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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/Pastel Painting

Choose 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, or valuable as a medium in itself. Watercolour painting is one of the most beautiful art forms. Explore both basic and creative techniques. On... [More]
$249 Limited inc GST / $224
Watercolour/Pastel Painting

Choose 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 to

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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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Artistic Anatomy for Beginners: In the Footsteps of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo

Have you ever wondered about the role anatomy plays in figure drawing? This course is designed to both practically and comprehensively satisfy that curiosity. Whether you have never attended a life drawing class before, or have felt overwhelmed by the apparent complexity of browsing through an anatomical textbook; from week to week this course aims, in an easy to grasp and yet systematic way, to address all the skeletal forms and major muscle groups of the human body as they relate... [More]
$265 Limited inc GST / $239
Artistic Anatomy for Beginners: In the Footsteps of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo

Have you ever wondered about the role anatomy plays in figure drawing? This course is designed to both practically and comprehensively satisfy that curiosity. Whether you have never attended a life

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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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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. 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 Black 1 x A3... [More]
$249 Limited inc GST / $224
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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Learn to Draw

Develop your unique drawing style through studies of life, tone and perspective to still life, the human body and landscape subjects. On completion, you’ll draw any subject with more confidence and skill. COURSE OUTLINE Drawing with Line. Studies in Tone. Understanding Perspective – Ellipses – Measuring. Composition and Mark Making. Still Life or Self Portrait. Life Model. Sketching outdoors in the Chinese Gardens. Putting your knowledge together – Free subject choice. PLANNED... [More]
$238 Limited inc GST / $214
Learn to Draw

Develop your unique drawing style through studies of life, tone and perspective to still life, the human body and landscape subjects. On completion, you’ll draw any subject with more confidence and

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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 possibilities. COURSE OUTLINE Presentation of methods, materials and processes. Design Principles reviewed: compositional elements,... [More]
$265 Limited inc GST / $239
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

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Drawing Outdoors

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]
$265 Limited inc GST / $239
Drawing Outdoors

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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