Teaching Drawing for Years 7-10

Janet Rentz
This course explores strategies for teaching drawing with a variety of media and techniques. Artists’ practice is explored to help students enhance their artmaking.
Target Audience
Secondary Visual Arts teachers.
35 reviews

Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

This course will explore strategies for teaching drawing including a variety of approaches, media and techniques. These will address a sequence of learning and reflect identified learning objectives – a documentation of ‘just what exactly you are trying to get the students to do and learn’. Ideas for artmaking will be aligned with each of the frames and linked with art history/art criticism. Each drawing activity will be positioned in a possible unit of work and ways for students to evaluate their own drawing and make connections with the artwork of artists will be explored to help students to use art concepts and terms.


Secondary Visual Arts teachers.

Available Delivery Formats

This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.


There are no occurrences of Face to Face - Individual in Australia (NSW) at this time.


Teaching drawing for years 7 to 10

5 hours

What To Bring

a digital camera (not compulsory)

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Teaching Drawing for Years 7-10
by Susan Yock on 15/12/2016

Janet is very engaging & gave us many examples to put into practice.

Teaching Drawing for Years 7-10

It was an excellent day but could have been longer or 2 days.

Teaching Drawing for Years 7-10
by David O'Doherty on 15/12/2016

Great enthusiasm & positivity. Varied content & activities.


Excellent demonstration of drawing processes and links to units of work.


The practical component was fantastic as were the ideas for embedded things within units. Fantastic for teachers who are not art trained.


Really like the various ideas put forward on the day. And doing the drawing activities was fun and helpful.


Very hands on, covered a lot of different areas and fused different artistic mediums.

by Kathy Johnson on 14/08/2012

Really enjoyed it – lots of ideas based around perspective which will be very helpful


Wonderful wealth of knowledge presented in a digestible way for beginning or experienced education

by Laura Stephens on 14/08/2012

Great course with excellent practical skills learnt. Beneficial ideas and strategies to be used in the classroom. Taking away a lot of fabulous ideas


Janet was excellent. The extent of her knowledge is amazing. I would come to more of her presentations


Excellent integration between prac, theory and history


Another excellent workshop that inspires my teaching in Visual Arts

by Leanne Shead on 14/09/2011

Her humour coupled with her extensive knowledge was highly valuable and worthwhile.


Good high energy – loved the whole day.

by Tanya Sarlog on 14/09/2011

Helpful in just giving me ideas in drawing in my classes for particular stages.


Well presented, very informative and interesting approach to art making. Links made with the outcome.


Janet was enthusiastic, informative, gave out very useful resources, was syllabus driven and gave me the knowledge and resources to apply in the classroom.

About the team

Janet Rentz


Janet Rentz has been an art educator for thirty years, having completed undergraduate and Masters degrees in design and art education and embarking on PhD study. Starting as a classroom teacher, Janet then headed up departments in two NSW secondary schools. Following this, Janet became an educator for museums and galleries, devising art programs for school students. After this Janet became the NSW Visual Arts Consultant for DET, implementing the new visual arts syllabus, training teachers and developing support resources. She has lectured in art education at UNSW College of Fine Arts and UTS. She is currently writing art programs for distance education and giving workshops for NAS HSC students.