Early Fee

Drawing Fundamentals for Beginners (Evening)

$625.00 $565.00

16 Oct 19 – 4 Dec 19, Wednesdays 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Pollyxenia Joannou

Learn practical drawing techniques and allow your creativity to emerge in a supportive studio environment. Full details of course overview, teacher profile and materials list below. 

Early fee ends 25 Aug 19

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Full Details

Term: Term Four 2019
Start Date: 16 October 2019
End Date: 4 December 2019
Time: Wednesday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Number of classes: 8
Teacher: Pollyxenia Joannou

Level: Beginners
Full fee: $625.00
Early Fee: $565.00
Concession Fee: $595.00
Location: National Art School
Availability: Available

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

course overview

Learn practical drawing techniques and allow your creativity to emerge in a supportive studio environment. Discover how to see and draw with proportion and perspective and how to work from small studies to larger, sustained drawings. Learn about the importance of line, tone, composition and mark-making and explore the mediums of graphite, charcoal and ink. Pollyxenia Joannou sets projects and gives you the opportunity to draw still life scenes and to work from the life model. Through demonstrations, group exercises and one-to-one tuition, she will guide you in developing your own unique way of seeing and drawing.

teacher profile

Pollyxenia Joannou’s paintings and sculptures have been exhibited in Australia, England and continental Europe in numerous solo and group exhibitions. Completing her Masters degree at Central Saint Martins College, London, Polly has taught in the UK and has lectured in painting and drawing at many art schools in Sydney, including Meadowbank TAFE, Design Centre Enmore and the National Art School. She was the winner of the Redland Art Award in 2016 and was awarded the Onslow Storrier Studio Residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, in 2017.

materials list

For the first class
Cartridge pad – A1 size
Compressed charcoal (round type)
2 charcoal pencils – black/soft
Hard white eraser, e.g. Staedtler
2 bulldog clips
Sharpener or Stanley knife (i.e. knife with retractable blade).
Other materials to be used throughout the course may include the following. These will be discussed at the first class.

1 sheet of brown craft paper – approx. 1m x 80cm (card thickness)
1 sheet of architect’s tracing paper
3 sheets of heavier paper. e.g. Montval Watercolour paper, University, Stonehenge, Dessin, etc. – 300gsm, approx. 75cm x 55cm
1 sheet each of Mi-Teintes ‘Steel Grey,’ ‘Flannel Grey’, ‘Dark Grey’, ‘Moonstone’ and ‘Stygian Black’ – A3 size.

Willow charcoal
Sanguine pencil – soft
White pencil – soft.

4B pencil.

Black ink – 250ml.

3 bristle brushes – sizes 5, 8, 12.

Cotton cloth
Spray fixative
Double-sided tape (clear).

Covered footwear is essential in all studio spaces on campus.


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