Term 1 – Drawing Fundamentals (Sat 9.30am)

Term 1 – Drawing Fundamentals (Sat 9.30am)

$320.00 inc. GST

Term 1 2023

Lecturer: Alex Beckinsale

Sat 18 Feb – Sat 1 Apr  9.30am – 12.30pm (Please note: no class on Sat 11 March – Adelaide Cup long weekend)

Level – Beginners

This structured course introduces participants to the basic techniques of drawing by observation. Moving from line drawings to tonal drawings, participants acquire the skills to achieve precision in their drawing and to accurately represent what they see.

Materials required:

Weeks 1 – 3: A3 sketch book, graphite pencils (HB, 2B, 4B, & 6B), hard eraser, kneadable eraser, 2 sheets of A1 cartridge paper, retractable box knife, 2 large bulldog clips, and a 45cm length of dowel (5mm diameter).

Weeks 3 – 6: 3 sheets of A1 cartridge paper, pack of medium width sticks of willow charcoal, soft charcoal pencil (4B), and a rag (or old-t-shirt).

Week 6: 1 sheet of mid-grey Canson paper, soft charcoal pencil (4B), white conte pencil, and a rag (or old-t-shirt).

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Did you use Google Pay or Apple Pay to pay for an ACSA short course? If yes, please contact us ASAP on 8299 7300 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) OR email info@acsa.sa.edu.au as your short course enrolment was not registered. Links for these payment options may have incorrectly appeared on our website during late December and the first half of January. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience.

For all your material needs and advice, Central Artist Supplies is located next to our Administration Office at 7 Mulberry Road, Glenside.
Hours: Monday – Friday 8.30am-4.00pm, Saturdays 9.00am-12.30pm (9.00am-2.00pm when short courses are running). Phone 08 8271 6912. Email mail@centralartistsupplies.com.au


Alex Beckinsale is an emerging artist whose work is inspired by strange narratives, folklore, and popular culture. She graduated from Adelaide Central School of Art with a Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) in 2016. She focuses on figurative art and portraiture, often constructing otherworldly and mysterious situations in her work. http://www.alexbeckinsale.com/ @alex.beckinsale


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