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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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How to Compose a Still Life Composition

See how composition has been applied throughout art history to the genre of still life and learn how to use small preparatory thumbnail sketches to abbreviate the major masses of objects employed in a still life. This class is designed to be a taster for the Spring semester Monday evening zoom class, Still Life and the Art of Composition. This... [More]
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See how composition has been applied throughout art history to the genre of still life and learn how to use small preparatory thumbnail sketches to abbreviate the major masses of objects employed in a

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29 Sep

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Drawing for Beginners: How Simple Geometric Shapes Can Help You Draw Anything You Want

Anyone can learn to draw! An understanding of basic geometric shapes – spheres, cones and cylinders – and a rudimentary knowledge of linear perspective, can aid you in drawing absolutely any solid object you wish to convey. This class is designed to be a taster for the Spring semester Friday afternoon zoom class, The Principles of Drawing for... [More]
$0 Limited

Anyone can learn to draw! An understanding of basic geometric shapes – spheres, cones and cylinders – and a rudimentary knowledge of linear perspective, can aid you in drawing absolutely any solid

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01 Oct

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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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12 Oct

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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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12 Oct

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Still Life and the Art of Composition

An understanding of composition is essential for anyone wishing to compose an image that both functions visually as a whole and that captivates an audience. Over eight weeks, we will apply visual analysis of the genre of still life, from Ancient Roman times until now, to a contemporary art practice. Gain a comprehensive understanding of how to... [More]
$298 Limited / $268

An understanding of composition is essential for anyone wishing to compose an image that both functions visually as a whole and that captivates an audience. Over eight weeks, we will apply visual

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12 Oct

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Express Your Creativity with iPad Pro

Have you ever thought of using your iPad Pro to express yourself creatively? Well here is your chance! Learn how to combine your creative imagination and the creative capabilities of iPad Pro to make awesome art. Use your artworks and or photographs to create new images, drawings, family portraits, cards, or a combination collage. It is recommended... [More]
$110 Limited / $99

<p>Have you ever thought of using your iPad Pro to express yourself creatively? Well here is your chance! Learn how to combine your creative imagination and the creative capabilities of iPad Pro to

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14 Oct

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Learning to Draw the Landscape with Traditional Mixed Media

This class will show you how to employ a range of traditional artist’s materials in combination with one another. Improve your drawing skills while also discovering and analysing the possibilities these materials offer an artistic practice, both individually and in unison. Materials studied will include chalk pencil, pen and ink, pen and wash, and... [More]
$298 Limited / $268

This class will show you how to employ a range of traditional artist’s materials in combination with one another. Improve your drawing skills while also discovering and analysing the possibilities

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15 Oct

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Getting Started with Photobook and iPad Pro

Have you ever thought of using those old photos or a few of the 1000’s of digital images stashed away and use them? Here is your chance to learn the basics of your iPad Pro, Apple Pencil and the three apps (Procreate, Autodraw and Blurb) we will be using to create a Photobook or family album to make history or tell a story pictorially that is a... [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 and use them? Here is your chance to learn the basics of your iPad Pro, Apple Pencil and the

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15 Oct

Using Colour in Calligraphy

Colour is an important part of the calligraphic process and this term you will discover new ways to use it to enhance your work. We will explore colour in depth in ways that you may not have tried before, working with colour relationships, using it on different surfaces, experimenting with a variety of tools. Creating colour combinations allows you... [More]
$248 Limited / $223

Colour is an important part of the calligraphic process and this term you will discover new ways to use it to enhance your work. We will explore colour in depth in ways that you may not have tried

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15 Oct

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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. This... [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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16 Oct

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