Introduction to Drawing Course with Michelle Caithness

6 weeks
Level: Beginner/intermediate

Dates: 23-Sep – 30-Oct 2018
Sundays 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Cost: $305 (all material incl.)

Dates: 25-Sep – 28-Oct 2018
Tuesdays 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Cost: $305 (all material incl.)

Drawing is fundamental to any artistic practice. This course introduces the key elements and techniques of drawing and will help beginner students, and artists who would like to revisit the fundamentals.

During this course, you will explore line, tone, proportion and value and discover effective ways to see and use these elements in a drawing.

Michelle Caithness. The Artist in Absentia, 76cmh x 53cmw, charcoal on archival paper, 2016

Over the six weeks, you will be drawing from Still Life to help understand the subject’s structure, proportions and the placement of its compositional elements.

Students will be encouraged to adopt the techniques being used to enable a retraining of how they perceive the subject they are drawing.

During the course you will learn about:

  • Structural sketching or basic line drawing
  • Proportion
  • Value or tone (light and dark)
  • Composition

Classes are restricted to ten places to ensure one-on-one tuition.

Current course dates: Tuesdays, 7-Aug, 14-Aug, 21-Aug, 28-Aug, 4-Sep, 11-Sep
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Enrolment details

Dates: Sundays, 23-Sep, 30-Sep, 7-Oct, 14-Oct, 21-Oct, 28-Oct
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Enderby Studio, 314 Church Street, Richmond
Materials: All materials included
Course fee: $305 incl. GST

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Dates: Tuesdays, 25-Sep, 2-Oct, 9-Oct, 16-Oct, 23-Oct, 30-Oct, 2018
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Enderby Studio, 314 Church Street, Richmond
Materials: All materials included
Course fee: $305 incl. GST

Please read our Refund Policy before enrolling by following this link.

PayPal – The safer, easier way to pay online!


Feedback from previous students

“The course gave me everything I needed to re-ignite my drawing passion.” – Tim, 2018

“Firstly, I would like to tell you how I decided to enrol into your art classes. There were a couple of things that swayed me this way – one is that I was looking for a pure drawing course, after hours as I still work full time. The other and more important one was Marco’s (and others) posts and thoughts on your website that convinced me that Melbourne Art Class was a right place for me – I was not disappointed, on the contrary, I have thoroughly enjoyed Michelle’s tutoring, the class atmosphere and going back to what I did very long time ago but loved doing.

The course does start from the basics (which is what I wanted) and even though I knew I could draw, I have learned a lot in just six classes. Michelle is an excellent and inspiring teacher and I highly recommend her.” – Nada, 2018