Private Art Instruction

Enjoy one-on-one art instruction from myself, Peter Inglis.

I have written more than 12 books on art and created a syllabus which has seen hundreds of people enter the art world through painting masterworks by Van Gogh, Monet and Cezanne.

Talk to me about your specific requirements and I will tailor a session to your needs.

Here are a couple of examples.

Michelle is the happy owner and the creator of this interpretation of Monet's Waterlilies No.1, 1916.

Michelle H's Monet's Waterlilies No.1, 1916.

Having participated in six masterwork painting sessions Michelle felt ready to tackle a larger work. She had previously painted this piece in a regular session, and so was already familiar with the subject.

To complete this large version required 8 hours of private one-one-one coaching.

This client, already a professional illustrator, wanted to brush up on her painting skills. We used Monet: Garden in Bloom at Sainte-Addresse, 1866 as our subject.

Pop Art lesson at Inglis Academy, Shop 7/7-11 Clarke St. Crows Nest, NSW
This client wanted to create a custom painting of a popular anime character.
I analysed the subject and coached her to finishing a successful painting in one session.

Contact Peter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to enquire about private instruction.

Painting School Comparison

Here is a survey and comparison of selected painting classes around Sydney.

Details contained here were gathered from the business websites in 2017. Contact the business directly to confirm.


School How long until I can paint Van Gogh and Monet (I am a beginner)? The syllabus? Which colour system do you teach? Where can I read the teacher's art publications?
Inglis Academy First lesson.
Finish one masterwork each lesson.
Masterwork Syllabus Modified Chevreul as used by Monet Peter Inglis Art Books
Paint it up        
Life with Paint        
North Shore School of Art "Some classes will incorporate short studies reviewing masterpieces in Western Art."
Mike also offers advanced private instruction.
North Shore School of Art   A highly trained artist. More info here
Sydney Art School Not specified.      
Northbridge School of Visual Arts        


School Can I take one lesson
whenever I feel like it?
Ratio of
student : teacher?
Hourly Rate? Materials included?
Inglis Academy Yes. 6:1 $20 - 40 per hour Yes
Paint it up Yes Not stated.
Anecdotally 15:1 or higher.
$32 Yes
Life with Paint Yes Not stated.
Anecdotally 15:1 or higher.
$32 Yes
North Shore School of Art Yes 14:1 $15  
Sydney Art School 8 week terms   $30 / hr for a 4 hour workshop No.
Northbridge School of Visual Arts Yes 8:1 $30 / hr for a 4 hour workshop