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Introduction to Realistic Drawing - Introduction and Continuing Classes

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Around 9 to 10 years old, children start to doubt their drawing skills. They compare their finished drawings to other kids' work and feel their work isn't 'as good as theirs'. Peer recognition and acceptance becomes increasingly important at this age and if they feel they don't measure up, they can give up drawing and art altogether. (Read: screwed up drawings thrown across the room!) What they don't see is that they are simply lacking the skills to move to the next level, from cartoon-style drawing to realistic drawing.

Our artKids Introduction to Realistic Drawing 9 yrs+ covers the foundation drawing skills required for children (and adults!) to progress further with their drawing.

Our program covers:

  • Mark making - pressure, direction, speed, angle

  • Continuous line drawings

  • Sketching - seeing simple shapes within objects

  • Still life drawing

  • Understanding tone

  • Understanding perspective

  • Simple compositions - line, shape and tone

  • Creating textures

This is a Beginner's class and, just like kids attend training sessions

for soccer, netball, dance, etc, they need to practice. This class is
where they learn, 
practice and do ‘drills’ so they can go home and
enjoy drawing. 
The focus is on the drawing practice rather than
the final outcome.

The Introductory Program is currently offered only during the School Holidays program over three consecutive mornings. Our aim is to run it each school holiday program. Once completed, the children can attend our Saturday or after-school classes with greater understanding of how drawing underpins all art-making processes. They can choose to work on our regular class projects or choose a realistic theme - animals, nature, faces, etc. For older students, we have a dedicated Realistic Drawing Continuing component in our artTeens Saturday class. 

Cost: Book all three sessions and get a 5% discount - just $205 for the three x three-hour mornng sessions (regular sessions $72 each). The cost includes materials used, a light snack and GST.


Postponed until September/October Holidays:

Enrol in our Realistic Drawing 9 yrs+ School Holiday Program Now!

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