Introduction to Drawing and Painting - Northern Beaches Community College

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Introduction to Drawing and Painting

In this 8 week course we will be exploring a variety of subjects and mediums we will unleash your creative passion. Subjects include still life, portraiture, the life model and landscape. Throughout the course we shall cover the fundamentals of tone, form and perspective. You are welcome to enjoy a glass of wine from the bar whilst learning creative techniques in a relaxed environment.

Pencils or Charcoal.
A packet of Mungyo Chalk Pastels(Or another brand but NOT OIL PASTELS)
A rubber and a ruler.
A2 Cartridge pad or smaller if awkward.

Pencils or Charcoal.
A tube of black and white for the first class.
The following weeks red, yellow and blue ACRYLIC paint. These are water based paints and can be diluted with tap water. Acrylic paints are highly recommended for beginners.
A palette or plastic plate for mixing the colours on.
A packet of Square bristle brushes up to size 12 (available from bargain discount stores).
A2 cartridge paper pad or smaller format if you wish.
A screw cap glass jar for solvent/water.
A rag & old shirt or apron.
Recommended Supplier :: Your nearest Hot Dollar Shop or Kmart Store. Dearer professional quality acrylic paints such as Matisse or Liquitex are available from your local art store if desired. Approximate cost :: Approximate total of $35 from a Hot Dollar Shop

Please Note: NBCC 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

David has taught a wide range of students both young and old, male and female, complete beginners to advanced students. David says that the beginners are often understandably quite nervous at their first class but astounded at times by their rapid progress during the course. This motivation is also inspired by having some of the regular students working around them.

David Pavich is a landscape artist and graduated from the National Art School in Sydney in 1985 and has had 20 Solo exhibitions in Australia and overseas to date.

He has lived and exhibited in Paris from 1988-93 and has been a finalist for numorous art prizes, such as the Blake Prize, The Paddington Art Prize, The Gallipoli Art Prize, The Gold Coast Art Prize, The ANL Maritime Art Prize and the Mosman Art Prize and was awarded a residency at the Arthur Boyd studio at Bundanon(2006), Murrays Cottage, Hill End(2004), Tweed Regional Gallery Murwillumbha(2015) and Gallery Lane Cove(2017).

His work is included in collections such as Artbank, The Adzak Museum in Paris, The Bundanon Trust, Sydney University, The Siena Art Institute in Italy and private collections in Europe, America, Japan and Australia.

Please visit his website on

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