Introduction to Tonal Drawing with David Hamilton

Introduction to Tonal Drawing with David Hamilton

David Hamilton specialises in a painting and drawing practice that uses tone to establish sensitive and evocative images. In this short course, David will introduce you to the fundamental principles of tone or value. He will also explain how tone can be used to for its expressive qualities. David will give brief introductions to the work of selected artists (past and contemporary) giving examples of tonal drawings as well as the technical approaches and methods employed.  

$305

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Description


Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Ages: This course is designed for adults
(Students aged 14 -18 who are studying art may be able to attend, please contact us to discuss suitability)

4-week Short Course – enrolments now open

  • Dates: TBC, 2022
  • Time: TBC (2.5 hours)
  • Location: MAC Elgin Studio, Level 1, 73 Burwood Road, Hawthorn
  • Course fee: $305 inc. GST

(No experience is required, however if you are considering doing an Introduction to Observational Drawing course as well, we recommend completing the Observational Drawing course first).

David Hamilton specialises in a painting and drawing practice that uses tone to establish sensitive and evocative images. In this short course, David will introduce you to the fundamental principles of tone or value. He will also explain how tone can be used to for its expressive qualities.

David will give brief introductions to the work of selected artists (past and contemporary) giving examples of tonal drawings as well as the technical approaches and methods employed.

David will also include some observational drawing principles such as how to establish perspective and proportion and how to identify shapes in the positive and negative space.

Participants will have the opportunity to establish different approaches in creating a tonal drawing through:

  • exploring materials and techniques
  • the importance of paper/surface
  • ways of using graphite/pencil, charcoal, conte and other tools for laying down areas of tone
  •  and how to apply this understanding to express form/space/atmosphere/mood

Participants will be working from Still life with the option to work from photo references in later weeks.

Class places are limited to ensure one-on-one tuition.

This course will be taught by experienced Artist and Teacher David Hamilton. David 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.

What you'll learn

understanding values (tonal scale)

using tone to express form/space/atmosphere/mood

exploring materials and techniques

the importance of paper / surface

using graphite/pencil, charcoal, conte and other tools for laying down areas of tone

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