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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 Fundamentals of Drawing for Beginners

This two day workshop aims to systematically set out the basic principles of drawing for either the very beginner or lay intermediate student. Each exercise will progressively build upon the last. Starting with the most elementary forms and geometric shapes, the course aims to gradually introduce the student to more complex forms and challenges... [More]
$211 Limited / $190

<p>This two day workshop aims to systematically set out the basic principles of drawing for either the very beginner or lay intermediate student. Each exercise will progressively build upon the last.

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27 Jan

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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'. This class... [More]
$248 Limited / $223

<p>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.

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29 Jan

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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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01 Feb

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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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Drawing for Beginners: How Simple Geometric Shapes Can Help You Draw Anything You Want

Anyone can learn to draw! An understanding of basic geometric shapes - spheres, cones and cylinders - and a rudimentary knowledge of linear perspective, can aid you in drawing absolutely any solid object you wish to convey. This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. Enrolling students need to ensure they have an email, a... [More]
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<p>Anyone can learn to draw! An understanding of basic geometric shapes - spheres, cones and cylinders - and a rudimentary knowledge of linear perspective, can aid you in drawing absolutely any solid

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15 Jan

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Botanical Art for Beginners

A comprehensive watercolour course for beginners, focusing on one subject. Explore drawing and painting techniques and processes. Learn about tone, composition, colour mixing and matching and working in layers to create a realistic three-dimensional painting. Bring your own subject and ensure you have a materials list from WEA. All skill levels.... [More]

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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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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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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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