Portraiture drawing

Portraiture Drawing with Michelle Zuccolo short course will focus on the fundamentals of portraiture drawing through cast drawing and drawing from a portraiture life model. You will be introduced to various strategies and techniques for drawing the face by an award-winning portraiture artist. This course will assist beginner and intermediate artists in developing fundamental drawing techniques. 


$380

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14th and 15th of December 2023 (2 sessions)
Thursday and Friday 9:30am – 2:30pm - Union Studio


This beginner friendly workshop for Teens is designed for students to learn and explore all the basics of oil painting, including history, techniques, and composition.


$270

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Term Courses Adults

MAC Elgin Studio, Hawthorn and Union Studio, Armadale

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. During the term, we sometimes have mini-lectures on a particular art movement, genre or technique. We welcome all skills levels, from complete beginners, to experienced artists who need a space and dedicated time to create.
(Please note prices vary depending on how many sessions per course and how many hrs per class)


$620

MAC Glenferrie Studio, Hawthorn

A Flora and Fauna Illustration course by artist and illustrator, Olivia York, focusing on the application of gouache and watercolour. Learn how to build texture, mix colours, perfect proportion and create a composition, inspired by the natural world.


$380

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25 May - 22 June, 2024 (5 sessions)
Saturdays, 1:30pm - 4:00pm - Elgin Studio

Drawing is fundamental to any artistic practice. This short course is designed for people who are looking to learn the fundamentals of observational drawing. Perfect for beginners or those looking for a refresher on drawing techniques.


$380

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Drawing Bootcamp learn to draw

Saturday 29th June, 2024
9:30 am – 4:00 pm - Union Studio


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. Founder and Director of Melbourne Art Class, Marco Corsini will draw on his extensive experience of working with beginner artists to set the foundation for a new way of seeing and drawing from life. You will explore fundamental techniques and tools and refine your drawing skills with this extremely experienced tutor.


$230

20 April - 18 May, 2024 (5 sessions)
Saturdays, 1:30pm - 4:00pm - Elgin Studio


This course is designed for people who are looking to learn the fundamentals of painting. Perfect for beginners or those looking for a refresher on painting fundamentals.


$380

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Watercolour and Gouache Illustration Short Course with Olivia York

22 August - 19 September, 2024  (5 sessions)

Thursdays, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm - Glenferrie Studio


Students will be introduced to basic gouache and watercolour illustration techniques including colour mixing, laying washes, colour glazing and lifting out, to set the foundation for watercolour painting. Olivia will also discuss the basic materials and equipment of watercolour such as a selection of basic colours in pans or tubes, brushes, watercolour papers, palettes and accessories.


$380

Tuesdays 9:30 am - 12:00 pm - Union Studio

16 April - 25 June 2024 (11 sessions)


The program is a studio-based class that mixes personalised tuition with a program of short presentations. A wide range of mediums are available, including drawing and painting in both oils and acrylics. It would be suitable for anyone who is interested in a class that develops observational skills and fundamental artistic skills while maintaining a degree of flexibility for creativity.


$649

Manga drawing class

Mondays 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Union Studio (2)
20 May - 24 June, 2024 (5 sessions - NO class June 10)


Manga refers to comics or graphic novels that have their origins in Japan. The prevalent Manga styles have garnered widespread popularity worldwide, leading to numerous children and teenagers exploring this particular art form.


$245

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21 August - 18 September 2024 (5 sessions)

Wednesdays, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm - Union Studio


Drawing the Figure and the Face short course will focus on the fundamentals of drawing through cast drawing and life drawing. You will be introduced to various strategies and techniques for drawing the figure and the face. This course will assist beginner and intermediate artists in developing fundamental drawing techniques.


$380

18 April - 23 May, 2024 (5 sessions) (no class April 25)
Thursdays, 10am - 12pm - Union Studio


In this course, participants will engage in various intuitive and expressive art-making activities, each aimed at unlocking creativity and fostering personal growth.


