ART101 Studio @ S.P.A.C.E Kenmore | Cnr Branton & Paley Street | Kenmore Hills 4069 | 0450 422 545

Welcome to Art101 Studios

Brisbane charcoal portrait drawing classes

Drawing Classes for Adults

If the last time you picked up a pencil was at school or you love the idea of drawing but think stick figures are all you could produce then WE WANT YOU! Our drawing classes are perfect for newbies who might be a little hesitant.

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Modern Watercolour for Beginners

Does the delicate transparency of watercolour excite your eye? Have you admired the dreamy and ethereal qualities of watercolours? Join us in the studio and discover the 101 ways of working with watercolours.

Yes, I'm ready to try

Oil Painting Classes for Adults

Have you dabbled in oil painting and produced mud? Or maybe you love looking at oil paintings and have secretly wished you could create something similar? We will demystify the creative process and empower you.

Go On, You Know You Want To

Art Play Workshops

If you want to try your hand at art before committing to ongoing classes, our One Day Art Play & Creative Quickie Workshops are a great introduction to creative play & all materials are supplied for use on the day. Our workshops are twice as much fun when you bring a friend.

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Soft Pastel Painting Classes

If you enjoy the tactile aspects of colour blending with your fingers and don't mind a bit of chalk dust then painting with soft chalk pastels may be just your thing!

Learn how to create impressionist landscapes. still life and portraits.

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Contemporary Art Classes for teenagers in Brisbane

Youth Studio for Teens

Our studio is a relaxed and informal environment where your teenager's creative potential is nurtured with core skills to take their arts practice to the next level.

We're all about empowering young artists who are passionate about their creative expression.

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ART101 @ S.P.A.C.E.

Corner of Branton & Paley Streets
Kenmore Hills, Brisbane
Queensland. Australia

By Appointment Only

(m) 0450 422 545

Parking Available
Wheelchair Accessible

What Students have to say

Mel has so much experience and love for art that she inspires me to grow whatever tiny amount of creativity I possess.

Mel naturally connects with each student’s individual style and preference, then challenges us with helpful techniques and also understanding on the why and how.

Mel is the very best art teacher and such a lovely person too!

Lorraine 2018 - 2021

Mel, thank you so much for making our daughter's first drawing class such a positive experience, she has her spring back in her step and is ready for more.

Thanks so much for everything, you have been such a wonderful art teacher and thank Piper too!!

Susie - 2021

I have been with Mel for 9 years and still find her classes inspiring.

Mel has extensive knowledge and experience in the full range of art mediums and her interpersonal skills are terrific.

She is very knowledgeable and her communication style is encouraging, confidence building and friendly.

Mel can bring out the sleeping artist from within !!

Thank you Mel!

Gael 2012 - 2021

We went to Mel for charcoal drawing lessons having ZERO experience in art and we couldn’t have been happier with the results.

Mel is a great teacher and her guidance helped us create drawings we were proud to hang on any wall.

Highly recommend her lessons!

Luke & Paula 2018

Mel is by far the best visual arts teacher we have ever been to!

She has brought out the talent of our 14 year old daughter - we had no idea how talented she was until we went to Mel - and our words can't express our sincere gratitude! Young to old, any type of medium, so very talented - we love you Mel!

Robina S. 2011 - 2015

I always wanted to take art classes. Drawing was something I thought I am not capable of, abstract painting maybe, but certainly not drawing.

First thing Mel told me when I decided to give it a go was that
I will be surprised what I am capable of and after just 2 classes, I was surprised!

I enjoy every class as it is
amazing to be around creative people who encourage one another. It is a great place, great teacher. Highly recommended.

Snezana 2020 -21

A great relaxed atmosphere where you can learn so much about yourself and your abilities with pencil, charcoal, paint brush - whatever!

Mel is the best guide ever, Mel is amazing!

Thank you so much Mel.

Neyta 2012 -2020

Art classes with Mel have been a wonderful distraction from my everyday life.

For 2 hours I focus on something just for fun and have achieved results that I would never have thought possible.

Mel pushes us outside of our comfort zone (and makes it ok to go outside the lines!).

Ophelia 2019 - 2021

I have been painting with Mel since 2013 and have been fortunate enough to try all different mediums.

When using oils, Mel has pushed me to try new things. I love coming to classes and seeing what I can create with her help. Most recently (2021) I have been playing with palette knives.

Laura 2013 - 2021

Student Gallery

The artworks below are a small sample of newbie students' work created in our studio.

A Selection from ART101 Students

Yes, You Can!

Amaze Yourself

You CAN Draw!

Pet portraits

Everyone CAN Paint!

Discover A New Passion

Better than Paint and Sip

Better Than Meditation

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