Living in a city that is as creative and full of life as Sydney, whether in Rozelle, Darlinghurst, or Glebe, there is no time like the present to bring life to your painting, drawing, or watercolour materials through the craft and skills you will learn in art classes or total skills art workshop. 

Regularly practicing art with a session a day or week is one of the best uses of your time, whether talking about beginners or more advanced students. You can do such classes in a school or online in the comfort of your own room and can join at any time throughout the year - jul, aug, sep, nov, dec, jan - you are not limited to a time to join, nor the hours that kids and adults alike can spend regularly being able to create.

There is a wide range of drawing, painting, and watercolour workshops and classes across Sydney that are in UTC or AEST and will all nurture your skills and techniques with art based materials. By practicing regularly, you will notice day to day that the total amount of acumen and experience in your art will increase greatly and you can really bring life to what you will paint or draw in a studio, class, or your own room.

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Introduction to Art

Painting and drawing isn't just limited to Sydney, it has many a school and social function across time and space.

The techniques, skills, and materials you will learn about in your studio workshops, total course, or individual classes in Rozelle, Potts Point, or Mosman will give you a clearer view of the details of the role of art and its history.

Long before we even thought of GST or UTC, or any other modern label, or thought of art courses at school, painting and drawing was being used to express stories and even convey information. Across time, cave paintings gave way to a range of more intricate arts techniques as materials made it easier to create and view details of painting and drawing.

This carried into Greek and Roman times from Egypt and Mesopotamia, all of which were able to bring skills, notes, and drawing and painting techniques that helped creative minds join the range of ideas that were available in any given previous session of history to create a new total art form.

After a relatively limited absence of art for around 1000 years after this period, the Renaissance brought painting, drawing, and watercolour back to the masses. You could talk for hours and hours of your time, taking notes about this pre-eminent session in the history of art, and the arts and culture more generally. Whilst this was long before GST and Sydney, UTC, or any online art, the techniques, skills, and materials used were incredibly modern. And, given that there was generally no GST or taxes on art, it was able to bring culture and life to the masses in a new way, which was also able to bring a new total appreciation the impact of the arts on day to day life.

The ideas of this time led to what informed much of the watercolour and paint based impressionism of the 19th and early 20th centuries. This relative artistic explosion also gave birth to realism, modernism, and cubism to name a few, with abstract ideas being born out of the techniques, materials, skill, and details that we were able to join from the Renaissance and bring into the modern day.

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The painter and studio space become one as the brush and paint hit the canvas. | Source: Pinterest - KayLee Parson

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Sydney galleries

Sydney has a range of studio, workshop, school, room, and general creative centres where you can paint, refine drawing techniques, takes notes and label parts of your work, and bring life to your craft by practicing regularly.

Chief among these is the range of galleries in the city of Sydney.

You will quickly learn in your painting classes or course that the Art Gallery of New South Wales is one of the most regularly attended galleries in Australia, and is able to bring together a total range of art, both classical and contemporary. If you love having a variety to look at, or if parents want to keep their kids occupied during school holidays, this is a place to be.

You will find creative materials and works which include but are not limited to watercolours based painting, oil and acrylic painting, sculpture, sound art, indigenous art, and online arts.

Another studio slash gallery space you could spend hours and hours of your time in is the Museum of Contemporary Art, just across from Rozelle. As its name suggests, the craft that you will encounter room to room here is much more avant-garde and modern in style. It seeks to bring together a wide range of traditional and modern indigenous art and aims to join this with many contemporary political messages on Australia.

Finally, for a more interactive art space and studio with workshops, classes, or a total course, and where you can also spend hours and hours of your time, try the White Rabbit Gallery. They regularly change the details of their creative projects and installations, which can even happen day to day, and vary greatly between a session in jul, aug, sep, to a session in nov, dec, jan.

This is less drawing and painting focussed, and is one of the most interactive galleries in Sydney. This is because it has mostly installation and sculpture based art pieces. This may not be the best place to take kids doing an art class or workshop at school since there is so much temptation to touch, but if you are taking courses in art school as an adult and want to take notes and label your ideas, then this is a good place to consider.

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Inspiring public art in Sydney's landscape.
Installations and art pieces pop up all over Sydney and make for a beautiful public space. | Source: City of Sydney - Bara

Kinds of Art Classes

Whether you're doing it in a studio, taking classes or an extended course in a dedicated art school, or doing online courses from the comfort of your own room, there is a wide range of art classes across Sydney.

Painting

Getting creative in your life, for kids and adults alike, can start with painting courses Sydney. Classes of this calibre help you get in touch with techniques and materials that can helps you take notes on, label, and view details of all aspects of art that are highly transferable.

This may even start with sketching an outline, then working on the techniques necessary to bring your work to life. Those with more limited skills like beginners will learn how to apply the right pressure with the brush and join the total range of colours together to make a cohesive whole.

This can lead to further artistic endeavours while you learn the studio skills in class that boost you into other painting or art spheres. The materials you use will also generally serve acrylic, oil based, and watercolour painting with the range of paint sets and skills for each.

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Drawing

Drawing classes can also be a good starting point, but may require more dexterity and patience. If you decide to partake in a session or course, or even courses, in this portion of the arts, your workshop will spend the hours of your time there understanding how to appreciate lines and join the total range of materials together to craft vivid imagery using only these lines.

You will likely focus on pressure skills too, like with paint in your painting classes, and use pencil and pen alike to get a feel for house to view these lines and their details, then craft your own work to match this.

You will also likely focus on line drawing, point drawing, life drawing, portrait drawing, still life drawing, and hyperrealistic drawing in the hours of your session of drawing or arts class, all of which will generally all build upon the same skills.

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The National Art School in Darlinghurst is home to some of the most creative minds in the country. | Source: TheBigSmoke.com.au

Sculpture

Arguably the most hands-on section of the arts, this one is great for kids and adults who want to get their hands dirty.

Because this revolves around using materials to craft a statue or create a piece that is 3D, you are only limited to your imagination. Whilst taking notes during your first session or two, you will create the ideas that you want to bring to life. Then, as you get into the next session and further, you will refine the total skills and techniques needed to manipulate the materials into a piece that you want. This may involve carving directly onto stone or wood, or may be about bringing abstract materials together to craft a piece that looks more modern.

A course like this will be centred around ceramics, tool familiarity, carving techniques, metals and wielding, moulds and casts, as well as manipulation of a space and materials to create impactful artwork.

Painting, watercolour, drawing, sculpture, or art curatorship - whatever studio workshops, classes, school courses, or private skills you want to work on online from your own room, Sydney has the whole range.

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