Why do an art course?
Many people who can already draw or paint question the value of art workshops and courses, however, most art courses are designed to not only teach beginners but to also improve on your current art skills.
Not only will an art course improve and teach you new skills, but it will also encourage innovative thinking and create a new awareness of how you examine the world around you. There are many aspects to drawing, and by completing an art workshop you will be introduced to all types of styles, which will enhance your own natural artistic abilities and preferences.
- Art Workshops and Demonstrations
Sydney Art School offers art courses, workshops and demonstrations with some of Australia’s best artists. Courses are available throughout the year and are aligned with tertiary fine arts programs. Students can also use the course to prepare a portfolio for entering a tertiary institution.
Learners can choose between hour demonstrations or daytime workshops. The subjects covered are portraiture, still life, landscapes, and life drawing. Students will be introduced to modern impressionism, expressionism and abstract styles of art, and will make use of acrylics, oil and mixed media.
- Creative Drawing
Billy Blue College of Design offers a six-day drawing course in North Sydney, which is available throughout the year. The course is aimed at bringing out the student’s creativity and teaching them how to use mark making by developing their visual awareness. Students don’t need to have any previous experience to enroll for this course.
In order to develop your visual awareness you will learn how to create the desired, lines, edges, tones, textures and colours in your art. You will also learn various composition and proportion techniques, as well as still life and how to bring about your imagination to life on paper. By the end of the course you will be expected to have a sound knowledge of basic drawing techniques, and how to make the most out of your tools, materials and other mediums.
- Drawing for Beginners
Ace Community College offers a six-week online beginners drawing course for those who have had no previous art experience. The course is aimed at building a foundation for students by introducing them to the basics of drawing. This means learning how to use various art tools and materials, as well as how to work with different layouts, spaces, paper types and drawing styles. Although the course is aimed at beginners, anyone interested in further developing their art skills can participate.
This guest post was written by Ivelina Dineva, a philosophy student pursuing her master’s degree. Ivelina also has an artistic streak which she indulges whenever possible. For this reason she enjoys writing on the different creative courses available in the Australian education system, such as those promoted by Now Learning.