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Art Classes 

Learn to paint or draw



By Appointment - day or evening  $35 per hour

Bring a Friend cost sharing special $70  for 2hrs tuition*


Small Group (up to 4 people) special  $125 for 2hrs tuition *


*plus materials charge $5 per person or bring your own art materials


Peter offers affordable classes in all mediums.

There is no payment per term or upfront, just pay on the day. It is on a casual basis so if you don't attend you don't pay.


Peter can  teach :-






Digital or Computer Art



The method he teaches is suitable for beginners or those who have experience but wish to polish their skill or explore Peter's techniques. He aims to provide practical guidance for each student. The theory can be left to the various universities to cater for. Peter simply wants to turn out accomplished and confident painters not academics.


 B & B tenants


The Dandenong Ranges has many Bed and Breakfast establishments. Many visitors are finding an art lesson to be a unique experience. Acrylic paints are used for these visitors because it dries quickly so they can transport their painting home. Peter provides the necessary paints and brushes. The charge for a small canvas and use of the studio stock of paint for the class is an additional $5.


A Cup Of Tea, Coffee or Herbal is also included of course. The studio has a comfortable environment and toilet facilities are available.

What to expect


Peter is a social and humorous personality who enjoys the company of people. Lessons are light-hearted.  Simple to understand advice is given to advance the quality of work. Peter prefers to allow the natural character of the individual to come through their work rather than create copies of his own style and the student is encouraged to relax and grow in confidence because this is the key to becoming a good painter. He will only jump in if the student needs his input.


Peter's natural style is an impressionist/realist almost photo realism. The subject of much of his work is nature and the natural world. However, he has touched on many other genres, subjects and styles within his many years as a professional artist. He can guide you in any subject and any style from abstract through to photo-realism and everything in between. The choice is yours.


The structure of his classes is open and hands on in nature. Many students can't believe how difficult aspects of painting become so easy for them so quickly. This is because he explains so simply and there is no hiding those special techniques and tips that an artist develops over his lengthy career in art which is 45 years as of 2023. Peter shares freely.


The emphasis in Peter's teaching is on brush technique, colour and composition, but really it's about painting a pleasing piece and something the student can be proud of. Once the student understands the three key elements then it's a matter of workshopping to hone up their skills in areas such as artistic decision making within the painting and improving drafting and execution. Should the student struggle Peter will correct the work so every piece ends up a success.  Students learn by example of his interventions along the way.

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