Learn to Draw and Watercolour – For Beginners and More Advanced.

Drawing and Watercolour classes for beginners to advanced
daytime term classes

Drawing and Watercolour Classes in Sydney

COVID 19 – Restrictions are currently in place in regard to NSW health orders so no classes are being held in the hall. All term classes and workshops will now be on Zoom until restrictions are lifted.

Course overview

Drawing is an essential skill of any art making. Drawing is everything!

Learning to draw is the first step in a satisfying artistic journey. This is fun and relaxed drawing class for anyone who loves to draw, or would like to learn how to draw. It is a wide ranging drawing course covering all sorts of subject matter including still life, urban and natural landscapes, interiors, portraits and the figure. Students will also practice using a range of drawing media that can include charcoal, ink, watercolour and chalk pastels. The class is designed for complete beginners and continuing students and each term students will explore new media, methods and subjects. All levels are welcome in this friendly class: from enthusiastic beginners to those with prior experience.

In Ochre’s art class I’ve learnt to observe, to appreciate perspective and composition and to experiment with texture and colour. I’ve gone from nervous novice to confident drawer. The classes are informative, fun, creative and challenging. It’s why I keep coming term after term.

Lynette, Erskinville

Thursday day- Term 3,2021- 3 places available (contact to check availability)

  • Time – 10am -1.30pm – 3.5hrs, 8 sessions
  • Term 3- Thursday 22nd July – 16th September (No class 26th August due to Church Business)
  • Cost – Early Bird $475 inc GST (5% discount) (regular $496 inclusive of GST)

What you will learn:

Over the 8 week term, students will learn :

  • The basic fundamentals of observational drawing – proportion, perspective, tone, volume
  • How to use different media including charcoal, ink, watercolour and chalk pastel. 
  • Gestural drawing
  • About mark making, texture and different qualities of line
  • About abstraction
  • About composition
  • About colour 
  • How to find their own style, while having fun!

Ochre’s teaching style is relaxed and fun while still teaching essential skills and concepts. This course is structured around one to two week projects.


Please bring the following with you to the first class.

  • Paper – A2 cartridge pad. 210 gsm  minimum for use with mixed media
  • Willow charcoal – medium size
  • Soft white chalk pastel
  • Soft black chalk pastel
  • Soft ochre yellow chalk pastel
  • Soft Burnt Sienna chalk pastel
  • 2 bull dog clips
  • Paper towel
  • Hard eraser
  • Masking tape
  • Black ink
  • A couple of watercolour brushes, large wash brush and smaller brush; a small watercolour set
  • a small chalk pastel set, graphite pencil

Our class sizes are small, ensuring you receive the individual tuition you need.

Unless otherwise noted, fees for adult classes exclude art materials.

Enrolment Terms and Conditions

COVID – If the hall is forced to close due to restrictions being put back in place students must be prepared to do the class via zoom. There will be no refunds due to hall closure.

Conditions: All term classes must be taken within the term paid for. 

No Refunds

Fees are non-refundable, unless negotiated for an extended illness.

Missed classes

You may make up missed classes by attending other classes within the same term (Subject to available places in the class, Daytime painting will attract a $20 top up fee, Daytime Drawing a $10 top up fee if you are enrolled in the evening class). 

Cancellation of enrolment

If you choose to withdraw from a course or workshop up to 7 days before its commencement, you will be charged a $25 administration fee. You may transfer the remaining value (class fee paid less administration fee) to another class or student, to be used within 12 months of the date payment was received. You will not receive a refund for the course or workshop fee paid.

If you choose to withdraw from a course or workshop within 7 days of its commencement, you will be charged 50% of the class fee. You may transfer the remaining value (50% of the class fee) to another class or student, to be used within 12 months of the date payment was received. You will not receive a refund for the class fee paid.

NO refunds transfers or credits if you withdraw or cancel on the day of the course or workshop.
NO refunds transfers or credits once the class has commenced.

Student substitutions

If you have enrolled in a one day weekend workshop that you cannot attend, you may transfer your enrolment to someone else. Please let us know prior to the workshop.

If you are enrolled in a term course and if for any reason you are unable to attend a class during the term, you cannot give your place for the missed week/s to someone else. 

Cancellation of Workshops

Art Class Sydney strive to run every class advertised, however, very rarely, classes may be cancelled due to low numbers. Students will be reimbursed the full fee or they may be credited toward another class if you prefer.