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Drawing for Everyone with Matilda Michell

A fun and relaxed drawing class for anyone who loves to draw, or would like to learn how to draw.

Course overview

Everyone from enthusiastic beginners to those with prior experience are welcome in this relaxed and friendly class. over the 8 weeks students will cover a range of subject matter and learn different techniques for drawing while exploring a range of media. Great to tackle a challenge and come out the other side with new skills and knowledge.

Students will also practice using a range of drawing media that can include charcoal, pencils, ink, watercolour and pastels.

This drawing class is available Monday evenings or Tuesday daytime.

What to expect

Week 1 | Using simple lines effectively. Different strategies for measuring: plumb lines, sight size drawing, measuring angles, using halfway points etc.

Week 2 | Drawing with tone – part 1. Rendering form and showing volume through tone using two different strategies with charcoal.

Week 3 | Drawing with tone – part 2. Hatching and cross hatching. Contour lines and how to use them, how to determine line direction when shading.

Week 4 | Ink drawing with the brush. Expressive brushwork, dry brush effects, controlling wet media.

Week 5 | Ink drawing with the pen. Expressive linework. Variation of pen marks to imply texture.

Week 6 | Simple perspective and positioning objects in space. How to make something recede or come forward.

Week 7 | Drawing the nude. Strategies for quick figure drawings. How to develop a sustained pose.

Week 8 | Drawing a portrait. Determining head angle, positioning the key features, tips and tricks for drawing eyes, noses, mouths.

Is this course right for me?

This course is suitable for enthusiastic beginners to those with prior experience. Beginners will be guided through exercises and those with prior experience will be encouraged to extend their skills with more challenges. Suitable for new and continuing students.

Materials

Just bring what ever drawing materials you have to the first class and your tutor will discuss with you. If unsure, just bring the following:

A2 drawing pad of cartridge paper or similar
A5 size drawing book for drawings and notes.
2B, 2B, 6B pencils
A roll of paper kitchen towel
2 x large bull dog clips
Masking tape

Your tutor may suggest bringing additional materials to class throughout the term. She will discuss this with you though the term.

Maximum of 12 students in all our classes Our class sizes are small, ensuring you receive the individual tuition you need.

Unless otherwise noted, fees for adult classes exclude art materials.Click here to see a list of local art supply retailers.

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$430 $301 Limited inc GST
Drawing for Everyone with Matilda Michell

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It’s not too late to join this term 1 class, discounted price shows fee for joining the rest of the term
Fee includes life model for one session but excludes art materials. Suitable for enthusiastic beginners to those with prior experience | Suitable for new and continuing students with new subject matter and exercises each term.
Maximum of 12 students in all our classes

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Course testimonials:

  • new teacher -new ideas -usual enthusiasm
  • I really loved my class with Jody, she is a great tutor and I love how expressive she is. She really pushed the class to acknowledge mistakes and learn from them
  • Matilda's depth of expertise always makes her classes worthwhile. I would love to see her do a life drawing class!