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Drawing Fundamentals for Beginners (Saturday)

Cameron Ferguson
  • Term: Term One 2018
  • Start Date: 17 Feb 2018
  • End Date: 14 Apr 2018
  • Time: Saturdays 10am–2pm
  • Number of Classes: 8
  • Teacher: Cameron Ferguson
  • Level: Beginner
  • Age: All Ages
  • Full Fee: $815.00
  • Alumni Fee: $775.00
  • Concession Fee: $775.00
  • Location: The National Art School
  • Availability: Available

Do you want to learn practical drawing techniques and encourage your creativity to emerge in a supportive studio environment? Discover how to see and draw with proportion and perspective, and how to work from small studies to larger sustained drawings. Learn about the importance of line, tone, composition and mark-making and explore the mediums of graphite, charcoal and ink. Cameron Ferguson sets projects and gives you the opportunity to draw still life scenes and work from the life model. He gives demonstrations, group exercises and one-to-one tuition and guides you in developing your own way of seeing and drawing.

Cameron Ferguson

Cameron Ferguson specialises in drawing and watercolour, with over 15 years’ experience working and exhibiting in Sydney. He has taught drawing for a range of institutions, including TAFE, community colleges, high schools and, recently, the National Art School. Cameron has completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) at the National Art School, a Graduate Diploma in Education at the University of Technology, Sydney, and in 2017 completed his Masters of Fine Art by Research at the National Art School. His work is situated within the still life genre and object-based art, involving creating a series of drawings and installations that form associations between objects, place and memory.

For the first day bring:

  • A4 sketchbook
  • set of graphite pencils from 2B to 8B
  • charcoal pencil
  • pencil sharpener or Stanley knife
  • pencil eraser
  • 2 bulldog clips
  • willow charcoal
  • compressed charcoal
  • cotton rag
  • fixative spray
  • 1 pad of A2 cartridge paper

Other materials will be used throughout the course – these will be discussed on the first day.  

Protective clothing and covered footwear essential