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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Nature Journalling - Saturday Sessions
Nature Journalling - Drawing in Darebin Parklands
The Saturday Sessions journal drawing returns but a little bit different - this term focused on Nature Journalling. We will continue to explore art journaling but at a different location in nature, that being Darebin Parklands. The sessions will be held once a week and will be more like a class then before, but also at a new time. We will be journalling from nature together, drawing the landscape in Marco and micro – drawing leaves, trees, bark, rocks, moss and whatever else we find.
I will be guiding you, teaching you, drawing beside you. I will give you tips for drawing from observation, we will try different techniques too. I will still be drawing along-side you and ask any questions and learn from each other. We meet in all weathers, (under shelter if needed) and I may bring my elderly dog Sundi too. We can draw nature, people, animals and more. This term you can either come casually or pay in advance for a block of sessions at a discount. Just bring your journal and come along. These are great fun! :) Welcome.
Saturdays: 3-4.30pm *Note NEW class time!*
Dates: Starts Saturday July 15th - 16th Sept (10 Weeks)
Cost: Each session $30 casual or $25 if paid for in advance (min 5 sessions*)
Casual basis or pay in advance for a discount
Where: Meet at Darebin Parklands - End of Separation St Alphington, Melbourne VIC.
Gather at the table under the old gum tree near the BBQ area and toilet block.
Unless otherwise arranged. Bring: Journal, materials, all weather wear.
Enrol: Easy! Just fill out this super simple form.
Drawing from Nature – WINTER
Online and/Or In-person
This term offering my iconic course - Drawing from Nature – WINTER again. Taken in two possible modes: either all online or by adding in the Nature Journaling sessions for an in-person element. Through this course you will learn how to observe from nature, to draw a range of subjects using a variety of techniques and materials. Through this course your can ignite your inner artist, connect deeply with yourself and with nature. Each class focuses on a difference and simple topic, starting with an apple, leaf, tree, flower and finishing with a two week still life. Students of Drawing from Nature will receive weekly half hour videos and class notes covering the lesson. Plus a LIVE hour and half lesson online via video call. I encourage you to add in the Nature Journaling sessions to add an in-person element too.
This course is unique in its content and approach, a deep dive into art and mindfulness, drawing skills and self-nurturing. Katie will provide weekly email feedback, she creates an encouraging, supportive class atmosphere suitable for beginners and those with experience. She holds a Masters of Fine Art and will give you deeply informed lessons.
Dates: July 17th - 23rd August - Online
Course Content Delivered every Monday Including alf hour Video and PDF notes
Online Video Lesson every Wednesdays 3-4.30 pm July 19th - 23rd August
Optional: Add in the Saturday Nature Journaling sessions at a HUGE discount.
Dates: 10 Weeks July 15 - Sept 16
Cost: Online course only $450
Add Nature Journal sessions (all 10 sessions, valued at $300) TOTAL $550
six WEEK COURSE!
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.