Drawing for Beginners

Register your interest for 2022!

Drawing is an important skill for many branches of visual art and design. Gain confidence in this foundation skill in a relaxed 8 week studio course with Elynor Smithwick.

Ely will help you open your mind to see like an artist, and convert what you see onto paper.

Learn the fundamental skills of line, edges, spaces, tone and colour. Practice completing positive & negative drawings, understand perspective, use shading and texturing, and control and manage different edges.

Students will gain a solid grasp of the colour wheel, and experiment with colour and tone using graphite, charcoal, ink and pastels.

At the end of this course you will be able to draw with confidence, and have the basic skills in place to continue experimenting and extending your skills at home.

If you are interested in attending this course and are unable to make this term, please join the interest list for term 1, 2022.

Please note: from Monday 11 October, the museum has a new condition of entry. All visitors to the museum will need to have received two vaccinations prior to entry. This includes tutors and students in MAMA Studio. Please consider this when booking your ticket. This is a temporary condition of entry as part of the NSW Roadmap to Reopening.

  • When
    Thursdays 6.00pm - 8.30pm, beginning 28 October
  • Where
    Workshop within Commonwealth Growth Centre, MAMA
  • Price
    $280 ($260 Member / Concession)

Materials Package

Bring your own materials or purchase a package tailored for this course, including:

  • A3 visual diary
  • Artist quality graphite pencil set
  • Charcoal 2B & HB Pencils
  • Cretacolour Mega graphite pencils - 2B, 4B, 6B and 9B
  • Pastel Pencil white
  • Paper Stumps
  • Pastel pencil - whte
  • Two hole sharpener
  • Kneadable & dust free eraser

Cost: $90

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Meet the Tutor: Elynor Smithwick

Elynor’s preferred medium is oil paint, which she uses to depicts the value in ordinary moments.

Often inspired by the gentle quality of film stills, she endeavors to find movement and action within pre-existing personal photographs. This, along with appreciating the direct details of painting from life within such subjects as physical interiors and exteriors, is the foundation of her practice.

Elynor was born in Albury, NSW. She’s completed her Undergraduate and Honours degrees in Fine Arts through the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, from 2016-2019. She is represented by the gallery Otomys in Australia and the UK. She’s eager to share creative information and share a space where individuals have the opportunity to explore, expand on their strengths and their unique eye.

Elynor's website


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