Mentative Art, painting and drawing teacher

Mentative Art

Mentative Art

location_on Blackburn North, Melbourne

local_activity classes: Paint and SipClay Sculpture and Hand BuildingOil PaintingPaintingDrawingPotteryPaper Craft and Ink

4.9 (51)
Instagram followers2k

Mentative Art strives to bring up imagination and creativity in our studio by helping students create beautiful art. You are most welcome to join us to explore your talent, you’ll find a blank canvas awaiting you where the world is your oyster. We opened our doors in 2018 and have been creating art and forming artists since.

Art Lessons
“Mentative Art” runs a variety of art classes for kids, teens and adults.

Professional Drawing, Painting, Mixed-Media, Collage, Hand-building clay and lots of fun art activities are available at this school.






Classes


Sip and Paint Class: Paint Your Pet

4.9 (8)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Blackburn North

1 to 16

label $75

Sip and Paint Class: Pink Magnolia Flowers

5.0 (10)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Blackburn North

1 to 16

label $75

Drawing Class for Adults

5.0 (4)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Blackburn North

1 to 6

label $53

Family Painting Class

5.0 (4)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Blackburn North

1 to 4

label $55 - $60

Sip and Paint Class: Woman Portrait with Flowers

5.0 (2)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Blackburn North

1 to 16

label $75

Acrylic Painting Class

5.0 (1)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Blackburn North

1 to 6

label $61

Teens Art Class

5.0 (1)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Blackburn North

1 to 4

label $52

Sip and Paint Class: Amy Winehouse

date_range Fri 31 May, 12:30pm

location_on Blackburn North

1 to 16

label $75

Papier-mâché Course

5.0 (1)

date_range 4 Jun, 18 Jun

location_on Blackburn North

1 to 8

label $135 - $145

Kids Drawing and Painting Class

4.7 (3)

7 to 12 years

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Blackburn North

1 to 18

label $38

School Holiday Art Workshop for Kids

4.9 (7)

5 to 12 years

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Blackburn North

1 to 10

label $38

Kids Holiday Art Workshop: Hand Building Clay

4.5 (2)

5 to 13 years

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Blackburn North

1 to 10

label $46

Full Day School Holiday Art Class for Kids

5 to 12 years

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Blackburn North

1 to 10

label $132

Father's Day Sip and Paint Class

date_range Sun 1 Sep, 10:30am

location_on Blackburn North

1 to 18

label $75 - $85

Learn Drawing for Beginners

5.0 (4)

date_range Runs regularly

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

1 to 4

label $100

Learn Oil Painting for Beginners

5.0 (1)

date_range Runs regularly

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

1 to 4

label $100





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Reviews

(51)


Iman Askari May 2024


One of the best art classes we have for our daughter
Strongly recommend if you are looking for a wonderful art class

Teacher's response

Thank you so much for your kind words. It means a lot to us.

Liz Hamilton May 2024


Was given a choice of painting choices, good step by step guidance, understanding of children at different levels. Venue was convenient, very happy with our paintings.

Teacher's response

Thank you for your positive feedback, Liz! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the painting choices and found our step-by-step guidance helpful. We strive to accommodate children at different levels and create convenient and enjoyable venue for our sessions. We're thrilled that you are happy with your paintings! Thank you for choosing us, and we hope to see you again soon.

Laurence Giudice Apr 2024


Masoomah and I had a really good time and enjoyed painting together for the first time with a great teacher that was very helpful.

Teacher's response

Thank you for your kind words. We are thrilled to hear that you had a great time painting with us for the first time. We hope to see you again for more creative sessions in the future!

Jaroslaw Szymanski Apr 2024


It was my birthday gift. Very nice venue, good location and free parking. Teacher very informative.
Class was good value for money.I improved my painting skills.

Painting class review by Jaroslaw Szymanski - Melbourne

Teacher's response

Thank you for your feedback, Jaroslaw! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your birthday gift with us.
Hope to see you again in our studio
And Thank you for choosing us for your special day!

Alda Pellegrini Apr 2024


I went with my daughter and her partner, we had a lovely time painting our pets. Our teacher was friendly and very helpful. I would definitely do it again.

Teacher's response

Thank you for your nice words, Alda. We're glad that you enjoyed the experience and would love to have you join us again for another painting session.

