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One of the easiest visual arts to get started with. All you need is a pencil and paper! At WEA Sydney We love beginners and there's nothing more exciting than starting a new adventure! Our friendly and supportive tutors work with you to develop your confidence and skill. You won’t be left in the back of our drawing classes for adults trying to fake your way through. Our classes are offered in the evenings, daytimes and weekends, and support beginners and intermediates alike. From portrait drawing, to still life, sketching with pen and ink, and pastels there is a class that will suit you. So what are you waiting for? Come along, have some fun, meet new people and unleash your inner artist!

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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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18 Oct

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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]
$211 Limited / $190

<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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06 Nov

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Montage Sketching

Montage sketching is a method of collating smaller separate sketches on one sketchbook page. They can be overlapped, rearranged or superimposed to form a distinctive blended subject of a theme, such as one of travel experiences, recording people and place. Bring photographs to use as reference. Class demonstrations and individual tuition. DELIVERY... [More]
$211 Limited / $190

<p>Montage sketching is a method of collating smaller separate sketches on one sketchbook page. They can be overlapped, rearranged or superimposed to form a distinctive blended subject of a theme,

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20 Nov

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Painting Banksia Cones

Discover the detailed botanical art processes of drawing and painting a banksia cone, using your observational skills. Areas covered will be shadows and highlights, tonal variations, and mixing and matching colours. Learn how to create perspective and form. Class demonstrations and individual tuition. Banksia cones will be provided. DELIVERY MODE... [More]
$211 Limited / $190

<p>Discover the detailed botanical art processes of drawing and painting a banksia cone, using your observational skills. Areas covered will be shadows and highlights, tonal variations, and mixing and

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27 Nov

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Intermediate Drawing

Drawing can be an intriguing way of passing time or a major obsession and way of life. Develop and expand on your skills in a variety of techniques and media such as pastel, charcoal and ink. Explore skills such as texture, tone and composition. We all have artistic ability - the only way to find out what kind we have is to 'have a go'. DELIVERY... [More]

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Drawing for Beginners 2-Day Workshop

This workshop aims to set out some of the basic principles of learning to draw, for either the very beginner or lay intermediate student. Each morning exercise will build upon the last. Starting with the most elementary forms and geometric shapes, the classes aim to gradually introduce the student to more ephemeral forms and challenges within the... [More]

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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]

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The Principles of Life Drawing - Beginners to Intermediate

This course seeks to systematically outline and guide you through, some of the fundamental principles that lead to a comprehensive proficiency for drawing the human figure. Each week introduces the student to a new aspect of competent figure drawing. Included with this is a brief analysis of human anatomy, starting with the major masses of the... [More]

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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]

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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]

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