MELBOURNE
ART
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Speed Landscape Drawing and Painting

Speed Landscape Drawing and Painting

Saturday 25 May
East Melbourne - 10am - 2 Hours
Mark Cheung
The focus of this two-hour structured session is "speed" and "form", i.e. capturing the essence of a subject. You will be guided to complete some "warm-up" colour and drawing exercises and prepared for doing ink and watercolour-based painting in the session. You will learn how to quickly sketch and capture multiple subjects in the garden with ink and wash technique. You will be advised to keep things rather loose and time your drawing/painting.
You will have a chance to meet and greet like-minded people, choose your own subjects in the garden and be guided to complete the exercises, and artwork and have some takeaway homework with the learned technique. All levels and experiences are welcome.
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$43      
Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 08 June
East Melbourne VIC 3002 - 10am - 2 Hours
Mark Cheung
Dive into the captivating world of art at our Beginner's Drawing Class, focusing on the dynamic practice of Perspective Drawing. Master the method that magnifies the magic of depth and three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional canvas. Learn, explore, and master the strategy of creating a compelling depth and dimension in your sketches at this immersive workshop. Our team of seasoned professionals will patiently guide you through the unique process of comprehending and applying the principles of perspective. Additionally, dabble in the diverse techniques of 'Mark Making' under their expert supervision. This course is tailored to fit the needs of those completely new to the field, setting the perfect stepping stone to begin your artistic journey. Begin your exploration into the world of art with us.
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$43      
Birds with Watercolour

Birds with Watercolour

Saturday 22 June
East Melbourne - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Mark Cheung
In this workshop, we will explore the art of painting birds using watercolour techniques.

We will cover topics such as color mixing, brush techniques, and composition, and provide you with step-by-step instructions to create your own bird painting. You will have the opportunity to work on your own painting, with guidance and feedback from our instructors.
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Speed Landscape Drawing and Painting

Speed Landscape Drawing and Painting

Saturday 06 July
East Melbourne - 10am - 2 Hours
Mark Cheung
The focus of this two-hour structured session is "speed" and "form", i.e. capturing the essence of a subject. You will be guided to complete some "warm-up" colour and drawing exercises and prepared for doing ink and watercolour-based painting in the session. You will learn how to quickly sketch and capture multiple subjects in the garden with ink and wash technique. You will be advised to keep things rather loose and time your drawing/painting.
You will have a chance to meet and greet like-minded people, choose your own subjects in the garden and be guided to complete the exercises, and artwork and have some takeaway homework with the learned technique. All levels and experiences are welcome.
book now
$43      
Perspective Drawing

Perspective Drawing

Saturday 20 July
East Melbourne - 10am - 2 Hours
Mark Cheung
Dive into the captivating world of art by mastering the technique of perspective drawing. Creating the illusion of depth and three-dimensionality on a plain surface can take your artwork to new heights. In this innovative workshop, discover the art of breathing depth and dimension into your drawings. Guided by seasoned artists, seize the opportunity to understand and apply key principles of perspective. This workshop is ideal for anyone, regardless of experience 2014yes, even complete beginners! Embark on your artistic journey and elevate your perspective in drawing.
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$47      

Nearby Art Groups

Watercolour Techniques Class Part II

Watercolour Techniques Class Part II

Saturday 27 April
East Melbourne - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Melbourne Watercolour Group
Mark Cheung
Get ready for Watercolour Techniques Class Part II - an artistic adventure you won't want to miss! You'll be diving into the world of Flat Wash, Gradated Wash, and Variegated techniques, adding a whole new dimension to your watercolour skills.

Don't worry if you missed Part I; everyone is welcome to join! Whether you're a seasoned painter or just starting, our talented instructor will guide you every step of the way.

Please note that this is an outdoor event.
book now
$43      
Watercolor Painting - Composition and Brushwork

Watercolor Painting - Composition and Brushwork

Sunday 05 May
East Melbourne - 10am - 2 Hours
Melbourne Watercolour Group
Jaime Hoe
Discover how to elevate your artwork through mastery of brushwork techniques for creating depth and shadow. Join us for a two-hour workshop focused on watercolour painting composition and brushwork, conducted outdoors on park benches. Led by our seasoned instructor, this session will explore fundamental composition principles and various brush strokes. Delve into colour theory, composition, and brushwork using photo references as you immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. Unravel the complexities of light and shadow to breathe life into your landscapes, all within the serene setting of a beautiful garden.
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$43      
Watercolour Techniques Class Part III

Watercolour Techniques Class Part III

Saturday 18 May
East Melbourne - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Melbourne Watercolour Group
Mark Cheung
Join us for the highly anticipated Watercolour Techniques Class Part III! Discover the art of layering, blending, and creating stunning backgrounds.

