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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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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]
$189 Limited inc GST / $¤,170
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]
$258 Limited inc GST / $¤,232
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]
$258 Limited inc GST / $¤,232
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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The Principles of Drawing for Beginners: Basic Geometric Shapes to Living Forms

In a step by step manner, be guided through the fundamental principles that lead to a comprehensive proficiency in drawing. In the space of eight weeks, we will develop skills that the beginner can practise over a life time. The underlying assumption is that absolutely anyone can learn to draw. Suitable for both the very beginner and those with some prior experience. Cost of life model included in fee. COURSE OUTLINE Basic geometric shapes and perspective: We will start by drawing... [More]
$270 Limited inc GST / $¤,243
The Principles of Drawing for Beginners: Basic Geometric Shapes to Living Forms

In a step by step manner, be guided through the fundamental principles that lead to a comprehensive proficiency in drawing. In the space of eight weeks, we will develop skills that the beginner can

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Colour and Collage for Beginners

Discover the highly creative realm of collage, while learning the art of visual composition. We will use the elements and principles of design and colour to investigate compositional structures and explore the varied possibilities of collage. We will investigate a wide range of approaches and styles to this art form, stimulating your imagination to discover creative possibilities. Colour theory and practise will be incorporated. COURSE OUTLINE Short History of Collage in the 20th... [More]
$272 Limited inc GST / $¤,245
Colour and Collage for Beginners

Discover the highly creative realm of collage, while learning the art of visual composition. We will use the elements and principles of design and colour to investigate compositional structures and

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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 possibilities. COURSE OUTLINE Presentation of methods, materials and processes. Design Principles reviewed: compositional elements,... [More]
$272 Limited inc GST / $¤,245
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

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Calligraphy for Beginners: Humanist Script

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 the Humanist Script of the Renaissance period and study the work of Italian calligrapher Palatino. 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 spacial awareness.... [More]
$244 Limited inc GST / $¤,220
Calligraphy for Beginners: Humanist Script

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 the Humanist

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Calligraphy: Intermediate

Completed a basic 1 year course and wish to use more advanced techniques to extend your calligraphy knowledge? Is it some time since you did any calligraphy and would like to refresh your calligraphic skills? Join us in a friendly, stimulating atmosphere working on class projects or one of your own choice. No new equipment needed. COURSE OUTLINE Discussion of the project. Choice of a script in relationship to the project. Examine the historical background and relationship of this... [More]
$189 Limited inc GST / $¤,170
Calligraphy: Intermediate

Completed a basic 1 year course and wish to use more advanced techniques to extend your calligraphy knowledge? Is it some time since you did any calligraphy and would like to refresh your calligraphic

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Oil Painting for Beginners

For anyone who has wanted to learn the fundamentals of oil painting. We cover: how to arrange an oil palette and mixing an initial nine pools of colour from light to dark; and how to paint a range of objects, starting with the monochromatic before moving on to colour, while developing the knowledge of the relationship of both drawing and the modelling of form to painting. The main aim of this class will be to see and correctly record tone. Some prior drawing experience is... [More]
$272 Limited inc GST / $¤,245
Oil Painting for Beginners

For anyone who has wanted to learn the fundamentals of oil painting. We cover: how to arrange an oil palette and mixing an initial nine pools of colour from light to dark; and how to paint a range of

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