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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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The Elements of Drawing

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

<p>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.

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12 Jul

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Relief Printing with Lino Workshop

Learn relief printmaking techniques to produce beautiful and original hand printed art works on paper. Woodblock and Lino cut are simple processes which get great results and are easy to continue at home. This practical course invites beginners through to advanced participants to join an experienced teacher and artist who will guide you through the... [More]
$298 Limited / $268

<p>Learn relief printmaking techniques to produce beautiful and original hand printed art works on paper. Woodblock and Lino cut are simple processes which get great results and are easy to continue

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15 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

<p>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

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16 Jul

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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]
$298 Limited / $268

<p>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

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17 Jul

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Painting White Flowers

Learn how to paint ‘white on white’ flowers in watercolour, using a botanical art technique. Discover how to create depth and form using various subtle colours for shadows and outer edges of petals. Foliage is useful as background to white flowers. Learn to look for delicate colours on the flower. Individual tuition and class demonstrations. Bring... [More]
$110 Limited / $99

<p>Learn how to paint ‘white on white’ flowers in watercolour, using a botanical art technique. Discover how to create depth and form using various subtle colours for shadows and outer edges of petals

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18 Jul

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Watercolour Techniques

Watercolours is a beautiful medium which can be executed in a variety of manners. In this course a different painting technique will be presented each week. On completion, you should be able to use watercolours in seven different ways. Please note that while this is a beginners' class it is advisable that you have some previous drawing or art... [More]
$248 Limited / $223

<p>Watercolours is a beautiful medium which can be executed in a variety of manners. In this course a different painting technique will be presented each week. On completion, you should be able to use

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21 Jul

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Advanced Colour and Collage: Artist's Studio

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... [More]
$307 Limited / $276

<p>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

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21 Jul

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Calligraphy for Beginners: Carolingian - Cnut Scripts

An introduction to the Art of Calligraphy and its rich history, with a focus on the historical 10th Century Carolingian script and the 11th century Cnut Charter Hand. We will start with gaining an understanding of working with a chisel shaped nib continuing to refine our calligraphic technique by focusing on letter construction, pen angles and... [More]
$248 Limited / $223

<p>An introduction to the Art of Calligraphy and its rich history, with a focus on the historical 10th Century Carolingian script and the 11th century Cnut Charter Hand. We will start with gaining an

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21 Jul

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Colour and Collage Studio for Beginners

Collage has laid the groundwork for our cut and paste digital present day and remains popular as an active engagement visual medium across all age groups and cultures. This is a creative and engaging course with hands on activities that will develop an open-minded and liberating approach to colour and collage in art and design. A history of Collage... [More]
$307 Limited / $276

<p>Collage has laid the groundwork for our cut and paste digital present day and remains popular as an active engagement visual medium across all age groups and cultures. This is a creative and

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22 Jul

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Intermediate Calligraphy: Fraktur Script

Fraktur is a style of calligraphy based on the Gothic (Blackletter) scripts. It emerged during the 16th century in Germany. It is less austere than the traditional Gothic scripts as its curved forms give decoration to the letters. We will explore the many examples of this attractive script, analyse their varying forms and from these create... [More]
$248 Limited / $223

<p>Fraktur is a style of calligraphy based on the Gothic (Blackletter) scripts. It emerged during the 16th century in Germany. It is less austere than the traditional Gothic scripts as its curved

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22 Jul

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