Phoenix Huang Apr 2024

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


My son tried the class the first time and he enjoyed it. The teacher was able to accommodate his interest in making additional workpieces on top of what the class had arranged for. The art work piece was a great piece for home decoration too!

Teacher's response

Thank you so much for your kind words, appreciate it

Sera Chong Apr 2024


Kids enjoyed the session - thought the teacher was really nice and helpful. The art work the kids brought home were beautiful.

Teacher's response

Thank you so much for your kind words, appreciate it

Jaroslaw Szymanski Apr 2024

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


It was my birthday gift voucher.
Theacher was very informative, helpfull and knowledgeable.
Venue was clean and well equiped.
I learn basic painting, drawing, color mixing.
Highly recomended. Friendly stuff, good location free car park

Painting class review by Jaroslaw Szymanski - Melbourne

Teacher's response

Thank you for your review, Jaroslaw! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your painting and drawing session with us. We're thrilled that you found our teacher informative, helpful, and knowledgeable. It's great to hear that you found the venue clean and well-equipped, and that you were able to learn basic painting, drawing, and color mixing techniques. We appreciate your recommendation and are happy that you had a positive experience with our friendly staff and convenient location with free parking. Thank you for choosing us for your birthday gift voucher, and we hope to see you again soon!

Lye-Meng Michele Chan Apr 2024


My 7yo daughter loved the lesson and felt proud of her artwork, thank you Effie!

Troy Daniels Mar 2024

2 ClassBento workshops attended


It was an absolutely incredible experience with Mentative Art! Super fun date night, and was guided every step of the way as we attempted to paint our beloved dogs. Something were definitely going to look at doing again, but bringing along some more friends next time! Can't recommend enough ️

Teacher's response

Thank you for sharing your experience with us, Troy!'re thrilled to hear that you had an incredible time painting your beloved dogs at Mentative Art. We're glad you enjoyed your date night and felt guided every step of the way. It's great to hear you're planning on joining us again with more friends next time! We look forward to seeing you all and creating more beautiful art together. Thank you for the recommendation!

Emily Mowat Mar 2024


I bought a voucher for this class so my partner could paint a portrait of her cat. Effie was very patient and ensured that we all got one on one assistance (especially with the eyes!) She had a keen eye for detail that really helped the pets come to life.

Painting class review by Emily Mowat - Melbourne

Teacher's response

Thank you for your wonderful feedback, Emily! We're delighted to to that you and your partner enjoyed the portrait painting class with Effie. It's great to know that she provided one-on-one assistance and helped bring your pet portraits to life. We hope you cherish the portraits of your cat for years to come. Thank you for choosing our class!

Helen van Gemert Mar 2024


I really enjoyed trying a drawing class for the first time. The prompts provided gave me something to work towards and the instructor showed me how to start then build up the design and add shading. She also helped me to understand perspective to bring the drawing to life. I will definitely be doing another class.

Teacher's response

Hi Helen, Thank you so much for your nice words. Appreciate it. We’ll be glad to have you in our studio again.

Nishi Kedar Mar 2024

2 ClassBento workshops attended


My 7y old daughter loves Effie’s painting classes! She is learning to create different types of art pieces as gifts for our family!

Teacher's response

Thank you for your kind words. It's wonderful to hear that she is learning to create different types of art pieces as gifts for your family. We hope she continues to enjoy the classes and keeps exploring her creativity. Thank you for choosing Effie's painting classes!

Izzy Bell Feb 2024


This was a birthday gift. We chose a paint and sip class painting our pet. The studio was located in a peaceful strip of shops and was a spacious venue decorated with beautiful art to feel inspired and/ or purchase. Our teacher was very kind, patient and helpful We learnt a lot of different techniques and amazed we were able to walk away with a cute painting of our pets. We hope to return another day for another wholesome session.

Lusha Liu Feb 2024


Nice art studio, my 7yo daughter’s first class and she managed to finish a nice painting.
Highly recommend Effie and her art studio.

Painting class review by Lusha Liu - Melbourne

Teacher's response

Thank you for your kind words, Lusha! We're delighted to hear that your daughter enjoyed her first class and was able to complete a nice painting. We appreciate your recommendation and we are looking forward to seeing her soon.

Diedre Holmes Feb 2024


Our teacher was very kind and attentive. Even good for people who don’t consider themselves artsy like me! Felt very accomplished at the end.

