Our Courses

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14th and 15th of December 2023 (2 sessions)
Thursday and Friday 9:30am – 2:30pm - Union Studio


This beginner friendly workshop for Teens is designed for students to learn and explore all the basics of oil painting, including history, techniques, and composition.


$270

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16 April - 14 May, 2024 (5 sessions)
Tuesdays, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Union Studio


How did some of the greatest artists of all time begin a painting? Contemporary painter Saffron Newey will lead you though the fundamentals of Grisaille, and demonstrate how artists such as Da Vinci, Titian, Vermeer and Rembrandt created such memorable work. A great course for beginners and those that are wanting to improve their painting.


$380

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Elgin Studio

Thursdays 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm - Elgin Studio

18 April - 27 June (10 sessions) (no class April 25)


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.


$590

Tuesdays 9:30 am - 12:00 pm - Union Studio

16 April - 25 June 2024 (11 sessions)


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.


$649

18 July - 15 August, 2024  (5 sessions)  Thursdays, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm - Glenferrie Studio


This is an introduction to watercolour and gouache short course taught by Olivia York, a Melbourne-based artist and illustrator who specialises in watercolour illustration. Olivia will introduce students to key foundational techniques for using gouache and watercolour media. Olivia will offer personalised assistance informed by the participants individual illustration goals.


$380

20 April - 18 May, 2024 (5 sessions)
Saturdays, 1:30pm - 4:00pm - Elgin Studio


This course is designed for people who are looking to learn the fundamentals of painting. Perfect for beginners or those looking for a refresher on painting fundamentals.


$380

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Melbourne Art Class

Saturdays 9:30 am - 12:30 pm - Elgin Studio

20 April - 22 June 2024 (10 sessions)


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.


$660

Saturday morning 9:30 am - 12:30 pm - Union Studio

20 April - 22 June 2024 (10 sessions)


Our studio-based art class for Adults & an opportunity to develop your contemporary painting practice in this class with Sam Leach. In 2010, Leach famously won both Wynne and Archibald Prizes at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. His work has been extensively exhibited nationally and internationally.


$660

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MAC Union Studio, Armadale

Wednesday morning long pose, some short pose and occasional costumed Life Drawing for artists at our Union St, Armadale Studio.


$30

Bamboo, Junko Azukawa

28 April 2024
SOLD OUT Sunday, 10am -1pm - Union Studio


11 August 2024
Sunday, 10am -1pm - Union Studio


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.


$145

Junko Azukawa (Japanese Ink, Sumi-e)

28 April 2024
Sunday, 2pm - 4:30pm - Union Studio


Melbourne Art Class welcomes award-winning sumi-e (Japanese Ink) artist, Junko Azukawa to host a 2.5-hour Japanese ink painting workshop. Sumi-e is the ancient art of Japanese brush painting. Traditionally, paintings feature subjects from nature, such as flowers and birds.


$145

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Watercolour and Gouache Illustration Short Course with Olivia York

22 August - 19 September, 2024  (5 sessions)

Thursdays, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm - Glenferrie Studio


Students will be introduced to basic gouache and watercolour illustration techniques including colour mixing, laying washes, colour glazing and lifting out, to set the foundation for watercolour painting. Olivia 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.


$380

Drawing Bootcamp learn to draw

Saturday 29th June, 2024
9:30 am – 4:00 pm - Union Studio


Be introduced to some of the most powerful drawing techniques you will ever use. With a focus on the perception of a three-dimensional world this intensive is designed to re-train your brain to see. Founder and Director of Melbourne Art Class, Marco Corsini will draw on his extensive experience of working with beginner artists to set the foundation for a new way of seeing and drawing from life. You will explore fundamental techniques and tools and refine your drawing skills with this extremely experienced tutor.


$230

Thursdays 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm - Elgin Studio

18 April - 27 June 2024 (10 sessions) (no class April 25)


The studio-based art class for adults 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.


$590

Manga drawing class

Mondays 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Union Studio (2)
20 May - 24 June, 2024 (5 sessions - NO class June 10)


Manga refers to comics or graphic novels that have their origins in Japan. The prevalent Manga styles have garnered widespread popularity worldwide, leading to numerous children and teenagers exploring this particular art form.


$245

Childrens Term Art Class

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.

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, Painting, Drawing and Children’s & Teen's Art Courses

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

Sam Leach

Studio Art, Drawing and Painting Courses

Sam Leach (Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting), Honours Fine Art (Painting), Master of Arts (Fine Arts) and Doctor of Philosophy (Fine Arts) from RMIT University) specialises in drawing and painting.

Jaana Sahling

Creative Art Therapy Courses

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

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