Tuesday Fundamentals Kate Scott – A 10-week course starting 11 October 2022


Course Tuesday Fundamentals Term 4
Date 11 Octorber – 13 December 2022 ( 10 weeks)
Time Tuesday evenings | 6.30pm – 8.30pm (2 hrs x 10 = 20 hrs)
Location CAW Studio B, 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith ACT
Convenor Kate Scott
Fee $320.00 (including GST): CAW Member |ASOC Coupon 

$400.00 (including GST): Non-Member

Notes Maximum 12 students per class

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The Tuesday night Fundamentals course operates in a friendly, supportive learning and teaching environment where each term builds upon the knowledge and skills encountered in previous terms.

While exploring basic art media, methods and techniques of drawing and painting, we’ll investigate a range of ideas, processes, major themes in art and the language of art. These include mixing colour; exploring the proportions and tonal values in portrait drawing and the human form; design and composition structures in still life and landscape painting; the use of space in picture making, and investigating mixed media in simple printmaking processes and collage.

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 close observation of simple objects and forms, thinking about how to interpret images from the outside world as well as creating new images from the inner worlds of the imagination.

Drawing from the figure is an excellent way to develop skills in art. In the Figurative Studies section of the course, we’ll employ a model, unclothed in the studio. The model fee is included in the course price.

Additional information


Tuesday Fundamentals Kate Scott – A 10-week course starting 11 October 2022

About the tutor

Kathryn (Kate) Scott maintains a continuing art practice in which she explores drawing through a variety of media including charcoal, contes, graphite pencils, reed pen & ink, texta and oil pastels. Her picture-making in paint covers a range of media including acrylic, oils and mixed media, where themes explore the portrait, landscape, still life, gardens, the built environment and the human form. Currently, Kate’s work combines an interest in expression, figuration and abstraction.

She has taught art in Canberra schools and colleges for over 30 years and in 1996 was awarded a Master of Letters in Art History and Curatorship from the ANU. Exploring new experiences in this vast land provides stimulating source material for artwork, such as flight trips over Central Australia and Lake Eyre, SA (2012) and the West MacDonnell NP, NT (2013). Kate attended art residencies in Ruby Gap, NT (2013), West Kimberley and the Pilbara, WA (2019) and Kangaroo Island, SA (2022).

Kate has had two solo exhibitions, has participated in multiple group exhibitions and in recent years has attended many workshops run by local and visiting artists at the Canberra Art Workshop. She is convenor of the CAW Thursday night Portrait Art Group and attends a weekly Life Drawing Art Group.

Skill level

Beginner – intermediate


Mixed media (see materials list)

Materials list

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

Cancellation / Refund Policy

Cancellation/Refund policy can be found HERE