Teacher's response

Thank you for your kind feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the class class felt accomplished at the end. We appreciate your positive comments and hope to see you again in the future!

Hyunju Moon Jan 2024


My 5years old daughter enjoyed the class and she did a great job with the teacher.

Teacher's response

We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you both again soon for more creative fun!

Ryan Alamdara Jan 2024


The art teacher has been fantastic with my son, fostering his creativity and enthusiasm for art. My son enjoyed the lesson with her

Teacher's response

It's wonderful to hear that the art teacher has had such a positive impact on your son's creativity and enthusiasm for art. We're thrilled that he enjoyed the lesson with her. Thank you for your kind words and we hope to continue fostering his love for art in future lessons.

Hannah Rachel Bourbon Jan 2024


Very fun class! Effie was lovely and helped us complete a beautiful painting in a short amount of time.

Teacher's response

Thank you so much for your kind words. We're delighted to hear that you had a fun time in our class.
Hope to see you again in our art studio

Tonicha Brown Jan 2024


The class was amazing for some of us who said we couldn't paint we all did great pieces. The class was so relaxed which made us feel so welcoming and relaxed. it great to be so close to the studio for my team does not have to travel to much.

Teacher's response

It's always rewarding to see our students surprise themselves with their artistic abilities. We strive to create a relaxed and welcoming environment where everyone can feel comfortable exploring their creativity. We're also glad to hear that the proximity of our studio was convenient for your team. Thank you for choosing us and we hope to see you again soon for another enjoyable painting session!

Sheetal Shenvi Jan 2024


The Art teacher was very knowledgeable and helpful by showing my daughter the right strokes and painting styles to use. There was a variety of paintings displayed around the room with appropriate supplies. My daughter loved the whole experience at Mentative Art Studio as there were vibrant colors to use and different paint brushes to choose from.

Teacher's response

We strive to provide a variety of art art and a vibrant atmosphere atmosphere our students to enjoy. We're glad to hear that your daughter loved her experience at Mentative Art Studio and found the teacher to be knowledgeable knowledgeable helpful. We hope to see you both again soon for more creative adventures! Thank you for choosing us.

Sarah Mousavi Jan 2024


Fantastic first art lesson! Engaging, supportive, and my son is eager for more. Great start to his artistic journey!

School Holiday Art Workshop for Kids review by Sarah Mousavi - Melbourne

Teacher's response

We strive to create engaging and supportive lessons, so so're thrilled to hear hear your son had such a a first art lesson with us! It's always exciting to see young artists eager to continue on their artistic journey. We appreciate you choosing us and we look forward to welcoming your son back for more enriching art experiences. Thank you for your kind words!

Alexandra Acosta Jan 2024


Effi was extremely talented and was able to guide us through the process and give us space to enjoy exploring ourselves. Thanks for a great morning

Teacher's response

We greatly appreciate your feedback, Alexandra. We're thrilled thrilled hear that Effi's guidance and instruction allowed you to explore and enjoy the process. We hope you had a great morning and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Thank you for choosing us

Scofield Cai Jan 2024


My 7-year-old and 6-year-old love the class, they had so much fun and they were looking forward to the next lesson.

Teacher's response

Thank you for your feedback, Scofield! We are delighted to hear that your 7-year-old and 6-year-old had a blast in our class and are excited for the next lesson. We strive to create a fun and engaging environment where children can enjoy learning and exploring new things. We can't wait to have them back for more fun and learning. See you soon!

Melanie Jones Jan 2024


My daughter and I had a great day out. Everything was supplied & all we had to bring was the snacks & drinks. We selected a picture each of an icecream & snowman and then started our session. Effie was absolutely lovely and gave some really helpful tips along the way. She was incredibly supportive and positive. The venue was easy to find and presented beautifully. We would love to come back again.
We both thoroughly enjoyed it and loved the finished results. Thanks again Effie.

Lisa Butler Jan 2024


It's amazing to think that if painting is entirely new to you that after a few hours you can come home with something to be proud of! My mum and I did this class with Effie and she guided us through each step of the way.

