Classes

Malvern Artists’ Society runs a full teaching program of classes, demonstrations and workshops in our professionally equipped Studio across four terms annually.  Small, friendly classes are taught by accomplished artists in a wide range of styles and mediums. Artists of all capabilities, including absolute beginners are welcome. The Studio is also available to hire and proposals are now open.  MAS is located in leafy Malvern, with competitive rates, ample free street parking – and great coffee shops nearby. 

2024 Terms

Term 1
29 January – 23 March

Term 2
22 April  – 22 June

Term 3
15 July – 14 September

Term 4
7 October – 7 December

Life Drawing

with Salvatore Trigila

Highly acclaimed and widely exhibited, Salvatore Trigila has worked with the figure and charcoal for many years, including teaching life drawing and portraiture.  This class is suitable for both beginners and experienced artists – Sal is always generous with his knowledge and will guide students through their stages of development.

Monday 10am - 12.30pm - 7 weeks

Member fee :

$304

Non-member fee :

$327

Watercolour

with It Hao Pheh

This watercolour class is open to absolute beginners or those who would like to advance their techniques in watercolour. The course will cover fundamental and traditional watercolour techniques, basic drawing, wet in wet, drybrush, blending and glazing. Subjects to be worked on include landscapes, marine, street scenes, interior and still life.

Monday 1 - 3.30pm - 7 weeks

Member fee :

$210

Non-member fee :

$234

Painting and Drawing

with Elise Judd

Elise will guide and encourage students working on their individual artwork. The structure and student numbers means there will be time for one-on-one tuition.  Students can explore creativity and techniques while improving skills to suit their own individual styles. Elise's relaxed, friendly approach helps build confidence in beginners and all skill levels.

 

Tuesday 10am - 12.30pm - 8 weeks

Member fee :

$240

Non-member fee :

$267

Painting and Drawing

with Vicki McInnes

Both beginners and those with more experience will be guided in the medium of their choice, to find an individual style and create finished pictures. You may choose to work from a photo, or directly from a subject, painting in oils or acrylics, or drawing with pencil, pastels or ink.

Wednesday 9.30am - 12noon and 12.30 - 3.00pm - 6 weeks

Member fee :

$180

Non-member fee :

$200

Basic Watercolour

with Mark Whitaker

If you are new to watercolour, or wanting to build confidence in the basics, this is the class for you! Watercolour is a unique medium that balances artistic control with free and fluid techniques that give delightful effects and are a joy to master. You will be introduced to techniques including dry on dry, wet on dry and wet on wet. This course is a no pressure, easy and playful introduction to using watercolour paint.

Wednesday 6 - 8pm - 6 weeks

Member fee :

$145

Non-member fee :

$160

This is a great class for students of all levels, you will cover all aspects of oil painting under a professional teacher, and will develop visual awareness in observation. This class covers still-life, landscape, portraits and the human form (two models are used per term). 

Thursday 10am - 12.30pm - 8 weeks

Member fee :

$276

Non-member fee :

$303

Acrylic Painting

with Susan O’Brien

This class is ideal for beginners or those that want to explore different techniques. Susan has an eclectic style using bold colours and will usually start the class with a quick demonstration and then students have a go at applying that on canvas. This class is led by Susan following her structure, however there are times when students can be free to do their own work.

Thursday 1 - 3.30pm - 7 weeks

Member fee :

$210

Non-member fee :

$234

This class accommodates students wishing to learn artistic techniques in various media: including watercolour, acrylics, pen and ink, pastels, or mixed media. Manfred will assist you in developing your own style and finding your own particular favourite medium. Great for beginners as well as advanced students and for those wishing to try something new.

Friday 9.30am - 12.30pm - 8 weeks

Member fee :

$240

Non-member fee :

$267

Classes start each week with a meditation and then explore the mediums of soft pastel,  charcoal , acrylic paint, water based inks and watercolours. A gentle meander through the mediums whilst exploring the genres of still life , abstraction and collage . I bring a sense of joy in creating new pieces every week! I look forward to sharing my art experiences and ensuring my students share my passion for art and creativity.

Friday 1 - 3.30pm - 5 weeks

Member fee :

$150

Non-member fee :

$168

Watercolour – Casual

with Maxine Wade

The main purpose in this watercolour class is to develop a sound basis in the technique of watercolour painting which is made easier by seeing how it is done. For example, the dampness of the paper is important and includes the timing of when to put on the paint and the amount of water on the brush. Other topics include drawing, laying basic washes and colour.

Saturday 9.30am - 12noon - 8 weeks

Member fee :

$25 / session

Non-member fee :

$30 / session
Pat

I have been a member of Malvern Artists' Society for more than 40 years... I have had many informative and pleasant art lessons there and met many lovely people. I also thoroughly recommend it as a place to visit, as the exhibitions are very interesting and diverse.

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