Drawing Class: Full-day Introduction

Learn the foundations of drawing

6 hours Class size 1 to 8

label $100 (or 4 payments of $25 Afterpay)

Learn the basics of drawing at this hands-on class in Sydney!

This class is suitable for absolute beginners, as the aim is to teach you the basics of drawing, which is the foundation of realism. One cannot draw and/or paint real objects in a convincing way if you do not know how to draw.

During this full-day class, we will cover a number of basic concepts including:

  • The use of line to construct shapes
  • How to simplify complex objects into a combination of shapes that are easy to draw
  • The use of tone to illustrate the effect of light and shadow to construct form.
  • Basic perspective (linear and atmospheric)
  • Scale and proportions

We will be doing a number of drawing exercises using graphite pencils to tackle each of the above subjects, using both two-dimensional reference material and real objects.

Terms & Conditions
By taking part in a workshop you will be agreeing to the following conditions.

Liability Waiver
Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property brought into class premises.

Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class.

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.

Photo & Video
Photos or videos are allowed ONLY after asking the artist whether it is allowed to do so.

I agree to give Christopher Vidal unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken during classes and events. Photos will only be used through social media, newsletters, blogs, website and general promo material.

Knowledge required
Suitable for absolute beginners and intermediates.
What you'll get
  • All painting materials including standing and seated easels are supplied.
  • Morning tea/coffee and afternoon refreshments.
  • Sketches and drawings were done during the day.
What to bring
  • Notebook to take notes.
  • BYO lunch.
  • An apron or come wearing clothes that you do not mind if stained or get dirty.

Chris Vidal adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.

Additional precautions taken: All materials like brushes will be disinfected before and after the session.


CPAS Studio, Shop 6, 4 - 14 Hunter Street Parramat - City of Parramatta Art Society, Hunter Street, Parramatta NSW

Your teacher
Chris Vidal
Chris Vidal
(Vidal Arts)

Traditional Drawing and Oil Painting

4.9 (21)

Chris is an artist who lives and works in Sydney, Australia. At the age of six, Chris developed an interest in drawing and at the age of 13, he attended the School of Arts at Palazzo de La Salle in Valletta, Malta. For three years he studied classical drawing and sculpture in an Atelier.

Vidal's style of work was developed through years of experience in drawing and painting. He considers himself as a contemporary realist with his preferred subject being the landscape. Studying classical arts mainly drawing from life helped him to develop drawing skills and a keen eye for detail. During his studies, he was influenced by the works of the great masters especially by the works of Caravaggio. He is also influenced by the American landscape painters of the Hudson River School and by the Australian impressionists of the Heidelberg movement.

Chris is also a tutor and teaches drawing and painting to adults at various locations around Sydney and the lower Blue Mountains. He emphasises the importance of drawing as the foundation onto which you can build up a solid skill in painting as you progress.

As part of his teaching methods he uses a combination of approaches based upon the classical art school curriculum starting from drawing from lithographs and other images, still life drawing and painting, portrait and figurative as well as landscape painting. The student will progress from one stage to the next upon successful completion of the initial stage. The teacher chooses various topics and subjects of increasing difficulty and complexity helping you to build up skill as you go along. ONLY advanced students will be allowed to choose their own subjects. The teacher will guide the student while working.

Ultimately the aim of the teaching classes is to guide you and help you develop a skill in a way that you will be able to draw and paint without any assistance and to also be your own critique.

More about this class

This teacher has 21 reviews for their other experiences - which you can see here.

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