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 2019 – Click on the text in Bold Red for links to more information.

DFTT (Drawing for the Terrified) classes can be taken in blocks of 4 or 5 sessions or two whole day sessions. The same material is covered in each case, and all classes involve doing a small amount of homework!

2019 DFTT classes

2 day course on October 16 and 23 at Atelier Crafers

4 Tuesday afternoons starting on November 19 at Pepper Street Arts Centre

2019 DFNST (Drawing for the Not so Terrified) classes

Drawing in Pen and Ink 

Sunday October 27 and Sunday November 3 at Atelier Crafers

Following on from Drawing for the Terrified, this course will take you through more advanced techniques in pen and ink, with a focus on still life.

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


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