Painting class review by Lisa Butler - Melbourne

Teacher's response

We strive to provide a welcoming and supportive environment for all of our students, whether they are completely new to painting or have some experience. We're glad to hear that you and your mom enjoyed the class with Effie and that she guided you through each step of the way. It's truly rewarding when our students leave feeling proud of their artwork. We hope to have the opportunity to paint with you again in the future. Thank Thank for choosing our class

Emily Lou Jan 2024

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Kids like your class, they said you teacher them how to draw, instead of letting them draw by themselves.

Teacher's response

Thank you for your feedback, Emily! We're delighted to hear that the the enjoyed our class and found value in our teaching methods. Our aim is to provide guidance and support to aspiring young artists, helping them develop their drawing skills and discover their creativity. By teaching them how to draw, we hope to equip them with the necessary techniques and knowledge to create their own unique artworks. We strive to create a balance between instruction and allowing the kids to express themselves through their drawings. Thank you for choosing our class, and we look forward to seeing you and the kids again soon!

Alistair de Boer Dec 2023


Great experience, teacher was amazing! Highly recommend to anyone interested in painting (and sipping alcohol)!

Teacher's response

Thank you for your wonderful review, Alistair! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great experience and found our teacher amazing. It's always our goal to provide a fun and enjoyable painting experience for our guests, and we're glad that you enjoyed sipping alcohol while painting. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to have you back for another memorable session soon. Thank you for choosing us!

Lily Fung Dec 2023


Love this art class; the teacher was great, friendly, knowledgeable and patient. Highly recommended to everyone.

Teacher's response

Their knowledge and patience are definitely qualities that we value in our instructors. We strive to create a friendly and welcoming environment for all of our students.
Thank you for recommending our art class to others. We truly appreciate it and hope to see you again soon. Keep up the great work!

Sze Sze Alice Li Dec 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Good teacher, good environment, teacher and student ratios are suitable, my kids feels happy to have class here.

Teacher's response

Thank you for your wonderful review, Sze! We are delighted to hear that you have had such a positive experience with us. Our team of teachers is dedicated to creating a good learning environment and ensuring that the teacher and student ratios are suitable. We are thrilled to know that your kids feel happy and comfortable in our classes.

We strive to provide a supportive and encouraging atmosphere for our students, so it's very rewarding to hear that your kids are enjoying their classes with us. We believe that when students feel happy and comfortable, they are more likely to thrive and excel in their learning journey.

Thank you for choosing our school and entrusting us with your kids' education. We look forward to continuing to provide them with a positive and enriching learning experience.

Kadek Andini Dec 2023


Simple, easy to book, email correspondences were prompt and just great. We’ll definitely come back for some other projects.

Sip and Paint Class: Christmas Reindeer review by Kadek Andini - Melbourne

Teacher's response

Thank you for your wonderful review, Kadek! We are thrilled to hear that you found our booking process simple and easy, and that our email correspondences were prompt and great. We strive to provide excellent customer service and make the booking experience as smooth as possible. We would be delighted to work with you again on any future projects. Thank you for choosing us

Brooke Little Nov 2023


Great class for people just starting out and people more advanced wanting to improve their art skills

Teacher's response

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback, Brooke. We hope you enjoyed the class and that it helped you in your artistic journey. Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any further questions or need any additional support. Thank you for choosing our class

Brooke Little Nov 2023


Did a few drawing lessons and each one was great learned a lot of skills

Brooke Little Nov 2023


Great class the teacher knows a lot about drawing. I enjoyed learning new drawing skills throughout this class on classbento

Lucy Desmond Nov 2023

17 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Wonderful space. Excellent teacher. Easy parking. Would absolutely recommend attending an art class as this studio. Will return again for another class.

Teacher's response

We appreciate your recommendation and are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your art class at our studio. We strive to create a wonderful space for our students to learn and create. We're also glad to hear that you found our teacher to be excellent and that parking was easy for you. We look forward to welcoming you back for another class in the future. Thank you for choosing our studio and for your kind words!

Natalie Handy Nov 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Effie was a fantastic teacher, I had low expectations as I had never attempted to sketch before this class but Effie was polite and patient with me.

Drawing Class for Adults review by Natalie Handy - Melbourne

Teacher's response

Hi Natalie,
Thank you so much for your kind words. That means a lot to us. We're delighted that her patience and politeness made your sketching experience a positive one. Keep up the great work and don't hesitate to reach out if you have any further questions or if there's anything else we can assist you with. Thank you for choosing Effie as your teacher!
We hope to see you again at our studio.
Regard,
Mentative Art team

Terena K Nov 2023


Beautiful class, great pace and lovely atmosphere. Would definitely recommend for a relaxing, fun night!

