Portrait Artist Grade 1

Entry requirements: see Art Syllabus

Description: People often ask about portrait painting and my reply is "you need certain skill sets to enjoy it", and this is true. Now, by working through our Masterwork and Floral paintings you will have enough skills in brush work and colour mixing to tackle portraits and have fun!

The human face is something we see every day. We are really good at telling one face from another.

Why then are they so difficult to draw or paint?

Sketch of an eye by Peter Inglis - Learn this at Inglis Academy.

Two reasons:

  1. Seeing: The left brain keeps jumping in and making it hard to actually see the face.
  2. Rendering: To express a face in paint requires some sophisticated tool sets.

Luckily for you I have developed an interesting and quick path to portrait painting:

Your path to portrait painting at Inglis Academy
Your path to portrait painting at Inglis Academy.

Portrait Artist Grade 1: Repertoire

Portrait Drawing 101 - you must do this session before your portrait paintings.
Description: Learn to draw a face in any orientation, and add form. Get familiar with the shapes in the eyes, nose, mouth and ears.

Van Gogh: Self Portrait
Van Gogh: Self Portrait, 1889 - Paint it
Description: The language of line. A very stylised portrait with the characteristic Van Gogh texture of many short lines.

Manet: Bar at the Folies-Bergère (excerpt)
Manet: Bar at the Folies-Bergère (excerpt) - Paint it
Description: A textured direct looking portrait.

Vermeer: Girl with a Pearl Earring Vermeer: Girl with a Pearl Earring
Vermeer: Girl with a Pearl Earring, 1665 - Paint it
Description: One of the most iconic portraits in western art. Porcelain smoothness of the skin is achieved by fine gradation of tone and multiple layers of thin paint.

Art Syllabus

A brief overview of the atelier style art coaching at Inglis Academy.

See the video at YouTube

Never painted before? Haven't painted since school?

Our most popular sessions are the Gallery Quality Painting sessions. This is the only place in town where you can paint a masterwork each lesson, every lesson, with no obligation to sign up for a course!

Grade Entry requirements Repertoire Skills
Paint a Masterwork Curiousity.
This is your audition for the course.

If you are accepted, you'll receive an invitation via email a few days after your session.
Complete the iconic Monet: Japanese bridge no.2, 1899 in just 4 hours. 4 step painting process.
Chevreul colour method.
Basic brush strokes.
Gallery Quality Painting Paint a Masterwork Develop your art skill and repertoire by completing one painting per session from the large Syllabus.

Schedule yourself, pay for one lesson at a time, or a get a package enjoy discounts.

There are enough great paintings in the syllabus that you can complete one per week for a year and never repeat yourself!

Paint Floral, Still Life, Landscape, Cezanne, Monet, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Vermeer and more.
Impressionist process and style
Impasto
Glazes
Monet's brush techniques
Fan brush
Filbert Brush
Portrait painting Sketching 101 session and a Portrait Sketching 101 session from the Drawing stream. Portraits by Vermeer, Renoir, Manet, Gauguin and more.  

About our 'Paint a Masterwork' sessions

In our "Paint a Masterwork" sessions our students complete their own unique interpretation of a masterwork painting by Van Gogh, Monet, Cezanne or an Australian landscape in just 4 hours.

Take the 'Paint a Masterwork' class and finish a masterwork painting in one lesson. All you have to do is turn up, and 4 hours later you will take home a Van Gogh, Monet or Cezanne created with your own mind and hands! Whether you are a total beginner, an art student or already a practicing professional, seize the day and lift your game! No experience necessary! My innovative approach to the Western traditions will give your creative expression a huge boost. How do we do it? By using a process oriented system based on Maslovian psychology and a deep practical knowledge of the methods used by the Masters of Western art.

After only 4 hours these students had completed their own unique interpretation of an Masterwork by Van Gogh. Inglis Academy teaches you the same processes that were used by Monet, Cezanne and Van Gogh. After only 4 hours these students had completed their own unique interpretation of an Masterwork by Van Gogh. Inglis Academy teaches you the same processes that were used by Monet, Cezanne and Van Gogh. After only 4 hours these students had completed their own unique interpretation of an Masterwork by Van Gogh. Inglis Academy teaches you the same processes that were used by Monet, Cezanne and Van Gogh. After only 4 hours these students had completed their own unique interpretation of an Masterwork by Van Gogh. Inglis Academy teaches you the same processes that were used by Monet, Cezanne and Van Gogh.

