Application Details

Plant Life Drawing 1 with Lucia Canuto

2 August - 20 September 2024 09:30 am – 03:30 pm Byron Community College


Plant Life Drawing 1 is an 8 week art course that will focus on drawing natural forms from life in a variety of mediums, inspired by the botanical work of several famous artists.

The morning session will focus on drawing and the afternoon session will involve experimenting with mixed media, including cut and paste collage, mono-printing and constructing compositions for painting. It is not necessary to know how to draw for this course - this is for anyone (a complete beginner or an experienced artist) who inspired by the natural world of plants and flowers could benefit from supported studio time to focus on their practice.

What you will learn:
  • Contour drawing and shading for volume
  • Design and constructing compositions
  • Experimenting with mixed media
  • Knowledge of significant artists

Entry Requirements:
  • No previous experience or knowledge is required.
  • To enhance the quality of learning, students can only enrol in a single skill set at any given time and can explore each skill set just once.

Course Duration & Hours
  • Classes are delivered face to face
  • 8 days of classroom onsite learning 9.30am - 3.30pm
  • 8 weeks in the classroom
  • Delivery location: Laneway Studio, Mullumbimby Campus

Course Fees

Course Fees are fully subsidised for eligible students:
  • ACE Program Fee: $0* - most NSW residents are eligible for this subsidised fee!
  • Full Fee: $500

We kindly remind students that a $100 cancellation fee will apply only to those who do not attend any sessions of the Skill Sets course, and we encourage timely communication if any unforeseen circumstances prevent attendance
This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

*Student eligibility for ACE Program fee

To be eligible for government subsidised training through the ACE Program, you must:
  • Be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder, or a New Zealand citizen; and
  • Live or work in New South Wales; and
  • Be aged 15 years or older; and
  • Provide the college with your USI at the time of enrolment (admin staff can assist you in obtaining a USI).
For more information or to find out if you are eligible for the $0 fee, call our office on 02 6684 3374.

What to bring:
  • Pen and paper
  • Own lunch and refreshments
  • Enthusiasm!

Important information
Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a confirmation email. This email will include your receipt and inform you of the dates, times and venue for your curse. It will also let you know of anything you need to take to class with you.
Please make sure that you give us a valid email address and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via sms or email.
Students are required to be 15 years old and above at the time of enrolment.
Click here to read our General Course Refund Policy 
We keep our class sizes small so that you get a better experience. Avoid disappointment, enrol early!

Additional costs
You will need to purchase some art materials (e.g. willow charcoal, pencils (2B, 4B, 6B), a drawing pad, acrylic paint, palette, palette knives, scissors, a glue stick). If you don't currently have art supplies, or are uncertain what you may want to work with, the trainer will introduce you to various options at the first class. Students can then choose to buy the supplies they particularly want to use.

From the 1st of January 2015, any student enrolling in an Accredited Training course will be required to obtain a USI. The USI helps to keep your traiing records and results together in an online account which is controlled by you. You can log onto the "USI website" : and follow the simple instructions online to create your USI. This then needs to be provided to the College at the time of enrolment.