Course Description:

Foundation Drawing is an all abilities class that focuses on developing student’s observational skills while providing an introduction to a variety of mediums and drawing techniques. Each class will include a series of sketch exercises followed by a sustained drawing activity that will explore a different technique and subject matter each week. This class is suitable for beginners to experienced artists who are looking to develop or practice their skills in a structured and supportive class environment. Student’s can look forward to learning more about different drawing materials and developing their own style through exploration and individual tuition.

Course Materials (Kits are available on the first day)

  • Lead pencils: 1 x HB, 1x 2B, 1x4B
  • 1 X Progresso / graphite
  • 1 x eraser
  • 1 x pack willow charcoal –
  • 1 x white conte or white pastel pencil
  • 1x pencil sharpener or blade
  • cartridge sketch pad A4 or A3
  • 5 sheets large paper (larger than A3) min 250gsm

Dates of Class: 23rd, 30th August, 6th, 13th, 20th September

Time of Class: 6:00PM to 8:30PM

Please Note: Full price of course is $180 (Balance of $140 is payable on the first class)

Art teacher Bio:

Madeleine Cruise is a Newcastle based artist who studied at the National Art School Sydney. Her interdisciplinary practice includes painting, collage and sculpture that explore her physical and emotional experience with place. Madeleine has completed studio residencies with Firstdraft Sydney, Bundanon Trust, The Banff Centre Canada and Marrickville Garage. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in Australia and Canada and been a finalist in The Mosman, Waterhouse and NSW en plein air landscape Prizes. Madeleine is the former founding Director of NANA contemporary art space Newcastle, where she designed and facilitated numerous art workshops and events. In addition she has worked in public programs at The National Maritime Museum, Newcastle City Council, Newcastle University and been a guest teacher at San Clemente High School Mayfield. Madeleine’s work is part of private and public collections including Artbank Australia.