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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]

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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]
$298 Limited / $268

<p>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

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24 Apr

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Botanical Drawing: Form, Tone & the Third Dimension

Create three-dimensionality in your drawings with tone, highlights and shadows, which reveal form, depth and texture through the effect of light. Learn about perspective and composition, and how to quickly bring your drawing to life through a special technique of effective shading. Stippling forms part of this workshop. Explore various techniques... [More]
$211 Limited / $190

<p>Create three-dimensionality in your drawings with tone, highlights and shadows, which reveal form, depth and texture through the effect of light. Learn about perspective and composition, and how to

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08 May

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Drawing and Painting Birds

Discover how to draw birds in easy steps and how to colour match and paint them using watercolour. Bring research material and a number of clear photos or photocopies of a particular bird. Ensure details of feathers, eyes and feet are easy to recognise. You will learn how to identify a bird’s unique characteristics for accurate representation.... [More]
$211 Limited / $190

<p>Discover how to draw birds in easy steps and how to colour match and paint them using watercolour. Bring research material and a number of clear photos or photocopies of a particular bird. Ensure

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19 Jun

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Pen and Wash Sketching: What to Add or Take Out

Enhance or simplify your sketch by using artistic license to take out unwanted elements or add additional features, to balance the composition or to enhance the sketch. You can create a focal point to draw the eye into the sketch, learn about rule of thirds for landscape sketching, how to frame elements in your sketch by adding surrounding trees.... [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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Pen and Wash Sketching: Buildings & Perspective

Discover the principles of sketching one and two point perspective in buildings with a black waterproof pen and watercolour wash. Simplified techniques guarantee perfect perspective which will also cover landscape elements. Buildings are an integral part of many urban and landscape sketches and a vital skill. Comprehensive class demonstrations and... [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]
$125 Limited / $113

<p>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

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13 Apr

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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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Learning to Draw with Traditional Mixed Media

This class will show you how to employ a range of traditional artist’s materials in combination with one another. The class will greatly benefit anyone wanting to come to grips with the breadth of possibilities inherent in traditional drawing materials. Improve your drawing skills while also experiencing and analysing, the full range of... [More]

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