Drawing & Painting Introduction Course - Sydney Short Courses

Drawing & Painting Introduction Course

What you'll learn

Learn drawing and painting skills with our drawing courses and painting courses in Sydney!

This course is offered as a 4-week or an 8-week course to give you a sound introduction to working from observation in both drawing and acrylic painting  

Included in the course cost is the use of our artist-quality acrylic paint, use of our brushes, palettes and canvas paper. You will just be required to bring either an A3 pad of cartridge paper or 4 sheets of A3 size cartridge paper per session and a lead pencil  - in the B3 to B6 range and an eraser (regular white rectangular is fine).

Not sure if you are ready to commit to an 8-week course yet? No problem you can join our 4-week course first and see how you go. If you wish to continue then simply contact us and we will transfer you to the Drawing and Painting 8-week Introduction course where you will have to opportunity to learn an extended and more in-depth version of subjects covered in the first 4 weeks.

The aim of this course is to offer a concise and well-structured introduction to working from observation with special attention paid to developing skills in translating the 3D onto the page.

Initially, students can expect to be taught the all-important skills of analysing and drawing all sorts of shapes and angles from our studio sets (the still life) which then leads into our work with colour mixing and Acrylic paint handling.

At the end of this course, you will have practical foundational skills and approaches to drawing and painting. This gives students more confidence to work on projects at home and also to enrol in classes requiring previous experience.  

Course content

What will be covered in this drawing and painting course for beginners?

You can expect this drawing and painting course to give you a good introduction to the following:

  • Drawing from observation using a variety of drawing techniques
  • Use of pencil and charcoal to create line and tone
  • Painting using acrylic paint on paper, learning to mix and match a broad range of colours from a simple base set
  • Paint handling, brushwork, palette knife use, etc.

The learning will be experienced step by step, with an emphasis from the tutor on meeting the learning needs of every individual. You will be informed and encouraged every step of the way.

Intended audience

Who is this drawing and painting course for?

This course is for absolute beginners. Anyone looking to learn drawing and painting basics in a structured and dynamic way would benefit from this course.

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

  • A3 spiral bound sketchbook
  • 2B pencil
  • eraser and pencil sharpener
  • 2-3 cloth rags (eg, old tea towel, sheet, etc, cut to 30cm squares)

We provide acrylic paints, brushes, plus one sheet of canvas paper per session.

Additional information

Please note the following

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

Course testimonials

Course tutors

Sally has amassed more than 20 years of experience in adult art education. She has a Master of Arts (Painting) from the Royal College of Art in London, receiving a distinction for her thesis....

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