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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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Colour Mix, Match & Paint

Explore various characteristics of colours, and how to build up layers of paint to maintain transparency and vibrancy. Learn about glazing to create intensity. Using a limited range of 6 primary colours (warm and cool), create watercolour charts of 450 colours, enabling easy mixing and matching of botanical subjects. Learn about colour harmony.... [More]
$211 Limited / $190

<p>Explore various characteristics of colours, and how to build up layers of paint to maintain transparency and vibrancy. Learn about glazing to create intensity. Using a limited range of 6 primary

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13 Mar

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Create a Photobook using Your iPad

Have you ever thought of using those old photos or a few of the 1000’s of digital images stashed away out and create a Photobook or family album? Well you should!? Here is your chance to learn how to use your creative imagination, combine your beloved photographs and digital images using the iPad and Pencil to make history or tell a story that is... [More]
$110 Limited / $99

<p>Have you ever thought of using those old photos or a few of the 1000’s of digital images stashed away out and create a Photobook or family album? Well you should!? Here is your chance to learn how

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18 Mar

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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]

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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. This class will be... [More]

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Relief Printing with Lino Workshop

Learn linocut and woodcut skills in this entertaining and practical course. Suitable for 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. This class is... [More]

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Pen and Wash Sketching: What to Add or Take Out

Enhance or simplify your sketch by using artistic license to take out unwanted elements or add additional features, to balance the composition or to enhance the sketch. You can create a focal point to draw the eye into the sketch, learn about rule of thirds for landscape sketching, how to frame elements in your sketch by adding surrounding trees.... [More]

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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]

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Pastel Workshop For Beginners and Intermediate

Pastels are both a drawing and painting medium and the ultimate tool for the creative artist. This workshop style class allows you to practise techniques to utilise the sensation of colour, with the guidance of an experienced artist. Suitable for beginner and intermediate students. The emphasis of this course, beside learning the basic rules, is to... [More]

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Colour and Collage for Beginners

Discover the highly creative realm of collage, while learning the art of visual composition. The Colour & Collage for Beginners course is structured into 4 Terms. These terms run consecutively throughout the year corresponding with the WEA Term calendar. Term 1 begins with basic knowledge of the visual language. Each successive term builds on that... [More]

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Life Drawing Beginners to Intermediate – The Sustained Pose

Studying the human figure in one sustained pose over the length of a class allows the student more time to reflect and refine a drawing, than is often possible in classes structured around much shorter poses. The sustained pose is also of use to beginners, who may feel intimidated and naturally overwhelmed by the time frame of shorter poses. In a... [More]

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