Painting Courses


Upcoming courses: Enrolments open now


Painting Level 2 with Michelle Caithness

This course expands on base skills and broadens conceptual knowledge of painting. 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.


Explore Art Materials and Techniques Workshop with Michelle Caithness

Join artist Michelle Caithness and explore a range of art materials and techniques to gain a broad understanding of the different mediums you can use to create art.


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.


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.


Future courses


Introduction to Oil Painting

Learn about colour mixing, mediums, glazing and composition and create a painting over six weeks.


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.


Studio Art (Drawing and Painting) Courses with Marco Corsini

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. 


Introduction to Portraiture Painting

This is a technical course where you will be drawing or painting, mostly from two Life models. You will be introduced to the process and fundamentals of portraiture painting.


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.


Painting and Abstraction 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.


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.


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.