Building Melbourne, creatively

The idea of building a creative city has been at the forefront of how we imagine and develop cities like Melbourne for the last decade or two. As an artist,...

Pam Hallandal – Paper Walls

Pam Hallandal (1929 – 2018), Australian artist and Former Head of Drawing VCA, impacted the lives of many artists in Melbourne from the 1970s onwards, including our very own teachers...

Painting and feelings – my journey with art

Art is in doing. Take the first step and be yourself. Brutally honest will do fine. Luisa, one of our resident Friday morning Drawing and Painting students, has generously shared...

Exhibition dates: 4 – 17 April Opening: 6 April 6pm – 9pm Location: Brunswick Street Gallery I began to reflect on the King River as a source. Its river stone...

Fractured Dwellings: Rosi Griffin

Paintings that describe fragmented domestic spaces populated with disintegrating walls, are timely. They come when the industrial spaces around Rosi Griffin’s Collingwood studio are rapidly transforming with new developments continually...

Jennifer Whitten – American hyperrealist painter

We had the opportunity of having Jennifer Whiten, an American hyperrealist painter living and working in Melbourne, present for us at our Enderby Studio Art Program class. Jennifer completed a Bachelor of Fine...

A New Image for Melbourne Art Class

In case you hadn’t noticed, Melbourne Art Class has an exciting new look on the way! The first step on our re-design journey has been our fantastic new logo, which...

Exquisite bouquets from our Floral Design Course

The first term of our Introduction to Floristry Workshops saw a number of students who had never before arranged flowers produce exquisite bouquets. Over the four weeks, Carolyn focused on...

MAC’s Recent Wedding Flower Workshop

Earlier in September I attended MAC’s first Wedding Flower Workshop with florist Carolyn Howells. My previous experience with flowers was only limited to painting them so I did not know...

Finding beauty in the Sherrin football

AFL Grand Final fever has engulfed Melbourne once again, and the mention of a Sherrin football is the last thing you may relate to artwork. However, one of our former...

David Palliser’s exhibition ‘send nurse’, opened at Chapman and Bailey in Melbourne last night with this work being a highlight. The exhibition continues David’s exploration of gesture, tone, colour and...

Wedding Roses workshop

The first of our series of Wedding Floral Design workshops will be run on Saturday September 13th. It will focus upon roses and participants will be working with: Round, natural...

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....

Allende and Pinochet, Jesse Dayan

MAC Drawing tutor, Jesse Dayan will be exhibiting at C3 Contemporary Art Space with Adrian and Daniel Stojkovich. The exhibition entitled, ‘Where Were You? All Things’, features reproduced images from...

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...

David Palliser moves to Block Projects

ESAP guest artist David Palliser has moved to Block Projects gallery in Richmond.

Children and art

The following is an excerpt from an e-mail I sent earlier today which may be of help in understanding what I am trying to do in the Young Artist Program....