Course Summary

Capture your beloved dog or cat in a lifelike work of art.  Using charcoal or pencil, learn how to accurately sketch your pet from a photo, draw fur and facial features such as eyes, nose and mouth, and add shading, definition, highlights and lowlights.

Course Sessions

Wednesday, 20th July - 3 classes

Session ID HXAX5302C
20 Jul - 3 Aug 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location CBD
Session Fees
$215 / $204 (conc)
Carolyn Large

Sunday, 2nd October - 2 classes

Session ID HXAX5303C
2 Oct - 9 Oct 10:00am - 1:00pm
Location CBD
Session Fees
$215 / $204 (conc)
Carolyn Large


Basic techniques & features

Shading basics
Drawing fur
Layout your drawing
Drawing eys, ears and nose


Adding definition and finishing details

Add shading and definition
Refine highlights and lowlights


Carolyn Large is a practising artist located in the beautiful Macedon Ranges. As a member of the Sunbury Art Society, Macedon Ranges Art Trail and the Woodend Art Group she has participated in a number of exhibitions including Trentham, Woodend, Sunbury and the Melbourne City Council. Carolyn specialises in pet portrait commission work, portraits and landscapes, working primarily in pastel, charcoal and acrylic paint mediums. Carolyn also works as a textile artist, specialising in needle felting. She has achieved commercial success in both 3-D and 2-D felting and continues to expand her skills in “painting” with wool to produce works of beauty that reflect the natural environment

Please bring the follown materials to class:

A4 Black and White photo of cat or dog you wish to draw

Charcoal pencils 2B, 4B and H


Graphite pencils 2B, 4B and HB

Paper stumps (blending stumps), tissues

Erasers, ruler, felt pen (with point); kneadable eraser and rectangular eraser eg. Faber-Castell dust free eraser

A3 size sketchpad/book, minimum 110 gsm weight paper. 150-200 gsm provides a stronger base.

Last updated: June 30, 2022 04:56pm