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August 4-week Online Course – Currently teaching
- Dates: Fridays; 28-Aug, 4-Sep, 11-Sep, 18-Sep, 2020 – 4 classes
- Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm
- Location: Online via Zoom
- Course fee: $182 incl. GST
Continuing over a decade of Studio Art Classes Founder and Director of Melbourne Art Class, Marco Corsini, will be video conferencing live from the MAC studio into your own studio.
This course is not a series of recorded videos, rather it is an online version of our usual Studio Art Classes. The program, Zoom, that we will be using allows students to interact with each other as well as with Marco to collaboratively explore studio art practice. Marco is also able to engage in one-on-one coaching with students during the class just like in the studio.
Marco will provide weekly tutorials, feedback and support group discussion in relation to the Studio Art groups work. Each class will roughly follow the following format:
- Group tutorial or demonstration of an art technique relevant to the group.
- Marco will spend time with each participant while other participants work.
- Group discussion and feedback on individual’s work guided by Marco.
This course is 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.
We welcome all skill levels in this class – from complete beginners, or focused artists pursuing a project. For beginners, Marco will initially use a more structured approach that covers the fundamentals of drawing and painting.
Enrolments for this class will be limited to 10 students.
Time: 9:30am – 12:30am
Location: Online via Zoom
Materials: See materials page
Course fee: TBC
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Student feedback from Marco’s Studio Art classes
“Marco is a skilled, caring Teacher. I keep learning. I liked the addition of talks about artists/ techniques. I am looking forward to being back in the studio even though the online classes worked well given the circumstances.”
Margaret, June 2020
“Marco is a great teacher and mentor – I could not have attained the skills I have today without his guided tuition. He is patient, generous and thoughtful and is a master at guiding you through the creative process to find your own strengths and artistic ambitions.”
Libby, July 2019
“Relaxed but still skills focused, and Marco seems happy to facilitate whatever people want it to be for them. Learning how to use oils was very useful. I enjoy when Marco explains things and demonstrates as it makes the whole process more accessible for the novice.”
Julie, April 2019
“I have been attending ESAP classes for the last 18 months and have found Marco’s arts program highly enjoyable and stimulating.
Besides having made many new friends through ESAP, the program’s relaxed and friendly environment – in combination with Marco’s expert guidance – have helped me begin the journey into exploring my own creativity.
At the beginning of each Term, Marco provides us with a break-down of topics or activities to be covered during each weekly class. For example, life drawing, clay sculpture, a presentation on a particular artist/art movement/medium, or a guest artist talk.
During ‘project sessions’ we work on our own personal creative projects. During this time Marco challenges me to look at things in a different way, or try an alternate way of working – though I must say I never feel pressured to work in a certain way. Consequently I have noticed an improvement in my observational and drawing abilities and am gaining confidence with my painting.
Marco is professional in his arts teaching and provides a good balance of challenge and gentle guidance.”
“I stumbled upon Marco’s class, and with his teaching techniques I have not looked back. Tuesdays are now one of my favourite days of the week.
Classes are structured in a way to give students the freedom to work on their own personal projects, or to participate in Marco’s lessons, whether it be still/life drawing/painting/sculpture/animation etc. Marco has challenged me to look at a still life differently, and I have produced many pieces I am very happy with over 2012, which I would have never created on my own.
Marco takes time to aid and critique everyone’s work over the course of a lesson, with a great sensitivity that is very encouraging. His scheduled talks on various artist are also particularly inspiring, as well as guests artists who visit the studio.
I would highly recommend this art class to anyone who needs to dedicate time to their creative pursuits, from beginners to advanced. They have greatly helped with my confidence and art production.”