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

Drawing and painting are creative and calming, colourful, and fun skills to learn. If you've ever wanted to take some art classes, but don't know where to start, join this 4-week daytime drawing and painting course held in our sunny light-filled painting studio in Rozelle. You might just find a new passion and creative outlet that will last you a lifetime.

You'll learn in a small group, with teacher demonstration as well as plenty of personal instruction and help, in a relaxed and friendly studio environment.

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.

Who is this drawing and painting course for?

Absolute beginners - plus anyone looking for a structured and dynamic covering of the drawing and painting basics.

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 

  • 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

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

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Great reasons to enrol in a short course with us

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

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

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  • said: I really enjoyed having a nice a relaxed environment and most of all Sally who is a great teacher.

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