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Online | Drawing for Everyone with Rachel Fairfax

Course Overview

Rachel will guide you through simple, practical exercises, to help you to understand proportion, perspective and composition in how to draw. Line drawings and tonal drawings will be developed throughout the course.

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, ink and coloured pencil
  • 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.

Material list

Please bring the following with you to class:

  • 1 x pad of 110gsm cartridge paper (at least A2 size)
  • A2 size thicker smooth drawing paper suitable for ink wash/watercolour (at least 220 gsm)
  • 1 x small 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
  • Hard Eraser, kneadable eraser
  • Roll of paper towel

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

This course will run online

Due to Sydney’s COVID-19 restrictions, our courses have been designed to run online therefore artists from all over the country are very welcome to enrol. We do hope to return to face-to-face studio classes in the nearby future and Art Est will inform students once this is possible. To see our latest Covid-19 updates visit: artest.com.au/coronavirus

Click here to see our detailed guide to setting up, and having a smooth online class.

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

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$225 Limited inc GST
Online | Drawing for Everyone with Rachel Fairfax

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Term 3 classes are all delivered online via Zoom. New 4 week course. Casual attendance welcome - $60 per session. Please phone to enrol.

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

Course testimonials:

  • Rachel is a great tutor - very encouraging and no question is too basic - she is respectful and supportive but also makes great suggestions for improving your work. She puts a lot of preparation into the classes and brings along a lot of very instructive material. Thanks Rachel
  • Rachel is a very talented artist and her class was well structured for beginners through to practicing artists Her approach is professional and she gave me some constructive feedback in line with what I had said I was trying to achieve with elements of form and tone in my drawings This was a small class, and I know that can be difficult, as a teacher myself. Rachel managed to accomodate all styles and was highly encouraging to some who lacked confidence. Thank you Rachel!