Visual Art - Plant Life Drawing 2 Byron Community College

Visual Art - Plant Life Drawing 2

Visual Art - Plant Life Drawing 2
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Use oral communication skills to participate in workplace meetings (FSKOCM004)
  • Use short and simple strategies to organise highly familiar workplace tasks (FSKLRG016)
  • Write routine workplace texts (FSKWTG009)

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

This 8-week course will extend your creative focus as we explore the work of significant artists while studying plants and natural forms through a variety of mediums and processes.

Experimenting with a range of drawing and painting techniques, exploring composition, mark-making and materiality, you will be guided through working on both small format to large scale compositions.

You do not need prior experience for this course - it is for anyone (from complete beginners to experienced artists) who are inspired by the natural world of plants and flowers and would love nothing more than studio time to delve into focused observation and fun experimentation.

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

What you will learn:

  • Drawing and painting techniques
  • Exploring small format to large scale compositions
  • Mark-making and materiality

Entry Requirements

  • No previous experience or knowledge is required.
  • To enhance the quality of learning, students can only enrol in a single skill set at any given time and can explore each skill set just once.
  • Learners must not have successfully completed more than one unit of competency attached to this course listed under Units of Study Required for this Skill Set.

Course Duration & Hours

  • Classes are delivered face to face
  • 8 days of classroom onsite learning 9:30am – 3:30pm
  • 8 weeks in the classroom
  • Delivery location: Laneway Studio, Mullumbimby Campus

Course Fees

Course Fees are fully subsidised for eligible students:

  • ACE Program Fee: $0* - most NSW residents are eligible for this subsidised fee!
  • Full Fee: $500

We kindly remind students that a $100 cancellation fee will apply only to those who do not attend any sessions of the Skill Sets course, and we encourage timely communication if any unforeseen circumstances prevent attendance.

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

*Student eligibility for ACE Program fee

To be eligible for government subsidised training through the ACE Program, you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder, or a New Zealand citizen; and
  • Live or work in New South Wales; and
  • Be aged 15 years or older;
  • No longer be at school or equivalent; and
  • Provide the College with your USI at the time of enrolment (admin staff can assist you in obtaining a USI); and
  • Have not successfully completed the units listed under '**Assessments are made against units of competency' for this course.** Refer to the top of this page.

For more information or to find out if your are eligible for the $0 fee call our office on 02 6684 3374.

What to bring

  • Pen and paper
  • Own lunch and refreshments
  • Enthusiasm!

Additional costs

  • You will need to purchase some art materials (e.g. willow charcoal, pencils (2B, 4B, 6B), a drawing pad, acrylic paint, palette, palette knives, scissors, a glue stick). If you don't currently have art supplies, or are uncertain what you may want to work with, the tutor will introduce you to various options at the first class. Students can then choose to buy the supplies they particularly want to use.


From the 1st of January 2015, any student enrolling in an Accredited Training course will be required to obtain a USI. The USI helps to keep your training records and results together in an online account which is controlled by you. You can logon to the "USI website": and follow the simple instructions online to create your USI. This then needs to be provided to the College at the time of enrolment.

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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Course testimonials:

  • Virginia is the most incredibly kind, patient and lovely teacher, who also has extraordinary art knowledge.
  • Exploring different mediums and sized drawings and Virginnia's supportive guidance with paint & perspective.
  • The tutor Virginia’s enthusiasm, knowledge and love of the subject which spoke through all we did.