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Paints & Pastels

Whether you are experienced or a novice who’s never picked up a brush; whether you want to try watercolours, acrylics, pastels or mixed media; and whether you are available evenings, weekend, or daytimes we have a course for you. Painting classes are WEA Sydney are taught by experienced art teachers and handily located close to Town Hall Station. We offer exceptional prices and a relaxing environment that encourages a social community with no pressure or stress in learning.

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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]
$110 Limited / $99

<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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18 Jul

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Watercolour Techniques

Watercolours is a beautiful medium which can be executed in a variety of manners. In this course a different painting technique will be presented each week. On completion, you should be able to use watercolours in seven different ways. Please note that while this is a beginners' class it is advisable that you have some previous drawing or art... [More]
$248 Limited / $223

<p>Watercolours is a beautiful medium which can be executed in a variety of manners. In this course a different painting technique will be presented each week. On completion, you should be able to use

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21 Jul

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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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28 Aug

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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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04 Sep

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Painting Blooms and Furry Leaves

Learn to paint the blooms on fruit, such as grapes and plums, or on seed pods. Learn to paint furry leaves using white gouache. Explore highlights and shadows, as well as reflected light edges to give the subjects form and solidity. Class demonstrations and individual tuition. Bring your own subject. DELIVERY MODE Face-to-Face COURSE OUTLINE... [More]
$110 Limited / $99

<p>Learn to paint the blooms on fruit, such as grapes and plums, or on seed pods. Learn to paint furry leaves using white gouache. Explore highlights and shadows, as well as reflected light edges to

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19 Sep

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Underglazes and Overglazes: Make Your Colours Sing

Make your colours sing by using transparent watercolours for underglazes and overglazes. Achieve luminosity and brightness in your subject using botanical art techniques. Apply layers of various colours to create intensity. Flowers such as nasturtiums are perfect for this technique with their amazing bright colours. Bring your own flowers. Class... [More]
$110 Limited / $99

<p>Make your colours sing by using transparent watercolours for underglazes and overglazes. Achieve luminosity and brightness in your subject using botanical art techniques. Apply layers of various

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26 Sep

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Acrylic Painting: An Introduction

Acrylic painting 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 techniques. The course covers a number of genres including still life, landscape and the human figure. DELIVERY MODE Face-to-Face COURSE OUTLINE - NEW... [More]

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Pastel Workshop For Beginners and Intermediate

Pastels are both a drawing and painting medium and the ultimate tool for the creative artist. This workshop style class allows you to practise techniques to utilise the sensation of colour, with the guidance of an experienced artist. Suitable for beginner and intermediate students. The emphasis of this course, beside learning the basic rules, is to... [More]

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Chalk Pastel Techniques of the Masters - Beginners to Intermediate

From the time of Leonardo da Vinci onwards, artists experimented with developing pastels as a means of combining the benefits of the naturally occurring drawing medium of the chalk pencil with the rich variety of pigments used in paints. Over eight weeks and in combination with some fundamental skills in drawing, learn how to build up layers of... [More]

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Composing Still Life with Pastel

Learn to integrate the fundamentals of still life composition with the application of pastel colours. We will begin with small compositional thumbnail tonal sketches of objects, to gain proficiency with the very basics of composition, proportion, value and light. This will be repeated in pastel, allowing us to begin to address both pastel... [More]

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