FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

What does it cost?

The standard fee (at April 2019) is $159.00 per 4 hour session. This includes all Materials.

We do offer lesson Coaching Packages, with discounts starting at $25% and ranging up to 50% for our ongoing students.

How do I book myself in?

Not registered?

If you have not yet created an account...

  • Click the "Change/Cancel Appointment" button within your confirmation email
  • On the confirmation page you will see a "Register for an Account" button

OR

  • Click on ART COACHING http://www.inglisacademy.com/index.php/learn-to-paint
  • Pick your session
  • Click on the green SIGN UP button
  • Click Register after booking an appointment.
  • Registered already?

    • Click on Art Coaching http://www.inglisacademy.com/index.php/learn-to-paint
    • Click on: Returning? Log In
    • Please manage your own bookings if possible. This enables me to keep the prices down.
    • Note that you can only cancel up to 7 days before the session. You can book yourself in up to the last minute, subject to availability.

    Can I use my voucher after the expiry date?

    No.

    This type of discount offer is time-sensitive. It is the reponsibility of the purchaser to redeem the offer before the expiry date.

    Refer to the Terms and conditions, 2019.

    When are the sessions?

    The sessions run 12-4 Saturday and Sunday, and some Wednesdays.
    All sessions by date.

    Do you teach children?

    Inglis Academy does not offer coaching to people 18 or under. Our Art and Music Literacy syllabus is designed for adult learners. We cater to:

    • Motivated adult beginners
    • Professionals in art and design.
    • Parents who want to help their children develop art skills at home. The course is very popular with mothers who are keen to teach their own children how to paint.

    Accessibility | Disabled access?

    • This building is NOT wheelchair accessible. There are no lifts or ramps.
    • The session is quite arduous and therefore unsuitable for people with chronic medical conditions.
    • The logistics of this teaching method and the size of the room make it impossible to accommodate any medical equipment or walkers.

    Gift Certificates

    Click here: Coaching Packages to see the available gift packages and products.

    If you want the gift to be a surprise then buy it in your name so you receive the printable certificate, code and receipt. When it comes time to book the sessions I'll create an account for the recipient and they can book themself in.

    Can I use a second coupon?

    Thanks for your enquiry. We would be glad to see you again in the lessons.

    Groupon and similar offers are restricted to one time only, as is stated at the issuing websites and in my Terms and Conditions.

    Our lessons offer great value and we also have great Coaching Packages.

    Custom group class

    • I can accommodate a class of up to 6 people.
    • Minimum booking is 4 people.
    • I can put a class in the day or evening.

    Accurate colours

    In each lesson we use colour charts I have created, showing the main colours in the scene.

    Colour analysis of a painting © Peter Inglis 2018 - www.inglisacademy.com
    Colour analysis of our Dee Why paintings.
    © Peter Inglis 2018

    In nature there is potentially an infinite range of subtle colours and tones. Of course we can't mix "infinite"... or we'd take forever!

    So what I have done is analyse the most important colours in the scene. Then we can blend using brush stroke techniques and glazes to create as many gradations of colour and tone as we feel the painting needs.

    Look at the foam at the bottom left of the scene.

    We know foam is white?
    Right?
    It turns out that particular foam is actually a light blue!

    Even in the foam on the main wave there is very little white, we actually find a lot of warm tones reflecting the sunset.

    Chevreaux Colour wheel - © Peter Inglis 2018 - www.inglisacademy.com
    Remember that each colour is found in one particular place on our Chevreaux Colour Wheel.

    Music to paint by

    As we paint we listen to great music. Our brain mirrors the architecture of the music, our body responds with Rhythm and Articulation.

    List A

    Baroque Handel: Messiah
    Classical Mozart: Opera Overtures
    Romantic Brahms: Symphony No.4
    Impressionist Gabriel Faure:
    Pelleas et Melisande
    Pavane
    Fantaise por Flute
    Masques et Bergamasques
    Soundtrack John Williams: Harry Potter selections

    List B

    Baroque Vivaldi: Il Quatro Stagioni (The Four Seasons), performed by Nigel Kennedy.
    Here is myself playing Vivaldi: Autumn with my string quartet.
    Classical Haydn: Symphony No.1 in D Major, Symphony No.2 in C Major
    Romantic Tchaikovsky: Excerpts from "The Nutcracker"
    Impressionist Maurice Ravel: Rhapsodie Espagnol (Prelude a la nuit, Malaguena, Habanera, Feria)
    La Valse
    Pavane pour une Infante Defunte
    Soundtrack John Williams: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T., Jurassic Park, Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan (Hymn), A.I., Minority Report, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

    List C

    Baroque Bach: Prelude and Fugue No.1 in C Major from "Das wohltemperierte Klavier".
    My book on this piece: Bach's Guitar: Master Chords and unlock your Right Hand
    Suite in E minor, S. 996: 1. Prelude | Allemande | Courante | Sarabande | Bourree | Gigue. Played on guitar by Julian Bream
    Brandenburgisches Konzert No.3 G-Dur BWV 1048: Allegro | Adagio | Allegro
    Classical Haydn: 05. Symphony in G major, Hob. I No. 94 'Surprise' - I. Adagio | II. Andante | III. Menuetto | IV. Finale
    Romantic Johann Strauss: The Blue Danube
    Dvorak: Symphony no.9 "From the New World", ii: Largo
    Chopin: Etude Op.10, No.3 in E | Op.25, No.5 in Em | Waltz Op.64, No.2 in C#m
    Impressionist Maurice Ravel: Chants Populaires: I. Chanson Française | II. Chanson Espagnole | III. Chanson Italienne | IV. Chanson Hebraique
    Faure: Requiem
    Pavane
    Granados: Spanish Dance No.4 in G
    Delibes: Flower duet from "Lakme"
    20c Sibelius: Orchestral Songs.
    Elgar: Enigma Variations
    Grainger: Irish Tune from County Derry (Stokowski Version) | In an English Country Garden | Early one Morning

    Here is my YouTube playlist which contains many of these pieces.

    Our first Gallery Quality Painting class

    We held our first Gallery Quality Painting session on the weekend and it was a roaring success!

    We glazed the painting - twice and achieved very vibrant results as you can see.

    Student paintings: Monet: Water Lilies with Weeping Willows, 1916
    Student paintings of Monet: Water Lilies with Weeping Willows, 1916.

    We also used impasto to get textured and reflective edges on the waterlilies.

    Our inspirational soundtrack for the day was:

    Baroque Vivaldi: Il Quatro Stagioni (The Four Seasons), performed by Nigel Kennedy.
    Here is myself playing Vivaldi: Autumn with my string quartet.
    Classical Haydn: Symphony No.1 in D Major, Symphony No.2 in C Major
    Romantic Tchaikovsky: Excerpts from "The Nutcracker"
    Impressionist Maurice Ravel: Rhapsodie Espagnol (Prelude a la nuit, Malaguena, Habanera, Feria)
    La Valse
    Pavane pour une Infante Defunte
    Soundtrack John Williams: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T., Jurassic Park, Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan (Hymn), A.I., Minority Report, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

    Epicurean delights featured some very special chocolate biscuit treats!

    So - Monet - chocolate and Ravel... what a perfect recipe!

    Thank you to Loretta, YinYue, Melissa and Josephine for making it such a fun day!

    Book a Gallery Quality Painting session!