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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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Relief Printing with Lino

Learn linocut and woodcut skills in this entertaining and practical course. Suitable for beginners, 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. $5 to cover use of studio equipment (paper, ink, rollers etc.) may be required at start of term. COURSE OUTLINE Learn relief print skills in this... [More]
$265 Limited inc GST / $239
Relief Printing with Lino

Learn linocut and woodcut skills in this entertaining and practical course. Suitable for beginners, intermediate and more advanced students. Learn the process involved in reproducing drawings, photos

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$265 Limited inc GST / $239
Relief Printing with Lino

Learn linocut and woodcut skills in this entertaining and practical course. Suitable for beginners, intermediate and more advanced students. Learn the process involved in reproducing drawings, photos

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The Hidden Detail: How to Find and Take More Creative Photographs

Almost anywhere you can find interesting photographs no matter what time of day or weather. All you have to do is see the creative possibilities, as we will see in a range of examples. Tips on imaging afterwork will also be given. Students are welcome to bring their own cameras or image-capture devices. Advice where possible will be give about any photographic difficulties when using them. PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES By the end of this course, students should be able to: Find and... [More]
$36 Limited inc GST
The Hidden Detail: How to Find and Take More Creative Photographs

<p>Almost anywhere you can find interesting photographs no matter what time of day or weather. All you have to do is see the creative possibilities, as we will see in a range of examples. Tips on

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Portrait Drawing: One Day Workshop

This constructive workshop will guide and help you learn fundamental skills required to draw a portrait. Study the techniques of famous artists in history. Learn to draw the skull and human face in a variety of poses using both life models and casts. Suitable for beginners and more advanced students. Cost of life model included in course fee. COURSE OUTLINE Draw a skull and what lies beneath the skin Research planes of the face using line and tone Study the mark making of famous... [More]
$109 Limited inc GST / $98
Portrait Drawing: One Day Workshop

This constructive workshop will guide and help you learn fundamental skills required to draw a portrait. Study the techniques of famous artists in history. Learn to draw the skull and human face in a

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Calligraphy: Layout and Design Skills for Composition

This short course is designed to introduce the principles and elements of design. Students will learn how they apply them to a composition, transferring this to a calligraphic framework. Working with various mediums students will gain an understanding of colour and design. Students will work with a couple of their favourite scripts/lettering. COURSE OUTLINE Introduction to the principles and elements of design. Introduction to the use of colour and design PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES... [More]
$105 Limited inc GST / $94
Calligraphy: Layout and Design Skills for Composition

<p>This short course is designed to introduce the principles and elements of design. Students will learn how they apply them to a composition, transferring this to a calligraphic framework. Working

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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]
$185 Limited inc GST / $167
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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