Students’ life model work from Painting Term 3

We had a full class for Term 3 Painting and our students produced some incredible work which we are very proud of and would love to share. Four sessions over...

After what seemed like (literally) an ice age, spring is finally here, bringing with it a new creative enthusiasm that infects many people. This can be a time of growth,...

Upcoming Folio Development Classes

Attention! Art Students! If you’re halfway through Year 12 or even finishing your university degree and want to improve your folio or concepts, our Folio Development classes held over the Term...

Basic proportions of the human body

At Melbourne Art Class we are offering two Life Drawing Courses in November. Tutored Life Drawing with Jesse Dayan and Painting from the Figure with Marco Corsini. We’d love to you...

Students’ work from our Painting Intensive

Marco’s Painting Course in December was three days of intense energy between painters and canvas. This concentrated effort is not often exercised in our busy lives and the end results...

Summer Art Classes at MAC

Over the summer holidays many of us our leave our paintbrushes and pencils where we left them after our final art class. So we have introduced two new short courses to motivate you to...

An inspiring start to Term 4 Painting

Saturday morning painting classes recommenced two weeks ago, and the work being produced by our early-morning artists is phenomenal. Marco will be teaching us a variety of different painting techniques...

Six ways that Life Drawing improves you

1. Life drawing helps improve your fundamental drawing skills Drawing the figure demands a lot of an artist as the anatomical and structural complexity of the figure is difficult to...

Drawing course still life, working with tone.

This is a Still Life that we have used for working with tone in our drawing course. Yes, the fruit and vegetables you see are real and have been hand painted....

Tony Irving

Tony Irving will be speaking at Enderby Studio Art Program next Tuesday.  A Melbourne-based artist, Tony’s figurative work often originates from everyday life and contains playful narrative nuances. The work demonstrates a mastery...

Floral Design short course

Minimalist Floral Design by Carolyn Howells, 2013 Our next Floral Design course will be an introductory short course running over 4 x 2.5 hour sessions on Saturday afternoons. They will...

New painting course

With a full Studio Art Program during recent terms, we have decided to start a new program which is similar in format but with a focus on painting. Our new...

After Delacroix

As part of her painting studies in our Studio Art Program, Jo Wellington completed this wonderful copy of a part of Eugene Delacroix’s, The Orphan Girl at the Cemetery, 1823-1824....

“Despite its status as the presumed art commodity par excellence, painting has regained new conceptual force. This lecture will argue that part of the reason for this is painting’s singular...

Carolyn’s Floral Design and Art Therapy blog

Carolyn Howells teaches our Floral Design courses and has launched a new blog for 2014. Her latest post features images from the Floral Design short course she taught for Melbourne Art...

Another of Lauren Ottaway’s dog paintings

Another painting of a dog by Lauren Ottaway. She describes something of Milo’s personality. Lauren is a participant in our studio art program.

Lauren Ottaway, Louis the Frenchie

Aside from the abstract works which are described in the previous post, Lauren also paints some wonderful figurative works. This image of Louis the dog beautifully describes something of the dog’s personality....

Lauren Ottaway on preparing for her exhibition

Lauren Ottaway is about to exhibit in three weeks, painting madly and in her own words, “doing some shameless self-promotion”. Lauren is a Melbourne based artist and a participant in...