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Learn to put pencil to paper with our online drawing courses from Sydney!

Anyone can learn how to draw and our online 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. Learn over 4 evening (or 3 Saturday sessions), with exercises, demonstrations and discussion throughout, as you gain an understanding of the basics including line, tone, perspective and proportion.

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 with pencil and/or charcoal
  • learned to create harmony and contrast in your drawings

What will be covered in this online drawing course?

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

Who is this online drawing course for?

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


Option 1: Purchase the basic materials kit at enrolment checkout - make sure we have your address and allow 3 to 5 working days for delivery.

Option 2: Uncheck the materials kit at enrolment checkout and bring your own. Here's what you'll need:

  • Willow charcoal, thick (approx 3 pieces)
  • solid graphite pencil, 6B
  • drawing pencils, 2B and 4B
  • soft white eraser and kneadable eraser
  • pencil sharpener
  • a sketchpad, A4 or A3

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Online Drawing Course for Beginners

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Online 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.

Facilities & equipment

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: Very enjoyable and informative course. The tutor was fabulous.

  • said: Very good presentation. Although I missed one lecture, I was able to get a link on the recording, which was very good.

  • said: A great opportunity to develop skills in an interactive online session.

  • said: Elinor is a kind, knowledgeable tutor who is great at demonstrating technique, giving constructive criticism and troubleshooting, even over zoom. I hope I can attend an in-person class with her one day!

  • said: This was a fantastic experience - I learned a lot, improved skills and had fun! Elinor was an excellent teacher... demonstrations were excellent, fun exercises and terrific feedback. If I I could give the course more than 10 stars I would.

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