Fundamentals Kate Scott. A 10-week course starting 19 October 2021.

Tuesday evenings

A progressive art skill development with one-on-one mentoring.

Term 3: 19 October to 16 November 2021


Tutor: Kate Scott

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FEE for CAW MEMBERS: $276.00

FEE for NON-MEMBERS: $345.00

Maximum 12 students per class

This course takes place in a learning and teaching environment where care and respect for others is in operation. You may choose to participate in one or more terms. Each term will build upon the knowledge and skills encountered in previous terms.

The course focuses on learning about and exploring the basic media, methods and techniques of drawing and painting. We’ll explore a range of ideas, concepts, themes and the language of art such as using colour in painting, how to draw portraits, composition in landscape painting. While developing knowledge, skills and confidence in your art abilities you will gain many hours of enjoyment.

Following introductory discussions of art concepts with visual examples from art history and other sources, exercises will be demonstrated, explained and taught. These include learning to see through the observation of simple objects, learning to interpret images from the outside world as well as creating new images from the inner world of the imagination.

Beginner to Intermediate.

Additional information


The range of art materials is huge and can be either cheap or expensive.

Start by purchasing only your basic needs, or, one or two of each item. Later, build upon your supplies. Locally, shop around for prices – Eckersley’s Art & Craft, online suppliers, Riot Art, Officeworks, Spotlight, news agencies, $2 shops … Join the mailing list of an online art store to be aware of deals and cheaper prices.

a paper sketch pad, either A3 or A2 cartridge, 110 or 200 gsm, c. 25 to 50 sheets
and/or a Visual Art Diary, either A4 or A3
some butcher’s paper in a ream or loose sheets – the shiny type
some coloured papers such as Kraft paper pad (yellow/light brown), Toned Gray, Toned Tan, Canson (for special projects).
DRAWING media and tools
Try combining drawing and painting media. Experiment, investigate, persevere

graphite pencils: HB (for note-taking), 2B–6B for drawing
scraper blade for sharpening pencils + sanding block, or craft knife
erasers eg kneadable + other
charcoal sticks: vine + chunky (you may wish to purchase Workable Spray to fix the charcoal)
compressed charcoal: black or a range of tones, charcoal pencils or Carres — grey tones, flesh colours or a range of colours
paper stump for smoothing & blurring charcoal, or soft cloth
rags, paper towel, wet wipes
re-sealable plastic bags for your rubbish.
WET: small quantities of
dip pen or reed pen, ink such as sepia or black
soft brushes, sable or synthetics, sizes 0, 3, 5
plastic palette, white ceramic plate or large plastic lids
water container
rags, cotton balls, paper towel, wet wipes
spray bottle
cotton buds, small scratchy tools for manipulating painted surfaces
re-sealable plastic bags for your rubbish.
PAINTING: media and tools
Small watercolour set of 10 + colours in trays if using this media
soft brushes, sable or synthetics
Bristle brushes or synthetic ‘bristle’, small to large. Choose a range of styles such as filberts, short and long flats, pointed, fan + a range of sizes, such as 0, 1, 3, 5, 7
acrylic paints in tubes or pots such as warm and cool yellow, warm and cool red, warm and cool blue, black & white
palette such as a large white plastic lid, an old plate
palette knife for mixing paints
water container: plastic is best
rags, paper towel, wet wipes, spray bottle
re-sealable plastic bags for your rubbish.

Art philosophy

Art is vast. Learn to see. There is no right answer. Keep an open mind. Find your own voice. Draw or paint every day – practise, practise. Look at lots of art – read and look at art books, visit exhibitions, search the internet, follow articles written by art historians/journalists in newspapers and magazines, attend lectures and courses, start a discussion group … Enjoy! You will find your art practice enriches your life.