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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.

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.

Unless otherwise noted, prices *exclude* art materials. Click here to see a list of local art supply retailers.

To learn about our studios, kitchen facilities and how to get there, click here.

Use Vouchers and Save

Art Est accepts the NSW Creative Kids Voucher, Parents NSW Voucher, and Australian Partners of Defence member discounts. You must use your voucher or membership at the time of booking. To book with a Service NSW voucher, you will need to book over the phone or with our voucher booking form. Please note: we cannot accept the Service NSW vouchers via our online checkout. 

To find out what vouchers or discounts you can use on your class and how to book with these, visit our special offers page:

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$520 Limited inc GST
Drawing for Everyone with Monika Diak

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Early Bird Discount: Enrol by 4 July 2022 to receive 5% off on your term fees. Discount automatically 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:

  • [Jody] was so knowledgeable .. excellent creative ideas and so patient .
  • Jody is organised and creative in her class design. She takes the time to provide very helpful, personalised feedback to everyone. She is genuinely interested in each person growing and developing their skills. Great teacher.
  • 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