Course Summary

Develop and explore new painting techniques and skills that are imaginative, expressive and show an individual style in painting. Paintings can be abstract, stylised or realistic.

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

Build on present knowledge and develop skills and powers of observation.

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. 


Brushes: Bristle flat #10 $ #4, 1 sable or squirrel hair brush

Glass jar with lid


Palette knife (medium)

Palette ($2 shop, white ceramic)

1 Stretched Canvas or Canvas board approx. 40cm X 50 cm or bigger.

Your choice of acrylic or oil paint 40 ml tubes in the following colours:
Cadmium Red medium, Cadmium Blue medium, Cadmium Yellow medium, Black, White,

2 or 3 visual references of what you want to paint a picture of; one will be chosen to start painting from.

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: August 14, 2020 04:32pm