Scribble Cat Studios, drawing teacher

Scribble Cat Studios

Scribble Cat Studios

location_on Melbourne

local_activity classes: Watercolour PaintingDrawingPainting

4.8 (37)

Scribble Cat Studios is a new and independent art studio in Melbourne. It was founded by Dr Mara Jordan a European trained artist, academic and educator with over two decades of professional experience.

While we are dedicated to produce our own art, we are also offering a series of inspiring art classes and workshops for adults and teenagers. Our innovative course program focuses on specialised classes in drawing, painting, illustration, comic art, animation, visual storytelling, and portfolio mentoring.

Furthermore, we offer unique ‘art & impact’ classes supporting environmental, animal & wildlife protection and social causes. The focus lies not only on teaching the technical skills of drawing but also to create meaningful work and to encourage the participants individual growth as artists.

At Scribble Cat Studios, our mission is to create a relaxed, fun, and nurturing space for all kinds of artists - beginners to professionals - to come together and express their creative sides.

Whether you’re a professional looking for new inspiration, a brand-new student hoping to improve your drawing skills, or if you’re simply interested in picking up a new hobby, Scribble Cat Studios is here to welcome you and support you on your artistic journey.




Nila Issabre May 2024

My daughter had an amazing time during the manga drawing class and cannot wait to go back. She has learnt a lot of new tricks and use different materials. I highly recommend it.

Teacher's response

Thank you for your glowing review! I'm thrilled to hear that Nila had an amazing time during the manga drawing class and is eager to return. I appreciate your recommendation and look forward to having your daughter back for more creative and fun classes!

Iryna Korzh May 2024

My child felt very comfortable and absolutely loved the teacher and the class. We will be back

Teacher's response

Thank you for your wonderful feedback! I'm happy to hear that Oliver felt comfortable and loved the class. It's always great to know that students are feeling at ease in our classes. Looking forward to welcoming Oli back for more creative Manga art!

Luxmi Kajendra May 2024

She was so lovely and fun and really showed us some nice techniques to do watercolour painting!

Teacher's response

Thank you, Luxmi, for your lovely review! I'm delighted to hear that you had a great time learning watercolour painting techniques with me. It was a pleasure to have you in the class, and I look forward to seeing you again for more painting sessions!

Amy Russell May 2024

Amazing! So much fun, I was a bit scared of drawing but the instructions were so clear and it was such a relaxing and fun vibe. Highly recommend. Looking forward to the next.

Drawing Course: Foundations review by Amy Russell - Melbourne

Teacher's response

Thank you, Amy, for your amazing review! I am so glad to hear that you had fun and felt relaxed during the drawing class. It's wonderful to hear that the instructions were clear and helped you overcome your initial fear of drawing. I am looking forward to have you join us for the next one. Keep up the great work continue enjoying the drawing journey!

Karen Coffield Apr 2024

Mara is so friendly and positive, knowledgeable and a great drawing teacher. She had all the materials set out as well as our still life subjects. Under her guidance I was able to achieve a lovely still life and totally surprised myself

Teacher's response

Thank you, Karen for your kind words! I am thrilled to hear that you had such a positive experience in my drawing class. I'm glad that you found my teaching style informative, and that you enjoyed the process of creating your lovely still life. It was a pleasure to have you in class and I look forward to seeing you continue to explore your artistic talents in the future!

Zina Teoh Apr 2024

It was a lovely class and great teacher. I learned a lot and enjoyed the afternoon.

Teacher's response

Thank you, Zina, for your lovely words about the class. It's always a pleasure to see students having a great experience and making progress in their learning. Looking forward to having you back in class soon!

Anvika Nayak Apr 2024

The class was really good and Anvika liked it, we are looking forward attending more classes.

Teacher's response

Thank you for your positive feedback! I'm glad to hear that Anvika enjoyed the class and is looking forward to attending more. It always great to hear that students are eager to continue learning and improving their skills. I look forward to seeing you in our future classes!

David Dong Thanh Nguyen Mar 2024

Good class, very useful class and it do not make me feel nervous. I very love this class

Teacher's response

Thank you, David, for your positive review! I am delighted to hear that you found the class useful and enjoyable without feeling nervous. It's fantastic to know that you love the class and feel comfortable while learning. Your feedback is truly appreciated, and I look forward to having you in class again soon!

