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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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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]
$266 Limited / $239

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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14 Oct

Interested in this course but can't attend? Please the waiting list.

The Creative Conventions of Portraiture

Have you ever wanted to draw someone’s portrait? This introduction to the art of portraiture aims to expand your understanding of the portrait beyond that of a well observed and static reproduction of the human head, by conceiving of the human head within the context of portraiture conventions, as an integrated part of the human body and as a... [More]
$307 Limited / $276

Have you ever wanted to draw someone’s portrait? This introduction to the art of portraiture aims to expand your understanding of the portrait beyond that of a well observed and static reproduction of

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14 Oct

Interested in this course but can't attend? Please the waiting list.

Colour and Collage for Beginners

Discover the highly creative realm of collage, while learning the art of visual composition. COURSE OUTLINE Short History of Collage in the 20th century explained: methods and materials presented. Design Principles overview: compositional elements, principles and structures are explained. Colour theory is presented. Line, Colour and Tone used as... [More]
$280 Limited / $252

<p>Discover the highly creative realm of collage, while learning the art of visual composition. </p><p><p><br/><strong>COURSE OUTLINE</strong></p><ul><li>Short History of Collage in the 20th century

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15 Oct

Interested in this course but can't attend? Please the waiting list.

Relief Printing with Lino Workshop

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. This... [More]
$280 Limited / $252

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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15 Oct
$276 Limited / $248

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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17 Oct

Interested in this course but can't attend? Please the waiting list.

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... [More]
$280 Limited / $252

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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15 Oct

Interested in this course but can't attend? Please the waiting list.

Calligraphy for Beginners: Copperplate

This course is designed to introduce people to the Art of Calligraphy, its rich history and an understanding of the development of our Modern Alphabet. This module the focus will be on Copperplate hand and its origins. We will start with gaining an understanding of working with a pointed nib continuing to refine our calligraphic technique by... [More]
$248 Limited / $223

This course is designed to introduce people to the Art of Calligraphy, its rich history and an understanding of the development of our Modern Alphabet. This module the focus will be on Copperplate

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16 Oct

Interested in this course but can't attend? Please the waiting list.

Calligraphy for Beginners and Intermediate: Uncial Script

Calligraphy is a very enjoyable art form which uses age-old techniques. We focus on learning a modern version of Uncial, a form of writing used in ancient times, and combining it with Celtic spirals, knots and decorations to produce small practical projects. This course is designed for both beginners and for those wishing to extend their skills.... [More]
$248 Limited / $223

<p>Calligraphy is a very enjoyable art form which uses age-old techniques. We focus on learning a modern version of Uncial, a form of writing used in ancient times, and combining it with Celtic

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17 Oct

Interested in this course but can't attend? Please the waiting list.

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. COURSE... [More]
$266 Limited / $239

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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18 Oct

Interested in this course but can't attend? Please the waiting list.

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]
$307 Limited / $276

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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19 Oct

Interested in this course but can't attend? Please the waiting list.

Compose Yourself

This class is about composition. Improve the design of your photographs by being more aware of the various elements that are involved in constructing a picture. Sensitize yourself to the aesthetic tools for greater personal expression and greater visual impact in your photography. Analyse the work of the fine art masters of photography in practical... [More]
$110 Limited / $99

<p>This class is about composition. Improve the design of your photographs by being more aware of the various elements that are involved in constructing a picture. Sensitize yourself to the aesthetic

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28 Nov

Interested in this course but can't attend? Please the waiting list.