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Visual Arts

At WEA Sydney our art classes are available from beginner to advanced levels where you can learn a variety of different artistic skills. Our art courses run daytime, evenings and weekends, and we offer everything from drawing and painting to photography and practical art. Even a childhood passion for art can fall to the wayside in adulthood. Sign up for one of our courses and see how art classes for adults can bring your passion back to life. Located in Sydney's Central Business District, every art course is accessible to everyone with public transport nearby and a building that is disabled friendly.

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Watercolour/Pastel Painting

Choose either watercolours or pastels. Pastels are simple to apply, and have endless possibilities. Through a series of drawing exercises, still-life, portrait and landscape studies, learn to improve your perception of colour and drawing ability. Rich and vibrant, or soft and delicate, pastels are an excellent bridge between drawing and painting,... [More]
$248 Limited / $223

<p>Choose either watercolours or pastels. <em>Pastels</em> are simple to apply, and have endless possibilities. Through a series of drawing exercises, still-life, portrait and landscape studies,

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11 Oct

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Watercolour Painting

Watercolour painting is one of the most beautiful art forms. Explore both basic and creative techniques. On completion, you should be able to paint a landscape and a portrait. Please note that while this is a beginners' class it is advisable that you have some previous drawing or art experience. Advanced students also welcomed. DELIVERY MODE Online... [More]
$248 Limited / $223

<p>Watercolour painting is one of the most beautiful art forms. Explore both basic and creative techniques. On completion, you should be able to paint a landscape and a portrait. Please note that

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11 Oct

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Art & Text: Playing with Words and Images

Combine your love of words and language with images and pictures in this hands-on art studio based short course. Learn how to use hand-made visual ideas - from simple mark making to illustration and illumination - to respond to spoken and written language. Use drawing techniques, photography, colour and collage together with prose and poetry from... [More]
$307 Limited / $276

<p>Combine your love of words and language with images and pictures in this hands-on art studio based short course. Learn how to use hand-made visual ideas - from simple mark making to illustration

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11 Oct

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Intermediate Calligraphy: Different Tools & Mediums

Using a variety of different tools, not just pens, is an exciting way to extend your calligraphic skills. The tools we are going to use are not necessarily made to be used calligraphically, for example those made from natural materials such as sticks and plants. After also experimenting with a variety of mediums, we will explore how best to use... [More]
$248 Limited / $223

<p>Using a variety of different tools, not just pens, is an exciting way to extend your calligraphic skills. The tools we are going to use are not necessarily made to be used calligraphically, for

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14 Oct
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This class is now being delivered Online only for Spring term.

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Acrylic Painting: An Introduction

Acrylic painting has some of the features of both oil painting and watercolours. It is therefore an ideal medium for those people wishing to explore traditional painting or more modern mixed media techniques. The course covers a number of genres including still life, landscape and the human figure. DELIVERY MODE Online COURSE OUTLINE - NEW STUDENTS... [More]
$248 Limited / $223

<p>Acrylic painting has some of the features of both oil painting and watercolours. It is therefore an ideal medium for those people wishing to explore traditional painting or more modern mixed media

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15 Oct

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The Principles of Drawing for Beginners: Basic Geometric Shapes to Living Forms

A systematic guide to some of the fundamental principles that lead to a comprehensive proficiency in drawing. In the space of eight weeks, we will summarise skills that can be repetitiously applied in a three to five year drawing course; thus giving the beginner the necessary tools in a short time, to build on principles they can practice and... [More]
$248 Limited / $223

<p>A systematic guide to some of the fundamental principles that lead to a comprehensive proficiency in drawing. In the space of eight weeks, we will summarise skills that can be repetitiously

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18 Oct

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Painting White Flowers

Learn how to paint ‘white on white’ flowers in watercolour, using a botanical art technique. Discover how to create depth and form using various subtle colours for shadows and outer edges of petals. Foliage is useful as background to white flowers. Learn to look for delicate colours on the flower. Individual tuition and class demonstrations. Bring... [More]
$211 Limited / $190

<p>Learn how to paint ‘white on white’ flowers in watercolour, using a botanical art technique. Discover how to create depth and form using various subtle colours for shadows and outer edges of petals

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06 Nov

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Calligraphy for Beginners: Gold Leaf Gilding & Tooling Techniques

This course is designed to introduce people to the Art of Calligraphy and the decorative art form of Gilding that accompanied many historical Manuscripts. This module will focus on the art of Gilding - the application of gold leaf and tooling techniques. We will start with an understanding and experimentation of historical and modern size or glues... [More]
$145 Limited / $131

<p>This course is designed to introduce people to the Art of Calligraphy and the decorative art form of Gilding that accompanied many historical Manuscripts. This module will focus on the art of

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10 Nov

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Montage Sketching

Montage sketching is a method of collating smaller separate sketches on one sketchbook page. They can be overlapped, rearranged or superimposed to form a distinctive blended subject of a theme, such as one of travel experiences, recording people and place. Bring photographs to use as reference. Class demonstrations and individual tuition. DELIVERY... [More]
$211 Limited / $190

<p>Montage sketching is a method of collating smaller separate sketches on one sketchbook page. They can be overlapped, rearranged or superimposed to form a distinctive blended subject of a theme,

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20 Nov

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Painting Banksia Cones

Discover the detailed botanical art processes of drawing and painting a banksia cone, using your observational skills. Areas covered will be shadows and highlights, tonal variations, and mixing and matching colours. Learn how to create perspective and form. Class demonstrations and individual tuition. Banksia cones will be provided. DELIVERY MODE... [More]
$211 Limited / $190

<p>Discover the detailed botanical art processes of drawing and painting a banksia cone, using your observational skills. Areas covered will be shadows and highlights, tonal variations, and mixing and

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27 Nov

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