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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30th January - 27th February 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

MAC Elgin Studio, Hawthorn

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.


$531

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MAC Union Studio, Armadale

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.


$531

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Mondays, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm - Union Studio

This is an introduction to illustration and mixed media short course taught by Olivia York, a Melbourne-based artist and illustrator who specialises in watercolour illustration. Over 7 weeks Olivia will introduce students to key foundational techniques for illustration using gouache and watercolour media. Olivia will offer personalised assistance informed by the participants individual illustration goals.


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3 February - 2 March 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

MAC Elgin Studio, Hawthorn

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.


$528

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3rd February - 23rd March 2024 (8 sessions)
Saturday mornings 9:30 am - 12:30 pm - Union Studio


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.


$528

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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

24 March 2024
Sunday, 10am -1pm - Glenferrie Studio


28 April 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)

25 February 2024
Sunday, 2pm - 4:30pm - Union Studio


24 March 2024
Sunday, 2pm - 4:30pm - Glenferrie Studio


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

Watercolour and Gouache Illustration Short Course with Olivia York

7 - 28 March 2024 (4 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.


$304

Drawing Bootcamp learn to draw

26th January, 2024 (Australia Day Public Holiday)
Friday 9:30 am – 4:00 pm - Union Studio
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11th March, 2024 (Labour Day Public Holiday)
Monday 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

MAC Elgin Studio, Hawthorn

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.


$531

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Manga drawing class

12th of Feb - 4th Mar 2024 (4 sessions)
Mondays 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Union Studio


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.


$196

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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.


$490

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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, 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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