Drawing and painting workshops for senior secondary students

One of our trained artist facilitators will visit your school and deliver one of the following workshops:


Flesh out your drawing practice! Develop your knowledge of the skeleton, the muscular system and its functions through anatomical objects. After analysing images of works of art by artists such as Hans Heysen & Robert Hannaford, students will begin a series of anatomical drawings exploring structure, proportion and functionality. These drawings will lead to a final drawing based on a still life set up.


View images of works of art by artists such as Paul Beadle, Dora Chapman, Robert Hannaford & Nora Heysen and examine their mark making techniques. Students will be guided through a series of drawings exploring facial features, mark making, structure, facial planes and tone before beginning their final self-portrait (mirrors required) or a portrait of another class member.

Colour and Composition

Students will be shown examples of still life paintings from works of art in the collection and examine compositional techniques. Students will learn about the fundamentals of composition and colour theory and how to apply these skills whilst drawing from life.

Mixed Media: nature, art and deign

Drawing inspiration from the work of William Morris and the Arts and Crafts movement, students will create their own nature-inspired botanical design. Following a tour of the Gallery's Morris & Co. collection, students will be guided through exercises experimenting with colour, pattern and line in mixed media techniques. These exercises will conclude with a final mixed media nature-inspired design.

What's included:

  • One full day tuition from a South Australian artist (select from one of the above workshops)
  • 1 sheet of Canson drawing paper
  • 3 practice sheets of paper
  • 2 pieces of charcoal
  • 1 piece of white conte
  • 1 artist eraser/putty
  • Photocopied handout of powerpoint and artist notes

Students will keep their material packs so they can continue with their work beyond the workshop.

What schools need to provide:

  • Mirrors (optional)
  • Full size or table easels (optional)
  • Access to Smartboard or projector, laptop with USB port

We encourage teachers to participate in the workshop however the teacher is responsible for duty of care and behaviour management of the class and must be present for the duration of the session.

Duration: 9am-3pm (Artist will arrive for set up at 8.30am)

Cost: $800 per class group, $700 per equity class group (maximum of 20 students)

Available to schools within 50km radius of CBD. If your school is located outside of this limit please request a booking to discuss.

Please send through a booking request with your preferred dates and times.

Anatomy Drawing Examples

Colour and Composition Examples

Self Portraiture Examples