“Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life” Pablo Picasso


Weekly – every Tuesday, 11 am – 1 pm, on the veranda at Port Douglas Library.

This class commences on 5 October and runs until 23 November.

The Learn to Draw course aims to equip participants with the skills, knowledge and confidence to draw while developing their creativity. The course will start with learning about the basics such as shade, tone, texture, perspective, composition, positive and negative space while linking these concepts to artist practice. It has been proved that learning to draw and sketch improves creativity, memory and decreases stress. No experience required. Students are requested to help set up and pack up tables and chairs.

Students will need to bring the following:

  • Sketch book (cartridge paper) A4
  • 2B, 4B and 6B pencils
  • Sharpener
  • Rubber
  • Ruler
  • Glue stick


Course work will be posted on Showbie, a free app available for any digital device (phone, iPad or computer) – desirable but not essential.

Numbers are limited. Please contact the Course Coordinator via email coursecoord.u3adouglas@gmail.com to enrol.