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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 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]
$316 Limited / $284

<p>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

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06 Aug

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Buddhist Art and the Silk Road

Buddhism was established along the trade route of the Silk Road and in the city of Changan (currently Xi’an) where the Tang Dynasty (618-907) flourished. This period can be regarded as the classical period of Chinese Art in literature, music, visual arts and theatre arts. Just south of the city of Dunhuang (at the crossroads of two major trade... [More]
$29 Limited

<p>Buddhism was established along the trade route of the Silk Road and in the city of Changan (currently Xi’an) where the Tang Dynasty (618-907) flourished. This period can be regarded as the

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16 Aug

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The Magnificence of William & Mary’s Reign - Sumptuous Palaces of England & Holland

The Glorious Revolution in 1689 resulted in William III of Holland & his English consort Mary becoming joint Monarchs of England whilst retaining their position in Holland. Their Palais Het Loo in Apeldoorn, Holland built 1684-1686 has recently undergone a major renovation and is to re-open in 2022. The decorative style of their reign, called... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>The Glorious Revolution in 1689 resulted in William III of Holland &amp; his English consort Mary becoming joint Monarchs of England whilst retaining their position in Holland. Their Palais Het Loo

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19 Aug

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Absolute Beginners Crochet

The popularity of crochet is timeless and this has much to do with the fact a small project can be made within 20 minutes with little more than a handful of yarn and a crochet hook. Pair such immediate gratification with mental stimulation, relaxation and a finished item either for personal use or gift-giving, and you have the ideal hobby. Learn... [More]
$81 Limited / $73

<p>The popularity of crochet is timeless and this has much to do with the fact a small project can be made within 20 minutes with little more than a handful of yarn and a crochet hook. Pair such

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03 Sep

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Learning to Draw with Traditional Mixed Media

This class will show you how to employ a range of traditional artist’s materials in combination with one another. The class will greatly benefit anyone wanting to come to grips with the breadth of possibilities inherent in traditional drawing materials. Improve your drawing skills while also experiencing and analysing, the full range of... [More]

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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]

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Intermediate Calligraphy: Celtic Scripts and Decoration

Discover the beautiful scripts and decorations of the Celtic period. Comparisons will be made between the Book of Kells and other manuscripts of the period to gain an understanding of the process of their design and production. Create spirals, zoomorphic designs, knots and interlacements and incorporate them with a Half-Uncial script to produce... [More]

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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'. DELIVERY... [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. Please note that while this is a beginners' class... [More]

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Drawing for Beginners 2-Day Workshop

This workshop aims to set out some of the basic principles of learning to draw, for either the very beginner or early intermediate student. Starting with the most elementary forms and geometric shapes, the classes aim to gradually introduce the student to more ephemeral forms and challenges within the process of drawing. This class will be well... [More]

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