Charcoal Field Sketch to Finished Painting Rick Cochrane – 2024



Charcoal Field Sketch to Finished Painting. – Term 1 2024


Studio Sessions: Tuesday Jan 30, February 6, 13, 20 & 27
(5 Sessions)
Field Trip: Charcoal paint out Sun 18 Feb 10am -12.30.


6:30 – 8:30 pm Tuesdays – Plus Field Trip

2 hour session; 10 hours in total (Plus field trip)


Location CAW Studio B, 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith ACT
Convenor Rick Cochrane
Fee $ 231.00 (including GST): CAW Member | ASOC Coupon 

$289.00 (including GST): Non-Member

Notes 12 (plus tutor and /or model)

10 in stock

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This module looks at understanding the entire picture space in a non-linear tonal way and includes an out-of-studio weekend field session. Tonal charcoal, a hard rubber and water washes will be used to define and set up the parameters for your artwork. You will be shown how to use variation in tonal weight and the importance of white space. You will work from both still life compositions, your own supplied images and field studies. Create your own tonal sketchbook for ideas as a preliminary for paintings.

About the tutor

As a practising artist Rick is passionate about teaching others the skill sets required to empower creativity. He was part of the Canberra Art Workshop management team from 2006-2021 and also runs a life drawing art group every Wednesday evening. Primarily an oil painter, he is also a skilled printmaker.


Skill level

Beginners to Intermediate




Charcoal on paper, transitioning to painting on canvas.


Materials list

Block charcoal, compressed charcoal. Heavy A3/ A4 wiro-bound sketch pads, no 10 and no 6 short flat brushes, 2 hard rubbers, masking tape. Hard backing board, 2 x bulldog clips

Preferred medium and small inexpensive 40 x 50 cm canvas sets available from Office Works.

For those buying oil painting materials we strongly recommend water soluble oils.

A full list of recommended materials will be available on the website when you register.

Cancellation / Refund Policy

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