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Pre-Teen Drawing Class (Age 8-12)

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Event description

These classes are designed to help students develop creative thought, inspire imagination, encourage self-expression and foster artistic potential. 

What will be covered in this course?
Throughout the term, we discover the world of art through a variety of themes: landscape, portraiture, still life, figurative art and more. The students will explore a wide variety of drawing mediums such as charcoal, graphite, watercolours, oil & chalk  pastels, collage and more. Children are encouraged to use their imagination to experiment with mediums to create unique pieces of art. 

By the end of this course students will:
Through structured exercises students will have learnt foundational skills in drawing and have a sound understanding of the applications of various mediums. 
They will be confident in using a range of mediums, techniques and approaching different subject matter. 
They will have a portfolio of experiments and some noteworthy finished artworks.

THIS CLASS IS FOR: Children Aged 8-12yrs

LOCATION: Woolgoolga Gallery 73 Turon Parade Woolgoolga
Thursday 4-5:30pm
 10 weeks
 8th February - 11th April
 Jess Portsmouth
 $200 per term (includes most materials)

Children will need to bring:

  • A4 or A3 Visual Arts Diary
  • A4 Display folder for paper handouts
  • Pencil Case with: Scissors, eraser, pencil sharpener, ruler, glue stick, graphite sketching pencils in various grades
  • Optional "Old clothes"
  • Wear enclosed shoes

The teacher supplies all other art materials


Jess is a professional artist, face painter and published author. She has exhibited and sold her works both locally and internationally. She studied a Bachelor of Fine Art and has a Diploma of Visual Arts at Tafe NSW. 

She has been working with children and teaching  the arts for over 5 years. She founded Woolgoolga Art School in 2023, is a professional face painter on the weekends and runs private Paint & Sip parties. 

In her personal arts practise she primarily works with acrylic paints, graphite, charcoal & pastels, depicting the human form. 

As a mental health advocate, Jess is passionate about the therapeutic benefits of art making. She has a certificate in Art Therapy and her approach to teaching is a mixture of technical tuition, encouraging creative experimentation and building self esteem. 

Her classes focus on establishing the foundations of art theory and then applying that knowledge to artworks. 

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