What a great start to the year!

Wow! What a great start to the year!

January 2017 has been the best month ever at Inglis Academy.

What do I mean, the best month?

I have a simple metric: How many original paintings entered the world at Inglis Academy? And the answer is, about 50. Yep, that's a good month. Fifty people who have stepped into the arena and created something beautiful.

Monet: Meadow with Poplars, 1875 - painted by three beginners in their first lesson! Van Gogh: Starry Night -  painted by three beginners in their first lesson! Monet: Meadow with Poplars, 1875 - painted by three beginners in their first lesson!

This is going to be a great year!

Happy Australia Day 2017

Ord River, painted by Peter Inglis

Beneath our radiant Southern Cross,
We'll toil with hearts and hands,
To make this Commonwealth of ours
Renowned of all the lands,
For those who've come across the seas
We've boundless plains to share,
With courage let us all combine
To advance Australia fair.
In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia fair.

Words from 'Advance Australia Fair'.

Skill Sets

Professionals are always learning.

One of the main differences between professionals and amateurs in any field is the breadth and depth of their skillset. They know that some skills are perishable, and therefore needed refreshing.

Monet: Garden in Bloom at Sainte-Addresse, 1866 - painted by Lara Porter
Painting by professional illustrator Lara Porter.

Recently professional illustrator Lara Porter took a session at Inglis Academy in order to refresh her skills with acrylic painting.

She chose to paint a masterwork by Monet.