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.
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.
26th January, 2024 (Australia Day Public Holiday)
Friday 9:30 am – 4:00 pm - Union Studio SOLD OUT
11th March, 2024 (Labour Day Public Holiday)
Monday 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.
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.
MAC Union Studio, Armadale
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.
30th January - 27th February 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.
7 - 28 March 2024 (4 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.
3 February - 2 March 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.
13 - 27 March 2024 (3 sessions)
Wednesdays, 6:30pm - 9:00pm - Union Studio
This Introduction to Life Drawing short course will focus on the fundamentals of life drawing. Every session is conducted with a different 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.