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 2016/2017
There will be another Drawing for the Terrified class at Pepper St Arts Centre on Tuesday afternoons, starting on February 7 2017. As this is now booked out, I am running two whole day classes at the Box Factory Community Centre on Feb 18 and 26.
There are other drawing classes planned for Pepper St, starting with an introduction to Life Drawing in March, and a course called Drawing in Colour which starts in April. For details of these classes, visit the Pepper St website, but to book your place, you need to contact me here.
You can download the full schedule of upcoming classes here: schedule-for-drawing-classes-2017-julia-wakefield
If you want more information or to book for any of these courses, please contact me via the form below.