Which culture is best?

" Are some cultures better than others? Or are all cultures and their values equal? "

In my classes you will often hear me say:
"West is the best... because I've tried the rest!"

That's a provocative statement, and it's meant to be. It's meant to get you thinking. "What is he talking about?". "Is he serious?". "Can one culture be 'better' than others?" "Isn't that a racist idea?".

The answer to the last is, no, not at all. Don't confuse ethnicity with culture. Culture is the ideas that bind us together, not the colour of our skin.

In this short video the bestselling author Dinesh D'Souza, explains the fraud of multiculturalism.

"We write symphonies. We pursue innovation… We treasure the rule of law and protect the right to free speech and free expression… We empower women as pillars of our society and of our success… That is who we are… Those are the priceless ties that bind us together… as a civilization."
- U.S. President Donald Trump, Warsaw, Poland, 2017.

Materials

Bring with you, or purchase at the lesson:

  • A4 Artist Visual Diary / Sketch Book
  • 2B pencil

Artist's Visual Diary
Artist's Visual Diary - contains blank pages with heavy duty paper.

I will show you how to use your notebook for sketches, colour samples and notes about the painting of the day.

Included in the lesson fee.

  1. Canvas: to take home - with your new painting on it
  2. Acrylic paints
  3. Various selected tea, coffee and filtered water
  4. Use of aprons - please note that you will probably get some paint on your clothes - DO NOT wear your best outfit
  5. Use of brushes and palette knives
  6. Use of a palette

You can purchase our standard brush set during your session  at Inglis Academy.
You can purchase our standard brush set during your session at Inglis Academy.

Easy Aussie Art launched with a bang!

Saturday was the very first session in my new series of 2 hour lessons. A big "THANK YOU" goes out from me to the students who brought along a bundle of enthusiasm!

Check out their awesome results. > > In just 2 hours! < <

Student version of 'Fagan Park in Galston - An original Australian Landscape by Peter Inglis' - painted in just one 2 hour session!.
Student version, completed in a 2 hour session!

Student version of 'Fagan Park in Galston - An original Australian Landscape by Peter Inglis' - painted in just one 2 hour session!.
Student version, completed in a 2 hour session!

Student version of 'Fagan Park in Galston - An original Australian Landscape by Peter Inglis' - painted in just one 2 hour session!.
Student version, completed in a 2 hour session!

You got Rhythm

This is a play on the title of the famous song from the 1930's "I got Rhythm" by George Gershwin, with lyrics by his brother Ira.

That song was so popular, and so well constructed it became the basis for many other songs. The chord progression is known to jazz musicians as " Rhythm changes" and became the basis for many jazz instrumentals.

Gershwin was a Tin Pan Alley songwriter who later composed one of the most popular piano concertos of the 20th century, the jazzy Rhapsody in Blue.

Story telling

The late Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb
The late Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb

I talk about story telling in all my art classes. Here is a piece of pop music story telling expertly and wittily explained by Mark Steyn: Glen Campbell, Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Webb and the utility worker.

Excerpt: " I had been driving around northern Oklahoma, an area that's real flat and remote – almost surreal in its boundless horizons and infinite distances."

"I am a lineman for the county
And I drive the main road
Searchin' in the sun for another overload..."