$280.00 inc. GST

2024 Summer School

Lecturer: Alex Beckinsale
Mon 15 Jan – Tue 16 Jan
9.30am – 4.30pm
Level – Beginner


Learn the fundamentals of drawing the human figure in this 2 day intensive course.

Participants will be taken through step-by-step instruction on how to best construct drawings of people. From looking at the skeleton, to getting proportions right, to drawing the full figure and working with tone, this course will introduce all the skills you need to create life-like observational drawings.

Each day will consist of multiple exercises; drawing from photos and demonstrations in the morning and a life model each afternoon. The course will finish with a longer drawing that combines everything you’ve learnt into a final piece.

Please note: This course is best suited to participants who have taken part in a Drawing Fundamentals Course or have some previous drawing experience, however beginners are welcome.


Required Materials:

  • 1 A4 or A3 sketchbook
  • Graphite pencils (HB, 2B or 4B)
  • 1 pack of Willow charcoal of mixed sizes (small, medium and thick)
  • 1 Medium (2B or 4B) Charcoal pencil
  • Hard Eraser
  • Kneadable Eraser
  • 8 sheets of A1 butchers paper (4 for each day)
  • 7 sheets of A1 Cartridge Paper (3 for each day, with one spare)


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


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.



Image Credit:

Alex Beckinsale, Life Drawing, 2022

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