Teens Studio Art and Folio Development with Saffron Newey

Saffron's Teens Studio Art class, held on Tuesday afternoons at our Malvern Studio, guides teens in channeling their creative process. The goal is to cultivate their conceptual thinking, shaping it into a portfolio for higher studies.


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MAC welcomes contemporary figurative painter, Saffron Newey to our teaching team. Saffron will be teaching a Teens Studio Art class on Tuesday afternoons at our new Armadale Studio. The focus of this particular class is to help teens develop an understanding of their own conceptual thought and creative inclinations and translate those into an art process. The course is specifically designed to build a cohesive folio & aid senior secondary and pre-tertiary students.
Saffron currently lectures for the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting) at RMIT University and has been awarded a Ph.D in Fine Art. Saffron’s experience as a tutor and lecturer in art education spans 25 years. You can find out more about Saffron at Jan Manton Gallery or here.
Class numbers will be restricted to ensure one-on-one tuition.

Term 4 Teens Studio Art and Folio Development with Saffron Newey
Term 4 2023, 10 week course

Level: Grades 8 – 12

Time:  Tuesdays 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Dates: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 October, 14, 21, 28 November, 5 12 December (10 weeks)
(no class 7 November, Melbourne Cup day)

Artwork credits: Saffron Newey Pastoral Caper, Oil on canvas, 30 x 30cm 2020 (Copy), other works by current Teen Studio Art students, Lara, Max, Claire

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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.


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.


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.


Elgin Studio

Thursdays 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm - Elgin Studio

18 July - 19 September 2024 (10 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.


MAC Union Studio, Armadale and Elgin / Glenferrie Studio, Hawthorn

These Courses are for Secondary school 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 and how many hrs per class)


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