Drawing In The Park Byron Community College

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Drawing In The Park

Drawing In The Park

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Drawing and Painting outside is a great way to relax and observe the details of nature. We will be based in Heritage Park in Mullumbimby and will meet in the studio first to explore a variety of drawing and painting techniques. We will make short trips out into the park throughout the day, regrouping in the studio to refresh ourselves and check on progress made.

The tutor will demonstrate various ways of using Graphite pencils, felt tipped pens, watercolour and gouache (opaque watercolour), and tips for remaining comfortable whilst working outdoors. If the weather makes it impossible to go outside, we will retreat back to the studio to draw from natural specimens. This course is suitable for beginners and experienced students, as each person will be attended to individually.

What to bring

  • At least one natural object
  • Graphite pencils at least a 6B and 4B
  • Bulldog clip or two
  • Vinyl eraser and kneadable eraser
  • Waterproof black (or other colour) felt tipped pen (copic, Faber Castel or Micron)
  • Sketchbook/journal (with paper preferably 140gsm or heavier)
  • A small set of watercolours…..watercolour pans in a metal palette is ideal. Buy the highest quality set you can afford. Otherwise please bring at least two watercolour tubes of paint…and if you already have tubes of watercolour, bring them and use them instead of the pans if you don’t have pans.
  • A tube of white gouache (optional)
  • A small white palette for mixing watercolour paint.
  • A brush or two…..a round and a flat are useful…a small fan brush can really extend your painting repertoire.
  • Small spray bottle
  • Small bottle of water with a sealed lid….this will be what you will wash your brush in.
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Water to drink
  • Snack or lunch
  • Some kind of bag with a handle to carry all your gear in….think lightweight….you will be carrying this gear around with you.
  • Bring a folding chair if you like to sit and draw/paint.

Important information

Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a confirmation email. This email will be your receipt and inform you of the dates, time and venue of your course, it will also let you know of anything you need to take to class with you. Please make sure that you give us a valid email address and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

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We keep our class sizes small so that you get a better experience. Avoid disappointment, enrol early!