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This course provides an introduction to a range of drawing skills and materials required to produce representational drawings. Fun and challenging exercises will encourage students to develop their skills and personal style in a supportive learning environment. Some drawing experience necessary. Additional costs may be incurred for extra materials.

Class details

4 sessions:
Wednesdays 6.00PM-9.00PM: 21/01/15 to 11/02/15

Venue: CAE Building A - 21 Degraves St, Melbourne

Teacher: Anna Hoyle

Full Fee: $299.00 - Concession: $284.00 - Code: HXP68201
Additional costs may be incurred for course materials or required textbooks. Please enquire on enrolment.

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Session 1: Introduction to materials and basic drawing concepts using a range of media. Discussion of observational/representational drawing – elements of describing 3D objects onto a 2D picture plane
Observational drawing exercise – ways of seeing
Session 2: Observational drawing exercise – perspective & proportion
Session 3: Observational drawing exercise – spatial relationships, drawing positive and negative space
Session 4: Observational drawing exercise – tonal mark-making
Session 5: Observational drawing exercise – Consolidating elements of perspective, proportion and tonal mark-making to explore personal style and composition
Session 6: Final works and finished drawings.

Practical in-class exercises, demonstrations, handouts, individual and group tutoring, group discussion.


Students will explore and develop some key concepts and skills involved in understanding and making drawings through a series of observational drawing exercises. Students will develop the ability to structure representational drawings that incorporate a selection of drawing implements and mediums .Students will also begin to develop and explore their own personal style and approach to drawing.

Who would find this course useful?

Aimed at beginners with some experience of drawing.


Students should have a very basic understanding of some fundamental concepts involved in understanding and making drawings such as line, tone and composition.

What you should bring


A3 sketchpad
2H, HB, 4B, 6B, 8B pencils
Kneadable eraser
Normal eraser
Ruler (plastic, metal or wood)
2 large bulldog clips
1 box medium Willow charcoal
2-4 sheets of A1 cartridge paper

(Materials cost approx $60)

About Anna Hoyle

Anna Hoyle is a Melbourne based artist and teacher. She has a Masters by Research degree in Fine Art from Monash University and she predominantly works in ink media. Exhibiting regularly throughout Australia, she has been the recent recipient of several prestigious art awards for her ink works on paper, including The Robert Jacks Drawing Prize 2004, Works on Paper award for the City of Banyule 2003, and the 2007 Kedumba Drawing Award. Her works explore an imaginary and humorous synthesis of Eastern and Western aesthetic styles in an everyday suburban context and she is represented in many public collections including Artbank and Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery and the National Gallery of Australia.