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Learn Visual Arts the smart way with Visual Arts courses at the University of Sydney.

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 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, you will have... [More]
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Art Basics Course

Visual Arts. Open to everyone. Learn Visual Arts 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 the... [More]
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Children's Book Illustration Course

Visual Arts. Open to everyone. Learn Visual Arts the smart way with Visual Arts courses at the University of Sydney. In this creative and practical course, we cover all aspects of the creation of picture books and illustrated children’s books. Starting with an overview of where the illustrator sits in the book publishing process, we will cover the roles of the publisher, author, artist, editor, art director and designer – pre-press, printers, sales and marketing, booksellers,... [More]
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Children's Book Illustration Course
University of Sydney (Venue TBA)
$495 inc GST

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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. Content Day... [More]
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Drawing Course for Beginners
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$249 inc GST

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Art Therapy Course

Visual Arts. Open to everyone. Learn Visual Arts 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 introductory art therapy course. Be enriched as you experiment with paint, pastels and clay in a playful and supportive environment. Learn to... [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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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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The Art and Culture of Renaissance Italy 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. Renaissance Italy was a vibrant and bustling place, with highly-developed and expanding commercial systems, large urban populations, access to a staggering range of classical works, and a need and appreciation for art – as decoration, as a spiritual offering, and for enjoyment. In this study day, we... [More]
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The Nude in Western 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. The human body has been a major source of inspiration for western artists. The nude has embodied the philosophical and moral precepts that have defined ideals of beauty, yet it has retained the power to challenge these ideals. For this reason, the nude, unlike a merely naked body, speaks to the... [More]
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Caravaggio Course: His Art, His World and Legacy

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 explores the art of Caravaggio, addressing the historical developments of his time and analysing key aspects of his and his followers' styles. Caravaggio’s art was uncompromising and controversial from the moment the Lombard painter emerged on the Roman scene at the turn of the... [More]
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