Drawing and Painting – All Levels

Course Overview

Learn Drawing and Painting techniques with our all levels course!

Using a variety of media such as pencil, acrylics or watercolour paints, your observation and artistic self-expression will be strengthened through studying a range of subjects during the course, from still-life, figures, landscapes and photos.

This course accommodates all levels of students. Beginners to more experienced artists will learn how to draw and paint using different techniques. Everyone works at their own pace with personal guidance from the tutor.

Enjoy the pleasure of the creative process, learning with and from fellow students, whilst working in a relaxed group environment.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across Northern and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Epping, Mt Druitt, Richmond, and Ryde. Enrol now!

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What you will learn

Course outline

A variety of drawing media may be utilised including, pencils, acrylic and oil or watercolour paint. This course is hands-on and very interactive.

This course commences with two weeks of drawing where various aspects such as tone, line, shape and good observation are covered. Then students are introduced to mixing colours in the painting medium of their choice. A different subject matter, such as skies, trees, water, still life, flowers, landscape, etc. will be introduced each week. Students can suggest the topic for the following week.

For the last two weeks of the course students are invited to work on a subject of their own. Experienced students are welcome to follow their own interests throughout the course with the tutor’s assistance.

Topics include:

  • Tone, form, line, basic shapes
  • Still life
  • Figures
  • Landscapes
  • Composition and scale
  • Mixing colours
  • Working outdoors

What you need to know

Entry requirements

Beginners are welcome, as well as experienced artists.

What you need to provide

  • Sketchbook of cartridge drawing paper (A3 or A4)
  • A range of pencils, eg: HB, 2B, 4B, 6B
  • Ruler, eraser
  • Art materials used/collected at home; ie: paints, brushes, pastels
  • Cloth to protect the work table is recommended

Painting materials required will be discussed in this first class. Students who already have painting materials should bring them along as it may not be necessary for them to obtain any other materials.

Class details

Start Date07 May 2024
End Date25 June 2024
Time10:00am - 1:00pm
TutorLisa Daly


Class details

Start Date07 May 2024
End Date25 June 2024
Time1:30pm - 4:30pm
TutorLisa Daly


Class details

Start Date09 May 2024
End Date27 June 2024
Time6:30pm - 8:30pm
TutorBarbara Kitto


Delivery Mode

To meet the needs of our students Macquarie Community College balances delivery and engagement across permanent, regular and temporary delivery sites and offer face-to-face, remote zoom classes and self-paced learning options.

Ways to Study

  • On campus

Our college campus locations are:

    • Blacktown
    • Chatswood
    • Carlingford
    • Epping
    • Ryde
    • Mt Druitt
  • Virtual classroom
  • Complete workplace training
  • Combine ways to study


How you got questions? Please see our comprehensive FAQ page for everything you need to know about Macquarie Community College, our policies, student support, application and enrolment procedures.

How to Enrol

Step 1 - Choose Your Course

  • Select the non-accredited short course you are interested in.
  • Find a day and time that suits your schedule.

Note: Enrolment is open to anyone 18 years or older.

Step 2 - Enrol and Verify

  • Click ‘Enrol Now’ after selecting your course and schedule.
  • Enter your details on the enrolment page.
  • Verify your email through a secure link sent to your email address.
  • Complete the secure checkout and payment process.

Ensure you read the Terms and Conditions available at: Macquarie Community College Terms and Conditions. For assistance, call customer service at 1300 845 888.

Step 3 - Receive Your Enrolment Details

  • You will receive an immediate enrolment confirmation email upon successful enrolment. Check and read the attached Terms and Conditions.
  • The payer of the enrolment will receive a tax invoice immediately after processing.
  • You will receive a course reminder email a day before your class begins.
  • For Online Zoom classes, a Zoom link and password will be emailed the day before class. Use the same link and password for subsequent sessions if applicable.