A Day Of Drawing & Painting: Chaos to Control with Tania Ferrier

This one-day workshop for those who have never drawn before and have no idea where to start, or skilled drawers who need to loosen up a little and learn a new skill. Award winning artist Tania Ferrier shares the technique of finding images through mark making. Stretch paper on board with gum tape, splash on watery acrylic paint and stand back to see what the mind’s eye conjures. Charcoal sticks are used to draw up a loose framework before painting the image. The emphasis is on play and participants are always surprised about what they find in the marks. Although it starts with chaos, this process teaches you to draw out your idea while balancing the composition, the colour and controlling the outcome. It is a lot of fun!


  •  A materials fee is included in the cost of the course

What to bring:-

  • 1 x MDF board (Bunnings) 600 x 900 x 6mm
  • 1 x Saunders 190gsm paper 560 x 760mm
  • 1 x water spray bottle
  • 1 x small cardboard box
  • 1 x large sponge
  • We suggest bringing your own lunch as cafes in the vicinity can be very busy during peak periods


Please note, COVID restrictions may apply at the time of this course. By enrolling, you agree to abide by the restrictions at all times while onsite. Please visit the COVID Safe page on our website to read the most up to date information or visit wa.gov.au.

Building Access:

FAC is a heritage listed building with access limitations. If you have any special access requirements, please contact reception on 9432 9555 before enrolling in a course.

Students with Special Requirements:

If you or the person you are wishing to enrol has special requirements, please contact Reception on 9432 9555 or email [email protected] to discuss suitability and how we can help.

Tutor Tania Ferrier

Tania Ferrier’s painting practice has expanded into the use of video to explore race relations in installations that transgress the boundaries between the art gallery and museum.

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