Paint a Masterwork (Grade 2)

Once you have your "Masterwork Artist Grade 1" certificate you'll want to keep developing with more challenging works.

Complete eight paintings, two by Cezanne, four by Monet and two Australian Landscapes from this list to get your "Masterwork Artist Grade 2"..

Note: The course content is still being finalised.

Cezanne

The Essential Shapes of Everything

Cezanne said "... with an apple I will astonish Paris".

And he did. But it's difficult for the modern eye to see why, because his innovations became intrinsic to the language of western art in the 20th century.

In these paintings we will further explore Cezanne's compelling and powerful style.

Cezanne: Still life with a jug and fruit, 1890
Cezanne: Still life with a jug and fruit, 1890 - Paint it

Cezanne's "Still Life with a Curtain" from 1895.
Cezanne: Still Life with a Curtain, 1895 - Paint it

Cezanne's Still Life with Open Drawer, 1877
Still Life with Open Drawer, 1877 - Paint it

Cezanne's "Still Life with a plate of Peaches" from 1900.
Cezanne: Still Life with a plate of Peaches, 1900 - Paint it

Monet

The Language of Nature

Monet's body of work covers all subjects from portraiture, to landscapes, seascapes, gardens and still life. By recreating his paintings from the inside out we develop a powerful tool kit for all our painting activities.

Australian Landscapes

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Portrait Artist Grade 1

Entry requirements: "Masterwork Artist Grade 1" certificate and "Floral Artist Grade 1" certificate.

You must complete:

  • Portrait Drawing 101 (one session)
  • 3 paintings from the set list - Note: all the painting lists are subject to change.

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 Masterwork Artist Grade 1 and Floral Artist Grade 1 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 right 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

Never painted before? Haven't painted since school?

Our most popular sessions are the Paint a Masterwork (Grade 1) paintings. 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 (Grade 1) None You must complete:
Sketching 101 (one session)
Van Gogh x 2
Cezanne x 2
Monet x 2
Australian Landscape x 2
Basic brush strokes
1" flat brush
Round bristle brush
Chevreux Colour System
Paint a Flower (Grade 1) "Paint a Masterwork (Grade 1)" certificate
Entry to this course is subject to a skill assessment by Peter Inglis.
You must complete:
Van Gogh x 1
Monet x 1
Renoir x 1
Still Life x 1
Filbert and liner brush
Subtle colours
Smooth gradations of tone
Paint a Portrait 101 "Paint a Masterwork (Grade 1)" certificate
AND
"Paint a Flower (Grade 1)" certificate.
Entry to this course is subject to a skill assessment by Peter Inglis.
You must complete:
Portrait Drawing 101 (one session)
3 paintings from the set list
Facial forms
Fabric and hair textures
Paint a Masterwork (Grade 2) "Paint a Masterwork (Grade 1)" certificate You must complete:
Cezanne x 2
Monet x 4
Australian Landscape x 2
Finer brush control
Wet on wet