Don't worry if you missed Parts I & II; everyone is welcome to join! Whether you're a seasoned painter or just starting, our talented instructor will guide you every step of the way.

Please note that this is an outdoor event.
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$43      

Foliage and Nature Painting

Foliage and Nature Painting

Sunday 02 June
East Melbourne - 10am - 2 Hours
Melbourne Watercolour Group
Jaime Hoe
Join us for our Foliage and Nature Painting workshop, where you will learn how to create stunning watercolor paintings inspired by the beauty of nature. Discover the secrets of capturing the colors and textures of foliage and plants, and learn how to use watercolor techniques to create stunning effects. Don't miss this opportunity to unleash your creativity and create your own beautiful works of art! Book now.
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$43      
Figure Painting

Figure Painting

Sunday 30 June
Melbourne's CBD - 10am - 2 Hours
Melbourne Watercolour Group
Jaime Hoe
Join us for an immersive and creative experience at our Figure Painting workshop, where watercolor enthusiasts come together to explore the captivating world of figure painting. This event is tailored for artists of all levels, from beginners seeking to hone their skills to seasoned painters eager to expand their techniques.
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$43      
Speed Landscape Drawing and Painting

Speed Landscape Drawing and Painting

Sunday 28 July
Moone Ponds - 10am - 2 Hours
Melbourne Watercolour Group
Jaime Hoe
The focus of this two-hour structured session is "speed" and "form", i.e. capturing the essence of a subject. You will be guided to complete some "warm-up" colour and drawing exercises and prepared for doing ink and watercolour-based painting in the session. You will learn how to quickly sketch and capture multiple subjects in the garden with ink and wash technique. You will be advised to keep things rather loose and time your drawing/painting.
You will have a chance to meet and greet like-minded people, choose your own subjects in the garden and be guided to complete the exercises, artworks and have some take away homework with the learnt technique.
All level and experience are welcome.
book now
$47      

Line & Wash

Line & Wash

Sunday 25 August
East End - 10am - 2 Hours
Melbourne Watercolour Group
Jaime Hoe
Join us for an exciting artistic journey where you'll learn to combine the precision of line drawing with the fluidity of watercolour washes.
Learn various techniques using pens, markers, and pencils - contour drawing and cross-hatching. You'll also learn to blend colours, control water flow, and infuse your artwork with depth and expression. Reserve your spot now!
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$47      

Other Nearby Groups

Landscape & Wildlife Photography

Landscape & Wildlife Photography

Saturday 20 April
Yarra Bend Boulevard - 10am - 2 Hours
Melbourne Photography Group
Jodie Grillmeier
Embark on a captivating adventure into the heart of nature with our latest photography event. Discover the joy of capturing the great outdoors, from scenic vistas to mesmerizing wildlife. This session is designed to enhance your skills, starting with a comprehensive review of essential camera settings optimized for landscape photography. Dive deeper as we explore proven techniques that will elevate your landscape and wildlife photography. The journey doesn't stop there 2013 put your newfound knowledge into practice through a series of engaging and challenging exercises. Join us for an unforgettable experience as you refine your craft and connect with the beauty of the natural world.
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$43      
Insects and Flowers Drawing for Beginners using watercolour pencil

Insects and Flowers Drawing for Beginners using watercolour pencil

Saturday 20 April
Royal Botanic Gardens - 10am - 2 Hours
Melbourne Drawing Group
Amanda Rahmadhani
Insects and Flowers Drawing using watercolour pencil.

In this class, you will explore various drawing techniques, materials, and styles in a supportive and encouraging environment. From understanding basic shapes and lines to shading and perspective, you will learn essential skills that form the foundation of drawing.

Led by experienced instructors who are passionate about art, you will receive personalised guidance and feedback tailored to your level of experience. Through hands-on exercises and demonstrations, you will gradually build confidence in your drawing abilities and develop your own unique style.
book now
$43      
Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Sunday 21 April
Doncaster - 10am - 3 Hours
Melbourne Crochet Club
Kay Tan
Step into a world of creativity and craftsmanship as you learn the timeless art of crochet. Perfect for beginners or seasoned participants wishing to brush up on their skills, our class guides you, stitch by stitch, from the gentle art of yarn-holding to the structuring of a traditional granny square. In this nurturing space, every attendee will leave with a firm grasp on basic crochet techniques. Along with your crochet materials provided at no extra cost, we also offer a complimentary tea or coffee when you attend our class, creating a comforting environment that promotes open creativity and camaraderie. Ensure your spot in this iconic gathering of crochet enthusiasts, learn from the best, and sip on your favourite brew; your journey into the beautiful world of crochet starts here.
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$84       1 places left

Outdoor Yoga Class

Outdoor Yoga Class

Saturday 27 April
South West Melbourne - 10am - 2 Hours
Melbourne Outdoor Yoga
Gunjan Parmar
Discover Inner Peace with Yoga!

