Centre for Continuing Education

Visual arts

Visual arts. Open to everyone.

Learn visual arts the smart way with visual arts courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

Drawing Course for Beginners

Drawing. Draw out your inner artist. This drawing course covers the basics of drawing techniques through a practical study of form, shading, colour and perspective. You’ll 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. Outcomes By the end of this course, you should be able to: recognise the nuances of subtle pencil... [More]
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Drawing Course for Beginners

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Drawing Course for Beginners

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - Drawing”}</p><p>This drawing course covers the basics of drawing techniques through a practical study of form, shading, colour and perspective. You’ll gain the skills

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Drawing Course for Beginners

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Drawing Course for Beginners

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Art Basics Course

Visual arts. Open to everyone. 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, you will learn perspective, how to draw illusions, create powerful designs, utilise value and imply texture, understand colour schemes and the colour wheel and practice drawing the face. This art basics course will allow you to develop techniques through a variety of... [More]
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Art Basics Course

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A Weekend of Watercolour Course

Painting. Picture yourself painting. 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. After spending just a weekend learning watercolour, you will have attained the confidence to paint pictures you will be proud to show your family and... [More]
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A Weekend of Watercolour Course

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A Weekend of Watercolour Course

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A Weekend of Watercolour Course

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Art History Course: Representations of the Body

Art history. Explore humankind’s amazing cultural heritage. Representation of the body in art can be understood as the most profound expressions of human experiences and emotions – from the universal to the personal. This course takes participants on a journey of insight into key artistic movements from the Renaissance to modernism. You will learn how early artists explored the body, the development of innovative artistic techniques they used to do this, and the insight they... [More]
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Art History Course: Michelangelo meets Sinan

History. See the future. It’s in the past. Join us for an exploration of early modern Ottoman art compared with the artwork of the Renaissance in Italy. We will particularly focus on the works of Michelangelo and of Sinan, looking at the artists' thematic representations in their major works, including the Last Judgement and Rustern Pasha Mosque. We will also look at how the work of each artist inspires spiritual and inward contemplation, and establishes a connection between the... [More]
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Art Therapy Course

Visual arts. Open to everyone. 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 navigate your life with art from your heart. Aims This experiential course aims to give... [More]
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Children's Book Illustration Course

Visual arts. Open to everyone. 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, librarians, and of course, readers. We will explain the commissioning process of both texts... [More]
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