What you will learn

Gain contemporary skills and knowledge.

Authentic drawing and painting practices enable creative expression, allow us to communicate with others in meaningful ways, challenge norms, and shift options. Mindful practice can also improve wellbeing and provide inroads to sense-making in an increasingly complex world.

This course focuses on composition in painting and drawing, and the way objects, people and spaces work together to create compelling creative works.

It is delivered at our world-class Southbank facilities and is ideal for anyone interested in developing a more rewarding personal or professional painting or drawing practice.

Painting and Drawing Studio 3: Relational Action can also be complemented with the other short courses in our Painting and Drawing suite, which is part of Creative Arts Studios. See course details for more information.

Hone your technical skills based on traditional methods and contemporary practice

Looking at both the abstract and the figurative, you'll gain an overview of both historical and contemporary painting and drawing practices. You'll explore traditional skills, new techniques, and practical approaches to contemporary formats, as well as highly valued research methods drawing upon acute observation, reflection and artisan skills.

Develop a deeper understanding of composition

Explore foundational painting and drawing techniques with focus on still life and object/body groupings, and composition. You'll investigate the relationships, including cause and effect, between objects, people and spaces within painting and drawing practice, and use a variety of techniques in a range of scales and formats.

Harness the colour chord

Explore colour theory and learn to harness the power of the full colour chord, and how you can use it to develop a compelling and contemporary drawing and painting practice.

Find your unique style

As you activate your painting and drawing skills, you'll learn to find your own creative ‘hand’ and unique style. You'll engage in exploratory practices and expression based on the collective, and learn to use your authentic style in a range of contexts.


For individuals

To take Painting and Drawing Studio 3: Relational Action as a stand-alone course, you'll pay the normal price.

$990.00 AUD (inc GST)

Please contact Student Support to pay by invoice.

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