Xmas message 2018

In 2018 I took the academy in a different direction by drastically reducing student intake, and putting all my attention on improving the quality of results for existing students.

The result was the Gallery Quality painting stream.

Freed from the need to start each lesson with the basics, we could delve much more deeply into the ideas, techniques and execution of each painting.

Western Culture - Image ©2018 Peter Inglis - www.inglisacademy.com
Part of my timeline of Western Culture.

Everybody in the GQP program has showed great:

  1. Curiosity about Art.
  2. Problem solving skills.
  3. Ability to learn.
  4. Compatibility with the dynamics of a small class.

My most heartfelt thank you to all my loyal clients who have helped make this new program a resounding success!

Just how good was it? Here is some of your feedback. What a moving manifestation of the human spirit! I feel privileged to be witness to it.

What is in store for 2019?

  • Sketching
  • Figure Drawing (people)
  • Portraits
  • Floral - from real setups in the studio
  • Pop Art

Drawing courses at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com
Sketching

Drawing courses at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com
Figure drawing

Portrait classes at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com
Portraits (My excerpt from Renoir's "The Boating Party").

Drawing courses at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com
Floral - from real floral setups in the studio!

Pop Art classes at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com
Pop Art

Pop art  courses at Inglis Academy - Image ©2018 Peter Inglis - www.inglisacademy.com
Note the bigger canvas size that is available, 60 x 90 cm - another new feature!

Plus more and more of our staple diet:

  • Van Gogh
  • Monet
  • Cezanne and
  • Aussie Landscapes

Timeline of Van Gogh, Monet and Cezanne - Image ©2018 Peter Inglis - www.inglisacademy.com

Due to requests from you guys I've put together what will probably be the most demanding | rewarding class we've ever done : Sketching 101. (Yes, I reward you guys with even greater challenges = more hard work = more satisfaction and self growth.)

" If it is humanly possible and corresponds to human nature, know that it is attainable by you as well."
Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome 161-180 A.D.

Have a great Xmas and I look forward to watching your painting improve even more in 2019!

Peter Inglis
Peter Inglis

Sit up straight and smile!

Check out the variety of smiles on these student's faces.

Monet: Japanese bridge no.2, 1899 - student paintings
Photo by Ingrid Galloway Candle Lady | Spa Therapist | Relationship Coach

We are psycho-physical creatures. Our mind and body are in a constant dance, mediated by chemicals and electrical impulses.

We are also social creatures, which is why I assess all new students and only those who have a positive attitude are invited back.

In the induction process I ask each student to list the physical education they have had. As well as being fundamental to the technique of painting, your use of the body has an immediate impact on your emotions and your clarity of thought.

Smile!

That's why I often ask students to sit up straight!

Personally, I start each day by smiling into the mirror. As well as getting you in a good mood, it exercises the facial muscles and keeps you looking younger (I look pretty good for a 96 year old...).

At this point in a lecture on his book 12 Rules for Life, an Antidote for Chaos, Jordan Peterson talks about the relationship between posture and happiness, which was wired into our nervous system 350 million years ago.

See you soon, sitting up straight and painting with a smile!