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.
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.
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. Rebekah Pink coordinates the classes, workshops and enrolments through the Melbourne Art Class ‘Hub’.
Rebekah 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 email@example.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, 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.
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 (Japanese Ink) 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.
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.
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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