$280

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28 May - 25 June, 2024 (5 sessions)
Tuesdays, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Union Studio

Take a deep dive into the landscape and the classical techniques used by contemporary painter Saffron Newey. She will lead you though the fundamentals of Grisaille, and demonstrate how artists such as Da Vinci, Titian, Vermeer and Rembrandt created such memorable work. A great course for beginners and those that are wanting to improve their painting.


$380

16 April - 14 May, 2024 (5 sessions)
Tuesdays, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Union Studio


How did some of the greatest artists of all time begin a painting? Contemporary painter Saffron Newey will lead you though the fundamentals of Grisaille, and demonstrate how artists such as Da Vinci, Titian, Vermeer and Rembrandt created such memorable work. A great course for beginners and those that are wanting to improve their painting.


$380

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18 July - 15 August, 2024  (5 sessions)  Thursdays, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm - Glenferrie Studio


This is an introduction to watercolour and gouache short course taught by Olivia York, a Melbourne-based artist and illustrator who specialises in watercolour illustration. Olivia will introduce students to key foundational techniques for using gouache and watercolour media. Olivia will offer personalised assistance informed by the participants individual illustration goals.


$380

Courtesy of Samara Adamson-Pinczewski and Charles Nodrum Gallery

MAC Elgin Studio, Hawthorn

Melbourne Art Class welcomes leading Australian contemporary abstract artist Samara Adamson-Pinczewski to conduct an introductory course solely dedicated to abstract 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.


$385

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31 May - 28 June, 2024 (5 sessions)
19 July - 16 August, 2024  (5 sessions)
23 August - 20 September, 2024  (5 sessions)
Fridays 9:30am – 12:30 pm (3hrs) - Union Studio

Learn Drawing Fundamentals. Each week David will lead the class through a drawing experience. Participants will work observationally from life in various context and settings; from studio based work to street drawing. Designed as a rolling program, participants will journey with David as their guide, trying a range of drawing techniques and materials.


$380

Japanese calligraphy Shodo with Junko Azukawa

30th June 2024
Sunday, 1:00pm - 3:30pm - Union Studio


In this Workshop, you will learn various brush techniques, calligraphy styles, stroke order and balance of Japanese characters as well as the history of calligraphy and the meaning of Japanese characters so you don't need to know any Japanese to begin.


$145

art therapy

30 May - 27 June, 2024 (5 sessions)
Thursdays, 10am - 12pm - Union Studio


This short course will provide an accessible entry point or introduction to Art Therapy. Led by Jaana, our experienced Art Therapist, this immersive experience offers the experience of Creative Mindfulness, using relaxation, body and breath work, and awareness of our senses to connect to the present moment and how we currently feel. Whether you're simply curious or contemplating deeper exploration, this course provides an opportunity to gain insights and embark on a journey of personal growth.


$280

Hanko Carving, Junko Azukawa (Japanese Ink, Sumi-e)

19 May 2024
Sunday, 2pm - 4:30pm - Union Studio


Melbourne Art Class welcomes award-winning sumi-e (Japanese Ink) artist, Junko Azukawa to host a three hour Hanko Seal Carving workshop. Lovers of traditional Japanese art will be familiar with the red stamp or seal often seen on paintings or documents. This seal is used in place of a signature and forms an important part of traditional Japanese culture. 


$145

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Bamboo, Junko Azukawa

28 April 2024
SOLD OUT Sunday, 10am -1pm - Union Studio


11 August 2024
Sunday, 10am -1pm - Union Studio


Sumi-e is the ancient art of Japanese brush painting. Traditionally, paintings feature subjects from nature, such as flowers and birds. Melbourne Art Class welcomes award-winning sumi-e artist, Junko Azukawa to host a three-hour Japanese ink painting workshop.


$145

This workshop gives an opportunity for parents and guardians to experience a watercolour and gouache workshop with their child during the holidays. The workshop is taught by Olivia York, a Melbourne-based artist and illustrator who specialises in watercolour illustration.


$160