Course Summary

It is amazing how much more you notice when you draw your environment using a sketchbook! Explore Melbourne while learning the basic skills needed to make descriptive drawings. Explore ways to bring your line drawings to life by applying the basics of perspective, create tonal areas, plus quick impressions of people in the environment. Throughout the session there will be many demonstrations. Open to sketching enthusiasts of all levels of artistic ability. 

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

Eleni Rivers is a professional artist who has been teaching painting and drawing for over 25 years. She recently completed her MFA at JFK University in Berkeley, California in addition to holding several art degrees from colleges in Australia. Her paintings, drawings and illustrations have been exhibited and published in many countries and are held in collections both here and the US. Now based in Melbourne, Eleni continues her journey in paint on themes of nature, family and belonging within the Australian landscape. You can see examples of Eleni's work at

Please bring the following sketching materials:

A4 or A5 watercolour sketchbook

  • Pencils 2B and 6B
  • Size 8 or 10 watercolour brush, synthetic is fine
  • Small bulldog clips to hold corners of sketchbook
  • Small set of watercolours
  • Small palette
  • Water container

For your own comfort and sketching activities bring the following:

• Water bottle & snack
• Do dress for comfort taking the weather forecast into consideration
• Note: In case of rain, the session will move undercover inside the cafe

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: November 29, 2022 04:53pm