Drawing Basics | Learn to Draw a Portrait | How to Draw a Figure

Please contact the Tutor below with any questions about this course.
Places are limited to 8 students per class.

Rick Cochrane

Throughout history artists have had mentors that influence and shape their artistic direction. Rick is passionate about helping to develop the skill sets of those wanting to develop their art practice. Primarily an oil painter and printmaker he has also run a Wednesday night life drawing group at Canberra Art Workshop since 2006. He exhibits annually with a major show at Bungendore Woodworks and other group shows. Rick is part of the steering committee that runs Canberra Art Workshop.

Saturday & Sunday

Drawing Basics

Saturday: 9.00am–1.00pm | Sunday: 9.30am–3.30pm 14–15 November


How to Draw a Portrait

Sunday 29 November 9.30am–12.00noon

How to Draw a Figure

Sunday 29 November 1.00pm–4.00pm

0437 441 950
A materials list will be provided to participants prior to each class
FEES: See below.

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Expressive Art is designed to fast track skill development. The Expressive Drawing Course includes three modules: starting at Basic level progressing through Intermediate to Advanced. Other modules complete the full suite: Learn to Draw a Portrait and Figure and Expressive Acrylic Full Day.

1. Expressive Drawing Basics

Learn to draw from your right brain in a free and expressive manner. Suitable for both beginners and those stuck in a rigid and formal rut. Explore different kinds of mark making, the basics of perspective and three dimensional tone. A great starting point for learning to paint. Maximum of 8 participants as all receive constant one on one guidance. A materials list will be provided prior to each class. Some materials supplied in the course cost. FULL.

2. Learn to Draw a Portrait (Intermediate)

Following on from Expressive Drawing Basics, Learn how to map the face to find a likeness.  Explore the perspective of the face as it turns. Apply tone to create three-dimensionality. Maximum of 8 participants as all receive constant one on one guidance. All materials supplied in the course cost.

3. Learn to Draw a Figure (Intermediate)

Understanding Weight Transfer in the Figure. Working from a life model, understand how to find central balance, foreshortening and volume in figure drawing. Maximum of 8 participants as all receive constant one on one guidance.
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Cancellation / Refund Policy

If you find you are no longer able to attend:
Please advise ASAP so we can notify the next in line.
Please include your name and the name of the workshop or class.
Refunds will be given at CAW’s discretion, if:
The participant withdraws from the event or workshop or class at least 14 days prior to commencement.
The place can be filled by someone on the waiting list.
The workshop or class is cancelled by CAW.

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