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 if its early presidents was Charles Dickens.
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Art Courses Birmingham Testimonials
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.
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.
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
I have been doing 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