Drawing for the Terrified – and Not so Terrified


In 1992, I was asked to devise a drawing course for beginners at a further education college in the UK.  I adopted the title of Richard Box’s book, Drawing for the Terrified, for the title of my course, and since 2001 it has been as popular  in Australia as it was in the UK.

The course is based on Betty Edwards’ book, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain.  But over the years I have adapted and modified Betty’s exercises according to different people’s needs and requirements, and while I don’t claim that this beginner’s course will make you draw like Da Vinci, it provides a good basic introduction to the Rules of Drawing and why our brains trick us into making elementary mistakes.

Drawing for the Terrified and Not so Terrified Classes in 2017

There is a two day Drawing for the Terrified course at the Box Factory on September 17 and 24 2017, from 10am – 4pm, and the cost is $120.

There will be a 4 week Drawing for the Terrified class at Pepper St Arts Centre on Tuesday afternoons from 2 – 4.45 pm, starting on November 28 2017.  This and the 2 day course at Box Factory both cover the same material as the 5 week 2 hour courses.

There are other drawing classes planned for Pepper St, starting with a Life Drawing course for beginners on September 26. For details of these classes, visit the Pepper St website, but to book your place, you need to contact me here.

This is the latest schedule for all 2017 classes: schedule-for-drawing-classes-August-2017-onwards-julia-wakefield

If you want more information or to book for any of these courses, please contact me via the form below.



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