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Introduction to Drawing and Painting (one day workshop)

In this course, we will explore expressive drawing and painting techniques as well as covering the fundamentals of tone, form and perspective with the still life. Be guided through the versatile qualities of drawing and painting mediums in this fun and adventurous course with a number of demonstrations, whilst developing your own individual style. Suitable for beginners or more advanced students.

Pencils or Charcoal.
A packet of Mungyo Chalk Pastels(Or another brand but NOT OIL PASTELS)
A rubber and a ruler.
A2 Cartridge pad or smaller if awkward.


Pencils or Charcoal.
A set of ACRYLIC paints. These are water based paints and can be diluted with tap water. Acrylic paints are highly recommended for beginners.

A palette or plastic plate for mixing the colours on.
A packet of Square bristle brushes up to size 12 (available from bargain discount stores).
A2 cartridge paper pad or smaller format if you wish.
A screw cap glass jar for solvent/water.
A rag & old shirt or apron.
Recommended Supplier :: Your nearest Hot Dollar Shop or Kmart Store. Dearer professional quality acrylic paints such as Matisse or Liquitex are available from your local art store if desired. Approximate cost :: Approximate total of $35 from a Hot Dollar Shop

Please Note: NBMC is not liable for any loss incurred if a class is cancelled – please check with the college by calling 02 9970 1000 or emailing before purchasing materials.

About the Tutor

David has taught a wide range of students both young and old, male and female, complete beginners to advanced students. David says that the beginners are often understandably quite nervous at their first class but astounded at times by their rapid progress during the course. This motivation is also inspired by having some of the regular students working around them.

David Pavich is a landscape artist and graduated from the National Art School in Sydney in 1985 and has had 20 Solo exhibitions in Australia and overseas to date.

He has lived and exhibited in Paris from 1988-93 and has been a finalist for numorous art prizes, such as the Blake Prize, The Paddington Art Prize, The Gallipoli Art Prize, The Gold Coast Art Prize, The ANL Maritime Art Prize and the Mosman Art Prize and was awarded a residency at the Arthur Boyd studio at Bundanon(2006), Murrays Cottage, Hill End(2004), Tweed Regional Gallery Murwillumbha(2015) and Gallery Lane Cove(2017).

His work is included in collections such as Artbank, The Adzak Museum in Paris, The Bundanon Trust, Sydney University, The Siena Art Institute in Italy and private collections in Europe, America, Japan and Australia.

Please visit his website on

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Course testimonials:

  • Great introductory course.
  • Learning in a friendly environment. Very relaxing but also amazed at what I achieved in one day. Balance between David's input and own time is perfect.

Contact us

Narrabeen Annex: 1525 Pittwater Road,
North Narrabeen NSW 2101
Office Hours: 9.00am to 5.00pm, Mon to Fri

Brookvale Campus: Level 1, 14 William St, Brookvale NSW 2100
Office Hours: 9.00am to 4.00pm, Tues and Thur

Post: NBCC Reply Paid 1966, Dee Why NSW 2099

Phone: 02 9970 1000

Registered Training Organisation Code 90113