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Visual Arts

At WEA Sydney our art classes are available from beginner to advanced levels where you can learn a variety of different artistic skills. Our art courses run daytime, evenings and weekends, and we offer everything from drawing and painting to photography and practical art. Even a childhood passion for art can fall to the wayside in adulthood. Sign up for one of our courses and see how art classes for adults can bring your passion back to life. Located in Sydney's Central Business District, every art course is accessible to everyone with public transport nearby and a building that is disabled friendly.

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Intermediate Calligraphy: Fraktur Script

Fraktur is a style of calligraphy based on the Gothic (Blackletter) scripts. It emerged during the 16th century in Germany. It is less austere than the traditional Gothic scripts as its curved forms give decoration to the letters. We will explore the many examples of this attractive script, analyse their varying forms and from these create... [More]
$248 Limited / $223

<p>Fraktur is a style of calligraphy based on the Gothic (Blackletter) scripts. It emerged during the 16th century in Germany. It is less austere than the traditional Gothic scripts as its curved

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22 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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Drawing for Beginners 2-Day Workshop

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]

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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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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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