Pejman Hajbabaie Mar 2024

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Nice environment
Professional teacher
My children especially my son who is older like it

Diana Booth Mar 2024

Had fun but it was more like a club people who like drawing than a class to learn techniques for me and my friend

Teacher's response

Thank you for sharing your feedback! I I am glad to hear that you and your friend had fun in our manga drawing class. It's great to know that you enjoyed the creative atmosphere that felt more like a club of manga drawing enthusiasts. It was a small group and I have demonstrated various techniques on a one to one basis, in particular to the children who needed more help or asked for it. You and your friend have done a great job, keep up the good work!

Heather Steen Feb 2024

Teacher was engaging and very helpful
She clearly has a wealth of knowledge and delivered it in a very easy to understand way

Sienna Bautista Jan 2024

My 8 year old loved this Manga Character Art Class. Mara was such a great and super friendly and talented teacher! Mara taught the kids how to use the Copic markers which was something new for my daughter.
All materials were provided even though we brought our own

Please run more of these workshops during the school holidays. We will be back.

Teacher's response

Thank you for your wonderful review! I am thrilled to hear that your daughter loved the Manga Character Art Class and had a great time learning new skills. It makes me happy to know that I was able to introduce something new to your daughter, like blending colours using Copic markers.
Yes, our Manga classes run on a regular basis and we will definitely run more workshops during the school holidays.
Thank you for your support, and I look forward to welcoming you and your daughter back for more fun and creative classes in the future!

Tracey Lowe Jan 2024

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Absolutely loved the class! Our teacher was lovely and obviously very skilled but explained the concepts in easy to understand terms for a beginner like me and instilled confidence. We sat outside in the sunshine in the park and drew trees. What a great way to spend an afternoon. Who knew - I can actually draw! What fun! Can't wait for the next class! Highly recommend i

Teacher's response

Thank you, Tracey, for your glowing review'm thrilled to hear that you loved the class and had a fantastic experience. It's always my goal to make sure beginners like you feel comfortable and confident in their artistic abilities. I am looking forward to have you back for the next class! Thank you for recommending me, and keep up the amazing work!

Aljo Taffard-Phillips Jan 2024

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Mara was a wonderful teacher for introducing us to the foundations of drawing, fundamental techniques and also sharing her experiences.
The 2 hours flew by, and enjoyed every minute. Good value.
Very easy going class and vibe.

Teacher's response

Thank you, for your kind words about my teaching skills and the enjoyable experience you had in my drawing class. I am happy to hear that the two hours flew by and that you found the class to be easy-going and laid-back. I appreciate your positive feedback and are glad that you found it to be good value for your time. Keep up the great work and hope to see you again in one of my art classes!

Mary Riley Jan 2024

Mara was a generous and talented drawing teacher. She adapted her style and tuition to the individual students. She was warm and encouraging

Teacher's response

Thank you, Mary, for your generous review! I I delighted to hear that you enjoyed my drawing classes and felt that I adapted well to your individual style and needs. It is always my goal to create a warm and encouraging environment where students can feel comfortable and inspired to explore their artistic talents. Your kind words mean a lot to me, and I appreciate your recognition of my teaching abilities. I look forward to having you in class again and continuing to support your artistic journey!

Pam Dowell Nov 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Love my art lessons with Mara. With her guidance and knowledge my skills are improving all the time. There is usually a small group of students, so the learning environment is very relaxed and fun.

Teacher's response

Thank you, Pam for your very kind words and sharing your positive experience! It is wonderful to hear that you feel your skills are continually improving and that you enjoy our fun and relaxed classes! Looking forward to teach you again in one of our future classes!

Karen Coleman Nov 2023

Highly recommend this class. The teacher was so lovely and our girls felt very relaxed with her. They learnt new techniques and produced some lovely work. Plenty of resources available to use on the day. The studio space was light and bright and there was room to move. The girls had such a great time that we booked another session before we left the venue.

Teacher's response

Thank you Karen for your wonderful review! I am happy to hear that the girls had such a great time in our class! It is fantastic that they felt relaxed and had fun while learning new techniques and producing lovely work! I look forward to seeing you again for another creative session!

