The Elements of Drawing: for Beginners

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By the end of this course, that's eight weeks of drawing bliss, you will have a solid understanding of the components that make dynamic images. 

As a Maker or Collector, no matter what medium you prefer, to understand the mechanics of visual imagery is a great advantage, and drawing is the most direct and expressive way to learn the basics. And it's a fun way to learn. 

We begin on Saturday 6 May. If you miss a class you can catch up in our freestyle session that runs later on Saturday afternoons. 

Tutor: Carmel Byrne

Week 1:  Line / Week 2:  Value / Week 3:  Tone / Week 4:  Form I / Week 5:  Form II / Week 6:  Texture I / Week 7:  Texture II / Week 8:  Composition

8 weeks, 6 May – 24 June, Saturdays 1 – 3pm

See full details on our website here

Perfect for beginners or anyone that needs to fill some gaps in their knowledge and techniques

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What you will learn
  • Draw a sensitive line
  • How value and tone work in imagery to create mood and form
  • Colour and composition
What you will get
  • A series of line drawings, collage, transfers, and tonal drawings
  • A solid foundation of drawing and visual art skills
  • The opportunity to work with an experienced artist

What to bring
  • An A3 Visual Diary
What to wear


Appropriate for

professionals, drawing, hobby, adults, teenagers,


Scratch Art Space

Vendor since 2016

Scratch Art Space operates from a warehouse located in Marrickville and has been running since 2002. We're a five studio complex with a streetfront gallery and an upstairs venture space with a diverse range of activities and events.

Our mission is to promote and support unrepresented artists through ongoing studio and gallery programs. Check out our classes and workshops!

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Scratch Art Space requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Scratch Art Space to organise a refund or transfer

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Scratch Art Space or organised by Scratch Art Space must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Scratch Art Space.


I agree to give Scratch Art Space unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Scratch Art Space classes and events or on Scratch Art Space's premises. (For use of Scratch Art Space marketing materials).


Scratch Art Space requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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