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Drawing for Beginners

Drawing for Beginners

Drawing for Beginners- Sydney Course

Discover the guiding principles of drawing, how to see accurately and express what interests you about your subject. Using pencil and charcoal learn how to draw from life rather than photos to produce studies of hands, buildings, flowers, landscapes. This course is an introduction into the world and techniques of drawing. In an easy step-by-step program, learn how to really see your subject correctly and how to portray them on paper.

Course Outline

In this course you will learn:

  • Understanding form
  • Perspective
  • Light and shade
  • Still life
  • Landscapes
  • Mark-making, scale, perspective, sight-sizing
  • Contour drawing, ellipses, grids
  • Tonal analysis and composition

Course Outcome

  • You will learn the basic elements of capturing our 3-dimensional world on paper.

What to Bring

  • Sketchbook or drawing paper cartridge – A3 is a good size
  • A range of pencils e.g. HB, 2B, 3B, 6B
  • Ruler, sharpener, eraser

Prerequisite: Desirable

  • This class accommodates those whose skills are at a beginner level and also welcomes those who wish to refresh and enhance their existing drawing skills.

Delivery Mode

  • This class is quite directed, with your tutor teaching through short demonstrations followed by exercises and still life drawings done together as a class.
  • Flat tables to work on.
  • Tutor supplies examples to work from – including course notes summarising techniques taught.