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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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Stepping into Leonardo da Vinci's Shoes: Artistic Anatomy - Beginners to Intermediate

Discover the world of artistic anatomy, as it relates to drawing the human figure. In a relaxed setting, learn how artists have applied a knowledge of the skeleton and the muscle groups of the human body to figure drawing. This will include: How to conceive of the masses of the skeleton in terms of simplified geometric forms; how anatomy can help us in understanding the human figures weight and movement; how a knowledge of the muscle groups of the human body aid in describing more... [More]
$316 Limited inc GST / $284
Stepping into Leonardo da Vinci's Shoes: Artistic Anatomy - Beginners to Intermediate

<p>Discover the world of artistic anatomy, as it relates to drawing the human figure. In a relaxed setting, learn how artists have applied a knowledge of the skeleton and the muscle groups of the

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Pastels: An Introduction

Explore the world of colour with pastels. Simple to apply, this enjoyable medium has endless possibilities. Through a series of drawing exercises, still-life, portrait and landscape studies, you’ll learn to improve your perception of colour and drawing ability. Rich and vibrant, or soft and delicate, pastels are an excellent bridge between drawing and painting, or are a valuable medium in itself. Suitable for beginners to intermediate. DELIVERY MODE Online COURSE OUTLINE... [More]
$255 Limited inc GST / $230
Pastels: An Introduction

<p>Explore the world of colour with pastels. Simple to apply, this enjoyable medium has endless possibilities. Through a series of drawing exercises, still-life, portrait and landscape studies, you’ll

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Watercolour Painting

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. Advanced students also welcomed. DELIVERY MODE Online COURSE OUTLINE Use of materials, introduction to wash techniques Texture exercises Tonal exercises Still life Copying an old master... [More]
$255 Limited inc GST / $230
Watercolour Painting

<p>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

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Linocut/Relief Printing Without a Press

Learn relief printmaking techniques to produce beautiful and original hand printed art works on paper. Woodblock and Lino cut are simple processes which get great results and are easy to continue at home. This practical course invites beginners through to advanced participants to join an experienced teacher and artist who will guide you through the lino carving and printing process using non-toxic water-based inks. Create a stunning body of work of unique prints in a short time for... [More]
$316 Limited inc GST / $284
Linocut/Relief Printing Without a Press

<p>Learn relief printmaking techniques to produce beautiful and original hand printed art works on paper. Woodblock and Lino cut are simple processes which get great results and are easy to continue

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$316 Limited inc GST / $284
Linocut/Relief Printing Without a Press

<p>Learn relief printmaking techniques to produce beautiful and original hand printed art works on paper. Woodblock and Lino cut are simple processes which get great results and are easy to continue

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Procaccini - An Examination of his Altarpiece at the Art Gallery of NSW

Examine the largest exhibited religious altarpiece held in the collection of the Art Gallery of NSW, The Dead Christ on the Cross with Saints Mary Magdalene, Augustine, Jerome and Angels, painted by Giulio Cesare Procaccini. Procaccini was amongst the most successful artists working in Italy at the beginning of the seventeenth century. He is unique in the eclectic breadth of his artistic sources. Procaccini drew upon everything from early sixteenth century Mannerism to the latest... [More]
$92 Limited inc GST / $83
Procaccini - An Examination of his Altarpiece at the Art Gallery of NSW

<p>Examine the largest exhibited religious altarpiece held in the collection of the Art Gallery of NSW, The Dead Christ on the Cross with Saints Mary Magdalene, Augustine, Jerome and Angels, painted

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

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 experience. Advanced students also welcomed. DELIVERY MODE Online COURSE OUTLINE Use of materials, introduction to wash techniques Texture... [More]
$255 Limited inc GST / $230
Watercolour Techniques

<p>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

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Intermediate Calligraphy: Exploration and Experimentation

Widen your calligraphic experience by refreshing, refining and developing your calligraphic skills using a script of your choice. Experiment with the letter forms, discover new ways to design layouts, expand your colour knowledge and develop ways of creating more modern letter shapes. We will explore how to use these options in combination with techniques such as collage. This will result in the class producing a calligraphic calendar at the end of the term. All you need to join... [More]
$255 Limited inc GST / $230
Intermediate Calligraphy: Exploration and Experimentation

<p>Widen your calligraphic experience by refreshing, refining and developing your calligraphic skills using a script of your choice. Experiment with the letter forms, discover new ways to design

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

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 it is advisable that you have some previous drawing or art experience. Advanced students also welcomed. DELIVERY MODE Online COURSE... [More]
$255 Limited inc GST / $230
Acrylic Painting: An Introduction

<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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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Drawing for Beginners

In an easy-to-grasp step-by-step manner, this course seeks to systematically outline and guide you through some of the fundamental principles that lead to a comprehensive proficiency in drawing. 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 repeat over a life time. The underlying assumption guiding these classes, is that... [More]
$255 Limited inc GST / $230
Drawing for Beginners

<p>In an easy-to-grasp step-by-step manner, this course seeks to systematically outline and guide you through some of the fundamental principles that lead to a comprehensive proficiency in drawing. We

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This class will be held Face-to-Face and not Online as advertised in the course catalogue.

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Hindu Art inspired by the two Great Hindu Epics: The Ramayana and The Mahabharata

Join us to celebrate the Festival of Lights to mark the victory of good over evil. Diwali commemorates the vanquishing of King Ravana of Lanka at the hands of Lord Rama, in The Ramayana and Lord Krishna’s victory over Narakzsura in The Mahabharata. Explore the myths of Rama, Krishna and Lord Ganesh and other gods worshipped at Diwali. Delve into the Yoga Sutras (2nd Century B.C.E) based on the text of The Mahabharata and discover the origins of yoga. Marvel at the ancient Hindu art... [More]
$29 Limited inc GST
Hindu Art inspired by the two Great Hindu Epics: The Ramayana and The Mahabharata

<p>Join us to celebrate the Festival of Lights to mark the victory of good over evil. Diwali commemorates the vanquishing of King Ravana of Lanka at the hands of Lord Rama, in The Ramayana and Lord

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.