Learn to Draw and Watercolour – For beginners and more advanced.

Drawing and Watercolour classes for beginners to advanced
daytime term classes

Learn to Draw and Watercolour -Beginners to Advanced

Course overview

Term 1 early bird offer ends 20 Dec 2019

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

If you are a beginner in making art learning to draw is the first step. 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- 6 places available

  • Time – 10am -1.30pm – 3.5hrs, 7 sessions
  • Term 1, 2020, 13th February – 26th March
  • Cost – $420, (Early bird rate $380)

Term 1 early bird offer ends 20 Dec 2019

What you will learn:

Over the 7 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.

Materials

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

Additional materials will be suggested throughout the term. These may include : Black ink (Suggest Pebeo 50ml); 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.