Introduction to Painting Short Course with David Hamilton

Level: Beginner
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)


New course dates coming soon. Please complete your details below to be notified of future Painting short courses!


6-week Short Course – Currently teaching / sold out!

  • Dates: Wednesdays; 14-Jul, 21-Jul, 28-Jul, 4-Aug, 11-Aug, 18-Aug, 25-Aug 2021 – 6 classes
  • Time: 6:45 pm – 9:15 pm (2.5 hours)
  • Location: MAC Elgin Studio: Level 1, 73 Burwood Road, Hawthorn
  • Course fee: $463 inc. GST

5-week Short Course – Enrolments now open!

  • Dates: Saturdays; 21-Aug, 28-Aug, 4-Sep, 11-Sep, 18-Sep, 25-Sep, 2-Oct 2021 – 5 classes
  • Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm (3 hours)
  • Location: MAC Elgin Studio: Level 1, 73 Burwood Road, Hawthorn
  • Course fee: $463 inc. GST

This course is designed for people who are looking to learn the fundamentals of painting.
(No experience is required, however if you are considering doing an Introduction to Observational Drawing course as well, we recommend completing the Drawing course first).

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

{Currently teaching}
Dates: Wednesdays; 14-Jul, 21-Jul, 28-Jul, 4-Aug, 11-Aug, 18-Aug, 25-Aug 2021 – 6 classes
Time: 6:45 pm – 9:15 pm (2.5 hours)
Location: MAC Elgin Studio: Level 1, 73 Burwood Road, Hawthorn
Materials: All included
Cost: $463 inc. GST



Dates: Saturdays; 21-Aug, 28-Aug, 4-Sep, 11-Sep, 18-Sep, 25-Sep, 2-Oct, 2021 – 5 classes
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm (3 hours)
Location: MAC Elgin Studio: Level 1, 73 Burwood Road, Hawthorn
Materials: All included
Cost: $463 inc. GST


New course dates will be released soon! Please complete your details below to be notified of future Painting short courses:


    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