Abstraction Level 1 with David Palliser

Level: Beginner/Intermediate

This workshop has been postponed, below are the correct dates.

5-week Short Course – Course full

  • Dates: Mondays; 16-Nov, 23-Nov, 30-Nov, 7-Dec, 14-Dec, 2020 – 5 classes 
  • Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm
  • Location: MAC Hawthorn Studio, 817B Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn
  • Course fee: $362 incl. GST

Melbourne Art Class welcomes one of Australia’s most extraordinary abstract artists – David Palliser – to conduct a new course solely dedicated to abstract studio art practice.

This course introduces the key elements and techniques of abstraction and will help beginner students, and artists who would like to revisit the fundamentals.

A wide range of mediums are available, including drawing and painting in acrylics.

The course will explore the following:

  • Colour using collage and paint mixing
  • Positive and negative space as the starting point for an image
  • Intuition, gesture and risk

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.


David Palliser, Wayside Travel Dispute, 2016, 112x97cm, source: davidpalliser.com

David has participated in numerous exhibitions, including Imagine, Heide Museum of Modern Art, 2006 and Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, 2013. David has also attended residencies at Leipzig in 2015 and Berlin in 2016.

Classes are restricted to about eight places to ensure one-on-one tuition.


Enrolment details

Dates: Mondays; 16-Nov, 23-Nov, 30-Nov, 7-Dec, 14-Dec, 2020 – 5 classes 
Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Location: MAC Hawthorn Studio, 817B Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn
Materials: Basic materials are included in the course fee, however, ongoing students will be encouraged to put together a materials kit
Course fee: $362 incl. GST

Our Waiting Lists are currently not working, please email us at hub@melbourneartclass.com with your details to register your interest in this course.


    Feedback from our Abstraction students

    “The classes were well structured and David was able to give us personalized feedback and follow up. He is such a talented painter and he was encouraging us to try different things and pushing toward alternative directions to explore concepts.”

    Luciana – June, 2019

    “This course is an opportunity to focus on art in a well-supplied studio with a fantastic art tutor.”

    Liz – June, 2019