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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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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. This class will be delivered face-to-face at WEA... [More]

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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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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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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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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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Colour Mix, Match & Paint

Explore various characteristics of colours, and how to build up layers of paint to maintain transparency and vibrancy. Learn about glazing to create intensity. Using a limited range of 6 primary colours (warm and cool), create watercolour charts of 450 colours, enabling easy mixing and matching of botanical subjects. Learn about colour harmony.... [More]

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