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Drawing The Animal Kingdom with Dominique Millar

Art Est. Art School
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Learn how to approach drawing animals in this new drawing workshop for adults with Dominique Millar. Students will draw a variety of animals, from man’s best friend to any animal of your choosing. In this workshop, students will learn with reference to classical drawings techniques of Leonardo Da Vinci, Albrecht Durer and Thomas Gainsborough how to articulate the overall masses of any animal, how to depict the texture of hair, fur, scales and feathers and more.

_images top Cat Studies by Thomas Gainsborough and An Equestrian Horse Leonardo Da Vinci _

The workshop will take the following structure:

An Equestrian Horse (Leonardo da Vinci) Starting with the horse, learn about identifying the basic masses of the horse and how to convey the muscle structure of the animal in your drawing.
Get an introduction to drawing hair, fur, feathers and scales

A greyhound (Albrecht Durer) Moving onto the dog, students will learn about rendering form and texture. Students may bring in images of either their own dog, or a photo of a dog.

A playful cat by Thomas Gainsborough (pictured) Students will will observe Gainsborough’s use of black and white chalk on yellow-brown buff paper. Students may bring in images of either their own cat, or a photo of a cat. Students will learn about tone and conveying a sense of form and texture of the animals fur.

Is this course right for me

Some prior drawing/painting experience is an advantage, but what really matters is enthusiasm to learn!

Art Classes for Everyone in Sydney’s Inner West
Art Est. offers a boutique learning experience for adults, teens and children. Located in a spacious, light-filled heritage warehouse, with four dedicated teaching studios, an art gallery and a new ceramics studio. Our class sizes are kept to only 10-12 students (8 for wheel throwing pottery), ensuring each student receives the individual tuition they need.

Art classes for adults are available weekdays, evenings and Saturday mornings. We also have a great range of single day weekend art workshops available, a perfect option for visitors to Sydney looking for things to do, or for someone who doesn’t have time to commit to a term class.

Kids and Teens can build their creative skills at our after school and Saturday term classes as well as our school holiday workshops each and every holiday.