Drawing for Intermediate - Northern Beaches Community College

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Drawing for Intermediate

Course Outline:

This course is designed for students who know the basics of drawing and want to take their work to the next level. It is a follow up course to drawing for beginners. This fun and challenging course will teach you practical art principles that will be applied in each class to improve your drawing skills. Your tutor Mark Kingston, a Master of Visual Art will guide you step by step through the drawing process. His knowledge and expertise will inspire you and help you achieve your personal artistic goals. Topics include
Wildlife Drawing (Each student will be guided through the creation of their own fully rendered animal drawing.)
Figure Drawing (We will study anatomy by drawing from casts of classical sculptures.)
Life Drawing (We will draw from a life model to improve our understanding of anatomy.)
Wrinkles and Drapery (Drawing the clothed figure.)
Study of Light and Tone (The application of the study of light to the drawing of diverse objects and materials.)

What to Bring:

  • Please bring eraser,
  • Sharpener,
  • Hb pencil, 2b pencil, 4b pencil, 6b pencil
  • A pad of paper and a ruler

Please Note: NBCMC is not liable to for any loss incurred if a class is cancelled please check with the College by calling 02) 9970 1000 or emailing enquiries@nbmc.nsw.edu.au before purchasing materials.

About the Tutor:

John Wells

John Wells has a Foundation and Pre Diploma from the Rochester College of Art, a Diploma in Art and Design (First Class Honours) from Brighton College of Art and Design and a Master of Fine Art Degree from Reading University. John is a professional artist, and produces murals and works in trompe l’oeil for clients as diverse as Meriton Apartments and Fox Studios. John has extensive teaching experience in the adult education sector.

Mark Kingston

Mark’s education includes a Bachelor of Visual Art degree from Sydney University and a Master of Art degree from the University of New South Wales. His teaching experience includes lecturing at TAFE as part of the Visual Art program and at JMC Academy as part of a Bachelor of Creative Arts degree.

Mark is one of Australia’s most talented realist oil painters. His attention to detail, exquisite painting technique and love of colour has made his work popular with art collectors and the general public. With over 40 group and solo shows across Australia, his paintings have been acquired by corporate collections such as the Roche Group and White Lotus.

His work has been featured in ‘The Sydney Morning Herald’, ‘The Sun Herald’ and ‘The Daily Telegraph’ newspapers. His work has repeatedly been showcased on the cover of and as a feature article in the ‘Australian Artist Magazine’. He has also had articles written about his work in ‘Belle Magazine’, ‘Australian Road Rider Magazine’, ‘Peninsula Magazine’ and ‘24 Hours Magazine’.

Mark has been chosen as a finalist in an impressive list of prestigious art prizes, including the Mortimer Art Prize, Hills Grammar Art Award, ANL Maritime Art Prize and as one of ten finalists exhibited on the Museum of Contemporary Arts online gallery.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Course testimonials:

  • While there are many options for painting and art classes of all sorts, sketching classes are in short supply and to be able to attend this one is great.
  • Mark provided an excellent art program in difficult circumstances. I have recommended Mark’s sessions to others. Thank you.
  • Good learning experience