About Brisbane Painting Classes

Marcel DesbiensMaster Artist Marcel Desbiens

Brisbane Painting Classes is a small and vibrant boutique style art school founded by Master Artist Marcel Desbiens in 2005. The school originated and grew from a general appetite on technical knowledge for the art of painting. Marcel believes anyone can paint, all you need is good  instructions on how to use the tools, learn the skills and techniques.

Marcel originally learned from French Canadian artists the methods of the Renaissance paintings from the Old Masters such as Caravaggio, Rubens and Rembrandt and later started to teach the traditional techniques of Oil Painting.

Marcel’s passion for painting and his enormous in-depth knowledge for the medium of oil is transparent and can be seen while preparing for an exhibition or teaching in class. The Students will experience learning to paint in a real artist studio while gaining practical painting skills and techniques.

We offer genuine and authentic high level art instruction, for both the  fun loving and the very dedicated art minded. All Art Classes are designed to give a strong foundation of artistic ability, to prepare for a professional career in art or a lifetime of enjoyment as a skilled amateur. Our painting classes are suitable for everyone, from beginner to the quite advanced.

We offer a variety of different mediums including Oil, Acrylic, Watercolour, Drawing, Charcoal and Pastel. You can view our upcoming Courses and Workshops by viewing our timetable of events.

You can also view our Frequently Asked Questions page to find out more about what Level is best for you, how to pay and class sizes and what you need to bring.

We are tucked away in a large open planned art studio in Albion with high ceilings and walls filled with wonderful paintings to inspire creativity. We offer a range of unique Short Courses and Specialty Workshops by Marcel Desbiens and other professional Award Winning artists from interstate and overseas.

We keep our classes small to ensure personal tuition and maximum learning while helping to build confidence in a supportive and friendly environment.

If you need assistance in planning your art venture, contact us today!

Support Staff

Yasmin Bergamini
Yasmin Bergamini

Most of my working life has been spent in the childcare and school environment with young children. I joined Brisbane Painting Classes in 2009 to work part time with Master Artist Marcel Desbiens in assisting him in the administrative task. Since then I have increased my involvement in the various duties in operating an art school.  I assist in updating information on our website,  accounting  and marketing. while Marcel gradually phases out the administration side of the business to concentrate on his teaching and art production. I assist in sourcing local, Interstate and International Award Winning Artists bringing them to our Albion Studio to share their knowledge and skills. I  love being  part of a passionate  and dedicated team.

Gabriella Kosztolanyi
Gabriella Kosztolányi

Gabriella Kosztolanyi has been the web developer and all round tech support person for Brisbane Painting Classes for the last several years. She’s a digital nomad and currently resides in Budapest, Hungary. You can find out more about her here.

Need help? Contact customer support on (07) 3262 1808 / 0409 641 426 during business hours 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.