Contour Drawing Byron Community College

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Contour Drawing

Contour Drawing

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Contour Drawings are line drawings that create the illusion of three dimensional form on a flat surface. This is a very pleasurable and tactile way of drawing which depends on the senses of sight and touch. Improve your drawing skills by refining these senses and in turn developing your observational skills.

There will be exercises and demonstrations throughout the day. The tutor will bring a folio of her own drawings and art books to illustrate a wide range of contour drawing styles.


• How to synchronize the eye and hand whilst drawing.
• Introduction to blind contour drawing- concentrating on the edges of a 3D form.
• How to develop complete concentration whilst drawing your subject.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the day you will have:
• Practical experience with a variety of ways to approach contour drawing.
• Developed confidence to draw from the visible world.
• Insights into the way artists see and draw their subjects.
• A taste of hand-eye co-ordination.

Feedback from past students.

"Sharon was a very captivating, knowledgeable and patient teacher."

"Well prepared, informative, enjoyable and varied. She catered to all members of the group."

What to bring

  • 4B pencil
  • Texta pen – any colour or thickness
  • Sketchbook of A4 cartridge paper
  • A small object that fits into the palm of your hand (keyring, shell, feather, mini torch)
  • Rag to clean hands
  • Pen and notebook
  • Your own mug for tea
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • $5 for extra materials

Important information

Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a confirmation email. This email will be your receipt and inform you of the dates, time and venue of your course, it will also let you know of anything you need to take to class with you. Please make sure that you give us a valid email address and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

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We keep our class sizes small so that you get a better experience. Avoid disappointment, enrol early!