Maria Ranallo Nov 2023

The teacher was knowledgeable and did a great job of working closely with each student.

Rani Nocom Nov 2023

The kids enjoyed it :) They hope it was longer. Thank you for today, until next time

Jacqui Collins Oct 2023

Excellent teachet
Venue great
Learnt a lot
Materials supplied great
Need to practice at home now

Sebastian Lloyd Sep 2023

My son had a lovely time with Tamara who was a fabulous teacher. She was so encouraging and amazing in her teaching style. Would love my 10 year old to do more classes with her. The art the kids produced was amazing. Thank you

Catherine Feast Sep 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Kids loved it, learnt lots of tips and tricks and it was a welcoming environment in a great spot! Thank you

Kirstyn Feeney Sep 2023

I recently had the opportunity to participate in "Watercolour Class for Beginners", it exceeded my expectations in every way. As a novice in watercolour painting other than some online tutorials during covid, I was looking for a course that would provide a solid foundation and guidance, and this class delivered just that. Tamara very clearly explained the techniques, colours and equipment available and how best to use them in beginner language making it a fun learning experience. The night flew by.

Whether you're a complete beginner or someone looking to refresh their skills, I highly recommend this class.

Charmaine Searle Sep 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Tamara was a great teacher and I would highly recommend this class! There were certain basics that were so useful to learn and really have made such an impact on my work. Our class was so well equipped and Tamara made us feel so relaxed and encouraged. If I could give this 6vstars I would!

Indigo Lenoir Aug 2023

My daughter had a great time at this class and has been drawing and doodling eyes, characters and faces since. The class had paper, pencils and pens to use and lots of sheets to work from as well as easy to understand and character drawing and building tips from the teacher. It was interesting to do the colouring work also and experiment with the colour pens. A great entry point into manga drawing for kids at all different levels.

Manga Character Drawing Class for Kids and Teens review by Indigo Lenoir - Melbourne

Kelsey Skeans Aug 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Was a really good class, I loved the teacher! Was very interesting to learn her background in Germany and she was very laidback. Would definitely sign up for more classes with her as the instructor!

Ange Arabatzis Aug 2023

Great class lots of fun.
Will keep an eye out for future classes.
Thank you :)

Lynne Lees Jul 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

The class was very enjoyable and I am looking forward to the next one. Thanks

Laura Bos Jul 2023

It was great to have a small class and really immerse ourselves in painting over the three hour period. Mara had great tips and knowledge, and offered one on one advice when students asked for help.

Painting class review by Laura Bos - Melbourne

Amelie Williamson Jul 2023

The teacher was really nice, she made sure everyone was ok & would give out advice and help. The venue was hard to find but the space was great, lots of room to spread out. I really liked the Poska markers that were provided. I drew a Cookie Run Kingdom character but in a Manga version. I’m really proud of what I drew.

Drawing class review by Amelie Williamson - Melbourne

Sushma Pallapothu Jul 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

The teacher, Tamara was so sweet and approachable.

She walked around constantly helping us, giving us tips and guiding us through new useful techniques!

Had a lovely time and can’t wait to come back

Tiffany Giles Jul 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

I enjoyed how the teacher gave lots of tips and showed diffrent techniques, the venue was really good and would deffently do it again

Julie Beyers Jun 2023

My 12 year old had a good time - he learned a decent amount about drawing and was engaged for 2 hours.

Cecile Petillon Jun 2023

The teacher was absolutely lovely and tailor made the class for the boys. They were very happy at the end and got to learn some good basic skills to draw what they enjoy. I recommend

Cooper Wuillemin Jun 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

My son enjoyed the class, we have tried a few similar classes and this one has been the best so far. Good resources, length and the teacher is great. Encourgaed and motivated my son. He came home and practiced what he was taught. Thanks you

Emma Pearce-Fergeus Jun 2023

The teacher was very welcoming and made us feel comfortable and relaxed. She was experienced and had all the tools and resources and ideas. It was a very positive class.

Manga Character Drawing Class for Kids and Teens review by Emma Pearce-Fergeus - Melbourne

Julie Asher Apr 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

A very experienced and enthusiastic teacher. Excellent resources and equipment. My daughter (12 years) loved it

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