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One of the easiest visual arts to get started with. All you need is a pencil and paper! At WEA Sydney We love beginners and there's nothing more exciting than starting a new adventure! Our friendly and supportive tutors work with you to develop your confidence and skill. You won’t be left in the back of our drawing classes for adults trying to fake your way through. Our classes are offered in the evenings, daytimes and weekends, and support beginners and intermediates alike. From portrait drawing, to still life, sketching with pen and ink, and pastels there is a class that will suit you. So what are you waiting for? Come along, have some fun, meet new people and unleash your inner artist!

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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.

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.

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

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 suited to any beginner or individual who has wanted some further grounding in some of the basic elements of drawing. DELIVERY MODE Online... [More]

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Still Life and the Art of Composition

An understanding of composition is essential for anyone wishing to compose an image that both functions visually as a whole and that captivates an audience. Over eight weeks, we will apply visual analysis of the genre of still life, from Ancient Roman times until now, to a contemporary art practice. Gain a comprehensive understanding of how to harmoniously compose simple objects commonly found within the kitchen or living spaces of the house, for drawing and other media. DELIVERY... [More]

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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 repeat over a life time. The underlying assumption guiding these classes, is that absolutely anyone can learn to draw. Suitable for both the... [More]

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The Elements of Drawing for Beginners

At a comfortable pace, this course employs a broad array of exercises to assist the beginner in understanding the basics of drawing which includes contour, proportion, mass, volume and tone. Different elements of drawing are examined in relation to a variety of objects, such as plants, rocks, prints and architectural forms. The class takes its inspiration from the famous beginners’ drawing course formulated by the eminent Victorian draughtsman and art critic, John Ruskin. Suitable... [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 relaxed environment, this course will outline and guide you through the fundamental principles that lead to a comprehensive proficiency... [More]

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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 skeleton and concluding with an analysis of each of the major muscle groups of the body. The course also lays a strong emphasis on learning... [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 this beautiful medium. Employ coloured chalks in unison, to describe so-called “warm” and “cool” values of the human figure. All aspects... [More]

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The Creative Conventions of Portraiture

Have you ever wanted to draw someone’s portrait? This introduction to the art of portraiture aims to expand your understanding of the portrait beyond that of a well observed and static reproduction of the human head, by conceiving of the human head within the context of portraiture conventions, as an integrated part of the human body and as a vehicle for emotional expression. This course is suitable for both beginners and those with some drawing experience. This class will be... [More]

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