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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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Natural Light Portraiture

Natural light is by far the most exquisite light for creating portraiture. Emphasize different aspects of your subject by learning how to control and manipulate the quality and direction of the environmental light. Create evocative portraits using both indoor and outdoor natural light sources. Improve your methods of exposure, focus and composition... [More]
$110 Limited / $99

<p>Natural light is by far the most exquisite light for creating portraiture. Emphasize different aspects of your subject by learning how to control and manipulate the quality and direction of the

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13 Jan

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

Teach Yourself to Draw - 1 Day Workshop

Develop your unique drawing style through studies of line, tone and perspective. On completion, you’ll draw any subject with more confidence and skill. This class is structured as a workshop and is led by an experienced artist. The emphasis of this course, beside learning the basic rules, is to encourage and stimulate your creativity. COURSE... [More]
$125 Limited / $113

Develop your unique drawing style through studies of line, tone and perspective. On completion, you’ll draw any subject with more confidence and skill. This class is structured as a workshop and is

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15 Jan

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Clay Sculpture Workshop

Spend some time learning how to model clay in a creative atmosphere and see what evolves. This class is for all levels of experience – you can come in with a planned project or work from inspiring images provided. Everyone works on their own projects at their own pace. Learn clay techniques such as modeling, carving, coil building, slab building... [More]
$150 Limited / $135

<p>Spend some time learning how to model clay in a creative atmosphere and see what evolves. This class is for all levels of experience – you can come in with a planned project or work from inspiring

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16 Jan

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Drawing the Nude in Chalk Pencil

Before the invention of the graphite pencil, the most common dry medium employed by artists to draw with was chalk. A material used by Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, Rubens and Rembrandt. In addition to learning about the proportions of the human figure and some elementary anatomy, discover the sensual qualities of colour, texture and line made by... [More]
$110 Limited / $99

Before the invention of the graphite pencil, the most common dry medium employed by artists to draw with was chalk. A material used by Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, Rubens and Rembrandt. In addition

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17 Jan

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Pastels: Materials and Processes - 2 Day Workshop

Both a drawing and painting medium, pastels are the ultimate tool for the creative artist. For anyone interested in learning to use a myriad of pastel materials and surfaces, as well as techniques, for creating an artwork. We begin with a group discussion and demonstration using a broad variety of materials on offer – chalk pastels, powdered... [More]
$211 Limited / $190

<p>Both a drawing and painting medium, pastels are the ultimate tool for the creative artist. For anyone interested in learning to use a myriad of pastel materials and surfaces, as well as techniques,

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20 Jan

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Letters of Gold: The Art of Illuminated Letters

Be guided step-by-step to produce an illuminated letter based on medieval forms. Learn how to use 23ct gold leaf, mix a range of colours and apply designs. These techniques could also be used in other forms of art. Suitable for beginners and those wishing to refresh their skills. Materials supplied, a cost of $30 cash is to be paid to tutor (not... [More]
$166 Limited / $149

Be guided step-by-step to produce an illuminated letter based on medieval forms. Learn how to use 23ct gold leaf, mix a range of colours and apply designs. These techniques could also be used in other

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22 Jan

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Introducing your Digital Camera

This class is for the beginner. Learn how to use your camera more effectively than just pressing the shutter button. Take control of the essential functions to effect changes in your photographs. Learn techniques for functional and creative application. Practical class exercises, visual displays and practical homework assignments are set each week... [More]
$192 Limited / $173

<p>This class is for the beginner. Learn how to use your camera more effectively than just pressing the shutter button. Take control of the essential functions to effect changes in your photographs.

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30 Jan

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Icon Painting

Learn the technique of Byzantine Icon Painting. Explore the basic ideals and principles as well as symbolism of colours and Byzantine theology on which iconography is founded. Please note that materials for the course are expensive if purchased independently by students. Tutor shares the material with all students and students need to contribute... [More]
$307 Limited / $276

Learn the technique of Byzantine Icon Painting. Explore the basic ideals and principles as well as symbolism of colours and Byzantine theology on which iconography is founded. Please note that

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01 Feb

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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]
$275 Limited / $248

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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01 Feb

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Watercolour/Pastel Painting

Choose 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, or... [More]
$248 Limited / $223

Choose 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 to

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03 Feb
There is a gap in this class for 24 February due to Fiona teaching a Seniors' Week class on this day.

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