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We aim to offer exceptional value for your money, keeping prices low and only offering professional and qualified tutors who are passionate about what they teach. Our courses are perfect for adults who want to learn something new or expand on their knowledge in a relaxed and no-pressure environment. Our goal is to make learning fun, sociable, and worthwhile. Taking our courses is an excellent way to meet new people who share the same interests. So, whether you’re cultivating or searching for a new interest, or simply want to brush up on what you’re already familiar with, we encourage you to try out one of our art history short courses or general art history courses for adults.

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Discover Sydney's Contemporary Art Galleries

Discover Sydney’s fabulous and ever changing art scene and get an insider’s view into its stunning art precincts with their colourful surroundings. Each walk is specially designed to take you to a hub of diverse venues from major galleries to unexpected spaces tucked away in hidden corners and laneways. Meet gallerists, curators and artists, learn about the styles, ideas and inspirations of Australian and International art and gain a deeper understanding of the beautiful and... [More]
$192 Limited inc GST / $173
Discover Sydney's Contemporary Art Galleries

<p>Discover Sydney’s fabulous and ever changing art scene and get an insider’s view into its stunning art precincts with their colourful surroundings. Each walk is specially designed to take you to a

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Painting the Sublime

The sublime is a feeling of awe as immortalised by the paintings of Caspar David Friedrich or the menacing sunsets of Turner or Eugene von Guérard’s depictions of Australia. But in order to understand their work, we must first come to terms with the sublime. Burke theorised the sublime as a ‘delightful horror’ and Kant as emerging from discord. For these philosophers and the painters influenced by them, the sublime captured wonder and awe tinged with dread. Sublime painting covers... [More]
$192 Limited inc GST / $173
Painting the Sublime

<p>The sublime is a feeling of awe as immortalised by the paintings of Caspar David Friedrich or the menacing sunsets of Turner or Eugene von Guérard’s depictions of Australia. But in order to

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

A Celebration of 400 Years of Women Artists

In every century there have been outstanding Women artists who have achieved a reputation that has sat well-earned, alongside their male colleagues. Often their life stories are remarkable in themselves and give us a glimpse into social histories of their age. In this 5 week course we will look over the last 400 years, and will consider Artemisia Gentileschi, Rachel Ruysch, Angelica Kauffman, Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun, Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt, Grace Cossington Smith, Hilda Rix... [More]
$166 Limited inc GST / $149
A Celebration of 400 Years of Women Artists

<p>In every century there have been outstanding Women artists who have achieved a reputation that has sat well-earned, alongside their male colleagues. Often their life stories are remarkable in

...

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

The Sensual and the Sexual in the Art of the Renaissance and the Baroque

The sensual aspects of a work of art are essential to its capacity to captivate us as viewers. In the early-modern period these qualities were both admired and censored. We will examine this cultural tension within both religious and secular works of art, the beginnings of mass-produced pornography and the visual embodiment of gender within works of art within the period. SUGGESTED READING Marcia B. Hall and Tracy E. Cooper, eds., The Sensuous in the Counter-Reformation Church,... [More]
$110 Limited inc GST / $99
The Sensual and the Sexual in the Art of the Renaissance and the Baroque

<p>The sensual aspects of a work of art are essential to its capacity to captivate us as viewers. In the early-modern period these qualities were both admired and censored. We will examine this

...

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Art of the Italian Renaissance Courts

From the 14th century, key northern Italian cities transitioned from communal government to dynastic tyranny. Splendid courts sprang up around these newly-minted dukes and duchesses, with supporters, diplomats, bureaucrats, and their retainers vying to demonstrate their magnificence. Etiquette was key, hierarchy was god, and a humanist education de rigueur. These wealthy and sophisticated courts also attracted artists of the calibre of Leonardo da Vinci in Milan, Piero della... [More]
$222 Limited inc GST / $200
Art of the Italian Renaissance Courts

<p>From the 14th century, key northern Italian cities transitioned from communal government to dynastic tyranny. Splendid courts sprang up around these newly-minted dukes and duchesses, with

...

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

20th Century Iconic Designers: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Antoni Gaudi

Born the latter half of the 19th century both these men became hugely influential icons. One, the main exponent of Art Nouveau in the United Kingdom and the other the best known practitioner of Catalan Modernism and creator of the Sagrada Família. Join us for an evening to discover these artists and architects, their lives and influence. [More]
$49 Limited inc GST
20th Century Iconic Designers: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Antoni Gaudi

Born the latter half of the 19th century both these men became hugely influential icons. One, the main exponent of Art Nouveau in the United Kingdom and the other the best known practitioner of

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.