NatureArt Lab

Studio Art Course: INTRODUCTION TO COLOUR PENCIL - 26 August to 16 September 2022 (Beginners)

Sale price Price $320.00 Regular price Unit price  per 

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 Learn to add a splash of colour to your drawings: this a great follow-on course from Drawing One where you learn the fundamentals of drawing.

About the workshop:

Not sure where to begin with creating your own colour pencil drawing? This course will cover the basics of colour pencil drawing, getting familiar with colour pencil types and equipment choices.  The course includes colour theory, learning how to mix and blend colours and create a range of textures. You will complete a series of artworks with different techniques to build familiarity and confidence with the colour pencil medium. Students can work at their own pace and preference - either your choice of project or completion of exercises covering different techniques.

Dates: 26 August to 16 September 2022 (4 sessions x 3 hours)

Days/Times: Fridays 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Location: NatureArt Lab Studio, M16 Artspace, 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith 

Amenities:  There is a cafe and supermarket within a short walk as well as free onsite parking.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Knowledge of materials and equipment used with colour pencil drawings.
  • From beginning to end - discussing the steps from concept to finished drawing.
  • Knowledge of basic colour pencil techniques - colour layering, colour blending, colour mixing and pencil marks.
  • Demonstrated understanding of how to approach and develop colour pencil drawings.

Pre-requisites/experience: Suitable for all students from beginners through to intermediate students who wish to develop their colour pencil drawing skills. It is recommended students have completed the Drawing One course as a minimum.

Materials: A detailed materials list will be provided within 2 days of booking the course.  Please check your JUNK and SPAM folders for our email (containing the materials list) as we are finding some of our emails are not making their way to your INBOX as they should.

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About the tutor: 

Annette Dahler is an established artist based in Canberra who has a passion for nature-inspired art and a depth of expertise with the use of colour pencils for natural history art. 

Onion drawing by Annette Dahler
Image credits: Corroboree Frog, Colour pencil artwork by Annette Dahler

Refund Policy:  Any changes or cancellations made by NatureArt Lab for any reason are 100% refunded or credited (for use on another course).  Any cancellations made by the purchaser are refunded (or held in credit) for the total amount LESS a $60 administrative processing fee.  Special consideration for waiving the $60 fee for compassionate/ extraordinary circumstances can be granted by NatureArt Lab by writing to

COVID-19 Policy: Students on NatureArt Lab studio courses or workshops are required to comply with all stated COVID-19 requirements specified at the time of booking.  This includes showing proof of double vaccination prior to entry at the NatureArt Lab premises, use of sanitiser on entry and during the course/workshop and maintaining social distancing. Any additional COVID-19 related restrictions and/or requirements will be conveyed by email prior to the course/workshop.  This policy will be reviewed and amended as ACT Government policy is changed and these changes will also be conveyed to students prior to commencement.

Discount Policy: Students may be eligible for Seniors Discount and/or Member Discounts on checkout.  If you are unsure about eligibility or how to claim this discount, please email