Basic Drawing Techniques

Basic Drawing Techniques

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Basic Drawing Techniques - Sydney Course

We offer training in face to face and/or online learning formats.

  • Please see scheduled class for delivery format.
  • Online classes delivered via livestream video over Zoom.

Drawing is a valuable preparation skill for all arts and crafts people as well as an artform in its own right. Learn the basics of drawing including perspective, shading and surface textures to draw flowers, landscapes, buildings, pets and people using pencil, charcoal and ink.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across northern and western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Mt Druitt, Richmond and Ryde. Enrol today or enquire now!

Course Outline

This course will involve a combination of tutor demonstrations and student practical work. Step by step guidance from tutor as students work on projects. Homework given each lesson.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to materials and equipment
  • Elements and Principles of Art
  • Draftsmanship - pencil, charcoal, ink
  • Tone and Shading
  • Surface Textures
  • Perspective
  • Subjects - Still Life, Buildings, Landscapes, Plants, Trees and Flowers, Pets and People.

Course Outcome

By the end of the course it is intended that students understand the principles of observational drawing and the use of drawing media to produce satisfying drawings.

What to Bring

First lesson - Sketch book of A3 Cartridge paper, 3B & 6B graphite pencils. List of other materials provided at first lesson. Drawing boards & information sheets provided.

Prerequisite: Desirable

No prior knowledge required. This course is for beginners and those wishing to take their drawing skills to a new level.

Important Information

Please note: You will need access to the internet and a smartphone, tablet, computer or laptop in order to participate in the livestream video classes.

Delivery Mode

  • We offer training in face to face and/or online learning formats.
  • To check the delivery mode of the course you are interested in please view the class timetable.

Classroom based: experienced and engaging trainers will take you through the course material face to face.

Classroom based learning for this course includes:

  • Scheduled class times and sessions
  • Interaction with your trainer and other students

Please note: Government COVID-19 regulations and recommendations, including appropriate social distancing measures, hand washing and other hygiene protocols will be in place at all times and may result in course delivery changes.

Remote learning: experienced and engaging trainers will take you through the course material via interactive livestream video classes online.

Remote learning for this course includes:

  • Scheduled class times and sessions
  • Livestream video classes online
  • Interaction with your trainer and other students during livestream video sessions

Please note: You will need access to the internet and a smartphone, tablet, computer or laptop in order to participate in the livestream video classes.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across northern and western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Mt Druitt, Richmond and Ryde. Enrol today or enquire now!

Course testimonials:

  • Lisa said: I enjoyed going to the class and learning drawing techniques and tips from Deidre.