Course Summary

Take the first steps toward drawing confidently by using the design elements and principles to achieve a personal visual solution.  Artist, Melanie Caple introduces you to the basic skills of tone, proportion, texture and rendering, while encouraging your personal expression. Hand-eye coordination is explored and visual perception is developed.  Generate a wide range of techniques using grey lead and coloured pencils enabling students to start a new direction in the arts. This class is excellent for developing a folio of work or for beginners just starting to draw.


**Important notice for learners who enrol on the course start date** Please check your confirmation email and ensure you contact Short Courses at to receive a link to attend online sessions.

Currently, we have no dates scheduled for this course. Please contact us via email to register your interest.

Melanie Caple graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art Painting from RMIT, and hold a Masters of Arts Management. Working within the realms of drawing and painting, Melanie work varies between exploring landscape on paper and creating contemporary botanical illustration works with oils. 

Having exhibited widely with both solo and group exhibitions over the last eight years, most recently Melanie was a finalist in the 2019 KAAF Prize, the 2018 Collins Place Art Prize, and won the People’s Choice Award in the 2016 Roi Art Prize. She was also the winner of the 2014 Dick Bishop Memorial Award, resulting in a major solo exhibition at Latrobe Regional Gallery, and was selected this year as a facilitating artist as a part of the Girls Own Space program facilitated by VicHealth and South Gippsland Shire Council. 

Please bring to first class:  

Materials listed are available from Melbourne Artist Supplies Brunswick Store. You are welcome to purchase similar products elsewhere.

Uni Cartridge Pad A2 210gsm – $39.95

Faber Castell 9000 Pencil Design set of 12 – $29.95 (includes 5B, 4B, 3B, 2B, B, HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H)

Faber Castell Kneadable Eraser – $2.80

Faber Castell Double Metal Sharpener – $4.40

Box of 12 Scene Painters Charcoal (mixed box) $17.60

Further material costs will be advised throughout the course.


Notification of a class cancellation will be advised 48 hours prior to the course commencement date. We advise to purchase your materials once you have received email confirmation that your class is proceeding as scheduled. All efforts are made to ensure that our classes proceed to avoid disappointment.

Last updated: October 22, 2020 04:53pm