Course Summary

For absolute beginners to intermediate drawers, this course provides a relaxed and enjoyable introduction to creating drawings that sit within the still life canon. Students will draw from still-life arrangements that they will assemble at home, and learn to draw 3D objects on a 2D picture plane, and discover how to plan and draw simple compositions.


**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.

Course Sessions

Thursday, 4th March - 2 classes

Session ID HXAW0401C
4 Mar - 11 Mar 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$169 / $161 (conc)
Melanie Caple

This course has been designed for the beginner with little or no drawing experience. The course is a mix of theory and practical activities to learn basic drawing skills that will provide a solid base for the student to either continue development at home or perhaps explore the option of other more advanced or specialist drawing courses.

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. 

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

Staedtler Mars Plastic Eraser – $4.95

Faber Castell Double Metal Sharpener – $4.40

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


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: January 28, 2021 04:45pm