Course Summary

Gain confidence in the technical application of oil or acrylic paints. Develop a personal art response through innovative exploration and experimentation with ideas, concepts and the painting medium. Learn new skills for achieving desired effects through realistic or abstract representation while improving your personal techniques.

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. 

Course Sessions

Saturday, 1st February - 7 classes

Session ID HXV87801C
1 Feb - 14 Mar 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$365 / $347 (conc)
Diane Hamilton-Bonogofsky

Subjects covered include:
– how to mix paint and colour to achieve a desired effect
– using brush and palette knife to achieve realistic textures
– how to block in composition before painting
– understanding light source and how it effects rendering of different objects.

On completion of this course students should have completed at least one painting in oils or acrylic paint using still life or images from a picture as their subject matter.

Please bring the following materials to the first session:

1 HB Graphite pencil

1 regular white eraser

There will be additional costs of approx. $50 – $65 for Canvas, paint, brushes etc
Materials list will be given out and discussed at the first class.

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: December 12, 2019 04:45pm