Painting Courses


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Painting Level 1 with Michelle Caithness

This course is designed for people who are looking to learn the fundamentals of painting. Learn about colour mixing, mediums, glazing and composition and create a painting over five weeks.


Painting and Abstraction Workshop with David Palliser

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


Future courses


Painting Level 1 with Michelle Caithness

This course is designed for people who are looking to learn the fundamentals of painting. Learn about colour mixing, mediums, glazing and composition and create a painting over five weeks.


Painting Level 2 with Michelle Caithness

Suited for anyone who has had a small amount of painting experience or has completed a MAC Introduction to Painting or Painting Level 1 course. This course expands on base skills and broadens conceptual knowledge of painting.


Introduction to Portraiture Painting with Marco Corsini

The course will be taught by portraiture artist, and teacher Marco Corsini. Students will be introduced to the process of portraiture painting. This is a technical course where you will be painting from two live models.


Studio Art (Drawing and Painting) Courses

Our Studio Art Courses are the foundation of Melbourne Art Class. In these classes you have the freedom to work on your own projects, or our Still Life display with guidance from an experienced teacher and professional artist. 


Abstraction and Studio Practice with David Palliser

Melbourne Art Class welcomes one of Australia’s most extraordinary abstract artists – David Palliser – to conduct a new Term-based course solely dedicated to abstract studio art practice.


Painting Still Life – an Introduction

A class to establish and explore the fundamentals of painting by working from Still Life. Your teacher will combine live painting presentations with personal tuition.


Portraiture Masterclass with Graeme Drendel

Join us for this unique opportunity to observe and paint alongside one of Australia’s great, award-winning artists – Graeme Drendel. For the duration of the course, you will paint a portrait of one of our life models.


Watercolour Workshop with Marco Corsini

Director of Melbourne Art Class, Marco Corsini, will present a watercolour workshop exploring basic watercolour painting techniques such as colour mixing, laying washes, colour glazing and lifting out.


Japanese Ink Painting (sumi-e) Workshop with Junko Azukawa

Join Junko,  an award-winning shodo and sumi-e artist over three hours. She has exhibited widely in Japan and Australia, and her work, Bamboo Grove and the dragonfly, is in the permanent collection at the National Gallery of Victoria.


Japanese Ink Painting (sumi-e) Short Course with Junko Azukawa

Award-winning Japanese Ink (sumi-e) artist and teacher, Junko Azukawa, will guide you through painting four traditional images that contain the basic strokes that every sumi-e artist masters: The Four Gentlemen.


Japanese Ink Painting (sumi-e) Advanced Workshop with Junko Azukawa

This workshop is for students who have attended a course with Junko previously, as she will building upon the foundational skills learned in beginners workshops.



4 thoughts on “Painting Courses

  1. Hi, I am interested in participating in your oil and acrylic painting classes. Could you please forward me a list of the materials eg. paints (specific colours) and the brushes I would require. Many thanks, Patti Ross

  2. I’ve done two Flemish Painting Technique classes with Himi and am so thrilled with the results am moved to leave feedback.

    I really enjoyed Himi’s teaching style. He’s quiet and confident, firm and precise but also gentle. Intensely knowledgeable and skilled too. I think one of the most important things in a learning environment is to have the freedom, comfort and latitude to feel free to make mistakes; countered with a confidence in your lecturer that they can pull you up on these without making you feel awkward or disenchanted and have the skill to pull your work back from the brink so you can move forward. That’s a tricky balance.

    Hilmi did this with me many times and I am hugely grateful and inspired to continue.

  3. I attended Hilmi’s Flemish Painting Technique and Drawing Master Classes. They were the most enjoyable and fun classes I ever attended! Hilmi is the most patient teacher who ACTUALLY helps out and teaches real techniques. I really loved the “more action and less drama” based approach and I will return again soon for another class (when I am not too broke).

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