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Drawing for Beginners

Course Outline

Have you always wanted to be able to draw? If you learn the right techniques and practice regularly you will be surprised at what you can achieve. 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. Each week Mark will teach you about one or two art principles. You will then apply this knowledge in a range of drawing exercises and finished drawings.

Form and Composition

Linear Perspective and Landscape Drawing

Tone and Shade

Still life Tonal Drawings

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain (A range of drawing techniques to help you unleash your own creativity.)

Figure Drawings

Portrait Drawings

What to Bring

Please bring eraser, sharpener, Hb pencil, 2b pencil, 4b pencil, 6b pencil and a pad of paper and a ruler.

Please Note: NBMC 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 before purchasing materials.

About the tutor

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.

$284 Limited inc GST / $255.60
Drawing for Beginners

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Course testimonials:

  • The course is very well structured, with various techniques covered each week. The tuition was excellent. Our tutor, Mark, was very good at demonstrating how we could tackle each exercise and his one-on-one assistance was very helpful without being intrusive. He didn't take over your drawing, rather, he helped you to see how you could improve it. I feel better equipped now to draw subjects I previously saw as too daunting and I am enjoying the challenge more than ever. I will be signing up for the Intermediate course next term.
  • I loved it. I learnt so much, thanks.
  • the teacher was very kind and thoughtfull to everybody. He's really passionate about art and his teching work thank you!
  • Mark is a very talented and patient teacher
  • This was a very interesting course. Good teaching from a very accomplished artist. Sufficient feedback and direction during assignments. Balance between giving information and practical work was just right.

Contact us

Narrabeen Annex: 1525 Pittwater Road,
North Narrabeen NSW 2101
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Fri

Brookvale Campus: Level 1, 14 William St, Brookvale NSW 2100
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Thur

Post: NBCC Reply Paid 1966, Dee Why NSW 2099

Phone: 02 9970 1000

Registered Training Organisation Code 90113