Still life and life model paintings from Term 4

We had our talented regulars, plus a few new faces in our Painting Course this Term, and it was a fantastic class. Hilmi’s teaching is based on traditional oil painting...

Children and art

The assimilation of new techniques into children’s art work. I have returned to teaching a children’s class after two years focused upon developing the adults’ classes. I came into this...

Talking yourself in and out of creating art

When we were kids, creating was a full-time job. Through creativity we learnt, laughed and lived. And although it is cliché, it doesn’t make it any less of a truth...

Still Life works from Term Two!

This first half of Hilmi’s Painting Class for Term Two focused on one composition with different Still Life objects, and we are so proud of the works they produced. The class...

Dawn Csutoros – Back in Beijing

As part of my 9-month art journey this year, I am spending the first month in China. My link with China began 30 odd years ago when I started learning...

Works from our Painting Students

Hilmi’s Painting Class for Term One focused on one composition with different Still Life objects. Students could choose what would feature in their work, including shiny porcelain vases, old books,...

Award-winning artist Irene Ferguson joins MAC

We are extremely fortunate to have artist Irene Ferguson in our rank of professional artists/teachers here at Melbourne Art Class! Irene is currently teaching our popular six-week General Drawing Course,...

Tim McMonagle – Buangor

Gnarly eucalyptus trees often seen on a well-travelled stretch of road near the town Buangor, in country Victoria, was the starting point for Tim McMonagle’s latest exhibition. Buangor is a...

Ivana’s inspiring experience during our Summer School Ivana was one of a few students who undertook the challenge of completing both our Painting and Drawing Masterclasses in-between Christmas and New...

Nando’s originates from South Africa and specialises in producing Peri-Peri Chicken, which uses a sauce made of crushed Peri-Peri chillies as a key ingredient. But did you know that Nando’s...

Students’ life model work from Painting Term 3

We had a full class for Term 3 Painting and our students produced some incredible work which we are very proud of and would love to share. Four sessions over...

Jennifer Whitten – American hyperrealist painter

We had the opportunity of having Jennifer Whiten, an American hyperrealist painter living and working in Melbourne, present for us at our Enderby Studio Art Program class. Jennifer completed a Bachelor of Fine...

by Elizabeth Fritz Other Worlds, is a collection of landscape paintings that embody the subtleties of the natural world; the changing light and weather, the evolving colours and the textural...

Kate Daw: Love, Work (Show Me Grace) at Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne Elizabeth Fritz Kate Daw’s exhibition, Love, Work (Show Me Grace) is her third solo exhibition at Sarah Scout Presents....

Students’ work from our Painting Intensive

Marco’s Painting Course in December was three days of intense energy between painters and canvas. This concentrated effort is not often exercised in our busy lives and the end results...

From pet portrait to doggy bag

Lauren Ottaway, a current MAC student, shares her creative journey that led her from paint-brush to screen-printing. I first painted Louis the Frenchie as a gift for someone with a...

Andrea J. Smith’s exhibition at Australian Galleries

Andrea J. Smith’s new body of work was recently exhibited at Australian Galleries, Derby Street. Andrea was a guest artist at Melbourne Art Class in 2013, discussing her art and...

New painting course

With a full Studio Art Program during recent terms, we have decided to start a new program which is similar in format but with a focus on painting. Our new...