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 – 18
DFTT classes can be taken in blocks of 4 or 5 sessions or two whole days sessions. The same material is covered in each case, and all classes involve doing a small amount of homework!
The 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, is now full.
There is a two day Drawing for the Terrified course at Port Noarlunga Arts Centre on November 11 and 18, 2017, from 10am – 4pm. The cost is $130, or $110 concession.
There will be a two day Drawing for the Terrified course at the Box Factory on January 16 and 23, 2018, from 10am – 4pm, and the cost is $130, or $110 concession.
There are other Tuesday afternoon drawing classes planned for Pepper St for 2018. Details of the first of these classes will be up on the Pepper St website soon, but to book your place, you need to contact me here.
This is the latest schedule for all drawing classes: schedule-for-drawing-classes–2017-2018-julia-wakefield
If you want more information or to book for any of these courses, please contact me via the form below.