All courses

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If you would like to view our courses by dates and times, follow this link to the Melbourne Art Class timetable.


Adult courses and workshops


Introduction to Observational Drawing with David Hamilton

Drawing is fundamental to any artistic practice. This course introduces the key elements and techniques of observational drawing and will help beginner students, and artists who would like to revisit the fundamentals.


Introduction to Painting Short Course with David Hamilton

This course is designed for people who are looking to learn the fundamentals of painting. Over five weeks, artist and teacher David Hamilton will introduce you to: Underpainting, Composition, Value (light and dark), Application of paint, Tonal painting.


Abstraction Studio Art with David Palliser

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


Introduction to Life Drawing Short Course with David Hamilton (Age 18+)

This Introduction to Life Drawing short course will focus on the fundamentals of life drawing. Every session is conducted with a life model (undressed). You will be introduced to various strategies and techniques for drawing the figure. This course will assist beginner and intermediate artists in developing fundamental life drawing techniques.


Creating Calm – Art Therapy Course with Jaana Sahling

Art making for wellbeing and slowing down. In this course participants get to take a break from the daily rush to reflect and wind down. We use creative processes and art making to focus on the here and now and to get out of the thinking brain and into a more tactile making experience.


Introduction to Art Therapy – Short Course with Jaana Sahling

This course will introduce participants to Creative Art Therapy. The focus will be on experiential practice, going through guided exercises to reflect on how we are feeling right now and to examine how we want to be in the world going forward.


Inspirational Collage – Art Therapy Workshop with Jaana Sahling

In this workshop participants will be able to explore creative and intuitive collage making for reflection and inspiration. Through the guidance of Jaana Sahling participants will be able to create a unique and meaningful collage that represents how they envision their life and future in an empowering and positive way.


Introduction to Watercolour and Mixed Media Short Course with Olivia York

This short course will introduce students to basic watercolour painting techniques as well as foundational drawing techniques. Students will be encouraged and supported to explore mixed media in their self directed artworks. Suitable for all skill levels, this class is a good balance of the technical and creative.


Japanese Ink Painting (sumi-e) Short Course with Junko Azukawa

Award-winning Japanese Ink (sumi-e) artist and teacher, Junko Azukawa, will guide you through painting four traditional images that contain the basic strokes that every sumi-e artist masters: The Four Gentlemen.


Studio Art (Drawing and Painting) Courses

Our Studio Art Courses are the foundation of Melbourne Art Class. In these classes you have the freedom to work on your own projects, or our Still Life display with guidance from an experienced teacher and professional artist. 


Japanese Ink Painting (sumi-e) Workshop with Junko Azukawa

Join Junko, an award-winning shodo and sumi-e artist over three hours. She has exhibited widely in Japan and Australia, and her work, Bamboo Grove and the dragonfly, is in the permanent collection at the National Gallery of Victoria.


Drawing Bootcamp with Marco Corsini

Be introduced to some of the most powerful drawing techniques you will ever use. With a focus on the perception of a three-dimensional world this intensive is designed to re-train your brain to see.


Colour Mixing and Colour Theory Workshop for painting with Michelle Caithness

This one day intensive colour mixing workshop is designed for painters who want to learn more about colour theory and mixing colour to create greater ease in making decisions for their painting practice. 


Life Drawing Workshop with Michelle Caithness (Age 18+)

This Introductory Life Drawing workshop will focus on the fundamentals of life drawing. The workshop will be conducted with a life model (undressed). You will be introduced to various strategies and techniques for drawing the figure. This course will assist beginner and intermediate artists in developing fundamental drawing techniques for the figure.


Time to stop – Art Therapy Course with Jaana Sahling

A four week course for creative and personal expression. This course is well suited to anyone who wants to slow down and connect with their inner self, with others and with their surroundings.


Life Drawing Level 1 with Marco Corsini

This introductory Life Drawing short course will focus on the fundamentals of life drawing. You will be introduced to various strategies and techniques for drawing the figure.


Portraiture Masterclass with Graeme Drendel 

Join us for this unique opportunity to observe and paint alongside one of Australia’s great, award-winning artists – Graeme Drendel. For the duration of the course, you will paint a portrait of one of our life models.


Children’s & Teen’s courses and workshops


Children’s Art Classes – Painting and Drawing for ages 9 to 12

This is an ongoing course which focuses on the development of foundational techniques for painting and drawing, combined with a mentoring style support for children producing their own artwork.


Teenagers’ Studio Art Classes – for ages 13 to 18 with Michelle Zuccolo

This class is for students who are interested in creating outside of regular school hours and would like to further develop their artistic skills.


Children’s Mixed Media Australiana Workshop (Ages 9-12) with Olivia York

A stand alone 3 hour masterclass, which focuses on the development of key foundational techniques. The children will be supported whilst creating their own Australian animal character in watercolour, wearing a collaged native flowercrown.


Children’s Mixed Media Workshop (Ages 9-12) with Ilona Kiss

During this engaging half day workshop, artist and tutor Ilona Kiss will introduce children to a diverse range of media, techniques and processes for making a street art inspired artwork. She will demonstrate the use of drawing, painting and collage in a mixed media context. Participants will be able to make unique artworks exploring creative processes whilst drawing inspiration from artists and illustrators.


Teen’s Mixed Media Workshop (Ages 12-17) with Ilona Kiss

During this engaging half day workshop, artist and tutor Ilona Kiss will introduce teens to a diverse range of media, techniques and processes for making a street art inspired artwork. She will demonstrate the use of drawing, painting and collage in a mixed media context. Participants will be able to make unique artworks exploring creative processes whilst drawing inspiration from artists and illustrators.

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