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Drawing Essentials for Everyone with Rachel Fairfax

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. Your tutor will take you step by step to help you 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 and pastels.

What to expect

Learn to draw using essential drawing techniques of proportion and perspective.
Learn about the value of line and tone, composition and mark-making within your drawings.
Explore drawing mediums of graphite, charcoal, pastel and ink on white and tonal paper.
Build your confidence with small practical studies, then working to larger, more sustained drawings.

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

1 x pad of 110gsm cartridge paper at least A2 size
A2 size thicker smooth drawing paper (pref at least 220 gsm) suitable for ink wash/watercolour
1 small x box of willow charcoal sticks various sizes
2 or 3 sticks of compressed charcoal (General’s is a good brand to purchase)
Pencils (2b, 4b 6b)
Black ink and one or two brushes.
black, white and red chalk/conte (not too soft, should be able to hold a sharp line)
Hard Eraser, kneadable eraser
Roll of paper towel
Can of spray fixative
4 x large bulldog clips
Masking tape

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

Our term classes are held in our spacious studios.

Our main studios are air-conditioned for year round comfort, and extra measures are in place for your health and well being.

Please read about our Covid-19 safe measures here.

Fees for adult classes exclude art materials.Click here to see a list of local art supply retailers.

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$450 Limited inc GST
Drawing Essentials for Everyone with Rachel Fairfax

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Multi-course and sibling discounts available on term courses. Find out more Fee excludes art materials. Suitable for enthusiastic beginners to those with prior experience.

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