I hope everyone is healthy and staying safe in what are the strangest of times.
After a lot of thought, I have decided to begin all the courses on the dates advertised, but instead, I will hold them via a live video link (this will be Zoom which is free and easy to use). It’s impossible to know how long we will be in isolation, although it does appear ever more likely that it will continue for some time yet.
I will now be offering a 20% discount on all courses, which includes anyone who signed up before this was announced. The classes will still be interactive, and other than not being present in the same space, continue as they usually do.
I will still be offering my expertise on materials such as graphite, charcoal, pen & ink, and painting paraphernalia in both acrylic and oil.
We’ll still cover topics like drawing from direct observation, landscapes, portraits and the figure in various media. Techniques such as creating depth in a drawing, applying tone in ink, the proportions of the face, atmospheric perspective, and so much more will be covered in detail.
Every student will receive individual feedback on what they show me via Zoom, or send over to me after the session. I will endeavour to offer my insight as always, tailored specifically to the individual.
If the lockdown ends before the courses finish, the remainder of the courses will continue at the venue as originally planned, but the 20% discount will remain in place.
In such unusual times, it feels more important than ever to be creative and artistically active, but also retain a semblance of social interaction.
I will continue to update the Art Courses Birmingham Facebook page with student work from the archives and any new info, so please do Follow the page.
If you have any specific questions with regards the course details please get in touch, I’m happy to help.
All the very best folks, stay safe and healthy.
Art Courses Birmingham Testimonials
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
I have been attending classes with Peter for three years. I have vastly improved my painting in that time. He draws on the positives of what you paint and builds your confidence. He also comments on how to improve. He makes the class interesting by setting various themes; paintings styles from different cultures or painting in the style of a particular artist. His classes are engaging and very interesting – he encourages us to explore different painting techniques and helps develop your own style of painting. He is a very enthusiastic tutor and passionate about his craft and keen to share his knowledge with students.