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  • Essential Drawing Skills Leading to Portraiture
  • How to Draw a Portrait
  • Portraiture, Life Drawing, Figure Painting
  • How to Paint and Draw | For Beginners
  • Art Theory, History & Professional Practice
  • HSC Visual Arts Tutoring
  • Plein Air Landscape Painting

Drawing Classes

Drawing for Beginners

  • Learning How to Draw is One of the Best Things You Can Do For Yourself

    Read our articles on the 8 Good Reasons to Learn How to Draw to find out why!

  • Introductory drawing course with a blend of skills development and creative expression.  

    Covers skills, techniques, media and equipment, and artistic approaches to drawing.

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    TutorPriceNotes
    HornsbyTuesday2 Feb 2021810:00 AMBen Ryan$360
    Baulkham HillsTuesday2 Feb 202187:00 PMKrista Brennan$360
    HornsbyTuesday2 Feb 2021810:00 AMMatthew Weatherstone$360
    HornsbyTuesday2 Feb 202187:00 PMKristin Hardiman$360
    Baulkham HillsWednesday27 Jan 202186:30 PMCristina Aura$360
    Baulkham HillsSaturday30 Jan 202181:30 PMCristina Aura$360
    HornsbySaturday30 Jan 202189:00 AMMichael Simms$360
    HornsbySaturday30 Jan 2021811:00 AMKrista Brennan$360
    ONLINESaturday30 Jan 2021811:00 AMKrista Brennan$360

Essential Drawing Skills

  • Being able to "draw what you see" is a foundation skill that every artist needs.  But many struggle to become competent in this aspect of art. 

    This course teaches you proven techniques in mastering essential drawing skills.

  • This is a structured course introducing the basics of how to draw what you see.  Geared towards entry level to intermediate students it provides the foundation skills required for advanced drawing and portrait drawing.

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    TutorPriceNotes
    HornsbyMonday1 Feb 202186:30 PMCristina Aura$360
    HornsbyTuesday2 Feb 2021810:00 AMMichael Simms$360
    HornsbyTuesday2 Feb 2021810:00 AMMatthew Weatherstone$360
    HornsbyTuesday2 Feb 2021810:00 AMCristina Aura$360
    Baulkham HillsWednesday27 Jan 2021810:00 AMKristin Hardiman$360Students enrolled in this class will receive a $100 DISCOUNT if they also enrol in the Painting Class - Wednesday - 12.30 - 2.30pm
    Baulkham HillsSaturday30 Jan 202189:00 AMMatthew Weatherstone$360
    Baulkham HillsSaturday30 Jan 2021811:15 AMMatthew Weatherstone$360
    Baulkham HillsSaturday30 Jan 202181:30 PMCristina Aura$360
    Baulkham HillsSaturday30 Jan 202183:30 PMCristina Aura$360
    HornsbySaturday30 Jan 2021811:00 AMKrista Brennan$360
    HornsbySaturday30 Jan 2021811:00 AMMichael Simms$360
    ONLINESaturday30 Jan 2021811:00 AMKrista Brennan$360

Portrait Drawing

  • Drawing the likeness of another person is a skill sought after by many artists and admired by all people.

  • Learn How to Draw Portraits Like a Master

    The art of drawing a portrait is a skill that can be learnt and developed.  But there are a set of fundamental principles that form the foundation of being a good portrait artist.  This course will save you time in learning and developing the skills to draw a portrait,  an essential step to becoming a good portrait artist.

    In this course you will learn:

    • The dimensions and proportions of the head and face
    • How to create a likeness of your subject
    • Tips and hints to mastering facial features,  eyes, nose, mouth, ears and eyebrows.

     This course will also continue to develop your skills and techniques in observational drawing.

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    Time
    TutorPriceNotes
    HornsbyTuesday2 Feb 2021810:00 AMMichael Simms/Ben Ryan$360
    Baulkham HillsThursday28 Jan 202187:00 PMKrista Brennan$360
    HornsbySaturday30 Jan 202189:00 AMMichael Simms$360
    Baulkham Hills#VALUE!TBA810:00 AM$360

Life Drawing

  • In this art course you will develop skills in drawing the human figure, learn about realistic depiction of human anatomy and experince life drawing sessions where you draw from a live model in multiple poses. 

    Week by week you will be given additional material to assist the development of your skills outside of the studio.

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    TutorPriceNotes
    HornsbyMonday1 Feb 202181:00 PMPeter Mackie$4903hrs x 8wks
    Includes Fees for Live Model
    HornsbyWednesday27 Jan 202181:00 PMPeter Mackie$4903hrs x 8wks
    Includes Fees for Live Model

Painting and Drawing for Beginners

  • A foundation course in drawing and painting skills for absolute beginners.

  • If you are new to art or extending your artistic skills there are many benefits in developing painting and drawing skills at the same time. You will find that improving your drawing ability will accelerate your progress in painting.

    Drawing more accurately means you can move into the painting phase sooner, reducing distractions from trying to "fix" mistakes in the drawing, letting you focus more time on developing your painting.

    This art class will introduce you to different approaches to the process of drawing and planning phase before you begin to paint. You will be taught how to develop your drawing into a painting and understand how the two skills come together to create a finished piece of art.

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    StudioDayStart
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    Time
    TutorPriceNotes
    HornsbyMonday1 Feb 202187:00 PMPeter Mackie$360
    Baulkham HillsMonday1 Feb 202187:00 PMMatthew Weatherstone$360
    HornsbyTuesday2 Feb 202187:00 PMPeter Mackie$360

     

Art Theory, History & Professional Practice

  • This course is included in the fees for Sydney Art School Certificate and Diploma Students.   Other students may attend by paying a small additional fee on enrolment (limit of 10 places available for non-qualification students).
  • This course gives you foundation information applicable to being an artist.   A range of topics will be explored and discussed covering the theoritical, practical and historical information that you need to become a better artist.

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    HornsbyTuesday2 Feb 202183.00 pmvarious$90Colour Theory Lecture Series

HSC Visual Arts - Tutoring & Preparation

  • Are you aiming for a Band 6
    in HSC Visual Arts?

  • This course is for students preparing for the NSW HSC Visual Arts Course.

    Learn from a tutor who knows what it takes to get a Band 6 result.

    Enrollment in these sessions is eligible for the NSW Government Creative Kids $100 voucher.

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    TutorPriceNotes
    HornsbyThursday28 Jan 202185.00 pmSamantha Wiltshire$3608 x 2 hr Sessions

Pastels for Beginners

  • Learn how to use pastels to bring colour and vibrancy to your drawings.

  • During the course you will learn the essential techniques and information in using pastel pencils including;

    • the material properties of pastel pencils,
    • how to effectively manage value and colour with pastels,
    • how to use pastels to communicate form and suggest texture, and
    • create depth and atmosphere in your image.

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    HornsbySaturday30 Jan 2021811:00 AMTam Cao$360