Short course

Visual Art Seasonal Workshops: Drawing 2020


2020 Fees

  • AUD$605.00 per person
  • Price is GST inclusive
  • Participants will need to supply their own creative materials for this course.


2020 Dates

Summer intake

  • Application close date: 1 January
  • Study period: 6 January - 10 January 2020

Winter intake

  • Application close date: 17 June
  • Study period: 22 June - 26 June 2020

Spring intake

  • Application close date: 23 September
  • Study period: 28 September - 2 October 2020


Art Building 876, Sturt Street, Southbank, VIC 3006

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Experiment with different media and extend your drawing skills in this engaging intensive.

Throughout this course you will experiment with essential drawing techniques and materials and receive expert artistic guidance.

Located at the University of Melbourne's renowned Southbank campus, this intensive course is perfect for those looking to explore and advance their creativity in a supportive environment.

Under the guidance of a dedicated artist and industry professional, you will practice fundamental drawing techniques and gain an insight into specialised artistic areas.

You will explore a range of essential techniques, including:

  • Drawing basics
  • Still life Wunderkammer
  • Portraiture, and
  • Referencing.

Essential information

  • This course is suitable for participants aged 18+
  • Participants will need to supply their own creative course materials for this course.

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Materials list

Essentials: The basic kit

  • Pencils: a range lead hardness from H (hard) to B (black) A good selection is a HB, 2B and 4B
  • Charcoal: willow and compressed (a few sticks of each)
  • Sharpener / knife
  • Scissors
  • Large bulldog clips x2
  • Ruler
  • Glue stick
  • Sketchbook (small)
  • Paper (as required) bulky news / butchers paper x5, cartridge x5, fine art papers (not essential) OR Drawing pad at least A3 in size

Additional materials (not essential)

  • Pastels: dry, oil / oil sticks
  • Water colour / ink
  • Markers (sharpie)

This course is presented in partnership with the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music.