Introduction to Studio Arts


8 weeks, 3 hours per week. Please note: No classes during School Holidays


Please 'Register your Interest' to be notified of more upcoming dates as they are published.

Note: This course does not run classes during school holidays.


Please note that you must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to attend this course

Photo identification (including your date of birth).

What You Learn

Basic skills within drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture using a range of mediums and techniques.

What You Get

Introduction to the basic creative skills in the four studio areas of drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Confidence in creating multiple finished artistic works that display a good use of design elements over a 8-week duration.

Materials to Bring

Photo identification (including your date of birth).Pen and notepaper.Brushes.Plastic plate or tray for use as a palette.

Dress Code

Enclosed shoes and an art smock or clothes that can get dirty.



In our fully equipped art studio

Join our experienced trainer to help develop your creative skills in the following areas; drawing, printmaking, painting and sculpture in a supportive environment, using a range of materials and techniques.


Basic drawing techniques:

  • Realistic use of tone to model form
  • Exploration of the energy of line
  • Mark making
  • Balance and composition

Basic printing techniques:

  • Mono printing

Basic painting techniques:

  • Expressive use of paint
  • Exploration of texture
  • Exploration of the acrylic medium
  • Use of colour

Basic sculpture techniques:

  • Creating 3 dimensional forms

Student Support

At South West TAFE we’re here to help you complete your studies happily and successfully.

From the moment you start thinking about course options until you finish, you’ll have access to a range of student support options, covering enrolment, education, social and personal issues, including:

  • Education Pathway Officers who can help you with information sessions, fee payment options, TAFE and university pathways, career pathways and campus tours

  • A DHHS registered Disability Support Team

  • Koorie Liaison Officer

  • Student Wellbeing Officer supporting your personal and social needs

  • Library and Research Centre

  • Bookshop supplying a range of textbooks and stationery

  • Student Learning Support including literacy and numeracy