How to Regulate your Mood as a Creative Person

I have come across countless stories of very successful people—from actors to athletes—who’ve said they struggle with mental health issues. And I have wondered why it is so easy for...

Setting creative goals in 2019

Sabotaging your new year’s resolution is almost expected. Let’s look at setting goals in a different way. Have you made a conscious decision to focus on your creativity this year?...

Final work from our Portraiture Course

Marco Corsini recently held a seven-week Introductory Portraiture Course, and the group of artists that took part helped make it one of our best portraiture courses yet! During the course,...

Children and art

The assimilation of new techniques into children’s art work. I have returned to teaching a children’s class after two years focused upon developing the adults’ classes. I came into this...

Hilmi’s recent shellac and ink works

Our Drawing and Painting teacher, and artist Hilmi Baskurt has been working on some incredible pieces this year. Below are his dried sunflowers. He has used a mix of pencil,...

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...

Returning to the River

I’ve just come back from camping and I’m drying out tents. Huge cubist polyester birds in hues of green, stretched by rope hanging over our back courtyard between a row...

Explore your goals for 2016 through Art Therapy

It is great to have New Year’s resolutions and goals for the future. We will be holding a New Years Art Therapy and Mindfulness Workshop on January 7, which will...

Introducing Melbourne artist, Adrian Stojkovich

We are very fortunate to have Adrian Stojkovich joining us at MAC and presenting our new drawing course. Adrian is as endearing in real life as his work. He carries a...

Mental health touches many of us, our loved ones, and is particularly prevalent among creative people. You don’t need to look very hard to find an artist who was affected...

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,...

Austerity – Greece’s New Artistic Paradigm

By Fenja Shaw Greece has held a special place in my imagination since taking Art History classes at university ten years ago. I have spent a decade dreaming about the...

Alfred Felton migrated to Australia from England in 1853, and lived in Melbourne as a successful businessman. He died in 1904 and left £480,000 in trust to be used for...

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...

Homecoming – Marco Corsini

MAC teacher, Marco Corsini, is currently exhibiting his latest body of work – Homecoming – at 314 Gallery in Richmond. This is Marco’s seventh solo exhibition and incorporates drawings and...

Carla Murray, one of MAC’s former students, is among 12 other Melbourne Polytechnic Visual Arts Painting graduates exhibiting their entire year’s work this month. The group exhibition, entitled Introspectives, is...

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...