Online Drawing Level 1 with Michelle Caithness

This course is currently running. Please add your details to the Waiting List below and we will notify you as soon as another course is available.

Level: Beginner

  • Dates: Sundays; 19-Jul, 26-Jul, 2-Aug, 9-Aug, 16-Aug, 2020 – 5 classes
  • Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Location: Online via Zoom
  • Course fee: $302 incl. GST

Michelle will be teaching from her studio using Zoom, with each session running live for three hours. Classes are restricted to about eight places to ensure one-on-one tuition.

Drawing is fundamental to any artistic practice. This online 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 perspective and discover effective ways to see and use these elements in a drawing.

Student work from Michelle’s drawing class.

Over the five 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
  • Perspective

This course is not a series of recorded videos, rather it is an online version of our usual Drawing Level 1 course. The program, Zoom, that we will be using allows students to interact with each other as well as with Michelle to collaboratively explore drawing techniques. Michelle is also able to engage in one-on-one coaching with students during the class, just like in the studio.

This class is recommended for students who have some familiarity with working in an online environment. Students will need to provide their own materials and props. 

Participants are asked to bring the following to the first session:

  • Drawing pad or loose paper, preferably A3 size or larger with a supportive backing
  • Pencil, preferably HB or 2B, or a charcoal pencil
  • Charcoal sticks are great also, but not essential
  • Table with the following props: can or drinking glass, bowl and vase

Enrolment details

Dates: Sundays; 19-Jul, 26-Jul, 2-Aug, 9-Aug, 16-Aug, 2020 – 5 classes
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Online via Zoom
MaterialsSee materials page
Course fee: $302 incl. GST

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