Marco Corsini’s Studio Art is a term-based course and has tended to be an eclectic fusion of talks and presentations by Marco (about four or five per term), guest speakers...

Why is Still Life so important?

Still Life – a collection of inanimate objects – does not inspire everyone, and after drawing the same curved vase ten times, beginners often want to move on to “more...

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...

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...

by Elizabeth Fritz Other Worlds, is a collection of landscape paintings that embody the subtleties of the natural world; the changing light and weather, the evolving colours and the textural...

How to take quality photographs of your artwork

Taking quality photos of your artwork is very important. Whether you are taking for an art competition, blog or social media post, it is imperative that you achieve the closest...

That finishing feeling

We tend to have so much happening in our lives. When we wake up we already have a list of what we need to do that day formulated in our head...

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...

From pet portrait to doggy bag

Lauren Ottaway, a current MAC student, shares her creative journey that led her from paint-brush to screen-printing. I first painted Louis the Frenchie as a gift for someone with a...

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...

Andrea J. Smith’s exhibition at Australian Galleries

Andrea J. Smith’s new body of work was recently exhibited at Australian Galleries, Derby Street. Andrea was a guest artist at Melbourne Art Class in 2013, discussing her art and...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Lily at work in the Young Artist Program

Lily who is 10, with her drip painting.