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Study visual arts at WEA Sydney in a relaxed and social environment, and central CBD location. Easily accessible by public transport, our high quality courses are led by professional and friendly tutors, and offer you great value for money.


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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. Cost of life model included in course fee. COURSE OUTLINE Use of materials, introduction to wash techniques. Texture exercises. Tonal exercises. Still life.... [More]
$258 Limited inc GST / $232
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

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Relief Printing with Lino

Learn linocut and woodcut skills in this entertaining and practical course. Suitable for beginners, intermediate and more advanced students. Learn the process involved in reproducing drawings, photos etc. as relief prints on lino, wood and vinyl surfaces. Printing is done by hand (i.e. there is no press) and only waterbased inks are used. $5 to cover use of studio equipment (paper, ink, rollers etc.) may be required at start of term. COURSE OUTLINE Learn relief print skills in this... [More]
$272 Limited inc GST / $245
Relief Printing with Lino

Learn linocut and woodcut skills in this entertaining and practical course. Suitable for beginners, intermediate and more advanced students. Learn the process involved in reproducing drawings, photos

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$270 Limited inc GST / $243
Relief Printing with Lino

Learn linocut and woodcut skills in this entertaining and practical course. Suitable for beginners, intermediate and more advanced students. Learn the process involved in reproducing drawings, photos

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Sketching with Pen and Ink

As a sketching medium, ink has been used by a variety of cultures, from Ancient Greece and early-modern Europe to Imperial China. Gain proficiency at using this highly portable sketching tool. Over eight weeks, we will address topics such as the use of a variety of ink nibs, the employment of ink over an initial underdrawing in pencil, ink accompanied with white gouache and chalk highlights, ink washes, the use of mid tone and watercolour papers and the pen as a tool to delineate... [More]
$270 Limited inc GST / $243
Sketching with Pen and Ink

As a sketching medium, ink has been used by a variety of cultures, from Ancient Greece and early-modern Europe to Imperial China. Gain proficiency at using this highly portable sketching tool. Over

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Pastels For Beginners and Intermediate

Pastels are both a drawing and painting medium and the ultimate tool for the creative artist. Learn techniques to utilise the sensation of colour – a universal language. Suitable for beginner and intermediate students. Cost of life model included in course fee. Tutor’s work COURSE OUTLINE Materials and tools. Pastel textures. Tonal Studies. Making colour work for you. Still Life. Portraiture. Landscape. Putting your knowledge together. MATERIALS LIST 1 x A3 Mi-Teinte Textured Paper... [More]
$258 Limited inc GST / $232
Pastels For Beginners and Intermediate

Pastels are both a drawing and painting medium and the ultimate tool for the creative artist. Learn techniques to utilise the sensation of colour – a universal language. Suitable for beginner and

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Portrait Drawing: Beginners to Advanced

Have you ever wanted to draw someones portrait? This introduction to the art of portraiture aims to expand your understanding of the portrait beyond that of a well observed and static reproduction of the human head, by conceiving of the human head within the context of portraiture conventions, as an integrated part of the human body and as a vehicle for emotional expression. This course is suitable for both beginners and those with some drawing experience. COURSE OUTLINE Week 1:... [More]
$258 Limited inc GST / $232
Portrait Drawing: Beginners to Advanced

Have you ever wanted to draw someones portrait? This introduction to the art of portraiture aims to expand your understanding of the portrait beyond that of a well observed and static reproduction of

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Drawing En Plein Air

Gain an appreciation of different environments whilst drawing outdoors. Suitable for beginners and experienced students. Increase your skills for drawing with confidence en plein air. Wind, rain and sun are constant ingredients but spending time ‘with nature’ in a city like Sydney is unforgettable. We choose locations with a cafe or shelter nearby in case of bad weather which may involve buying a refreshment (cost not included in the course). You will be notified of first meeting... [More]
$270 Limited inc GST / $243
Drawing En Plein Air

Gain an appreciation of different environments whilst drawing outdoors. Suitable for beginners and experienced students. Increase your skills for drawing with confidence en plein air. Wind, rain

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Calligraphy for Beginners: Gothic Blackletter

An introduction to the Art of Calligraphy, focussing on the Gothic Blackletter hand and its origins. We will start with gaining an understanding of working with a chisel shaped nib continuing to refine our calligraphic technique by focusing on letter construction, pen angles and spacial awareness. This course is designed for beginners. Calligraphy Kit available for new students for $30 (not included in course fee) COURSE OUTLINE Introduction to writing with a chisel shaped nib by... [More]
$212 Limited inc GST / $191
Calligraphy for Beginners: Gothic Blackletter

An introduction to the Art of Calligraphy, focussing on the Gothic Blackletter hand and its origins. We will start with gaining an understanding of working with a chisel shaped nib continuing to

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Calligraphy: Intermediate

Completed a basic 1 year course and wish to use more advanced techniques to extend your calligraphy knowledge? Is it some time since you did any calligraphy and would like to refresh your calligraphic skills? Join us in a friendly, stimulating atmosphere working on class projects or one of your own choice. No new equipment needed. COURSE OUTLINE Discussion of the project. Choice of a script in relationship to the project. Examine the historical background and relationship of this... [More]
$244 Limited inc GST / $220
Calligraphy: Intermediate

Completed a basic 1 year course and wish to use more advanced techniques to extend your calligraphy knowledge? Is it some time since you did any calligraphy and would like to refresh your calligraphic

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The Elements of Drawing for Beginners

A broad array of exercises to assist in understanding the basics of drawing: contour, proportion, mass, volume and tone. Different elements of drawing are examined in relation to a variety of objects, such as plants, rocks, prints and architectural forms. The class takes its inspiration from the famous beginners' drawing course formulated by the eminent Victorian draughtsman and art critic, John Ruskin. Suitable for beginners to intermediate. COURSE OUTLINE Leaf drawing exercise... [More]
$244 Limited inc GST / $220
The Elements of Drawing for Beginners

A broad array of exercises to assist in understanding the basics of drawing: contour, proportion, mass, volume and tone. Different elements of drawing are examined in relation to a variety of objects,

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Oil/Acrylic Painting for Beginners

For anyone who has wanted to learn the fundamentals of oil or acrylic painting. We cover: how to arrange a palette and mixing an initial nine pools of colour from light to dark; and how to paint a range of objects, starting with the monochromatic before moving on to colour, while developing the knowledge of the relationship of both drawing and the modelling of form to painting. The main aim of this class will be to see and correctly record tone. Some prior drawing experience is... [More]
$272 Limited inc GST / $245
Oil/Acrylic Painting for Beginners

For anyone who has wanted to learn the fundamentals of oil or acrylic painting. We cover: how to arrange a palette and mixing an initial nine pools of colour from light to dark; and how to paint a

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