Drawing for the Absolute Beginner (Night) with Sean Wain

Starting from scratch, discover essential drawing skills in an encouraging environment. Learn observation skills, basic drawing methods and how to use different materials through exercises and demonstrations.

What to bring:-

  • Pencils: 2B, 4B
  • Hard eraser
  • Kneadable eraser
  • Pencil sharpener
  • 2 x A1 catridge paper
  • A3 cartrige paper pad or 30 sheets
  • Box thin or medium willow charcoal
  • 1 x white pencil
  • Small notebook
  • 2 bulldog clips
  • Masking tape
  • Rags

Further materials may be required throughout the course (to be discussed in class in first few weeks):

  • Compressed charcoal
  • Blackboard white chalk or white pastel sticks
  • Glue stick
  • Coloured pencils
  • Coloured paper
  • Watercolours - if you already have them
  • Ink - if you already have some


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 Sean Wain

Sean Wain has been teaching drawing and painting since 1986. He first exhibited at the FAC in 1993 with oil and watercolour paintings, exploring pattern, colour and architectural space.

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