Introduction to Painting Short Course with David Hamilton

MAC Elgin Studio, Hawthorn

This course is designed for people who are looking to learn the fundamentals of painting. Perfect for beginners or those looking for a refresher on painting fundamentals.


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Painting Essentials for Beginners

Level: Beginner / Intermediate
Ages: This course is designed for adults
(Art students aged 15 – 17 may be able to attend, please contact to discuss suitability)


5 Week Short Course

  • Dates: Saturdays; 3 February – 2 March 2024 (5 sessions)
  • Time: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm (2.5 hours)
  • Location: MAC Elgin Studio, 73 Burwood Road, Hawthorn
  • Cost: $380 inc. GST

Course Overview: This specially designed course is perfect for budding artists, whether beginners or those seeking to refine their skills.

Five Weeks of Artistry: Led by accomplished artist David Hamilton, this comprehensive five-week course unlocks the secrets of the painter’s palette.

Fundamental Techniques: Explore key techniques that form the foundation of artistic mastery.

  • Underpainting: Master the crucial underpainting technique, bringing life to your colors.
  • Effective Composition: Learn the art of balanced and captivating artwork.
  • Light and Dark Mastery: Grasp the interplay of light and dark, infusing depth into your work.
  • Precise Paint Application: Hone your brush skills and layering for precision.
  • Tonal Magic: Dive into tonal painting, crafting depth and realism.

Materials and Personalized Learning: Our oil painting course provides materials, and class size is limited for individualised attention.

Meet Your Teacher: Experience the wisdom of David Hamilton, he has a wealth of experience to share with Melbourne Art Class students. David has a long teaching history at RMIT and Monash University and has had an impressive career as an artist for over 30 years. Enjoy his tranquil teaching style and rich knowledge.

Join us for an enriching artistic journey with David Hamilton as your mentor.

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