The Art of Drawing

“Drawing is the root of everything.” – Vincent van Gogh.

What is it to make a mark? To hatch a cross? To produce a fine, sweeping line? To build texture and soften tone? To connect hand, mind and pencil?

This is a chance to dive into a six-week course on the captivating art of drawing. Within this small class you will have the space, inspiration and opportunity to explore your skills. No matter your experience, Dr Mary Scott is your expert guide through these welcoming, engaging still life drawing exercises.

Week 1: What I see is not what you see.
Week 2: Types and determinates of line quality.
Week 3: Let’s look at shape, plane and volume.
Week 4: Creating dynamic compositions.
Week 5: Let’s look at ways of creating light and tone.
Week 6: Getting in touch: texture and pattern.

Your teacher:
Mary Scott is an accomplished visual artist and writer who expertly navigates a range of subjects, formats, and media. Her work has been exhibited and collected both nationally and internationally. With a passion for the arts and a dedication to education, she has become a leading advocate for artists. Drawing on a wealth of experience spanning 25 years, she shared her artistic knowledge to the students of the University of Tasmania, where she served as the Coordinator of the Drawing Studio. Her approach to teaching has been recognised by a Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning, as well as a Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, The Australian Learning and Teaching Council. Scott is currently the Lead Artist for Situate 22-23, Tasmania.

Drawing classes have finished for 2023. We are now taking names of those interested in joining us in 2024.

Email or call 6234 3800 for more information.