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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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Photography: Beginners & Basic

This course will give you a basic understanding of your digital camera’s features and explain how to use your Aperture Priority mode to control background sharpness, and Shutter Speed Priority mode to blur and freeze movement. Topics such as camera care, ISO, white balance, image quality, flash, focussing, lenses and exposure compensation will be simply explained so you gain creative control of your image. Your camera must have aperture priority & shutter speed priority modes.... [More]
$215 Limited inc GST / $193
Photography: Beginners & Basic

<p>This course will give you a basic understanding of your digital camera’s features and explain how to use your Aperture Priority mode to control background sharpness, and Shutter Speed Priority mode

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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]
$249 Limited inc GST / $224
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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Oil/Acrylic Painting

This course offers the student the choice of working in either water soluble oils or acrylics. Acrylics 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 techiques. Oils has a variety of textures which it is difficult to replicate in other mediums and is the usual medium for Traditional painting. The course covers a number of genres including still life,... [More]
$249 Limited inc GST / $224
Oil/Acrylic Painting

This course offers the student the choice of working in either water soluble oils or acrylics. Acrylics has some of the features of both oil painting and watercolours. It is therefore an ideal medium

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Portraiture and the Passions

An introduction to the art of portraiture, that 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. Cost of life model included in course fee. Tutor’s work COURSE... [More]

Colour and Collage for Beginners

Discover the highly creative realm of collage, while learning the art of visual composition. We will use the elements and principles of design and colour to investigate compositional structures and explore the varied possibilities of collage. We will investigate a wide range of approaches and styles to this art form, stimulating your imagination to discover creative possibilities. COURSE OUTLINE Short History of Collage in the 20th century explained: methods and materials... [More]
$265 Limited inc GST / $239
Colour and Collage for Beginners

Discover the highly creative realm of collage, while learning the art of visual composition. We will use the elements and principles of design and colour to investigate compositional structures and

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Fundamentals of Drawing

This course aims to systematically set out the basic principles of drawing for either the very beginner or lay intermediate student. Each week will progressively build upon the last. Starting with the most elementary geometric shapes, the course aims to gradually introduce the student to more complex forms and challenges within the process of learning to draw. The course is well suited to anyone who has wanted a solid grounding in the basic elements of drawing. Tutor’s work COURSE... [More]

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]
$185 Limited inc GST / $167
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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$185 Limited inc GST / $167
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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Compose Yourself

This class is about composition. Improve the design of your photographs by being more aware of the various elements that are involved in constructing a picture. Sensitize yourself to the aesthetic tools for greater personal expression and greater visual impact in your photography. Analyse the work of the fine art masters of photography in practical class composition exercises and in a photographic assignment set to be completed for class discussion/critique. COURSE OUTLINE Design... [More]
$105 Limited inc GST / $94
Compose Yourself

<p>This class is about composition. Improve the design of your photographs by being more aware of the various elements that are involved in constructing a picture. Sensitize yourself to the aesthetic

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