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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. Please note that while this is a beginners' class... [More]
$255 Limited / $230

<p>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

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22 Jul

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The Huguenots throughout Europe - Craftsmanship & Consummate Style-makers

In the late 17th century, more than 200 000 Huguenots were dispelled from France for their religion. They formed or joined exile communities all over Europe and also in the New World. A long-awaited late-2021 publication from the V & A Museum traces these Huguenot families and their significant contribution to architecture, ceramics, design, clock... [More]

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The Superb English Landscapes of John Constable

The Hay Wain (1821) and Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop’s Grounds (c.1825) are two much-loved art works by the English Romantic painter, John Constable. This talk will draw on recent exhibitions of John Constable & his contemporaries on display in The Netherlands which explored his painting, his life, and the works he copied and admired of the... [More]
$39 Limited

<p><em>The Hay Wain</em> (1821) and <em>Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop’s Grounds</em> (c.1825) are two much-loved art works by the English Romantic painter, John Constable. This talk will draw on

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25 Jul

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Great Artworks of Japan: A trip to the Yoshiwara Courtesan District with Hokusai

In 2008 a long-lost scroll by Hokusai was discovered in Paris. It describes both banks of the Sumida River in Tokyo and the journey to the Yoshiwara Courtesan district of old Tokyo by boat. The scroll is Hokusai’s largest work and was purchased at a world record price as the central work of the new Sumida Hokusai Museum in 2016. Painted in 1805, it... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>In 2008 a long-lost scroll by Hokusai was discovered in Paris. It describes both banks of the Sumida River in Tokyo and the journey to the Yoshiwara Courtesan district of old Tokyo by boat. The

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27 Jul
$39 Limited

<p>In 2008 a long-lost scroll by Hokusai was discovered in Paris. It describes both banks of the Sumida River in Tokyo and the journey to the Yoshiwara Courtesan district of old Tokyo by boat. The

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28 Jul

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Calligraphy for Beginners: Modern Pointed Pen

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 workshop the focus will be on Modern Pointed Pen, a fun and easy script to learn. We will start with gaining an understanding of working with a pointed nib and ink continuing to focus on letter... [More]
$113 Limited / $102

<p>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 workshop the focus will be on Modern

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30 Jul

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The Superb Silver in Austen's England

Antique Silver gives us a window into the society of their original owners with silversmiths making both practical and decorative pieces. Explore the enticing silver of Jane Austen’s time (1775 – 1817) including beautifully engraved patch-boxes, shaped and decorated snuff boxes designed to fit in the pockets of those smart tight Regency gentlemen’s... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>Antique Silver gives us a window into the society of their original owners with silversmiths making both practical and decorative pieces. Explore the enticing silver of Jane Austen’s time (1775 –

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01 Aug

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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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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]
$255 Limited / $230

<p>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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22 Jul

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