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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

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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20 Jul

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Intermediate Drawing

Drawing can be an intriguing way of passing time or a major obsession and way of life. Develop and expand on your skills in a variety of techniques and media such as pastel, charcoal and ink. Explore skills such as texture, tone and composition. We all have artistic ability – the only way to find out what kind we have is to ‘have a go’. Cost of... [More]
$248 Limited / $223

Drawing can be an intriguing way of passing time or a major obsession and way of life. Develop and expand on your skills in a variety of techniques and media such as pastel, charcoal and ink.

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20 Jul
$248 Limited / $223

Drawing can be an intriguing way of passing time or a major obsession and way of life. Develop and expand on your skills in a variety of techniques and media such as pastel, charcoal and ink.

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24 Jul

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The Elements of Drawing for Beginners

At a comfortable pace, this course employs a broad array of exercises to assist the beginner in understanding the basics of drawing which includes 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... [More]
$298 Limited / $268

At a comfortable pace, this course employs a broad array of exercises to assist the beginner in understanding the basics of drawing which includes contour, proportion, mass, volume and tone. Different

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20 Jul

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Calligraphy for Beginners: Irish Half Uncials

An introduction to the Art of Calligraphy, with a focus on the Irish Half Uncials and its origins. This course is designed for beginners and those wanting to brush up on their skills. For classes held at WEA Sydney, a Calligraphy Kit is available for new students for $30 (not included in course fee) DELIVERY MODE This class will be delivered online... [More]
$248 Limited / $223

An introduction to the Art of Calligraphy, with a focus on the Irish Half Uncials and its origins. This course is designed for beginners and those wanting to brush up on their skills.<br/><p><br/><

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22 Jul

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Calligraphy for Intermediate: Copperplate

Calligraphy is a fascinating art form that can be enjoyed by everyone. This term we will be concentrating on the elegant 17th century Copperplate scripts. You will learn the art of flourishing, as well as how to apply layout and design principles to produce projects. We will complete the course by experimenting with modern copperplate forms. For... [More]
$248 Limited / $223

<p>Calligraphy is a fascinating art form that can be enjoyed by everyone. This term we will be concentrating on the elegant 17th century Copperplate scripts. You will learn the art of flourishing, as

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23 Jul

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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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24 Jul

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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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24 Jul

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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]
$307 Limited / $276

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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25 Jul

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Introducing your Digital Camera

This class is for the beginner. Learn how to use your camera more effectively than just pressing the shutter button. Take control of the essential functions to effect changes in your photographs. Learn techniques for functional and creative application. Practical class exercises, visual displays and practical homework assignments are set each week... [More]
$211 Limited / $190

<p>This class is for the beginner. Learn how to use your camera more effectively than just pressing the shutter button. Take control of the essential functions to effect changes in your photographs.

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29 Jul

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Chalk Pastel Techniques of the Masters

First invented by artists wanting to express the rich variety of colours found in paints, in a dry and easily portable medium. Learn how to competently build up layers of pastel colours to convey form, tonal relationships and relative warm and cool values. From the time of Leonardo da Vinci onwards, artists experimented with developing pastels as a... [More]
$298 Limited / $268

First invented by artists wanting to express the rich variety of colours found in paints, in a dry and easily portable medium. Learn how to competently build up layers of pastel colours to convey form

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15 Oct

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