Samara Adamson-Pinczewski Around the Corner 1 2019 Acrylic, iridescent acrylic, fluorescent acrylic and UV Topcoat on ABS resin (SLA) 40 x 35 x 43.5cm

Melbourne Art Class welcomes leading Australian contemporary abstract artist Samara Adamson-Pinczewski to conduct an Abstraction Studio Practice Short Course. This course builds on fundamentals covered in the introductory course, and is a great opportunity for students to progress their practice.


$385

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.
(Please note prices vary depending on how many sessions per course)


$515

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

Sam Leach polar bear with optimised bananas 2022 51cmx51cm oil on linen

20 July - 17 August, 2024 (5 sessions)
Saturdays, 1:30pm - 4:00pm - Union 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

Watercolour and Gouache Illustration Short Course with Olivia York

22 August - 12 September, 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.


$304

Manga drawing class

Mondays 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Union Studio
15 July - 12 August, 2024 (5 sessions)
19 August - 16 September, 2024 (5 sessions)


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.


$249

20 August - 17 September, 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 Sam Leach. He 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 July - 13 August, 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

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
16 July - 13 August 2024

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

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

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

1st September 2024
Sunday, 1pm - 3:30pm - 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. 


$155

Bamboo, Junko Azukawa

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


15th September 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

Junko Azukawa (Japanese Ink, Sumi-e)

11 August 2024
Sunday, 2pm - 4:30pm - Union Studio


15th September 2024
Sunday, 2pm - 4:30pm - Union Studio


Melbourne Art Class welcomes award-winning sumi-e (Japanese Ink) artist, Junko Azukawa to host a 2.5-hour Japanese ink painting workshop. Sumi-e is the ancient art of Japanese brush painting. Traditionally, paintings feature subjects from nature, such as flowers and birds.


$145

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.

Children's Japanese Ink Workshop

1st September 2024
Sunday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm - Union Studio


Sumi-e is the ancient art of Japanese brush painting. Traditionally, paintings feature subjects from nature, such as flowers and birds. During this workshop students will learn how to create traditional Japanese images and experiment with different brushstrokes using Japanese Ink.


$145