Drawing for Beginners

Course Overview

Join us in Drawing for Beginners and discover the basic guiding principles of drawing!

This simple step-by-step program will teach you how to really see your subject correctly, how to portray them on paper and express on paper what interests you about your subject.

Using pencil and charcoal, you will learn how to draw from life, instead of photos, to produce studies of hands, buildings, flowers and landscapes. You will learn how to understand form, perspective, light and shade, mark-making, scale, perspective, sight-sizing, contour drawing, ellipses, grids, tonal analysis and composition.

This course is suitable for beginners or those wanting to build on their current skills. It is an introduction into the world and techniques of drawing.

Join us as we nurture your artistic instincts and guide you toward unleashing your creative potential!

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

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 you need to know

Entry requirements

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.

What you need to provide

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

Class details

Start Date08 May 2024
End Date26 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.