings

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 designed for beginners and students with some drawing experience.

Course venue 

Rozelle Campus

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

If driving, there is no entry into Gordon Street from Victoria Road. Last block on your right before Victoria Road. Pedestrian access is opposite Prince Street.

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

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

Classes Online Courses

Drawing Course for Beginners

<p>Learn to put pencil to paper with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/arts/drawing">drawing short courses</a> in Sydney!</p>

<p>Anyone can learn how to draw and our

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$269 Limited inc GST / $202 / $215.20 / $242.10
Materials kit can be purchased at checkout - or uncheck it to bring your own.
Drawing Course for Beginners

<p>Learn to put pencil to paper with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/arts/drawing">drawing short courses</a> in Sydney!</p>

<p>Anyone can learn how to draw and our

...
$269 Limited inc GST / $202 / $215.20 / $242.10
Materials kit can be purchased at checkout - or uncheck it to bring your own.
Drawing Course for Beginners

<p>Learn to put pencil to paper with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/arts/drawing">drawing short courses</a> in Sydney!</p>

<p>Anyone can learn how to draw and our

...
$269 Limited inc GST / $202 / $215.20 / $242.10
Materials kit can be purchased at checkout - or uncheck it to bring your own.

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

Great reasons to enrol in a short course with us

Small classes

A personal approach means quality learning, so you can enjoy plenty of interaction with your instructor and the chance to ask questions.

Short & sweet

Our short courses & workshops get straight to the point, providing the skills you need with minimal commitment of your precious time.

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Our range of venues suit every type of course, are easy to get to, and have the equipment and tech needed to support your learning.

Easy, secure enrolment

Enrol online 24/7 with a safe, convenient 3-step process, and you can change your mind up to 7 days before class starts.

Quality instructors

Our educators bring first-hand experience and knowledge, with up-to-the-minute practices from diverse industries.

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Course testimonials:

  • 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.

  • 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: Great course. Gave me skills to able to draw with different media and create drawings that I was very happy with.

  • said: Very supportive tutor able to support each student in developing new techniques whilst helping express our own style.

  • said: The wealth of knowledge and valuable information passed on to the students was well worth attended every class. Keep up the fabulous work.

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