Drawing for Beginners with Sally Mowbray Art Est Art School and Gallery

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Drawing for Beginners with Sally Mowbray

Drawing for Beginners with Sally Mowbray

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

An entry level course where you will be able to learn and practice a broad base of drawing skills. No prior experience is necessary. Your tutor will demonstrate and describe all processes with plenty of time for questions and repeat practice.

What to expect

Each week will have a different focus that builds on previous learnings. Students can expect to work from primary subject matter as opposed to reproduction including the following subjects:

  • Still Life sets to observe and measure basic forms
  • Studio lit objects to observe tone, surface, shadow
  • Interior spaces to observe angles and architecture
  • District views from our upstairs studio windows
  • Local Whites Creek park to practice drawing in the landscape
  • Sketch book work - expect to fill a sketchbook with notes, practice sketches and sustained drawings

What will you achieve

Over the 8 weeks of this course students will learn the following:

  • Drawing objects in proportion using sighting and measuring techniques
  • Checking and reproducing angles and other non symmetric shapes
  • Observing negative space
  • Practicing expressive mark making and quality of line
  • Observation and notation of tone
  • Incorporating colour into drawing

Is this course right for me?

This course is suitable for absolute beginners or anyone keen to refresh their drawing skills. 

Material List

  • Lead pencils  3b and 6b (or thereabouts)
  • White plastic eraser H
  • Hardback a4 sketchbook or regular drawing paper 
  • Approx 3 sheets A2 cartridge paper per class 
  • Box medium width willow charcoal
  • 1 stick compressed charcoal (round shape) 
  • Box of 12 (kids) oil pastels available at Office works

About studio classes

Our class sizes are small, ensuring you receive the individual tuition you need. We have a maximum of 12 students per class.

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Save on your art class

Art Est accepts Creative Kids vouchers and memberships to help you save on your art class, along with regular discounts for current students. To find out what you are eligible for and how to book with these, visit our special offers and discounts page:

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