Term 3 Drawing Fundamentals (Mon)

Term 3 Drawing Fundamentals (Mon)

$345.00 inc. GST

Lecturer: Jess Mara
Mon 29 Jul – Mon 2 Sep
6.00pm – 9.00pm 
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:

  • graphite pencils HB, 2B, 4B*
  • hard eraser*
  • kneadable eraser
  • eraser pencil*
  • 5 sheets of A1 Cartridge paper*
  • 45cm length of dowel (5mm diameter)*
  • 3 sticks of thin willow charcoal
  • 1 medium stick of willow charcoal
  • a soft charcoal pencil
  • a rag (eg. a piece of an old-t-shirt)
  • 1 sheet of mid-grey Canson paper
  •  white conte stick

*Materials needed for week 1: a sheet of A1 cartridge paper, a hard plastic eraser, eraser pencil, a measuring stick, and graphite pencils.


Jess Mara is an Adelaide based painter. She received her Bachelor of Visual Art (honours) in 2006 from Adelaide Central School of Art and has been actively exhibiting since. Selected solo exhibitions including Bundle, (Praxis ART Space 2021), These Four Walls, (Floating Goose Studios Inc 2018) and Some Place Near, (Hill Smith Gallery, 2013). Jess has been a finalist in numerous competitions/awards notably, The Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award at Bega Valley Regional Gallery in 2018. She was the Winner of the People’s Choice Award at the 2019 Kennedy Art Prize for her painting Embrace (Self Portrait with son).

Jess has been lecturing in the BVA and Short Course Programs at Adelaide Central School of Art since 2011. She teaches in both the drawing and painting departments. She has also presented workshops for VAESA (Visual Arts Educators in South Australia) and completed a residency/ hosted workshops in Schools.



Please read the Terms and Conditions before completing your enrolment.


Categories:Term 3 2024Short Courses
Experience Level:Beginner

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