Our Courses

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Upcoming courses

 

Children's Japanese Ink Workshop

Award-winning sumi-e (Japanese Ink) artist, Junko Azukawa has been hosting continuously sold out workshops at Melbourne Art Class for over 4 years and we are thrilled for be able to offer these workshops for kids and teens from January 2022. Sumi-e is the ancient art of Japanese brush painting. Traditionally, paintings feature subjects from nature, such as flowers and birds.


$79

This is a mixed media workshop in watercolour painting and collage. The course is taught by Olivia York, a Melbourne-based artist and illustrator who specialises in watercolour Australiana illustration. This workshop focuses on the development of key foundational techniques for watercolour and collage. The children will then be supported whilst creating their own Australian animal character in watercolour, wearing a collaged native flowercrown.


$119

Participants will be encouraged to develop a concept or narrative which they will then illustrate. Olivia York, a Melbourne-based artist and illustrator who specialises in watercolour Australiana illustration will then guide students towards developing the concept into a visual composition. Olivia will also direct students as to how to use multiple source images to construct and develop an image.


$85

Artist: Rachael Hammond

Rachael Hammond specialises in detailed illustrations of animals. During this workshop Rachael will guide students through the making of an illustration of an animal. She will demonstrate some of the techniques she uses in various media including watercolour and colour pencil.


$119

The program is a studio-based class that mixes personalised tuition with a program of short presentations. A wide range of mediums are available, including drawing and painting in both oils and acrylics. It would be suitable for anyone who is interested in a class that develops observational skills and fundamental artistic skills while maintaining a degree of flexibility for creativity.


$580

The program is a studio-based class that mixes personalised tuition with a program of short presentations. A wide range of mediums are available, including drawing and painting in both oils and acrylics. It would be suitable for anyone who is interested in a class that develops observational skills and fundamental artistic skills while maintaining a degree of flexibility for creativity. We welcome all skill levels in this class – from complete beginners, or focused artists pursuing a project. For beginners, Marco will initially use a more structured approach that covers the fundamentals of drawing and painting.


$580

Melbourne Art Class

The program is a studio-based class that mixes personalised tuition with a program of short presentations. A wide range of mediums are available, including drawing and painting in both oils and acrylics. It would be suitable for anyone who is interested in a class that develops observational skills and fundamental artistic skills while maintaining a degree of flexibility for creativity.


$567

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This Introduction to Life Drawing short course will focus on the fundamentals of life drawing. Every session is conducted with a life model (undressed). You will be introduced to various strategies and techniques for drawing the figure. This course will assist beginner and intermediate artists in developing fundamental drawing techniques.


$485

This course is designed for people who are looking to learn the fundamentals of painting. Over the course, artist and teacher David Hamilton will introduce you to: Underpainting, Composition, Value (light and dark), Application of paint, Tonal painting.


$395

During this course, you will explore line, tone, proportion and value and discover effective ways to see and use these elements in a drawing.


$380

Students will be introduced to basic watercolour painting techniques such as colour mixing, laying washes, colour glazing and lifting out, to set the foundation for watercolour painting. Amanda will also discuss the basic materials and equipment of watercolour such as a selection of basic colours in pans or tubes, brushes, watercolour papers, palettes and accessories.


$425

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Melbourne Art Class welcomes one of Australia’s most extraordinary abstract artists – David Palliser – to conduct a course solely dedicated to abstract studio art practice. This course covers the key elements and techniques of abstraction, and creates space for artists who would like to either revisit the fundamentals or take their exploration of abstraction to the next level.


$470

Childrens Studio Art - Drawing and Painting (8 - 10 years)

This is a specialised course in painting and drawing for children in school grades 3 to 5. It is an ongoing course which focuses on the development of foundational techniques for painting and drawing, combined with a mentoring style support for children producing their own artwork. Participants can work in the drawing or painting media of their choice. Teachers will also work with parents and guardians to find the right balance of technical/ creative for their child.


$423

This is a specialised course in painting and drawing for children in school grades 5 to 7. It is an ongoing course which focuses on the development of foundational techniques for painting and drawing, combined with a mentoring style support for children producing their own artwork. Participants can work in the drawing or painting media of their choice. Teachers will also work with parents and guardians to find the right balance of technical/ creative for their child.


$423

Childrens Studio Art - Drawing and Painting (9 - 12 years)

This is a specialised course in painting and drawing for children in school grades 6 to 8. It is an ongoing course which focuses on the development of foundational techniques for painting and drawing, combined with a mentoring style support for children producing their own artwork. Participants can work in the drawing or painting media of their choice. Teachers will also work with parents and guardians to find the right balance of technical/ creative for their child.


$423

This class is for high school students who are interested in creating outside of regular school hours and would like to further develop their artistic skills. We aim to nurture our students’ natural artistic ability and interests, whilst also teaching the fundamentals of art practice.


$464

About Melbourne Art Class

Melbourne Art Class emerged from the community art classes being taught by Melbourne artist and teacher, Marco Corsini.

Marco’s Children’s Art Class and Enderby Studio Art Program were originally created in 2008 in collaboration with and sponsored by the Uniting Church at Enderby Studio in Richmond.

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Our teachers

Click on the teacher below to find out more amazing things about them and their work!

Marco Corsini

Studio Art, Life Drawing, Painting, Watercolour, Drawing and Children’s Art Courses

Marco Corsini (B.Ed.-Visual Arts and Master Of Creative Arts, University of Melbourne) specialises in painting and drawing.

David Palliser

Abstraction and Painting Courses

David has had over twenty solo exhibitions and his work has been acquired by collections such as the Australian National Gallery, National Gallery of Victoria, Artbank, and Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery.

Jaana Sahling

Art Therapy Courses

Jaana Sahling holds a Masters Degree and Postgraduate Diploma in Experiential and Creative Arts Therapy (MIECAT) and BA Fine Arts (Nottingham Trent University).

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