The Complete Drawing & Paint Course
Complete Drawing Certificate Course for Children
Coloured Pencil Course

Art Courses Sunshine Coast

The Studio

Art Courses Sunshine Coast

In a beautiful setting in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, you can find Lyn Donald’s studio, from where she runs all her art courses. Be inspired by the view as you learn to draw and paint in bright airy surroundings.

Art Courses Sunshine Coast

Your Art Instructor

I am an award-winning artist and enthusiastic art educator with a wealth of knowledge and experience to share. I have been teaching art is various forms for about 30 years and the current Drawing and Painting Certificate Course for the past 10 years. I also have a Diploma of Fine Arts/Visual Arts.

I also offer a one-on-one mentoring programme for students who reach a high level of ability through our Complete Drawing and Painting Certificate Course with a goal and passion to further develop their artistic skills, create original artworks and/or gallery representation. This is a very personal experience tailored specifically to the student to reach their full potential.

As your Art Instructor I will be guiding you from your very first strokes, step-by-step and in detail through the course to reach your full potential. For more details, please see the About Lyn page.

Lyn Donald Art Teacher

The Complete Drawing & Painting Course – full year

Art Courses Sunshine Coast

If your ultimate goal is to create original harmonious balanced artwork that will capture your viewer’s attention and retain their interest, then this complete course is to you.

This course consists of 6 individual units interlinking to form a complete solid foundation of art skills and consists of traditional and contemporary knowledge.  Learn outline Drawing, Shading & Tone, folds and fabric, Chiaroscuro, Portraiture Foundations (in pencil & charcoal), how to draw different hairstyles, Perspective & Proportion so you can realistically represent the 3D world on your flat surface, the excitement of Painting and understanding Colour, and finally your ultimate goal, Composing your own Original Art.  The exercises in this course have been carefully designed to start you off slowly, develop and refine individual techniques as we go, and then combine them into carefully chosen applicable artworks.  Most people are able to draw to a very high standard within just a few months. Upon the completion of each unit you will create a substantial final artwork which you will find worthy of framing and sharing with family and friends.  You may choose to start your portfolio.  Many students choose to create commission worthy portraits and you can see our Before and After Portraits in “Student Artworks”

This course opens a whole new world of freedom and expression allowing you to make your own personal artwork.  During this course we are using the mediums of graphite, charcoal and acrylic paint.

Who is the Course For?

  • Adults and Children 12 years and over.

  • Complete Beginners or those seeking to advance their current skill level.

  • Those seeking a solid foundation in art skills.

  • Those Seeking to do quality artwork for pleasure including Hobby Artists.

  • Students who intend to enter into formal studies e.g. Illustration, animation, graphic design, visual arts or art therapy.

Sessions & Fees

  • Study in a real-life class situation in Bli Bli

  • 1 full year – approx. 46 weeks (6 units)

  • Classroom Tuition – 3 hours per week

  • Includes Extensive Notes

  • $285.00 per unit x 6 units or $1425.00 (Discount of 1 unit free) if paid before the first day of term 1
  • Classes start at the beginning of each calendar year

Lyn Donald is a very talented artist and being able to learn to draw and paint in her studio, surrounded by her art is a very stimulating environment for a student.I didn’t have much confidence in my limited ability when I started but the course Lyn offered was very comprehensive, and by working through the program with her, I realised my goal.

Lyn was the perfect teacher for me to choose. She is patient, professional with all her students, giving as much support as we needed.As I worked through the course my confidence began to grow and I looked forward to leaning a new set of skills in each unit. Lyn’s comments on my work were always honest and constructive, helping me improve and grow.

Lyn kept reminding us all that by attending class each week (and completing the homework) the “magic” would happen! She was right. By the end of the course I had an excellent foundation of drawing and painting and have continued to develop my skills.
I will always be very grateful for Lyn’s constant encouragement, honest and excellent teaching style.

Sue Eather, Sunshine Coast

Coloured Pencil Course

Art Courses Sunshine Coast

Would you like to master Coloured Pencil and create inspiring rich and vibrant Coloured Pencil Paintings?

Unlike most other mediums which require lots of preparation and clean up after each time you work, Coloured Pencil is very clean and very portable. No mess! No fuss! With just a few supplies, versatile and affordable.

You will learn to master all techniques of coloured pencil through unique step-by step exercises and hands on learning to allow you to create wonderful realism in your artwork, rich with colour and texture to create desirable works of art. Techniques such as layering, shading, blending, burnishing, Composition, Colour Theory and many other topics such as importance of light, and creating 3D objects in colour.

The exercises presented to you in this course have been carefully designed to develop and refine individual techniques at first and then combine them into quality artworks. These techniques allow you to achieve great results and create desirable painterly quality artwork. This helps valuable skills to develop in a very short period of time opening a whole new world of colour and freedom.

