Katie Roberts Art Classes are unique and friendly.

I believe everyone can learn to draw, and I can show you how. I teach in a way which is both deeply informative and fun. You will learn traditional techniques and have the freedom to explore, experiment and develop your inner artist!

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TERM 1, 2022

The Drawing Studio

Returning this term for 5 week mini course – Feb 9th-March 9th


Learn how to Create an Artwork in Five Weeks!

This term I am trying something NEW – a mini version of The Drawing Studio course over just 5 weeks. In these weeks we will go through the process of creating an artwork, or series of artworks from beginning to end. So you will always know how to do this for yourself. 


This online course includes live demonstrations in the artists studio, interesting lessons from art history as well as covering techniques, theory and feedback ALL delivered in a live video call every Wednesday. Each week you will work independently on art activities from sketching to researching artists, that will lead you to your finished artwork. 


This is a perfect course for anyone who wants to have a light commitment but deep dive into learning techniques and producing art. You will have the chance to get to know yourself, your style, try a variety of mediums and cement your art practice. Through this little course you will start to really feel confident you can make the art you want to. Are you ready to make the art you want to make? 


Wednesdays 6.30-8pm via video call. 

Week 1 -   Sketching, research and inspiration

Week 2 -  References, set up and composition 

Week 3 -  Sketching, structure and layout

Week 4 -  Tone and development

Week 5 -  Colour and finishing 


Dates – Feb 9 - March 9th

Time – Wednesdays 6.30-8.00pm


Cost - $280/$260 concession

Enrol here - fill in this quick easy form

Saturday Sessions - A Term of Journalling 

Saturday Session - Saturday 4-5pm (via video call)

The Saturday Sessions are back! In this term of these Saturday drawing sessions we will be exploring art journaling. These casual online sessions are right for beginners or any level, with of cool, quick lessons exploring a range of mediums and approaches. A great series of short sessions to have fun, gain skills and get some regular drawing in. Bring your journal, come along! These are great fun! 


Limited places so get your spot quick!


Starting with a FREE warm up drawing on YouTube at 3.30-4pm

Saturdays 4-5pm, for ten weeks February 5th - April 9th 

Week 1 -  Sketching and Scribbling – pen and wash journal techniques 

Week 2 - Playing with Plants – gesture and life in watercolour and ink

Week 3 - Perspective and Buildings – pen and ink built environment

Week 4 - Sketching People Moving – quick sketching in pencil and pen 

Week 5 - Musical Instruments – watercolour pencil and metallics 

Week 6 - Sketching Pets – gesture and shape in pen and pencil 

Week 7 - A Million Eyes –  endless fun with eyes and marker pens

Week 8 - Proportions of the Face – learn the Loomis technique!

Week 9 - The Planes of the Face – explore the planes with pastel 

Week 10 - The Forms of Furniture – sketching in pencil and paint. 


For now these sessions are online but may be in person if possible for later sessions.


Each session $30/$25 concession. 

Or ten weeks for the HUGE discount $250/$220 concession.  


Enrol here - click this link and fill out this easy form!  :) 

'Drawing from Nature' 

This new, six week online art class, to learn to draw and connect with nature.

For more please explore the class here. To enrol please fill in this form. 


Wild Watercolour 

Wild Watercolour Workshop – In person at CERES


May I present to you the Wild Watercolour Workshops, at CERES environment park in East Brunswick where I am currently Artist in Residence. The workshop is held across two dates. In these we will explore the wilder side of ink and watercolour, using it wet on wet and in the environment. We will be using some more experimental techniques and methods to really get the creativity flowing. 


These sessions will be held outdoors at CERES, giving you the chance to emerge yourself in nature while you work. Over the course of the two afternoons we will explore a range of methods (suitable for the beginners or advanced) and explore our materials. Over the course of the two days you will produce something that is truly unique and a reflection of your personal perspective of the environment. 


Cost $400 for both or $250 for one workshop only. In total six hours, small group (max 6 students) afternoon tea provided. 


Friday 25th & Sunday 27th March from 2-5pm both days. 

Enrolment Click this easy form here :)

True Colour Workshop


If colour is a bit of a mystery to you, you'll love this! In this workshop we will uncover the truth about colour and undo the lies we have all been told! (Sounds preposterous but interesting? Come along and find out more, see if it's true!) We will cover basic colour theory, the traditional colour wheel and then explore the True Colour Wheel. If you are interested in art and colour this is a deep dive into colour that you need to know! We will cover adapting to this new colour theory, mixing colours and colour balance. If you want to create colour contrast, intensity and harmony in your artwork, this workshop will help. If you’re ready to have your world changed, come along! 


Included in this Workshop:
Basic Colour Theory

Traditional Colour Wheel

True Colour Theory 

The True Colour Wheel 

Mixing Colours & Adapting 

Colour Balance, Contrast & Harmony

True Colour Workshop Friday 25th Feb 5.30-8.30pm $90/$80

Specific materials will be required – full list will be provided


Enrolments here: fill in this simple form :) 

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About Katie Roberts, Artist and Teacher 

Welcome, so glad to see you here. 

I am a professional artist with a passion for sharing my knowledge in a fun and informative way. I believe everyone can learn to draw. I studied art for ten years, I have a Masters of Fine Art and have been supporting artists for nearly two decades.  I have been running my own classes since for nearly ten years and teach drawing at university in Melbourne as well.  


I am a Melbourne based artist who makes large-scale drawings, mixed media works, oil paintings and multi-sensory installations.I have been tutoring and mentoring artists for the last 15 years. I started running art classes at Span Community House in Thornbury in 2011.


I genuinely believe that anyone can learn to draw and that the basic techniques are a skill set like reading and writing.

I have an encouraging and friendly approach. I teach in a fun, challenging and experimental way, while imparting a strong knowledge of traditional techniques and skills as well.

I hold a Masters of Fine Art and a Honours Degree in Fine Art majoring in Drawing from RMIT where I studied under renowned drawing teacher Godwin Bradbeer. I have been life drawing for 25 years. I have held 15 solo exhibitions, and my artwork in held in many private collections.

I work from my studio at home in leafy Melbourne Australia.