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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.

Overview of this Art Class

Core concepts such as line, perspective, tone and composition are introduced with explanation of the science behind what your eye is seeing and how to accurately transfer that to paper.

You will be taught exercises to help develop your skills.

This drawing course will take you to where you want to go, still life, landscape or portraiture. The outcome of this course will give you the understanding of proportion, form and space.

If you aspire to develop your drawing skills to higher levels this course is the ideal stepping stone to prepare you for the Portrait Drawing course.


Studios Dates Times

StudioDayStart DateNo of WeeksStart TimeEnd TimeTutorPriceNotes
HornsbyMonday18 Jul 202286:30 pm8:30 pmCristina Aura$370
HornsbyMonday18 Jul 2022812:00 pm2:00 pmMichael Simms$370
Baulkham HillsSaturday23 Jul 202289:00 am11:00 amMatthew Weatherstone$370
Baulkham HillsSaturday23 Jul 202281:30 pm3:30 pmCristina Aura$370
Baulkham HillsSaturday23 Jul 202283:30 pm5:30 pmCristina Aura$370
HornsbySaturday23 Jul 2022811:00 am1:00 pmKrista Brennan$370online and face to face delivery
HornsbySaturday23 Jul 2022811:00 am1:00 pmNatalia Gorbunova$370
ONLINESaturday23 Jul 2022811:00 am1:00 pmKrista Brennan$370
HornsbyTuesday19 Jul 2022812:00 pm2:00 pmMatthew Weatherstone$370
HornsbyTuesday19 Jul 2022812:00 pm2:00 pmCristina Aura$370
ONLINETuesday19 Jul 202282:00 pm4:00 pmChristina Rogers$370
Baulkham HillsWednesday20 Jul 2022810:00 am12:00 pmKrista Brennan$370
HornsbyWednesday20 Jul 2022810:00 am12.00 pmSamantha Wiltshire$370
HornsbyWednesday20 Jul 2022810:00 am12:00 pmCristina Aura$370

Course Information


This is a drawing program that develops essential skills for any type of Visual Arts practitioner.
The drawing skills acquired will give the ability to attempt and resolve any technique and project, no matter how challenging and enhance your creativity.
Drawing acquires new ways of seeing your environment and develops observation skills.
This is an essential and extremely well structured drawing program that will lead to portrait drawing and painting.

Learning how to understand free hand drawing, lines and geometric shapes.
Understanding proportion within one simple shape and combining several geometric shapes that would lead to a drawing, eye measurement.
Introduction to One point perspective.
Freehand construction of a geometric shape in perspective. Drawing a circle, then a cylinder in perspective.
Understanding the construction of a piece of fruit.
Drawing a still life in One point perspective and introduction to light and shadow.
Introduction to Two point perspective.
Drawing a still life in Two point perspective.
Introduction to still life or portrait drawing and how all the skills already acquired can be applied to understand the construction of a portrait.

Materials required for this Class
Visual Diary or Cartridge paper, A3 or larger, few Graphite pencils, eraser and sharpener to start with.


Building on the skills learnt in the ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS PROGRAM you will learn the techniques to recreate a realistic drawing from any subject.
At the intermediate level you will learn advanced techniques including;

Tonal values
3 Point Perspective



In this program you will receive individual mentoring from the tutor to improve the accuracy and technique of your drawing. You will also learn methods for artistic exploration and interpretation of subjects.

Take a look at the samples of other students works in the photo gallery. All of them started as absolute beginners and have rapidly progressed their drawing skills.

Material List

 What do I need to bring to class?

Use the list in the Resource Kit shown as a guideline for the materials you will need.

If you already have some materials don't feel the need to rush out and buy any more.  Just bring them to your first class and your tutor will give advice on what additional materials you will need.

If you don't have any materials the resource kit shown has been selected to provide the essential materials with good quality at an affordable price.   When you order online the kit will be prepared and be ready for you at your next class (please allow 2 days notice).


Drawing Course Resource Kit - Starter Set

Drawing Course Resource Kit - Starter Set

Product details

Sales price: $ 160.00

This resource kit contains the core materials for students starting in any Drawing courses

  • A3 Newsprint Paper Pad
  • A3 Visual Diary - Sydney Art School
  • Charcoal willow stick
  • Kneadable eraser
  • Pencil Set