The Art of Drawing

“Drawing is the root of everything.”

– Vincent van Gogh.

A six-week introductory course in the captivating world of observational drawing. You will learn the fundamentals of drawing in a small-group setting. Your tutor, Dr. Mary Scott, will guide you through the basics and create an environment where you can be inspired.

Each week, Mary will explain the art theory underlying the class, then you’ll do a few shorter exercises and, following a refreshment break, a lengthier drawing session to go further into the topics covered. This is an opportunity to study in an enjoyable, encouraging setting with one of Tasmania’s incredibly talented professional artists and an enthusiastic art instructor.

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.

Our first round of classes for this year has now sold out.

Email Maddy at to go on the mailing list to be notified about the next round classes, scheduled for the second half of 2024.