Introduction to Painting Short Course with David Hamilton

Level: Beginner
Ages: This course is designed for adults, and is suitable for age 14 +


5-week Short Course – Enrolments now open!

  • Dates: Saturdays; 1-May, 8-May, 15-May, 22-May, 29-May, 2021 – 5 classes
  • Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm (3 hours)
  • Location: MAC Hawthorn Studio, 817B Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn
  • Course fee: $463 inc. GST

5-week Short Course – Enrolments now open!

  • Dates: Sundays; 23-May, 30-May, 6-Jun, 20-Jun, 27-Jun, 2021 – 5 classes
  • Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm (3 hours)
  • Location: MAC Hawthorn Studio, 817B Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn
  • Course fee: $463 inc. GST

This course is designed for people who are looking to learn the fundamentals of painting.

Megan, oil on canvas

Over five weeks, artist David Hamilton will introduce you to:

  • Underpainting
  • Composition
  • Value (light and dark)
  • Application of paint
  • Tonal painting

This course works with oil paints and all materials are provided. 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.

David Hamilton – ‘Sleep’ (oil on canvas)

Enrolment details

Dates: Saturdays; 1-May, 8-May, 15-May, 22-May, 29-May, 2021 – 5 classes
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm (3 hours)
Location: MAC Hawthorn Studio, 817B Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn
Materials: All included
Cost: $463 inc. GST

By purchasing a place in this course you are agreeing to the Terms & Conditions of Melbourne Art Class.
Terms & Conditions (excerpt): For all withdrawal requests received less than 14 days prior to the course commencement date, either prior to the course commencement date, during the course or after the course has finished, no refund or credit will be provided.

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Dates: Sundays; 23-May, 30-May, 6-Jun, 20-Jun, 27-Jun, 2021 – 5 classes
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm (3 hours)
Location: MAC Hawthorn Studio, 817B Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn
Materials: All included
Cost: $463 inc. GST

By purchasing a place in this course you are agreeing to the Terms & Conditions of Melbourne Art Class.
Terms & Conditions (excerpt): For all withdrawal requests received less than 14 days prior to the course commencement date, either prior to the course commencement date, during the course or after the course has finished, no refund or credit will be provided.

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    Feedback from previous Painting students

    “Fantastic. It was aimed at the right level for someone with no experience of painting since high school … I was able to paint something that helped me feel confident to explore and do more. It’s a great feeling to finish a painting after one lesson.” Phyllis, 2021