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Drawing 1

Drawing 1

Returns Term 1 2025

Duration: 8 weeks

Juan Ford

Hours: 12 - 3pm / 6:30 - 9:30pm
Level: Beginners & artists returning to their practice

DRAWING 1 is an 8 week class tailored for individuals at all skill levels, whether you’re a complete beginner or experienced artist seeking to revisit the fundamentals of drawing.

We begin by working in pencil, then progress to charcoal and other diverse drawing tools.  You will learn about essential drawing elements such as line, space, shape, texture, value, tone, shading, composition, and perspective.  By actively working through a series of practical exercises you will develop a solid understanding of how these elements interconnect and contribute to the overall drawing process.

Each session builds upon the knowledge gained in the previous classes, with a strong emphasis on approaching drawing with curiosity, developing observational and analytical skills, building confidence, and exploring materials. We’ll also be working from a life model in some of these sessions.

Drawing 1 aims to empower individuals to overcome any fears and resistance towards drawing, and not only embrace drawing as a vital part of your daily life but also cultivate a sense of inquisitiveness and exploration.

Our Foundation Drawing and Painting courses will give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to develop a lifelong and autonomous practice.  The focus of these courses is not just developing your technical skills, but also expanding your visual literacy and critical thinking.

Women drawing in black and white on easels


Drawing 1 is suitable for: +

Complete beginners & artists returning to their practice

Materials +

All materials are supplied, just bring yourself!

Online support +

This course includes a private forum called Slack where Juan shares class resources, plus you can engage with your classmates outside of sessions and share your works in progress. You'll receive an email invite to access the group prior to the start of class.

When does this course run? +

In Terms 1 & 3, with Drawing 2 following in Terms 2 & 4.
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