STAT3 Drawing Classes for Beginners – Teens & Adults FULLY BOOKED

STAT3 Drawing Classes for Beginners - Teens & Adults FULLY BOOKED

Saturday 15/08/2020
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Stirling Street Arts Centre, Bunbury Western Australia


This four-week workshop is for teenagers and adults who wish to develop their creative thinking abilities and gain confidence in drawing from life and their imagination.

Learn how to draw from life and experiment with a range of materials and techniques. This course teaches foundational drawing skills as well as how to see the world like an artist and be confident in experimentation. Ideal for beginners as well as intermediate artists wanting to expand and develop their practice.

You will learn;

  • Using a visual diary
  • Drawing from life
  • Paying closer attention to the visual world
  • Pencil, charcoal and ink drawing techniques
  • Still life
  • Portraiture
  • Perspective

About the Tutor

Andrea Schell is a visual artist who has drawn all her life as a way of visually exploring the world around her.
She has filled sketchbooks of her observed experiences, documenting life.

While Andrea has found wonderful artists who have taught her invaluable skills, her inquiring mind, with pencil in hand, has determined her artistic path of ‘learning by doing’. Andrea has taught drawing to a range of age groups for a number of years.


1. Drawing from life

In this session, you will learn the fundamentals of drawing from life, developing visual intelligence by paying close attention to everyday objects.

You will learn how to use line, tone, texture and negative space, as well as a range of techniques using pencil and charcoal.

2. Inktastic: Experiments with Ink

Explore a range of ink and brush techniques to achieve bold or subtle effects. You will then combine ink with other drawing media to create dynamic, experimental mixed-media drawings.

3. Creating 3D Space

The key to making a two-dimensional drawing look three dimensional is understanding perspective. This session focuses on how to use perspective effectively to draw three-dimensional objects and create a realistic sense of space.

4. Portraits

Learning how to draw a portrait begins with understanding general rules of proportion. This session teaches the fundamental principles of face proportion, then takes this understanding further to give you confidence to draw realistic as well as expressive portraits.

You will need:

  • Graphite pencils; range from 2B-6B, preferably 3B or 4B
  • Ruler (only required on week 2)
  • Eraser
  • Sharpener
  • Visual diary, A3 or A4

Limited numbers – book early to avoid disappointment!

BOOKINGS CLOSE: 3pm Friday 14th August 2020

Please read our terms and conditions before booking.

Rules for bookings during COVID-19:

  • 1.5m distancing at all times
  • Hand sanitising upon entry to the class
  • If you are feeling ill/experiencing any cold/flu symptoms such as fever, cough or headache please DO NOT ATTEND class. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds in this instance.
  • Staff reserve the right to ask you to leave if you are not following any of the above rules.


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