Peter leads all of his very popular art courses and workshops at The Courtyard Art Studiosituated next door to his own working studio at Claydon Estate, North Buckinghamshire.

Peter’s full 2020 teaching programme is now available to book. Please visit The Courtyard Art Studio website for full course details and booking. The courses Peter will be teaching in 2020 include;

2 day Portraiture for Beginners Workshop
2 day Expressive Portraiture
3 day Portraits in a Limited Palette
5 day Alla Prima Portraiture Masterclass
2 day Impressionistic Landscapes
1 day Colour Theory Workshop

Over the years I have attended many courses with many tutors on different subject matter using different mediums and techniques. With some I gained a lot of knowledge with others very little but usually gleaned something from everyone. With Peter, however, it was a masterclass of painting portraits in oils. His understanding of the subject and concise style of teaching was very easy to follow. I arrived home greatly satisfied with a finished piece of work ready to frame. I have already booked a follow-on course to expand that theme.
Peter is not only a high calibre artist but a brilliant tutor, passionate about each pupil reaching their potential and having the ability to provide personalised tuition in a group teaching environment.
I was VERY inspired! After studying art and design at college over 30 years ago, and not having drawn or painted for about 15 years, my passion for painting was reignited after a course with Peter. His manner and way of teaching is superb!!! Truly inspirational!
Thank you very much for the brilliant tuition day and one of the most informative, inspiring, confidence building classes I have ever attended. Your experience and knowledge combined with the enthusiasm you have poured out throughout the day, in a most relaxed and positive way.
— Justine
...just wanted to say how much Clare and myself enjoyed our course with you. It was wonderful to work with you in your studio and see your wonderful paintings. Your teaching was spot on and we enjoyed every minute of the day.
— Rachel
Peter’s gentle, methodical, professional instruction and example inspires. He gives enough instruction for students to continue confidently at home. Peter never seems to tire of answering questions, giving advice when asked and making the whole course fun and relaxed.
Wanted to say thank you for the excellent day of painting enjoyed by Jess and myself. I wasn’t sure about the idea of an art course because I’ve never received a minute’s tuition regarding painting before and wondered what to expect. However, I couldn’t have enjoyed the day more (even the frustrating bits!) and I will certainly be trying to put the technique to good use back home.
— Mark
I have wanted tuition in the art of portrait painting for a while and Peter was recommended to me who persuaded me to try oils. Peter is an excellent teacher, guiding you through the process step by step, helping you with the initial layout, through the painting processes and the mixing of colours, a great day and by the way he’s a really nice guy as well.
— Len
Georgia and I had the most wonderful day, and left so enthused and excited we both started painting again as soon as we get home. Thank you again for a truly inspirational experience.
— Liz
I thought the balance between the teaching aspect of the course followed by one’s own practical application of the point being taught was just right. I really appreciated the amount of advice that Peter was always willing to give. This is exceptional in my opinion, having attended a number of courses elsewhere, given by different tutors.
Peter manages to encourage and critique in a well balanced manner and seems to manage to bring out the best in those attending his courses. Everything is paced well and the learning environment is perfect. I strongly recommend him to artists who want to progress.
I had a wonderful day with Peter, a new style of painting for me and totally out of my comfort zone. Thankfully, the beauty of 1-1 tuition is a confidence boost and ready advice is always on hand. I would recommend a day with Peter to all.
— Sean
Thank you for such a wonderful day, I never thought I would be able to paint 3 landscapes in just 6 hrs with you. Your teaching style filled me with confidence and I look forward to many happy days mixing colours and fine tuning the skills learned today. Look forward to doing it again.
— Tony
Thank you so much for how you organised the day, for your informative demonstrations, and for all the helpful tips and advice as we went along. It was all I had hoped for and more; we really enjoyed it, and, as you promised, we “... created and took home paintings we are proud of
— Mike
Thank you so much for a very informative and thoroughly enjoyable day. Any nerves I had were quickly dispelled by your encouraging and directive approach to Judy and myself. Time passed very quickly, a good sign I think that one is enjoying it all, and I was sorry when we downed tools. The day has given me a lot to think about and so once again thank you
— Roma