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An introduction to drawing

This course is an introduction to basic approaches and materials used in drawing. It is intended to give beginners a foundation to work from, as well as a refresher course for those who already have some skills and experience. The aim is help you develop your drawing skills, hand-eye co-ordination and exploration of your own creativity. You'll be introduced to exercises in still-life (objects), linear perspective, portraits, expression and life-drawing (nude or draped model). The range of materials includes pencils, graphite, charcoal, ink and papers.

You will be supplied with basic materials for drawing (paper, charcoal, ink, pencils, and erasers) during the class. You are welcome to bring along any further drawing materials that you already have and would like to explore in the class.

Dress requirements

  • You must wear enclosed shoes e.g. sneakers or leather type shoes
  • Observation of shape and form, proportions, tone, light and shade
  • Understanding of structure via linear perspective
  • Different approaches to drawing

This course is usually offered each term (i.e. 4 times a year) and will run if there are sufficient enrolments.

Timetable information is indicative only and subject to change.


*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2022. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification.  If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T 1300 300 822

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Semester 1, 2022

Duration 6 Weeks
When Semester 1, 2022
Where Perth
How On campus

Semester 2, 2022

Duration 6 Weeks
When Semester 2, 2022
Where Perth
How On campus

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