Friday Evening Studio Art for Children grades 6-8

Friday Evening Studio Art for Children grades 6-8

Foundational Techniques in Painting and Drawing


This is a specialised course in painting and drawing. Ongoing course that is run by term and focuses on the development of foundational techniques for painting and drawing, combined with a mentoring style support for children producing their own artwork. Participants can work in the drawing or painting media of their choice. Teachers will also work with parents and guardians to find the right balance of technical/ creative for their child.

This class is for students who are interested in creating outside of regular school hours and would like to further develop their artistic skills. We aim to nurture our students’ natural artistic ability and interests, whilst also teaching the fundamentals of art practice.

These courses are all beginner-friendly! We keep our class sizes small and have a teacher and teacher’s assistant for the younger age groups. Students get plenty of one on one instruction from teachers to guide them on their individual artist’s journey.

Children’s and Teen’s classes are grouped by school year level. Students should enroll in the class group corresponding to the same year level they attend at school.  As we focus on delivering quality art education to our students, our years of experience have taught us that students are best supported when surrounded by like-minded and similarly aged peers.

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What you will learn

  • This is a specialised course in painting and drawing which focuses on the development of foundational techniques, combined with a mentoring style support for children and teens producing their own artwork.

What you will get

  • Quality one on one tuition time and in group. All art materials are supplied
Parking Info

Level 1, 85 Union St, Armadale VIC 3144

The entrance to Union Studio is on Union Street, a few metres from Glenferrie Road. The entrance is shared with UP.

Free parking

  • There are many 2-hour council free parking spaces in the vicinity of the studio.
  • There are unrestricted parking places on High street (about 5-10 minutes walk), but look for clearways.
  • There is up to 3 hours free parking in the Malvern Central car park (about 6 minutes walk).
  • Parking limits are heavily monitored in this area.

Paid parking

Malvern Central Carpark rates (about 6 minutes walk).

Park with us FREE* for the first three hours.0-3 hours  FREE*3-4 hours  $54-5 hours $105-6 hours $20>6 hours  $35*3 hours free parking only. When vehicle re-enters within 60 minutes after exiting, additional charges apply.

Public Transport


  •  Tram No.16 travels along Glenferrie Road. The studio is near the corner of Glenferrie Road and Union Street, on Union Street.


  • Union Studio is a 10 minute walk from the Malvern Railway Station. Services from this station include the Crabourne, Frankston and Pakenham lines.

What to bring

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What to wear


Appropriate for

Children school grades 6-8

Melbourne Art Class

Vendor since 2024

We offer a wide range of quality education art classes in Melbourne, including drawing classes, painting classes, life drawing classes, japanese ink classes and art therapy for both adults and children.

Melbourne Art Class presents a regular program of high quality courses and workshops presented by some of Melbourne’s best artists and teachers.

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Your Teacher

Olivia York is a Melbourne-based artist, illustrator and Australiana enthusiast. She creates witty and whimsical watercolour illustrations, inspired by our Australian flora and fauna.

Olivia’s illustrations have adorned food trucks, feature walls, children’s books, clothing, packaging and homewares. They have also been featured in several tv shows, books and magazines including Better Homes and Gardens, Frankie magazine and Koala (Thames & Hudson). Olivia has collaborated with such brands as House, Lalaland and Nutella.

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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.


  • A refund can be requested 8 days before class starts. An admin fee of AU$30.00 applies.
  • A transfer can be requested 5 days before the class starts. An admin fee of AU$3.00 applies.
  • A credit note can be requested 1 hour before the class starts. An admin fee of AU$55.00 applies.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

Terms & Conditions

MAC makes financial commitments well in advance of a course beginning, by providing a high quality of teachers, studios, and materials based upon enrolment numbers received. MAC class sizes are also limited to ensure students receive sufficient attention in class, resulting in a narrow profit margin. Therefore late requests for withdrawal make it difficult for MAC to remain viable as a service provider. MAC’s Terms & Conditions are designed to strike a fair balance between these prior financial commitments and any request received for withdrawal. Prior withdrawal is outlined elsewhere.

Course withdrawal after the beginning of a course

  • If you are unable to attend a session we are unable to provide you with any credit, refund or replacement class due to MAC’s small class sizes and prior financial commitments. This applies to all term courses, short courses and multi-day workshops. Please consider this carefully prior to enrolling.
  • Swapping between courses or course deferrals are not accepted due to our small class sizes and MAC’s experience of disruption caused to classes.
  • Exceptions: At the discretion of MAC management, we may provide a credit for injury or illness if a current medical certificate can be provided. This will be determined on a case by case basis and ultimately decided by MAC. Retrospective requests are not permitted once the course has ended.

Class cancellations and numbers

  • Classes may be cancelled if there are insufficient enrolments. In this instance, a full refund will be offered to students who have enrolled and paid for any classes cancelled by Melbourne Art Classes. In some cases and where available, a make-up class may be offered as an alternative option. This refund does not apply to unforeseen events or catastrophes (please refer below to ‘Force Majeure’).

Force Majeure

  • Where a Force Majeure event such as an unavoidable or unforeseen interruption occurs to the courses or workshops, MAC may not be able to meet its obligations or may only partially be able to meet its obligations. This includes closure due to disease, government direction or health department direction. In the event that a course or class(es) are missed due to a Force Majeure event, MAC will endeavour to provide a rescheduled course or class. If a suitable reschedule is not possible, MAC may provide a credit or refund at management discretion, however a credit or refund cannot be guaranteed because of the hardship also experienced by MAC.

If this policy concerns you or if you have any questions, please contact us via email ( and we will be happy to discuss it with you.

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