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. 


Childrens Term Art Class

This is a specialised course in painting and drawing which focuses on the development of foundational techniques, combined with a mentoring style support for children and teens producing their own artwork. These classes are for students who are interested in creating outside of regular school hours and would like to further develop their artistic skills. We aim to nurture our students’ natural artistic ability and interests, whilst also teaching the fundamentals of art practice.

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)


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.


Coming Soon

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.


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.


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.


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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.



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.


MAC Union Studio, Armadale

Wednesday morning long pose, some short pose and occasional costumed Life Drawing for artists at our Union St, Armadale Studio.


Melbourne Art Class offers private artist coaching and mentoring for those with a busy schedule, or who want to work outside of our scheduled classes in a one-on-one environment. For remote or international students, these sessions can be undertaken using Zoom.