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.

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

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.

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: April 23, 2024 04:54pm