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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 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]
$307 Limited / $276

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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14 Oct

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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]
$307 Limited / $276

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

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19 Oct

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

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

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

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07 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 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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Learning to Draw the Landscape with Traditional Mixed Media

This class will show you how to employ a range of traditional artist’s materials in combination with one another. Improve your drawing skills while also discovering and analysing the possibilities these materials offer an artistic practice, both individually and in unison. Materials studied will include chalk pencils, pen and ink, pen and wash,... [More]

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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’. Cost of... [More]

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Contemporary Botanical Art: Working with Grids - Bigger is Better

Learn to grid photos to create a contemporary botanical painting by cropping and/or enlarging. All traditional botanical art processes outlined. Using watercolour, this workshop offers the opportunity to explore another dimension of botanical art to create a unique botanical painting. Class and individual comprehensive demonstrations. All skill... [More]

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