Fundamentals of Art for Beginners to Intermediate
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Fundamentals of Art for Beginners to Intermediate

by Swapnil Jawale

2,395 AED

(VAT inclusive)

Fundamentals of Art for Beginners to Intermediate

2,395 AED

(VAT inclusive)

Swapnil Jawale
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Flexible Dates
Dubai - Dubai International City
Beginner & Intermediate
Validity Period: All sessions are valid for 75 days upon booking
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Mastered the basics and want to take it one step further to advance your artistic abilities?

This private, 16-hour course (8 sessions x 2 hours) is perfect for those who already have a strong foundation in art or have completed Fundamentals of Art: Level 1. Your instructor Swapnil will guide you through several topics, including object and still life drawing, understanding composition and perspective, nature and memory drawing, freehand drawing, and more.

Course Outline

  • Subject 1: Object Drawing/Still Life
    • Aims: To develop the ability to draw the shapes of objects neatly in pencil & color.
      • To gain a general understanding of tones.
      • To study forms and relative proportions.
      • To develop a general understanding of space organization.
      • To be able to handle watercolor and/or pastels and other mediums.
    • Syllabus: To draw and color a simple group of 4 to 5 objects placed in front of the students. The objects should be of good forms based on basic geometrical shapes and they should preferably be colored. (The objects may be arranged on the floor or above at some suitable height.) Students should be able to render tonal values in colors in a very simple manner. Mechanical devices are not to be used.
    • Suggested mediums: (1) Pencil, watercolors, poster colors, oil or wax crayons, colored pencils, etc.
  • Subject 2: Composition & Understanding Perspective
    • Why is Composition Important?
    • The Principles of Design in Artistic Composition
    • Elements of Composition
    • The Rule of Thirds / Creating Diagonals / Rule of odds
    • Geometry and symmetry
    • Rules Exist to Be Broken
    • Tips for Planning Composition & Simplification
  • Subject 3: Nature Drawing/Memory Drawing
    • Aims: To develop the ability to observe and render a simple natural form. To study natural forms and their growth and structure.
    • Syllabus: Drawing and coloring a plant with 3 to 5 leaves of medium size and a flower or two. Enlarging and drawing any one part of the plant such as joints, stems, knots, petals, leaves, tendrils, etc.
    • Suggested Mediums: (1) Pencil (2) Watercolors (transparent and /or opaque).
    • Aims: To develop the ability to retain and recall memory images. To develop the power of imaginative reconstruction and the ability to express an idea pictorially.
    • Syllabus: Simple familiar objects (animate or inanimate) to be drawn in pencil and colored. To illustrate a familiar incident from daily life. To create a picture based on several given animate or inanimate objects.
  • Subject 4: Design/Freehand Drawing
    • Aims: To develop creative expression. To understand the simple principles of design such as balance, proportion, and rhythm. To develop the ability to apply these principles creatively for specific purposes. To develop a sense and understanding of color harmony and its effect.
    • Syllabus: Any type of decorative design-floral, geometrical or abstract, to be executed in color, with a definite purpose. Any kind of motifs such as geometrical shapes, birds, animals, fishes or any abstract forms may be composed to form a design. The design may be symmetrical or asymmetrical.
    • Suggested mediums:(1) Pencil (2) Watercolor (transparent &/or opaque).
    • Suggested techniques:(1) Rags, fingers, crumpled paper, thread, brush, leaves or other similar materials may be used for stamping and printing to bring in textural quality. (2) Tracing methods can also be used.
  • Subject 5: Freehand Drawing
    • To train the hand and the eye to develop a sense of balance, proportion, and rhythm, without the use of geometrical or mechanical devices. To develop the ability to reproduce neatly and proportionately with a given form or diagram.

    • Syllabus: Any traditional decorative design or a similarly prepared simple one will be supplied to the students for drawing in an enlarged size. It need not necessarily be symmetrical.

    • Suggested mediums: Pencil, opaque black color, or waterproof black ink.

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Skill Level:

Beginner & Intermediate


Students must have the following materials. The instructor can offer guidance on where to purchase after booking:

  • Drawing pencil sets (full spectrum of graphite grades)
  • Sketchbook (60 Lbs+) / acid-free) A3 size
  • Charcoal paper
  • Charcoal or Conté
  • gum eraser
  • "The Crumbler"
  • drawing pens/ink
  • blending stamps
  • quality colored pencils
  • watercolor set
  • watercolor brushes

Validity Period:

All sessions are valid for 75 days upon booking

Age Requirements:

11 and older

Additional Info:

  • Classes can be scheduled at student's premises for an additional transport fee of AED 60 per session, to be paid directly to the instructor


At Instructor's Home Studio (Unit # will be shared upon booking)
France Cluster
Dubai International City

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Each session takes 2 hours

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Nizar Aad
Thu, 23 Dec 2021, 11:50AM
Review on the class: Fundamentals of Art for Beginners
"Fantastic class with Swapnil who is talented at his crafts as well as a great teacher. I have noticed improvement from the first class and I can finally start progressing with drawing - which is a passion of mine - by learning the fundamentals."