Free Soiree - includes a Painting Demo & Meal

Students at the soiree!

About this session

  • Relax after work
  • Enjoy great food and company.
  • Make new friends.
  • Meet your fellow students.
  • Enjoy a live painting demo.

Lots of laughter and good company guaranteed!

We have some very - very - very interesting people in the Gallery Quality Painting stream now. Come along and meet your fellow art lovers!

This is a free event for students and guests, but bookings are essential.

Vermeer - Girl with the Pearl Earring
Enjoy a portrait painting demo. Sometimes I'll do a portrait from a live model. This is my sketch painting for Vermeer - Girl with the Pearl Earring.

In our GQP sessions I do demonstrate techniques and even paint small excerpts, but here is your opportunity to see me go from blank canvas to a finished painting.

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Painting an artistic interpretation of a photograph.


  • Plenty of free parking right outside the building after 6 p.m.

Monet: Cabin at Sainte-Adresse, 1867
Painting a work from our syllabus.

Who can attend?

Still life - Coffee and Tart

Included for your enjoyment is a delightful degustation.

  • Gourmet Pasta: Chorizo, roasted vegetables,basil and napoli sauce.
  • Asian Beef Salad
  • Gourmet Cheese & Crackers
  • Cheeses and crackers
  • Chocolate treats
  • Tea: A range of delightful and delicate teas
  • Coffee
  • Mineral Water
  • Alcohol: BYO

Pete talks Art.

Book this session

Xmas message 2018

In 2018 I took the academy in a different direction by drastically reducing student intake, and putting all my attention on improving the quality of results for existing students.

The result was the Gallery Quality painting stream.

Freed from the need to start each lesson with the basics, we could delve much more deeply into the ideas, techniques and execution of each painting.

Western Culture - Image ©2018 Peter Inglis -
Part of my timeline of Western Culture.

Everybody in the GQP program has showed great:

  1. Curiosity about Art.
  2. Problem solving skills.
  3. Ability to learn.
  4. Compatibility with the dynamics of a small class.

My most heartfelt thank you to all my loyal clients who have helped make this new program a resounding success!

Just how good was it? Here is some of your feedback. What a moving manifestation of the human spirit! I feel privileged to be witness to it.

What is in store for 2019?

  • Sketching
  • Figure Drawing (people)
  • Portraits
  • Floral - from real setups in the studio
  • Pop Art

Drawing courses at Inglis Academy -

Drawing courses at Inglis Academy -
Figure drawing

Portrait classes at Inglis Academy -
Portraits (My excerpt from Renoir's "The Boating Party").

Drawing courses at Inglis Academy -
Floral - from real floral setups in the studio!

Pop Art classes at Inglis Academy -
Pop Art

Pop art  courses at Inglis Academy - Image ©2018 Peter Inglis -
Note the bigger canvas size that is available, 60 x 90 cm - another new feature!

Plus more and more of our staple diet:

  • Van Gogh
  • Monet
  • Cezanne and
  • Aussie Landscapes

Timeline of Van Gogh, Monet and Cezanne - Image ©2018 Peter Inglis -

Due to requests from you guys I've put together what will probably be the most demanding | rewarding class we've ever done : Sketching 101. (Yes, I reward you guys with even greater challenges = more hard work = more satisfaction and self growth.)

" If it is humanly possible and corresponds to human nature, know that it is attainable by you as well."
Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome 161-180 A.D.

Have a great Xmas and I look forward to watching your painting improve even more in 2019!

Peter Inglis
Peter Inglis

Loretta's Vermeer

Vermeer: Girl with a Pearl Earring, 1665 - a student painting at Inglis Academy

Loretta produced a great Vermeer in just one lesson.

Vermeer: Girl with a Pearl Earring, 1665 - a student painting at Inglis Academy

How did Loretta achieve such an astounding result? Because she was able to:

  1. Solve problems
  2. Discard strategies that didn't work
  3. Listen to me (for good strategies)
  4. Follow instructions

It ain't rocket science! Although Loretta is an actual scientist. Her daily work requires an objective approach problem solving.

So in art, we learn expressive subjective feelings via objective means!

Vermeer: Girl with a Pearl Earring, 1665 - a student painting at Inglis Academy
Loretta's Vermeer!

Great work Loretta!