Course Summary

Take the first steps toward drawing confidently by using the design elements and principles to achieve a personal visual solution. Diane Hamilton introduces you to the basic skills of tone, proportion, texture and rendering are developed, while encouraging your personal expression. Hand-eye coordination is explored and visual perception is learned.  Generate a wide range of techniques using grey lead and coloured pencils enabling students to start a new direction in the arts. This class is excellent for developing a folio of work or for beginners just starting to draw.

About Artist Diane Hamilton

Diane Hamilton has been teaching art, drawing, visual communication and design for VCE for 25 years, and has been teaching various art and drawing courses at the CAE for 20 years. Diane’s educational background includes a BA in Visual Communication and Design, Industrial Design, a Diploma of Education from Melbourne University and she is a member of the Australian Guild of Realist Artists.

When Diane is not practicing her art in her home studio or teaching classes at the CAE, she manages an art gallery in Camberwell and once a year meets up with various groups of artists to paint in various locations around Europe such as Tuscany, French Rivera, Turkey, Portugal, Cinque Terre, St Paul de Vence, Rocamadour and many other regions. Diane’s broad knowledge and experience in various styles of art come through in her ability to guide her students’ to develop their own artwork in the manner they choose – whether it’s realistic, stylised or abstract. 

Currently, we have no dates scheduled for this course. Please contact us via email to register your interest.

Learn to draw confidently by using the design elements (line, shape, colour, texture etc) and principles (rhythm, movement, balance etc.) to achieve a personal visual solution.
Generate a wide range of techniques using grey lead and coloured pencils enabling students to start a new direction in the arts.

Please bring to first class:  

2B graphite pencil

A3 sketchbook

Regular white eraser

Metal pencil sharpener

Further material costs will be advised at first class for pencils and acid free paper, etc.

Notification of a class cancellation will be advised 48 hours prior to the course commencement date. We advise to purchase your materials once you have received email confirmation that your class is proceeding as scheduled. All efforts are made to ensure that our classes proceed to avoid disappointment.

Last updated: July 10, 2020 04:33pm