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Drawing Fundamentals for Beginners (Saturday)

Cameron Ferguson
  • Term: Term Two 2018
  • Start Date: 5 May 2018
  • End Date: 23 Jun 2018
  • Time: Saturdays 10am–2pm
  • Number of Classes: 8
  • Teacher: Cameron Ferguson
  • Level: Beginner
  • Age: All Ages
  • Location: The National Art School
  • Availability: Unavailable

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. She 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 and high schools, as well as recent workshops at the National Art School. Cameron has completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) at the NAS and a Graduate Diploma in Education at the University of Technology, Sydney, and is currently completing a Master of Fine Art by Research. His research 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 class 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 in the first class.



Protective clothing and covered footwear essential