Art Classes

Sketch Walk Classes

Sketch Walk Classes

Carol is currently offering sketch walk classes. We begin with drawing lessons in her studio and neighbouring bushland in Frenchs Forest. And then head outdoors walking and sketching in the Northern Beaches of Sydney focusing both on the natural landscape and the urban environment. Each week you will learn how to use a different drawing material from the following choices:

  1. Charcoal
  2. Pencil
  3. Ink and wash
  4. Pencil and watercolour
  5. Ink and watercolour
  6. Oil pastel
  7. Soft pastel
  8. i-pad drawing

Initially drawing materials will be provided until you discover your favourites. And then you can build up your own drawing supplies.

Classes are designed to give a continuous progression throughout the year. Also, we will aim to develop drawing skills that can be used for further study. We will gradually build up the following skills:

  • Creative ways to use drawing materials and different types of paper.
  • Gaining inspiration from drawings of contemporary and historically famous artists.
  • Creating interest by varying composition.
  • Approaches to perspective in drawing.
  • Ways to use colour in drawing.

2018 Dates

Term 1:  6 Classes from February 26 to April 16

Beginners sketch classes

Monday or Tuesday 9 am to 12 pm

In these classes you will:

  • Practice mark making skills using a variety of drawing media and papers.
  • Use a different drawing media and paper each week.
  • Analyse a variety of artist’s drawings for each drawing media.
  • Visit an en plein air site to practice sketching.
  • Draw both quick sketches and work towards resolved drawings.

Intermediate sketch classes    

Thursday  9 am to 12 pm

In these classes you will:

  • Exhibit and discuss some of your drawings.
  • Assess your drawing needs.
  • Extend your skills with each of the drawing media.
  • Analyse a variety of artist’s drawings for each drawing media.
  • Visit en plein sites for some sketching.
  • Draw a variety of sketches in your sketch book.
  • Draw some fully resolved drawings.

Cost for 6 classes:  $240 

Term 2:  4 Classes from June 11 to July 2

Beginner sketch classes

Content of lessons will be similar to Term I

Intermediate sketch classes

Content of lessons will be an extension of skills developed in Term I

Cost for 4 classes:  $160

Term 3:  6 Classes from July 23 to August 27

Classes will be designed to consolidate previous skills.

Cost for 6 classes:  $240

Term 4:  7 Classes from November 5 to December 17

In the last term the focus will be on producing quality finished works ready for an exhibition.

Cost for 7 classes:  $280

Class sizes

Class sizes are limited to 8 to 10 people. But, if space is available you can do an occasional class for $50. So, fill in the form below to secure a spot.