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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
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.
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.
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. This course introduces the key elements and techniques of abstraction and will help beginner students, and artists who would like to revisit the fundamentals.
An introduction to drawing and painting, artist Ilona Kiss will present this class to establish and explore the fundamentals of drawing and painting by working from Still Life. Students are encouraged to develop basic drawing skills, and to be introduced to painting.
In this short course, students will be introduced to the process of drawing the portrait including drawing fundamentals, structural approach to drawing the head, understanding the form of the face, eyes, nose, mouth and ears, and more. If you are interested in portraiture, this course should help get you started.
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.
Getting started with art making can be hard and often we can get stuck along the way. During this course participants are able to deeply engage with their personal art making process and explore ways to get into the creative flow and untangle from a creative block.
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.
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.
Melbourne Art Class welcomes award-winning sumi-e (Japanese Ink) artist, Junko Azukawa to host a three-hour Japanese ink advanced painting workshop. This workshop is for students who have attended a workshop or short course with Junko previously, as she will building upon the foundational skills learned in beginners workshops.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 self-portrait.
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.
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.
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.
Children’s & Teen’s courses and workshops
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. Suitable for children 8 – 10 years of age.
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. Suitable for children 9 – 12 years of age.
This class is for students who are interested in creating outside of regular school hours and would like to further develop their artistic skills.
In this new course teenagers will have the opportunity to explore art activities that encourage spontaneity, playfulness and imagination in a safe and inclusive environment. All activities have a focus on the creative process and freedom of expression instead of an end-product.
School holiday workshops for children and teen’s. If your child loves to paint or draw, keep them busy these school holidays with one of our half or full day workshops.