Drawing En Plein Air (Workshop)

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

Gain an appreciation of different environments whilst drawing outdoors. This workshop based class is suitable for beginners and experienced students and is guided by an experienced artist. Increase your skills for drawing with confidence en plein air. Wind, rain and sun are constant ingredients but spending time ‘with nature’ in a city like Sydney is unforgettable. We choose locations with a cafe or shelter nearby in case of bad weather which may involve buying a refreshment (cost not included in the course). The emphasis of this course, beside learning the basic rules, is to encourage and stimulate your creativity.

You will be notified of first meeting destination approx one week before class commences. If you are unable to attend on any day please contact Cilla Campbell on 0425 223 656.


  • Exploring art materials suitable for outdoor sketching.
  • Drawing with Line and Tone.
  • Measuring and Perspective.
  • Composition.
  • Mark Making.
  • Colour mediums and Wash techniques


  • 2B Pencil (or similar)
  • Faber Castell Kneadable Rubber and/or hard rubber
  • Your preference for drawing/painting surface and size
  • Your choice (e.g. pencils, charcoal, pastel, pen and wash)

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Develop a critical appreciation of artworks.
  2. Continue building their drawing skills using various techniques.

IMPORTANT: Materials cost is not included in a course fee. In the event of a course being cancelled WEA cannot be held responsible for the purchase of any course materials. We therefore suggest you purchase your materials closer to the time of the course commencing.


  • The Art Scene on campus at UNSW Art & Design (formerly UNSW COFA), Ph: 02 8815 1569. Cnr Oxford St. and Greens Rd Darlinghurst.
  • The Art Scene 914 Victoria Rd, West Ryde NSW 2114, Ph: 02 9807 6900
  • Bondi Road Art Supplies 179 Bondi Road Bondi. Ph: 9387 3746.
  • Eckersley’s Art and Craft Store 93 York Street Sydney, Ph: 02 9299 4151. Also at North Sydney, St Leonards, Chatswood, Caringbah, Parramatta & more.
  • Parker’s Fine Art Store, Cnr Argyle Cut & Susanna Place The Rocks, Tel: 9247 9979

Enquire at your art shop for a Student’s Discount with your WEA course receipt.