Drawing Fundamentals for Beginners

Short Course Course Dates:

Courses are subject to sufficient student numbers. Insufficient numbers will result in cancellation (10 days prior) and students will be notified by phone and email.

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

This course aims to increase participants skills in fundamental drawing techniques, allowing you to achieve a foundation level for any additional study and art making practices or a basis for starting your artistic practice.

You will be encouraged to think about your work in the context of contemporary art and the multitude of possibilities that drawing can entail. In a supportive environment, you will be encouraged to build your own understanding of your personal visual language through exploring and experimenting.

By building and strengthening technical skills, the course aims to provide a basis in observational techniques, construction of a drawing and conceptual understanding

Topic Areas Covered:

  • Explore mark making using the contemplative nature of contemporary still life to practice observational and measuring techniques
  • Building your observational skills, exploring composition, scale and format and perspective
  • Through exploring the genre of self-portraits, we look at the role of the portrait in contemporary art, while further building on observational skills and learning the anatomy of the face.
  • A look at the role of life drawing in contemporary art, life drawing techniques and how a basic understanding of anatomy can inform your drawing.
  • Investigation into different mediums by looking at the use of watercolour and ink in drawing. Beginning with the technical aspects, we will look at ways wet mediums can be used as part of drawing while continuing strengthening observational and representation skills.
  • A look at the varied ways collage can be used, from being an inspiration for an artwork to a way of drawing in itself, we then explore how collage can be incorporated into your drawing practice.

Required Equipment:

Bring any art materials you already have at home. In particular you will need the following items:

  • Various types of paper: sketchbooks, cartridge, bulky news, fine art papers
  • Drawing implements: pencils of various hardness, charcoal
  • Equipment: sharpener and blade, erasers (kneadable and standard white), masking tape, bulldog clips

Course Duration:

6 weeks (9am-4:30pm) on Saturday's.

Next Course:

Short Course Course Dates:

Courses are subject to sufficient student numbers. Insufficient numbers will result in cancellation (10 days prior) and students will be notified by phone and email.

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Course Fees

$650.00. A $200.00 minimum non-refundable deposit is required to enrol and secure a position in the course. The balance of the course fees is due on the course commencement date. (A 5 week direct-debit payment plan with integraPAY is available, information will be sent to students with their confirmation of enrolment).

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