Contemporary Painting Practice with Sam Leach

MAC Union Studio, Armadale

An opportunity to develop your contemporary painting practice in this class with Sam Leach. In 2010, Leach famously won both Wynne and Archibald Prizes at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. His work has been extensively exhibited nationally and internationally.


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Level: Intermediate/ Advanced (some painting or drawing experience required/ or a previous Intro to Painting or Studio Art course completion)
Ages: This course is for adults
VCE students may be able to attend, please contact us to discuss.

This course is presented by artist Sam Leach, winner of the Archibald Prize and Wynne prize.

Establishing a painting practice? Then imagine being able to meet weekly with one of Australia’s most highly awarded contemporary painters and that the entire class is focused upon contemporary painting, what is it, and how is it practiced.

Taking place in MAC’s new Union St, Armadale studio, this course combines some theory with weekly studio practice. The program is a studio-based class that mixes personalised tuition with a program of short presentations. A wide range of mediums are available but you are welcome to bring your own.

The program is based on a school term and is open to students from senior secondary school age onwards.

*Basic materials are included in the course fee, however, ongoing students will be encouraged to put together a materials kit. Materials lists are available.

Portrait Image source: Total Outdoor Media

Other Images are of Sam’s work.


TERM 4 open for enrolments

  • Dates: Saturday; 7 October to 16 December (excluding 4 November – pre Melb Cup weekend), 2023
  • Duration: 10 classes
  • Time: 9:30 am – 12:30 am (3 hours)
  • Location: MAC Union Studio, Level 1, 85 Union Street, Armadale
  • Course fee: $660

Students seeking more time in the studio may also want to take advantage of our open studio session. Please contact us for more details.


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