The course includes detailed course notes, full step-by step images, clear instructions, photos and exercises. This unique course consists of 16 Weeks.

Here is a brief outline of techniques the course covers:

Firstly, we will guide you through the basic coloured pencil techniques. Learn how to apply the basic pencil strokes, use and mix colours so you’re not compelled to buy dozens of different pencils to achieve the desired colour. Experience layering, transparency, values to create depth, texture, and create the painterly look through burnishing and solvents. Understand colour mixing, warm and cool colours and how to use them to your advantage.

In the final 2 weeks we will bring together every aspect of the course as a whole and you will learn how to take a simple thought or idea and bring it into a completed artwork. You will learn how and where to position all the different elements on your canvas (or page) for a strong balanced and harmonious composition. This enables you to create original art that you might either consider entering into competitions, selling or decorating your own home with.

Who Is This Course For?

  • Complete Beginners or those seeking additional skills of a new medium.

  • Those wishing to create quality painterly artworks rich with colour and fine detail without all the prep and clean-up of painting.

  • Those seeking a very portable artform, which allows you to stop and start at a moment’s notice.

Sessions & Fees

  • 16 weeks – (2 units)

  • Classroom Tuition – 3 hours per week

  • Includes Extensive Notes

  • $285.00 per unit x 2 units Totalling $570.00

  • Classes start at various times throughout the year

I thoroughly enjoyed completing Lyn’s “Complete Drawing and Painting Certificate Course”, and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to learn to draw and paint. Even though I was a complete beginner, Lyn’s easy, informative teaching style made me feel as ease.

Lyn’s large, light filled studio was very comfortable and there was always a very positive, happy atmosphere in the class. Lyn’s classes have inspired me to continue expressing myself through my art, thanks Lyn.

Rochelle King, Bli Bli, Qld

The Complete Drawing Certificate Course for Children

Art Courses Sunshine Coast

Suitable for school Aged Children

This unique step-by-step course is perfect for your budding young artist (no previous experience necessary). It’s also ideal if your child is showing natural ability and you want to give them the very best opportunity to develop their drawing skills to the next level. Every exercise and project in this course is especially designed to build your child’s skills in logical and easy to understand steps.

A Firm Foundation for your Child’s Creative Future

Mastery of the solid drawing fundamentals presented in this course will set a great foundation for your child’s creative future. By applying a combination of traditional techniques with drawing exercises that will help your child grow in skill and confidence. This will enable your child to create unique and original artworks.

Your Child’s Personal Art Workbook

Every project and exercise will be kept in your child’s personal workbook. As your child progresses through their course this workbook will develop into a valuable resource which they can refer to throughout their creative life.

Here is a brief outline of the techniques offered in each of the 6 units:

  • Unit 1: Outline Drawing – Outline Drawing is one of the most important foundation skills in drawing and art.  Your child will discover drawing techniques based on methods the professionals use.

  • Unit 2: Shading and Form – Kids often ask “How can I make my drawings look more real?”.  In this unit, your child’s drawings will transform from simple outlines and begin to show the illusion of depth.

  • Unit 3- Portraiture Foundations – Your child will develop the skills necessary to create their very own portrait using graphite pencil, charcoal, and white Conte.

  • Unit 4: Perspective & Proportion – Kids’ have great imaginations. When your child learns simple rules of perspective and methods for achieving correct proportions, they will find it easier to draw the things they dream up.

  • Unit 5: Colour Pencil & Colour Theory – The Simple rules of colour theory and colour pencil techniques are revealed to your child so they can create vibrant colour pencil artworks.

  • Unit 6: Compose Original Art – This unit brings together everything your child has learned during the entire course.  Your child will discover how to transform their ideas into completely original artworks through a three-stage process.

Who is the Course For?

  • Any child showing an interest in drawing .

  • A complete beginner or a child who seeks to advance their current drawing skills.

  • A child seeking to do quality artwork.

Sessions & Fees

  • Six individual units of study

  • 8 classroom lessons per unit

  • One classroom attendance per week

  • Includes Workbooks

  • $250 per school term + material costs

  • Classroom lessons are 2 hours in duration (3.30-5.30pm).

  • Held at Bli Bli, Sunshine Coast

  • Small classes

I really enjoyed Lyn’s coloured pencil course and produced some amazing artwork that impressed both myself and friends. More importantly, I now have the confidence and courage to create my own artwork in beautiful coloured pencils. Thank you so much.

Laila, Sunshine Coast

Next Steps

Please contact us for a detailed brochure of the applicable course, or to book a one on one information session where you will be given a full course outline.

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