Drawing for Beginners

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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.

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

Online course

Please note: The online course is a modified version of the full course, so the content and learning outcomes will be reduced to suit online delivery and the shorter course duration.

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.

Other Information

Students are eligible for a 10% discount at:

  • Tillys Art Supplies, Darling St, Rozelle
  • Newtown Art Supplies, King St, Newtown
  • Eckersley’s Art, 93 York Street, Sydney CBD ph. 02 9299 4151

Just show a copy of your course enrolment confirmation.

Classes

Drawing for Beginners

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$99 Limited inc GST / $79.20 / $89.10
Live online Zoom class, BYO materials
Drawing for Beginners

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$249 Limited inc GST / $199.20 / $224.10
Drawing for Beginners

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$299 Limited inc GST / $239.20 / $269.10
Drawing for Beginners

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$249 Limited inc GST / $199.20 / $224.10
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Course testimonials:

  • said: The lessons moved quite quickly and each week I achieved several tasks... about 5 pages of notes and drawings... Elinor explained and demonstrated well and encouraged all the students.

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

  • said: The entire learning process from start to finish was productive and informative. I gained more here than years attempting multiple books.

  • said: Pratice times, convenient venue, good tutor.

  • said: Loved it!

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