Painting and Abstraction with David Palliser

Workshop series
Level: all skill levels

We are still in the process of scheduling our next Painting and Abstraction course. Please use the waiting list below to register your interest.

  • Dates: TBC
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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 has also attended residencies at Leipzig in 2015 and Berlin in 2016.

Enrolment details

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Course fee: TBC

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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