Unwind, rejuvenate, and find your inner balance with our transformative yoga classes!

Beginner-friendly sessions to advanced flows
Experienced instructors guiding you every step
Variety of styles: Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, and more
Focus on mindfulness and relaxation techniques
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$20      
Bring Your Own Project Drop-In Session

Bring Your Own Project Drop-In Session

Saturday 27 April
Vermont South - 10am - 3 Hours
Melbourne Crochet Club
Minh Thuy Truc Pham
Discover the perfect setting to enhance your crochet skills or to receive the guidance you need on your current project. Our drop-in session is designed to cater to your individual needs, allowing you to work on your projects with the added benefit of having an instructor on hand to assist and resolve any queries you might have.

We invite crocheters of all skill levels, from complete beginners to experienced enthusiasts, to join us and revel in the art of crochet, learning new techniques and perfecting your craft in a supportive and friendly environment.
book now
$76      
Watercolour Techniques Class Part II

Watercolour Techniques Class Part II

Saturday 27 April
East Melbourne - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Melbourne Watercolour Group
Mark Cheung
Get ready for Watercolour Techniques Class Part II - an artistic adventure you won't want to miss! You'll be diving into the world of Flat Wash, Gradated Wash, and Variegated techniques, adding a whole new dimension to your watercolour skills.

Don't worry if you missed Part I; everyone is welcome to join! Whether you're a seasoned painter or just starting, our talented instructor will guide you every step of the way.

Please note that this is an outdoor event.
book now
$43      

Beginners Chess Class

Beginners Chess Class

Sunday 28 April
Fitzroy North - 3pm - 2 Hours
Melbourne Chess Group
Akash Srivaths
Are you intrigued by the captivating world of chess? Ready to embark on an exciting journey of strategic mastery? Look no further! Our Beginner Chess Class is your gateway to unraveling the mysteries of this timeless game.

?What You'll Learn:

Basic Rules & Fundamentals: From the movement of each piece to the objective of the game, we'll lay a solid foundation for your chess prowess.

Opening Principles: Discover the secrets behind powerful openings and how they can set the stage for your victory.

Tactical Maneuvers: Learn to unleash devastating tactics like pins, forks, and skewers to outsmart your opponent.

Endgame Essentials: Master the art of endgame strategy, turning even the simplest positions into triumphs.

Practical Play: Put theory into action with hands-on practice sessions and friendly matches.
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$47      
Nature landscape drawings with Fountain view for Beginners using water colour pencil

Nature landscape drawings with Fountain view for Beginners using water colour pencil

Saturday 04 May
East Melbourne - 10am - 2 Hours
Melbourne Drawing Group
Amanda Rahmadhani
Drawing for Beginners: Nature landscape at Grey Street Fountain for Beginners using water colour pencil.

In this class, you will explore various drawing techniques, materials, and styles in a supportive and encouraging environment. From understanding basic shapes and lines to shading and perspective, you will learn essential skills that form the foundation of drawing.

Led by experienced instructors who are passionate about art, you will receive personalised guidance and feedback tailored to your level of experience. Through hands-on exercises and demonstrations, you will gradually build confidence in your drawing abilities and develop your own unique style.
book now
$47      
Design Your Own Chic Basket Class

Design Your Own Chic Basket Class

Saturday 04 May
Vermont South - 10am - 3 Hours
Melbourne Crochet Club
Minh Thuy Truc Pham
Immerse yourself in the art of crochet at our engaging and approachable beginner-friendly class, where you'll delve into crafting beautiful and functional baskets. Whether you're envisioning a charming addition to your home decor or a convenient storage solution, our class offers a delightful journey of creation. With expert guidance, you'll master essential crochet techniques and unleash your creativity to explore a myriad of textures. Join our welcoming community and discover the joy of transforming yarn into stylish and practical pieces tailored to your unique style and needs.
book now
$76      

