My name is Peter Tinkler and I’ve been teaching art classes in one form or another since 2010. It has become apparent to me that Birmingham needs more outlets for those people who want to draw and paint, specifically
My approach to teaching is based on flexibility, sharing what I’ve gathered about drawing and painting over the years, and variety. The main aim is to enjoy the process of creativity without the fear of making mistakes. In
For such a large, vibrant, and culturally rich city as Birmingham, it’s surprising that there is not a wider availability of art courses. Courses that cater for drawing in various media like charcoal and pastel, or painting in oil, acrylic, and ink. That’s why I have begun new courses that look to explore each of these in as much depth as possible, but without the academic rhetoric or complicated jargon, and with hands-on advice, constructive critique, and demonstrations. Art doesn’t have to be intimidating. My aim is to make it accessible, rewarding, and enjoyable, in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
The venue itself is in the centre of Birmingham, just off Victoria Square, located in a stunning grade II listed building surrounded by beautiful Georgian architecture.
The Birmingham and Midland Institute is an institution concerned with the promotion of education and learning in Birmingham, England. One of its early presidents was Charles Dickens.
Birmingham and Midland Institute, 9 Margaret St, Birmingham B3 3BS
Art Courses Birmingham Testimonials
Online Art Classes
This is the second time that I've done this course. It's been great to build upon lessons learnt and try many different new art techniques. Peter's encouragement and positive critique of work has helped me to take more risks and develop in skills that I didn't know that I had. The first course took place in person and although there are many advantages to face to face work I found the zoom course to be as productive and would not hesitate to complete another one of Peter's courses on zoom."
Drawing and Painting Classes
"I have now completed three courses with Peter, Drawing and Painting twice and Life Drawing Classes. I can honestly say that learning to draw and paint has kept me going during the lockdown. It has ignited a passion for art in me that will travel with me through life. I will be signing up for new art classes in the new semester and look forward to developing my skills further with Peter's expert tuition. Peter's teaching style is encouraging and skilful. He has a beautiful way of enabling people to progress at their own speed whilst keeping the class lively and interesting. I have attended classes firstly in person and then via Zoom and have enjoyed both immensely. The format on Zoom is brilliant, I was sceptical about how much I would enjoy it, but have been completely converted. Thank you Peter!"
Oil Painting Classes
This course was a lifesaver for me and provided a wonderful opportunity to develop my oil painting skills. The expert instruction and demonstration delivered with such ease by Peter made the whole experience so enjoyable. Too much information I will need to enrol on a future course to process this one! Thank you Peter.
Art Techniques Course
I really enjoyed the recent 12-week art techniques course. We used Zoom, in view of the current coronavirus lockdown, and this worked very well. Peter is an excellent teacher and gave us plenty of individual tuition, adjusted for our various levels of experience. I hadn't ever done an art course, but I was very pleased with the range of techniques which I started using during the course. This has started me on a new hobby, and I am looking forward to taking another of Peter's courses.
I did the Art Techniques class on Zoom. Peter is an excellent teacher, . We had immediate feedback as well as detailed feedback on completed pictures emailed after the lesson. I am relatively new to drawing and painting, and apart from learning a lot, had a lot fun as well. I enjoyed it so much ... I registered for Peter's ' Introduction to oil painting ' class starting in September also on Zoom.
I wanted to draw and paint all my life, particularly as this was not part of school in India at the time! So I waited until I retired and joined Peter’s class. I have had the opportunity to try different mediums and techniques. I even dared to draw in a museum setting with Peter’s encouragement. I have enjoyed learning and continue to do so because the atmosphere in the class is very informal and relaxed. I never thought I would be able to draw and paint but with Peter’s help, I am thoroughly enjoying it. Peter is a passionate, interested teacher
Dr. Prema Iyengar
online art classes
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Oil Painting Courses
I have been doing art lessons with Peter for over one year. Learning with him is quite fun but effective at the same time. Although he plans the topic for each lesson, he is quite flexible and allows people to go at their own pace. He is also happy for students to develop their own work during lessons if they prefer