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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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Learn to Draw with the Medium of the Old Masters

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 and Rembrandt. Discover the sensual colour, texture and line which is made by this beautiful material. Over eight weeks coloured chalks will be employed, both independently and in unison, to... [More]
$298 Limited / $268

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 and Rembrandt. Discover the sensual colour,

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03 Feb

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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]
$298 Limited / $268

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

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04 Feb

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

Calligraphy for Beginners: Ronde 17th Century Script

An introduction to the Art of Calligraphy, focusing on the Ronde Script and its French origins. Calligraphy Kit available for new students for $30 (not included in course fee) COURSE OUTLINE Introduction to writing with a broad edge pen. Introduction to the Ronde script, its style, letter construction and characteristics. We will continue to study... [More]
$248 Limited / $223

An introduction to the Art of Calligraphy, focusing on the Ronde Script and its French origins.<br/><p><br/><strong>Calligraphy Kit available for new students for $30 (not included in course fee)</

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05 Feb

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Calligraphy for Beginners and Intermediate: Italic Script

Learn the versatile and elegant Italic script and then explore its uses with colour, modern designs and traditional layouts. Applying these skills you will go on to create small projects. This course is designed for both beginners and for those wishing to extend their skills. Materials for new students will be organised at the first meeting. Please... [More]
$248 Limited / $223

<p>Learn the versatile and elegant Italic script and then explore its uses with colour, modern designs and traditional layouts. Applying these skills you will go on to create small projects. This

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06 Feb

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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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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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The Bust in Clay

A two day technical sculpting workshop that focuses on a life sized bust study in clay. Learn clay techniques in modelling with and without tools. This class is for all levels of experience. The bust can be hollowed out at the end of the class for firing or left solid for molding. Students are welcome to bring a subject or photographs of their... [More]
$231 Limited / $208

<p>A two day technical sculpting workshop that focuses on a life sized bust study in clay. Learn clay techniques in modelling with and without tools. This class is for all levels of experience. The

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12 Feb

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Creative Photography in the Urban Environment

Discover the creative photographic potential of everyday life in the city. You will explore the unique character of some of Sydney’s inner suburbs and turn your observations into poignant photographs. The course alternates between classroom sessions and photo excursions. Learn about creative techniques, ideas and composition skills in the classroom... [More]
$166 Limited / $149

<p>Discover the creative photographic potential of everyday life in the city. You will explore the unique character of some of Sydney’s inner suburbs and turn your observations into poignant

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13 Feb

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Compose Yourself

This class is about composition. Improve the design of your photographs by being more aware of the various elements that are involved in constructing a picture. Sensitize yourself to the aesthetic tools for greater personal expression and greater visual impact in your photography. Analyse the work of the fine art masters of photography in practical... [More]
$89 Limited / $80

<p>This class is about composition. Improve the design of your photographs by being more aware of the various elements that are involved in constructing a picture. Sensitize yourself to the aesthetic

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19 Mar

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Watercolour Weekend Workshop

Watercolour painting is one of the most beautiful art forms. Explore both basic and creative techniques. On completion, you should be able to paint a landscape and a portrait. Please note that while this is a beginners' class it is advisable that you have some previous drawing or art experience. More advanced students also welcomed. Cost of life... [More]
$215 Limited / $193

Watercolour painting is one of the most beautiful art forms. Explore both basic and creative techniques. On completion, you should be able to paint a landscape and a portrait. Please note that while

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28 Mar

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