IMPORTANT COVID NOTICE
I hope everyone is staying healthy and safe in these strange times.
After a lot of consideration, I have decided to continue all the September courses via the live video link as well (this will be Zoom again which is free and easy to use). Although this decision was originally forced upon me for the May courses, the live video via Zoom has proved way more successful than I anticipated, and as it presents no risk to anyone, I will continue the online art classes for the rest of this year.
I will continue to offer a 20% discount on all courses, for as long as the classes continue to be online. The online art classes will still be interactive, and other than not being present in the same space, continue as they usually do, with plenty of tuition and tailored feedback.
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, but instead in the safety and comfort of your own home.
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.
What has also proved hugely successful are the videos I record offering feedback on all student artwork, as well as a recording of the Zoom session itself (which only my students have access to).
The specific feedback videos are made after class, as additional critique, in which I can go into even more detail on student work.
In such unusual times, it feels more important than ever to be creative and artistically active, but also feel safe and at ease. Having online art courses makes this experience possible.
I will continue to update the Art Courses Birmingham Facebook page with student work and any new info, so please do Follow the page.
If you have any specific questions with regards the online art course details please get in touch, I’m happy to help.
All the very best folks, stay safe and healthy, and I’ll see you in September.
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