Watercolor Painting - Composition and Brushwork

Watercolor Painting - Composition and Brushwork

Sunday 05 May
East Melbourne - 10am - 2 Hours
Melbourne Watercolour Group
Jaime Hoe
Discover how to elevate your artwork through mastery of brushwork techniques for creating depth and shadow. Join us for a two-hour workshop focused on watercolour painting composition and brushwork, conducted outdoors on park benches. Led by our seasoned instructor, this session will explore fundamental composition principles and various brush strokes. Delve into colour theory, composition, and brushwork using photo references as you immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. Unravel the complexities of light and shadow to breathe life into your landscapes, all within the serene setting of a beautiful garden.
book now
$43      
Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Sunday 05 May
Doncaster - 10am - 3 Hours
Melbourne Crochet Club
Kay Tan
Step into a world of creativity and craftsmanship as you learn the timeless art of crochet. Perfect for beginners or seasoned participants wishing to brush up on their skills, our class guides you, stitch by stitch, from the gentle art of yarn-holding to the structuring of a traditional granny square. In this nurturing space, every attendee will leave with a firm grasp on basic crochet techniques. Along with your crochet materials provided at no extra cost, we also offer a complimentary tea or coffee when you attend our class, creating a comforting environment that promotes open creativity and camaraderie. Ensure your spot in this iconic gathering of crochet enthusiasts, learn from the best, and sip on your favourite brew; your journey into the beautiful world of crochet starts here.
book now
$84       5 places left
Beginner's II Class

Beginner's II Class

Sunday 12 May
Doncaster - 10am - 3 Hours
Melbourne Crochet Club
Kay Tan
Are you interested in expanding your crochet skills after learning the basics in our beginner class? This class is for you.

In this session, we create and complete a granny square. Learn how to “work in the round” for this little project.

Furthermore, we will learn more fun stitches to expand your stitch library.

Note: this class assumes prior knowledge and confidence in chain stitches, single crochet and double crochet in US terms.

Please enquire if needed.
book now
$92      

ABOUT MELBOURNE
ART
GROUP
Come along to our meetups to improve your art in a relaxed and social atmosphere, and under the guidance of a professional instructor. Complete beginners to experienced artists all welcome.

Our 2 hour meetups are held in a different location each time, usually outdoors.

Bring your own materials which can be anything from pencils or pastels, to watercolour or oils.

If you are a complete beginner all you need to start are a couple of good drawing pencils, a rubber, and a drawing pad.

Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to experienced artists. The instructor is there to help everyone.

The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

Join the Facebook Group here to share your art and enjoy the art of other locals.

You can also subscribe here to receive notifications of upcoming events.

Our meetups and classes are limited to a max of 12 people
REVIEWS
Mark is able to support different levels of skill and interest in his group. I really enjoy his classes.
5/5
Toni-Anne
2024-04-14
We were all new starters
5/5
Anne
2024-03-19
I learned a lot from Mark. Excellent
5/5
Sohila
2024-03-18

This is the second time I have spent a wonderful morning with Mark. I got so much out of the class, learnt so much and gained confidence.
5/5
Toni-Anne
2024-03-17
I really enjoyed this class. Mark is an exceptional teacher. Very patient and helpful and offered step by step guidance. He catered equally for all levels of experience from beginners to advanced. The location in the gardens was lovely. We were lucky to have perfect weather but I do wonder what plan B would be if we had inclement weather?
5/5
Suzanne
2024-02-20
Mark is very good and he spent time with us all individually. Very generous with his knowledge. The seats were very uncomfortable they are not made to sit for very long. Beautiful gardens the atmosphere was beautiful
5/5
Danielle
2024-02-19

I enjoyed it very much. The group was small with personal instruction from a lovely teacher. Welcoming, suitable for all levels.
4/5
Ruth
2024-02-19
Mark was great but I would have bought a chair if I had know we were sitting on park bench as not very comfortable.
4/5
Janet
2024-02-18
It was a great opportunity to improve my skills and have a great morning out with like-minded people.
5/5
Heidi
2023-11-27

very very good.
5/5
Hongmei
2023-09-03
Marc was genuine, helpful, expert in the topic and encouraging. The photos he showed with different perspectives were useful
4/5
Jill
2023-08-20
I got a lot out of the session thanks to Mark's assistance and general tips.
5/5
Rita
2023-08-07

