TUTORED: Term 2 FUNDAMENTALS with Kate Scott

Mixed media

An introductory practical art course exploring the language, ideas and concepts of art; the elements and principles of art and design; 2-D media; and an integrated overview of art history with studio practice.

M16 Artspace
Studio B
21 Blaxland Crescent Griffith ACT
See below. Please read all the instructions carefully if you have not purchased online before.
Cancellation/Refund Policy
Skill Level

All skill levels

Tuesday20 April–22 June 2021

(Term 1 for10 weeks)

Tutor: Kate Scott


This course focuses on the learning and development of basic media, methods and techniques of drawing and painting. The fundamentals of two-dimensional art forms will be investigated in a relaxed and supportive learning environment. 

Using a range of subject matter, art media, methods and techniques coupled with the exploration of ideas, concepts and the language of art, you will develop knowledge, skills and confidence in your art abilities while gaining 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
  • creating new images from the inner world of the imagination.

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.

About the tutor

Kathryn Scott draws and paints in a variety of media, mainly oils. Her subjects include portrait, landscape, plein-air, still-life, gardens, cityscapes, and figurative compositions.

She has:

  • been awarded a Diploma of Art Education, Newcastle
  • taught art in Canberra schools and colleges for over 30 years 
  • taught and assessed student work at the NGA (ANGART)
  • been awarded a Master of Letters in Art History and Curatorship, ANU (1996)
  • been mentored by painter, Roy Churcher (3 years)
  • attended art residencies at Ruby Gap, NT (2013), West Kimberley and the Pilbara, WA (2019)
  • participated in solo and group exhibitions
  • been a Finalist in the M16 Artspace Drawing Prize
  • is current Convenor of CAW Thursday night Portrait art group
  • attended many workshops by local and visiting artists at CAW  


Cancellation / Refund Policy

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

Materials list

The range of art materials is huge and can be either cheap or expensive. Start by purchasing only your basic needs, one or two of each item. Later, build upon your supplies. Shop around for prices – Eckersley’s Art & Craft, online suppliers, Riot Art, Officeworks, Spotlight, newsagencies, $2 shops …

DRAWING media and tools

  • a paper sketch pad, either A3 or A2 cartridge, 110 or 200 gsm, c. 25 to 50 sheets
  • 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) 


  • graphite pencils – HB (for note-taking), 2B–6B for drawing
  • scraper blade for sharpening pencils + sanding block
  • 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, eg 0, 1, 3, 5, 7
  • acrylic paints in tubes or pots eg 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
  • water container
  • rags, paper towel, wet wipes, spray bottle
  • re-sealable plastic bags for your rubbish.

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