Our Courses

Click the links below for more information about each course and enrolments for our currently open courses.

Upcoming courses


Our School Holiday Workshops vary each school holidays, giving children and teen's a chance to try something new or deep dive into technique. Join us for our fun and engaging workshops with experienced artists and teachers guiding your creativity!


Bamboo, Junko Azukawa

Sumi-e is the ancient art of Japanese brush painting. Traditionally, paintings feature subjects from nature, such as flowers and birds. Melbourne Art Class welcomes award-winning sumi-e artist, Junko Azukawa to host a three-hour Japanese ink painting workshop.


Hanko Carving, Junko Azukawa (Japanese Ink, Sumi-e)

Melbourne Art Class welcomes award-winning sumi-e (Japanese Ink) artist, Junko Azukawa to host a two-half hour Hanko Seal Carving workshop. Lovers of traditional Japanese art will be familiar with the red stamp or seal often seen on paintings or documents. This seal is used in place of a signature and forms an important part of traditional Japanese culture. 


Junko Azukawa (Japanese Ink, Sumi-e)

Melbourne Art Class welcomes award-winning sumi-e (Japanese Ink) artist, Junko Azukawa to host a three-hour Japanese ink advanced painting workshop. Sumi-e is the ancient art of Japanese brush painting. Traditionally, paintings feature subjects from nature, such as flowers and birds.


Creative Art Therapy with Jaana Sahling

Art Therapy is for creative and personal expression, well suited to anyone who wants to slow down and connect with their inner self, with others and with their surroundings. This course focuses on developing an individual creative process and exploring ways to get into the creative flow.


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.


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


Chloe, David Hamilton

David Hamilton specialises in a painting and drawing practice that uses tone to establish sensitive and evocative images. In this short course, David will introduce you to the fundamental principles of tone or value. He will also explain how tone can be used to for its expressive qualities. David will give brief introductions to the work of selected artists (past and contemporary) giving examples of tonal drawings as well as the technical approaches and methods employed.  


In this beginner friendly workshop, students will be introduced to basic watercolour painting techniques such as colour mixing, laying washes, colour glazing and lifting out.


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Adults Studio Art Drawing Painting

Our Studio Art Courses are the foundation of Melbourne Art Class. In these classes you have the freedom to work on your own projects, or our Still Life display with guidance from an experienced teacher and professional artist. During the term, we sometimes have mini-lectures on a particular art movement, genre or technique. We welcome all skills levels, from complete beginners, to experienced artists who need a space and dedicated time to create.


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This is a specialised course in painting and drawing which focuses on the development of foundational techniques, combined with a mentoring style support for children and teens producing their own artwork. These classes are for 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.


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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

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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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