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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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Continuing Design Through Collage - Intermediate

Continue with the highly creative realm of collage, and the art of visual composition. Use elements and principles of design and colour to investigate compositional structures and explore the varied possibilities of collage. Examine a wide range of approaches and styles to this art form, stimulating your imagination to continue discovering creative... [More]
$307 Limited / $276

Continue with the highly creative realm of collage, and the art of visual composition. Use elements and principles of design and colour to investigate compositional structures and explore the varied

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28 Apr

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Figurative Compositions with Mixed Media

What are some of the basic components involved in composing an engaging, harmonious and believable figurative composition? This class will address overarching geometric forms, the distribution of light and shade, the harmonious arrangement of figures in a landscape and interior or exterior architectural setting along with the accurate use of linear... [More]
$298 Limited / $268

What are some of the basic components involved in composing an engaging, harmonious and believable figurative composition? This class will address overarching geometric forms, the distribution of

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30 Apr

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Calligraphy for Intermediate: Gothic Script

Learn medieval Gothic (Old English) script. We will put this into practice by producing various projects including the use of decorated letters. Materials for new students will be organised at the first meeting. Please bring $30 cash to purchase the kit. (not included in the course fee) DELIVERY MODE This class will be delivered online via the... [More]
$248 Limited / $223

<p>Learn medieval Gothic (Old English) script. We will put this into practice by producing various projects including the use of decorated letters.<br/><p><br/><em>Materials for new students will be

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30 Apr

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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. Cost of life model included in course fee.... [More]
$248 Limited / $223

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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01 May

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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

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

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01 May

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The Principles of Life Drawing from the Masters

This course seeks to systematically outline and guide you through, some of the fundamental principles that lead to a comprehensive proficiency for drawing the human figure. Each week introduces the student to a new aspect of competent figure drawing. Included with this is a brief analysis of human anatomy, starting with the major masses of the... [More]
$307 Limited / $276

This course seeks to systematically outline and guide you through, some of the fundamental principles that lead to a comprehensive proficiency for drawing the human figure. Each week introduces the

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02 May

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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

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, learn

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04 May

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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... [More]
$248 Limited / $223

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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04 May

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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... [More]
$298 Limited / $268

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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04 May

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Calligraphy for Beginners: Italic Script

This course is designed to introduce people to the Art of Calligraphy, its rich history and an understanding of the development of our Modern Alphabet. This workshop will focus on the Italic script and its origins. We will start with gaining an understanding of working with a chisel shaped nib continuing to refine our calligraphic technique by... [More]
$248 Limited / $223

This course is designed to introduce people to the Art of Calligraphy, its rich history and an understanding of the development of our Modern Alphabet. This workshop will focus on the Italic script

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06 May

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