What We Do

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.

Melbourne Art Class was born

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.

Melbourne Art Class now continues to present a regular program of high quality courses and workshops presented by some of Melbourne’s best artists and teachers.

Achieve your creative goals with us!

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.

We offer short courses and term-based programs.

Melbourne Art Class offers a range of courses for every step of the artist’s journey. Tanja Milbourne coordinates the classes, workshops and enrolments through the Melbourne Art Class ‘Hub’.

Tanja is best placed to advise you on what it is like to start taking the classes as a beginner and where to start. You can get in contact with her by emailing hub@melbourneartclass.com.

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, Observational Drawing, Life Drawing, Painting, Abstraction and more. We offer short courses and term-based programs.

If you have any questions about the art classes we offer, feel free to contact us.

Our teachers

Read about the Melbourne Art Classes art teachers here.

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).

Upcoming courses

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.


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. Ilona 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.


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


Coming Soon

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21 August - 18 September 2024 (5 sessions)

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

Drawing the Figure and the Face short course will focus on the fundamentals of drawing through cast drawing and life drawing. You will be introduced to various strategies and techniques for drawing the figure and the face. This course will assist beginner and intermediate artists in developing fundamental drawing techniques.


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