Thursday Afternoon Studio Art with Sam Leach

MAC Elgin Studio, Hawthorn

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.


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Studio-based art class for Adults.

Level: Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced
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.

Our studio-based art class offers a unique blend of personalized tuition and a dynamic curriculum comprising concise presentations. Designed for individuals passionate about honing their observational skills and fundamental artistic techniques, our program fosters creativity while focusing on skill development.

Spanning a broad spectrum of mediums, including drawing and painting in oils and acrylics, our class caters to diverse artistic preferences. Whether you’re an aspiring artist seeking to delve into a specific project or a complete beginner taking the first steps in your artistic journey, our inclusive environment welcomes all skill levels.

For newcomers, Sam provides a structured approach, guiding through the foundational aspects of drawing and painting. This introductory phase aims to familiarize beginners with essential techniques, setting a solid groundwork for their artistic exploration within the class.

Our curriculum operates on a term-based schedule and extends its invitation to students from secondary school age onwards. The flexible nature of our sessions allows participants to explore their artistic aspirations within a supportive community, fostering both individual growth and collaborative learning experiences.

To provide a glimpse into the creative endeavors undertaken in our classes, you can see artwork produced in previous classes here.

Included in the course fee are basic materials essential for the initial stages of the program. However, we encourage ongoing students to assemble their materials kit to further their artistic endeavours. Detailed materials lists are available to assist students in preparing for their ongoing artistic journey.

Should you have any inquiries or wish to join our vibrant artistic community, feel free to contact us at We’re excited to embark on this creative journey with you!



TERM 1, 2024 Studio Art 

  • Dates: Thursdays; 1 February – 28 March 2024
  • Duration: 9 sessions
  • Time: 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm (2.5 hours)
  • Location: MAC Elgin Studio, Level 1, 73 Burwood Road, Hawthorn
  • Course fee: $531 incl. GST



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