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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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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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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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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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Calligraphy for Beginners: Medieval Fraktur

This course is designed to introduce people to the Art of Calligraphy, its rich history and an understanding of the development of our Modern Alphabet. This module the focus will be on the Medieval Fraktur hand and its origins. We will start with gaining an understanding of working with a chisel shaped nib continuing to refine our calligraphic... [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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Drawing and Painting Birds

Discover how to draw birds in easy steps and how to colour match and paint them using watercolour. Bring research material and a number of clear photos or photocopies of a particular bird. Ensure details of feathers, eyes and feet are easy to recognise. You will learn how to identify a bird’s unique characteristics for accurate representation.... [More]

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Botanical Drawing: Form, Tone & the Third Dimension

Create three-dimensionality in your drawings with tone, highlights and shadows, which reveal form, depth and texture through the effect of light. Learn about perspective and composition, and how to quickly bring your drawing to life through a special technique of effective shading. Stippling forms part of this workshop. Explore various techniques... [More]

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Pen and Wash Sketching: Buildings & Perspective

Discover the principles of sketching one and two point perspective in buildings with a black waterproof pen and watercolour wash. Simplified techniques guarantee perfect perspective which will also cover landscape elements. Buildings are an integral part of many urban and landscape sketches and a vital skill. Comprehensive class demonstrations and... [More]

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Intermediate Calligraphy: Foundational Script

We will start with the more traditional Foundational script and then, using the same underlying structure, experiment with ways of developing different forms, not only by using traditional calligraphic pens, but also a variety of other tools. Small projects combining these skills will be created throughout the course. To join this course, you just... [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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