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.
The aim of the classes was to give community access to visual arts experiences and training. The Enderby Studio Art Program encompassed regular workshops, presentation and guest speakers.
From 2012, Marco began running the classes independently. In 2013, with a growing interest in the program, Marco invited Jesse Dayan and Carolyn Howells to teach – and Melbourne Art Class was born. In 2015, Hilmi Baskurt also joined the team, bringing his extensive experience in art practice and teaching. You can find out more about Melbourne Art Class’ teachers here
Marco’s vision is to develop inclusive and accessible high-quality creative courses and workshops. His underlying passion for a range of art, historical to contemporary, underlies a commitment to creating an environment where individual students have the encouragement, support and technical ‘know how’ to achieve their creative goals.
Melbourne Art Class offers a range of courses for every step of the artist’s journey.
Lauren Ottaway coordinates the classes, workshops and enrolments through the Melbourne Art Class ‘hub’.
A former student herself, Lauren is best placed to advise you on what it is like to start taking the classes as a beginner and where to start.
If you are an absolute beginner, having never picked up a piece of charcoal, or an established artist, our courses page will provide details of all our classes. These include Studio Art, Life Drawing, Painting and Floral Design. We offer short courses and term-based programs.
If you have any questions about the art classes we offer, feel free to contact us.