Charcoal Large Scale Animals - FEB with Jess Le Clerc

Learn how to draw large scale animals using a range of drawing materials including charcoal with celebrated Sunshine Coast artist Jess Le Clerc. Book this 1 day Saturday workshop on its own or book the 2nd Sunday workshop the following day to go and learn about colour using pastel.

In this workshop we will look at tonal value for finding perspective, using texture and effects for focus and how to find a likeness. Learn how to make the artistic process more simple so you enjoy the creative process more!

Jess will complete a step by step animal study, students will follow along each step and be guided as they complete their own charcoal study.

Strathmore 500 series charcoal paper
Generals charcoal 2 x black soft sticks
Generals charcoal white stick
Kneadable eraser
Pencil eraser Derwent or Mono

Don't forget that you can turn this workshop into a 2 day workshop with Jess by buying the Sunday workshop as well and learning to use colour (pastel).


There is street parking outside the facility.


There is a cafe nearby or you can BYO lunch.


RQAS - 25 Broadbeach Blvd Broadbeach

Book online

$185 per person

Meet the Teach

Jess Le Clerc


I'm sitting here trying to think what you'd like to know about me, what type of introduction I make ...

I'm just a girl from a dairy farming family, I am totally obsessed with drawing, painting and art. Mainly because it soothes and stills all the thoughts that race and roam around inside this brain of mine. I see beauty and light and colour everywhere.

I married my childhood best friend and it just so happens he is the greatest human I know. He keeps all of us loved and looked after, he even manages all my art and my ideas.

We have four kids. They're cute in the photo but don't be deceived, they are all so alive and expressive and naughty and kind and arrrgggghhhhh!

I have no parenting advice but I do love them more than I knew I could. I think if you love your kids really well that't the best example for them and others.

I struggle with my art because all I want to do is paint and draw living things. People. Animals. Plants. Those kind of things. Everyday kind of people like you and me, with our love, resilience, laughter and hope. But everyday kind of people also have some mess, pain, hurt and scars. You can't have one without the other.

One day I dream of voicing in an image, what is burning inside of every person in way that helps them have courage and vision for their whole life. That's the direction I want to head in.

I am so honoured that you'd find my work interesting enough to follow along on the journey.

I would like to write a little more so if you would like to join in, just enter your email address at the bottom of the page.

Thanks for pouring courage on my ideas. We were created to create!



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