Read more: About our 'Paint a Masterwork' sessions

Easy Aussie Art

Note: All sessions of Easy Aussie Art in 2019 have concluded.

In 2 hours I will coach you through a beaut Aussie landscape painting!

No experience necessary. Experience the power of the Inglis Art Method.

Recommended Retail Price: $99.00

How do you book?

  • Email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your:
  • Session date and time (see below)
  • Name/s
  • Cudo/Deals voucher code
  • emails
  • Mobiles

All materials are provided and you will complete a great painting!

Session date and times

'Easy Aussie Landscape' - An original Australian Landscape by Peter Inglis' - painted in just one 2 hour session!.
September 1st (Saturday) at 12:00-2:00 p.m. and another session at 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Note:
This offer is ONLY available to new clients at Inglis Academy, and exclusively to Cudo/Deals customers.
Adults only (19 years and over). No children.
Subject to our Terms and conditions, 2018.

Student paintings

Check out the awesome results which beginner students get. > > in only 2 hours! < <

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

Which painting should I do?

Misconception Answer
Which painting should I do? Do them all. Do any of them.
My best painters are the ones who have done the most paintings.
Any of the paintings in my syllabus will advance your art literacy.
The paintings are curated, researched, painted and dissected. Finally all that is reassembled into a lesson plan that gets you through the painting in 4 hours. Embedded in each painting are valuable lessons about art.
I want to do that painting! As your Art Literacy develops, you will be able to paint exactly what you like, using the tools you gain by working through my syllabus. In my method you learn the methods of the French Impressionist masters, the impressionist process and colour system, and how to apply that to all styles of painting.
I don't want to do that painting. The time to be fussy is NOT when you are still learning. This is a very common beginner's mistake. Trust the teacher and the syllabus, By not doing a painting you will miss out on valuable insights and art learning experiences. Repetition is one of your most valuable learning strategies. The syllabus is built around Monet, Van Gogh, Cezanne, local landscapes painted in their style and other giants of the art world. All paintings in the syllabus have been carefully researched, curated and developed into a teaching plan.
I don't like (that painter) If that painter is in the course, he's there for very good reasons. Do the painting - it will change your perception and broaden your taste.
I'm not interested in (that subject) See previous answer.
I really only want to do a particular painting. Private Art Coaching is available. I will coach you through your favourite painting in a 4 hour session. Note that package deal discounts to not apply to private coaching.

The Mission: Art Literacy

The mission at Inglis Academy is to fast track Art Literacy via detailed instruction in a broad painting repertoire.

If you are interested in getting better at painting, and expanding your tastes and understanding of western painting then you are in the right place!, Read some of the lesson descriptions and read some Testimonials

The syllabus combines a very wholistic approach (Cultural context, literature, Musical analysis, Movement) with reductionist coaching in technique when necessary.

Renoir: Bouquet of Roses, 1880.
Renoir: Bouquet of Roses, 1880 - demo painting by Peter Inglis.

Monet: Water Lilies with Weeping Willows, 1916
There is a large Monet component in the syllabus. I regard Monet as the "Bach of Art".

Repetition

Dee Why Beach - a painting by Peter Inglis. Dee Why Beach - a painting by Peter Inglis.
Repetition is an essential learning strategy. We learn a lot by painting the same scene many times. The more savvy students take advantage of the opportunity to repeat a painting and measure their improvement.

Renoir: Bouquet of Roses, 1880 - student painting.
Rain's two versions of this Renoir, painted in class 6 months apart.
"Hi, Peter,
The left painting was done in your class last week. The right roses were painted on 9th Sep, 2018. Such a difference : < ) Thank you so much for teaching me over one year. I learn a lot and enjoy painting much more than before."

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Cezanne: Still life with a jug and fruit, 1893

Dee Why Beach and Long Reef, Sydney

Your other options

Inglis Academy caters to people who are really curious about Art. You want to know how it works, where it comes from, and how to do it.

If you are only interested in completing one particular painting then please enquire at one of the many fine art schools in Sydney which are happy to teach you just your one favourite Monet and Van Gogh!

There are also several businesses in Sydney providing the option of "pub painting", where you do a painting in two hours in a very convivial atmosphere! By all accounts it is great fun!