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City of Sydney: Art and maker classes online

Get creative at home

From drawing techniques to origami lampshades, learn new creative skills with this free series of step-by-step videos presented by experienced artists and makers. All videos have Auslan interpreting and closed captions. The projects are designed for complete beginners aged 15 years and over.

Presented by artist Laura Jade

Make an easy origami lampshade

Learn how to use paper folding techniques to create a fun lampshade that will look great in any home. Materials list, templates and instructions available to download below.


PRESENTED BY ARTIST ANNEY BOUNPRASEUTH

Self-portrait drawing techniques for beginners

Explore introductory techniques including proportion, mapping of the face, facial features, tone, and light and shadow to draw your own realistic portrait. Materials list, templates and instructions available to download below.


presented by artist Tully Arnott

Build a simple robotic hand using cardboard

Learn basic robotics to make your own kinetic cardboard hand that you can use to pick up things out of reach. Materials list, templates and instructions available to download below.


Presented by artist Anney Bounpraseuth

Still-life drawing techniques for beginners

Learn how to draw an apple using mark making, tone, perspective, and light and shadow to create the illusion of 3D form. Materials list, templates and instructions available to download below.

Instructions, materials and templates

An accessible PDF with the step-by-step instructions, materials list and any templates is available to download for each of the art and maker class videos below.

Make an easy origami lampshade PDF 875 KB

Self-portrait drawing techniques for beginners PDF 829 KB

Build a simple robotic hand using cardboard PDF 755 KB

Still-life drawing techniques for beginners PDF 785 KB

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