Why am I here?
In this introductory course you will experience the satisfaction of completing your own unique, finished piece of art. If you’ve never drawn before or you consider yourself an artist but want to ‘step outside the square’, you will discover how to create beautiful abstract designs using structured patterns. There is no pressure to perform or create something real, so you will learn in a failure free environment.
Who should take this course?
Take this course if you want to learn to draw for relaxation and enjoyment, in a fun and untraditional way. No previous artistic experience is necessary.
Who am I?
I am an experienced TAFE teacher and online learning geek who has advised and consulted many universities across Victoria, Australia. I hope to engage you in the exciting adventure of learning to draw... my way!
What IS my way?
I use an 'action learning' teaching style and since drawing is an action, it is particularly important to use this method of teaching. The videos are there to support the activities and not a tutorial to be watched as a sole experience. The most important part of the course is the activities which are set throughout. The videos will walk you through the activities with 3 amazing characters... Dotty, Mr Grey and Shadey Guy. They will enlighten you and help you to find your way. As well as the 3 characters you have me... a real live person.
So... you will not be watching hours of me drawing and talking. In 'action' learning, completing the activities is the most important part and this will ensure you get the most out of the course!
While we are on the topic of learning, the quiz at the end is tool for you to LEARN with and not a 'test' based on the content in the section. You learn best by your mistakes. So enjoy and discover by quizzing yourself.
Is it going to be stressful?
You will find this course both relaxing and rewarding in the same way that the Zentangle® style improves focus and builds confidence. We will then extend the pattern making as an ornate style to enhance your drawings and learn about shading and structure.
We will not begin by learning 'realistic' drawing, we will learn to draw in a similar style to my own. Using this style you will build skills and the ability to draw realistically without noticing it and having fun. No boring fruit drawings, unless you particularly like fruit. You can see examples of my unique signature style on my website, Facebook page and Instagram.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/jennywoodart
How much time should I allow?
Each section will take about 4 hours, but that depends on how much time you choose to spend on each activity.
I hope to meet you soon!
I am an experienced artist and illustrator from Melbourne, Australia who loves to think outside the square. I explore the whimsical and quirky as well as more classical styles of art and run workshops across many areas in Australia. I have studied Fine Art with Curtin University and have skills in eLearning, multimedia and animation as well as children’s book publication.
I have held 12 solo and participated in many public exhibitions with my unique signature style on show. I have illustrated 10 children’s books and written and illustrated two books, with another currently one on the way. My most recent achievement was to win the 2015 Mayoral acquisition award at Maroondah City Council for an art piece.
An eLearning consultant by profession, I have the Diploma of VET, Diploma of TAA, Cert 4 in TAA which enables me to efficiently teach online and use my artistic skills as a subject matter. As well as this, I’m a lively person who will encourage students to do their best in a unique and fun environment.