Painting and Abstraction with David Palliser

Workshop series
Level: all skill levels

  • Dates: TBC
  • 1:00pm –  5:00pm
  • Course fee: 

Melbourne Art Class welcomes one of Australia’s most extraordinary abstract artists – David Palliser – to conduct a workshop series about working in abstraction.

David Palliser, Wayside Travel Dispute, 2016, 112x97cm, source:

The workshops will focus on the following:

  • Colour using collage and paint mixing.
  • Positive and negative space as the starting point for an image
  • Intuition, gesture and risk

David has had over twenty solo exhibitions and his work has been acquired by collections such as the Australian National Gallery, National Gallery of Victoria, Artbank, and Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery. David has participated in numerous exhibitions, including Imagine, Heide Museum of Modern Art, 2006 and Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, 2013. David also attended a residency at Leipzig International Art Program, Germany in 2015.

Enrolment details

Dates: TBC
Location: Enderby Studio, 314 Church Street, Richmond
Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Materials: All materials are included in the course fee. You will be using canvas paper during the course, however, if you would like to bring along a canvas, you are more than welcome to.
Course fee: Please enter your details in our waiting list below:

Feedback from previous students

“Knowledgeable, encouraging, personable. Good combination of ‘techniques’ each with a specific set of challenges.” – Jill, 2018

“I enjoyed it very much. Hugely stimulating. I was dragged out of my comfort zone and developed a new way of seeing things.” – Luisa, 2018

“I loved the way David referred to books and other artists work which gave me inspiration and confidence.  His class was well structured and he made sure he went around to everyone and gave them ideas and feedback.  He was very encouraging. I’ve done some classes over the past 12 months and felt this was probably the best I had been to so far.” – Susan, 2018

“I enjoyed the course. David was an excellent teacher. I would recommend the course to other artists interested in getting involved in abstract art, and would certainly consider getting involved in further courses. ” – Maureen, 2018