Teacher's response

Thank you so much for your kind words. Terena! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our class and had a relaxing, fun night.
We truly appreciate your recommendation and hope to see you again soon for another relaxing and fun night. Thank you for choosing us!

Toni Paykel Nov 2023


Had a lovely class today learning paper mache. Creative and very talented teacher who was lovely to work with. Highly recommend this class- something different and lots of fun!

Teacher's response

Thank you for your lovely review, Toni! We're so glad to hear that you you your paper mache class and had a positive experience with your teacher.

Joanne Oct 2023


My family enjoyed this new experience. My daughter loved it and my husband was amazed as to how he was able to do it! Daughter is bugging me to return . I'll save up to come back! I thought the activity kind of relaxes the mind.
Thanks to Effie for guiding us along the way.

Teacher's response

Thank you so much for your kind words. I appreciate it. Hope to see you and your lovely daughter in my art studio again.

Faye Varney Oct 2023


Thankyou we really enjoyed this and learnt some techniques we are really bad but managed to make an actual reconisble drawing so thankyou

Teacher's response

Thank you for your kind words, Faye! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our session and learned some techniques. Even if you consider yourselves beginners, it's great to hear that you were able to create a recognizable drawing. Keep practicing, and remember that progress comes with time and practice. We hope to see you again soon and continue to assist you in further improving your skills. Thank you for choosing us!

Anonymised ClassBento student Oct 2023


Such a friendly environment with lots of help and guidance. My 14 year old daughter and I had a fantastic time and will be back again. Thanks for a great day!

Connie Kormas Oct 2023


Effie was very generous with her knowledge and so helpful when we couldn’t get it right. Venue was easy to find with unlimited front door parking. Very enjoyable experience.

Teacher's response

Thanks for your kind words. We hope to see you again soon!

Jingyu Wang Oct 2023


Good to know that the teacher said no matter how many people booked in she will still run the class. For this time my friend and I had a good time painting while enjoying some drinks. Teacher offered some help and good suggestions, the whole class was fun.

Teacher's response

Thank you for sharing your feedback.

Nicole de Sousa Sep 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


It was very good love the experience. I enjoyed making clay face but the clay
Face of Greek sculptures
But otherwise was very fun and enjoying it very much and I like how interactive you were I also liked when you help the kids make other stuff that wasn’t on The website and I like how you made the mums do some of the work to help the kids

Trudi Elvey Aug 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


My first drawing class was fun and relaxing. Effie had great patience in guiding me and showing techniques. I really enjoyed this class

Drawing Class for Adults review by Trudi Elvey - Melbourne

Trudi Elvey Aug 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Effie was so welcoming and made me feel totally comfortable. This was my first experience with acrylic painting and Effie took me through every step of the way, explaining ans showing me techniques. She gave great advice and I can't wait to try another class. Highly recommended!

Sip and Paint Class: Paint Your Pet review by Trudi Elvey - Melbourne

Carissa Fu Jul 2023


My daughter told me she enjoyed the time in the class and she would love to keep learning here.

Joanne O'Bree Jun 2023


My sister and cousin and I had the best reunion in your class. It was actually very relaxing and such a great way to leave the stress behind. Even just being able to mix paint and create truly unique colour was such a great experience. Our teacher Effie was a humble and talented teacher whose own art is truly amazing. I will definitely be back again and will be recommending this class to all of my friends.

Painting class review by Joanne O'Bree - Melbourne

Kylie Wallace May 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


It was incredible! I actually learnt so much and what a beautiful studio. I highly recommend this class. You will love it!

Sip and Paint Class: Paint Your Pet review by Kylie Wallace - Melbourne

Ioanna Stavrou May 2023


Amazing way to spend the evening- teacher Effie is extremely knowledgeable, helpful and sweet. Great atmosphere, all equipment supplied in the venue- Highly recommend

Painting class review by Ioanna Stavrou - Melbourne

Judy Palmer Mar 2023


Teacher Effie was very friendly, experienced patient and knowledgable. She has a relaxed teaching style and I learnt so much.
So enjoyable and relaxing and learnt a new skill.

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