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Drawing for Everyone with Monika Diak

Everyone from enthusiastic beginners to those with prior experience is welcome in this relaxed and friendly class. Students will cover a range of subject matter and learn different techniques for drawing while exploring a range of media.

What to expect

  • Each week your tutor will take you step-by-step to help you tackle a new challenge and come out the other side with new skills and knowledge.
  • Students will also practice using a range of drawing media each week, including charcoal, pencils, ink, watercolour and pastels, so you will get exposure to different mediums, approaches and the different artistic styles these can achieve

What you will achieve

Students will learn:

  • The fundamental skills to draw a realistic still-life object (i.e. drawing in proportion, scale, and depth)
  • How to approach shadow and light
  • About different drawing mediums and the artistic styles these can achieve

Is this course right for me?

This course is suitable for absolute beginners to those with prior experience.

Material list

Students are recommended to have the following materials:

  • A3 drawing pad of cartridge paper or similar
  • A5 size drawing book for sketches and notes.
  • 2B, 4B, 6B pencils
  • Eraser and sharpener
  • Willow charcoal
  • 4 large bulldog clips or masking tape
  • A roll of paper kitchen towel, rags, etc

Please also bring sanitizing wipes for cleaning your space at the end of class as a covid-safe measure for other users

Your tutor may suggest additional materials throughout the term such as inks, coloured pencils. They will discuss this with you in class.

NEW Location!

Art Est has moved and our classes will all be delivered in our new, fully airconditioned Studios in the John Street Leichhardt Precinct. We are affectionately calling it East Village Leichhardt, as it’s on the border with Annandale. Click the venue link below for details.

Maximum of 8-12 students in all our classes depending which studio is used. Our class sizes are small, ensuring you receive the individual tuition you need.

Unless otherwise noted, prices exclude art materials.
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$420 $399 Limited inc GST / $378
Drawing for Everyone with Monika Diak

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Enrol by 31 January and receive 5% discount on your term fees. Discounts applied at the checkout.
Price excludes materials | Suitable for enthusiastic beginners and those with prior experience | Suitable for new and continuing students

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Course testimonials:

  • New teacher -new experiences-and fun!
  • Engaging and friendly tutor. Easy way of explaining techniques and has some great tips re drawing. I particularly liked the excursion to draw outside.
  • Matilda's depth of expertise always makes her classes worthwhile. I would love to see her do a life drawing class!