ARTISTS
Mark Cheung
Mark is a visual artist based in Melbourne and having 10 years experiences of Art Instructor for teaching drawing and painting.
PHOTOS
Melbourne Art Group
2023-10-02
Melbourne Art Group
2024-04-12
Title or Location: Moroccan Door
This is an image of a Moroccan door that I fell in love with. I love the intricate design and hold colouring.It was painted in acrylics and ink on canvas. I have fallen in love with bold and rustic architecture and enjoy the process of bringing them to life on canvas.
Credit: Rachel McPhee
Facebook: Rachel McPhee Art
Instagram: rachel_mcphee_art
Melbourne Art Group
2023-10-02

Melbourne Art Group
2024-03-24
Title or Location: Granny's Water Frolic
As I've got older I've found a little bit more freedom to be who I want to be. To find outside of being a parent, wife or worker who I actually am. This image represents that in a fun way!
Credit: Art of Rose Proffitt
Facebook: @artofroseproffitt
Instagram: @artofroseproffitt
Melbourne Art Group
2023-10-02
Melbourne Art Group
2024-03-18
Title or Location: Dragon of Camelot
I have always been a huge fan of fantasy art, Michael Whelan, Boris Valejo, Chris Archillies, This was something new for me to try. The image is sketched and coloured with Ohuhu Markers and on Ohuhu Marker paper
Credit: Rose Proffitt
Facebook: @artofroseproffitt
Instagram: @artofroseproffitt

Melbourne Art Group
2023-10-02
Melbourne Art Group
2024-03-17
Title or Location: Mixed tape
This pencil drawing on canvas is part of a series focused on nostalgia.With the fast pace of today's technology and the various social media trends, I often find myself missing the simple things that I knew while growing up.Many artists have drawn cassette tapes before so I wanted to push the concept a little bit further and hopefully connect with people looking through shared experiences (such as having to wind your tape with a pen or having your favourite mixed taped completely swallowed a
Credit: Cecile Michel
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CecileMichelArt/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cecile_michel_art/
Atlanta Art Group
2024-04-15

Melbourne Art Group
2024-03-09
Title or Location: Switzerland
I created a travel journal, to capture my favourite places. I thought as nice it is to write your best experiences down, it didn't really capture the serenity and peace I felt in most of my travels. Watercolour, with a splash of metallics and outlining, was able to bring me back to my favourite places and remind me of my favourite moments in time.
Credit: Brittany
Instagram: @brittany.crabb
Richmond Art Group
2024-04-15
Melbourne Art Group
2024-01-20
Title or Location: Music Connection
I painted this for a very dear friend who teaches guitar and piano to young people and also teaches music production He has an incredible music studio and he asked me to do a painting for the studio that spoke of what he does.
Credit: Jude Tobin
Facebook: Judy Tobin

Pasadena Art Group
2024-04-10
Allentown Art Group
2024-04-17
Title or Location: Tiffany
This photo was taken by niece. It is her horse and her name is Tiffany. The two were out on a trail ride and stopped by the stump for a beautiful photo.
Credit: Carol Olesh

Cincinnati Art Group
2024-04-17
Title or Location: City of Canals
An experiment using soft pastels on stretched canvas. The texture of the canvas lent itself to the pastels quite well. The image is based on a photo taken by a friend visiting Venice, Italy. By using more vibrant colors than the original, I believe it became more magical.
Credit: Sandy Moore
Facebook: Sandy Moore
Instagram: Moore.4.You
Sydney Art Group
2024-02-25
Leeds Art Group
2024-04-17
Title or Location: Pudsey, Leeds
After taking up mandala painting in my late 60's during lockdown I decided to experiment using fabric scraps withing the design. This is the result of my first try. I am going to expand on this idea in the near future once I obtain more fabric scraps.
Credit: Susan Anderson
Facebook: Sue Anderson

Sydney Art Group
2024-02-25
Belfast Art Group
2024-04-15
Title or Location: New beginnings
I'm new to oils and painting, I would say my style would be fine art and surrealism, no rules and I can escape, experiment and have fun. I painted this scene as I'd came across a beautiful photo of calla Lilly valley in California, I use the idea but made it my ownwith the colours and changed parts of it, I like the perspective and the enchanting mysterious vibe it gave. Returned to art almost a year ago, still finding my way, but determined, excited and fully motivated to reach my potential,
Credit: Emmanuel Cunningham
Instagram: @manoc81
Aberdeen Art Group
2024-04-15
Title or Location: A stag do!
I wanted to paint something that reflected the amazing part of the world that I live in. Scotland has magnificent scenery and wildlife so I was spoilt for choice. These 3 good looking beasts were the result.Acrylics on a 16? x 20? canvas board.
Credit: Keith Price
Facebook: Keith price art
Instagram: Keithprice547

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