Course code: 800-000344

TAFE Statement in Introductory Painting and Drawing

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Overview About this course

Gain essential skills and knowledge in visual arts as you explore drawing techniques, principles of painting, colour theory, composition and more. Experiment with various mediums and gain a solid foundation for further artistic growth.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

During this course you'll learn to:

  • Develop art composition and use formal elements such as direction, rhythm and perspective

  • Develop your drawing skills and elements such as line, texture and proportion

  • Recognise the relationship between dark, light and mid tone elements

  • Apply basic colour theory and colour to your paintings

  • Prepare the surface of your canvas

  • Finish your artwork with varnish and hanging devices

Course outcomes

You'll leave this course with:

  • A Certificate of Attendance

  • Pathways to further study in visual arts

  • Basic painting and drawing skills

  • A portfolio or collection of your art

  • Exposure to a network of practicing and budding artists

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Professional Development

Learn a new skill and improve your career prospects

Language & Education

Prepare for an assessment or further study

Personal Interest

Explore a hobby in a fun and supportive environment

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this course.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend you have:

  • An interest in painting, drawing and exploring your creativity

  • Your own art equipment supplies. A list of materials will be sent out prior to class

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Where can this course take you?

Study options

Pursue an interest or upskill in your chosen field with another course.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous work experience and study history. You may be able to use recognition of prior learning when applying for a course in the future. If you're successful, you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses can be made up of a combination of core and specialty units.

Core units consist of the knowledge you'll need to build key skills for success in your field, industry or hobby.

  • Introductory Painting and Drawing 800000344A

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

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