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Visual Arts Courses

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Express your creativity the smart way with Visual Arts courses at the University of Sydney.

Art History Course: Italian Renaissance, Florence and Venice

Art History. Explore humankind’s amazing cultural heritage. Study objects of art and their historical development the smart way with Art History courses at the University of Sydney. This art history course focused on Italian Renaissance, Florence and Venice will provide you with an understanding of why and how the artists created their Masterpieces. This art history course will allow you to recognise the extent of the impact they had on European art for the next 500 years by... [More]
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Children's Book Illustration Course

Visual Arts. Express yourself. Express your creativity the smart way with Visual Arts courses at the University of Sydney. This creative and practical course introduces participants to all aspects of children’s book illustration, from drawing, composition and picture planning to an overview of the publishing industry and ‘tricks of the trade’. The course will take a close look at the relationship between illustrator and editor, and the collaborative process of making picture books.... [More]
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Children's Book Illustration Course
University of Sydney (Venue TBA)
$495 inc GST

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A Weekend of Watercolour Course

Painting. Picture yourself painting. Learn to paint the smart way with Painting courses at the University of Sydney. Have you ever thought you might enjoy watercolour painting? It’s such a wonderfully soft and expressive medium, quite delicate but dynamic. Then this relaxed weekend watercolour course could be just for you. Your tutor, a master of fine art, will guide you, step-by-step, through the basic techniques and skills, so after spending just a weekend learning watercolour,... [More]
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Art Basics Course

Visual Arts. Express yourself. Express your creativity the smart way with Visual Arts courses at the University of Sydney. This art basics course will allow you to put theory into practice and develop your artistic competency by learning the ‘rules’ to art. Working with the elements and principles of design, participants in this art basics course will learn perspective, how to draw illusions, create powerful designs, utilise value and imply texture, understand colour schemes and... [More]
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Drawing Course for Beginners

Drawing. Draw out your inner artist. Learn to draw the smart way with Drawing courses at the University of Sydney. This drawing course covers the basics of drawing techniques through a practical study of form, shading, colour and perspective. Participants will gain the skills needed to produce a lovely landscape, still life, figure drawing and more. Fun and relaxing, this drawing course for beginners is accessible to anyone wanting to explore their creative potential. Course... [More]
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Art History Course: France through the Ages

Art History. Explore humankind’s amazing cultural heritage. Study objects of art and their historical development the smart way with Art History courses at the University of Sydney. This Art History course is intended to give to the student the tools to understand what we call “Art” in the western world and how it relates to our concept of Beauty. By navigating through the centuries, participants will be given an opportunity to visually engage with the concept of Art and Beauty... [More]
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Art Therapy Course

Visual Arts. Express yourself. Express your creativity the smart way with Visual Arts courses at the University of Sydney. Art is widely recognised as an important tool for helping people feel better. Using a mix of simple art activities, writing and discussion, you’ll experience a unique way to explore, restore and transform your life in this art therapy course. Be enriched as you experiment with paint, pastels and clay in a playful and supportive environment. Learn to navigate... [More]
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Cartooning Course Level 1

Drawing. Draw out your inner artist. Learn to draw the smart way with Drawing courses at the University of Sydney. Learn how to draw cartoons with this Cartooning course in Sydney. Participants will learn the basics of the ‘non-verbal communication’ of cartoon drawing. Subjects include facial expressions, drawing hands, body language, humour, basic caricature techniques, and cartoon animals. This course is ideal for complete beginners (with no previous drawing experience) right... [More]
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Art Gallery of NSW Course: The First 100 Years

Art History. Explore humankind’s amazing cultural heritage. Study objects of art and their historical development the smart way with Art History courses at the University of Sydney. This course describes the Art Gallery of New South Wales from 1871 to 1972 when the Captain Cook wing was opened. Not only was this the first major architectural development for the Gallery in the 20th century but this transformed the gallery into a modern 20th century art museum. While the Gallery is... [More]
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Late 19th Early 20th Century European Academic Art Course

Art History. Explore humankind’s amazing cultural heritage. Study objects of art and their historical development the smart way with Art History courses at the University of Sydney. Impressionism, post-impressionism and others are the late 19th/early 20th century art movements that are celebrated today. However during those periods the public, together with art gallery directors and staff, admired and collected academic painting and sculpture. The results of this can be seen in... [More]
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