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Hello,

I’m Flora Ménager – artist and art tutor based in Sheffield where I teach a variety of Watercolour, Acrylic, Oil, Portraiture and Life drawing courses. I believe that anyone can learn how to draw or paint with the right guidance, knowledge and practice. My classes offer technical know-how in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. 

Through the practice and study of painting and drawing I aim to teach people how to see, really see, and observe the world to gain new perspectives. Through learning techniques to create art we can reshape our preconceived notions of what should be and what is.

 

 

Courses – November to December 2019


 

 

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WATERCOLOUR THEMES AND TECHNIQUES with Flora Menager @ The Art House

This course teaches watercolour techniques through four classic themes: Fruits and Vegetables, Insects and Flowers, People in Landscapes, and Birds. Each theme is spread over two sessions, at the end of which you will have completed a series of drawn and painted studies and a single painting all in a relaxed setting with guidance along the way.

All the paintings will be inspired from photographs provided for you. If you have specific images related to the themes that you’d like to paint from bring them along to the sessions.

Suitable from beginners.

Mondays
4th November – 16th December
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm
£132
BOOK HERE!

Fridays
8th November – 20th December
10.00am – 12.30pm
£132
BOOK HERE!

 

 

 

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BEGINNERS DRAWING TECHNIQUES

@ The Art House
In this course, you will gain the knowledge and confidence to be a better artist in a fun and relaxing environment.  Suitable from beginners to intermediate students looking to improve or refresh their drawing skills

“This course was so relaxing, it was nice to carry out an activity with no pressure. I really enjoyed working with different materials, which were all explained in a clear and fun way. I learned a lot”

 

This course will cover: Setting out techniques and composition / Exploring quality of line and mark making / Perspective / Adding value: light and dark / Using colour

 

Tuesdays
12th November – 17th December  (6 weeks)
6.30pm – 8.30pm
£114
BOOK HERE

 

 

 

digAnimals – Drawing & Painting (5X week course)

@ St Andrews URC Church

They warm our hearts, make us laugh and sometimes are part of the family: what better way to pay homage to animals and our pets than to paint them! In this fun introductory course participants will learn drawing and painting multi-media techniques to best represent animals, wildlife and their beloved pets. 

I will provide a variety of wildlife and animal photographs but you are welcome to bring along your own to the sessions. 

All abilities are welcome – course is suitable for absolute beginners. No need to have ever picked up a brush before. 

 

This course is suitable for absolute beginners and intermediate levels and will cover:

 

Day 1: Drawing Animals – Charcoal Techniques

Day 2: Drawing & Painting Animals – Watercolour & Mixed Media

Day 3: Drawing & Painting Animals – Watercolour & Mixed Media

Day 4: Painting your Pet – Acrylic Techniques

Day 5: Painting your Pet – Acrylic Techniques

 

November 6th – December 4th (5x sessions)

Wednesdays 10.00am – 12.30pm

 

* Please bring a photograph of your pet with you on the first day of the course.

Wednesdays
6th November – 4th December (5 weeks)
10.00am – 12.30pm

£110
BOOK HERE!

 

 

 

Fish-N-things-student-work1PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS:  FISH & NAUTICAL THINGS

@ St Andrews URC Church


This introductory painting course is suitable for anyone looking to take their first steps in acrylic and oil painting. Using seascapes, fish and marine life as inspiration participants will explore drawing and painting techniques in acrylic and oil glazing. (Image from previous student’s work)

This course is suitable for absolute beginners and intermediate levels and will cover:

Setting out; Composition; Using acrylics as ground colour / Drawing techniques; Using line and value / Acrylic and oil glazing painting techniques: how and when to use them / Blending, texture, direct painting and glazing / Colour theory

Wednesdays
6th November – 4th December (5 weeks)
12.30 pm – 3.00pm

£110
BOOK HERE!

 

 

 

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Mixing Colour & Impressionism – Landscapes

@ The Botanical Gardens, Dorothy Fox Centre, Room #3

In this one day course you will learn painting techniques used by impressionist painters and how to mix colour. This class is a great starting point for anyone new to painting or that would like to learn colour theory and mixing techniques. We will work from landscape inspiration photographs to practice Impressionism, colour mixing and landscape painting techniques.

Syllabus: A bit of history; Impressionism / Setting out; Preparing your surface, choosing a composition / Mapping light and dark values / Mark making / Colour theory / Acrylic painting techniques

All materials are provided, just bring yourself 🙂

Bring along any landscape inspiration photographs you would like to paint from on the day. I will have a variety of images for you to chose from but you are welcome to bring your own!

We will meet in Room 3 at the Dorothy Fox Education Centre within the beautiful Sheffield Botanial Gardens. This class will be held indoors.

Saturday November 30th
9.45am – 3.00pm
£40
BOOK HERE!

 

 

 

 
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LIVE PORTRAITURE: PAINTING TECHNIQUES

@ The Art House
Using mixed media acrylic and oil paint participants will learn experimental portraiture techniques, proportions and tips to better paint people through the practice of looking at a model and self-portraiture.

Syllabus:
Proportions of the head / Using line and value to create form / Methods and techniques – learning to see / Pastel & Acrylic Techniques / Mixing skin tones

Wednesdays
6th November – 11th December (6 weeks)
4.00pm – 6.00pm
£95
BOOK HERE!

This course can be booked as individual sessions:
6th November BOOK HERE
13th November BOOK HERE
20th November BOOK HERE
27th November BOOK HERE
4th December BOOK HERE
11th December BOOK HERE

 

 

 

LIFE DRAWING: EXPERIMENTAL FIGURE DRAWING
@ The Art House

Participants will learn a variety of drawing techniques related to representing the figure. This fun life drawing course aims to help beginner and intermediate participants build confidence by providing tips and techniques to help in representing the figure on paper.

Tips and tailored guidance will be provided by your tutor Flora

  • Setting out techniques; composition
  • Proportions of the body
  • Mixed media techniques
  • Exploring quality of line and mark making
  • Creating 3 dimensional form

Wednesdays
6th November – 18th December (7 weeks)
6.30pm – 8.30pm
£105
BOOK HERE!

 

 

 

Workshops  – Autumn/Winter 2019


 

PAINTING BOTANICALS with Flora Menager

@ The Art House

Participants will learn painting techniques specifically suited to painting flowers in watercolour.

This class is suitable for both beginners and students who have previously taken Flora’s watercolour courses and/or are looking to try new techniques.  We will be painting from beautiful inspiration images but feel free to bring in your on own on the day!

Saturday 23rd November
10.00am – 4.00pm
£45
BOOK HERE!

 

Workshops 2020


 

 

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Painting Botanicals – Watercolour

@ The Botanical Gardens, Dorothy Fox Centre, Room #3

In celebration of spring, participants will learn painting techniques specifically suited to painting flowers in watercolour and gouache.

This class is suitable for both beginners and participants with some experience in watercolour that are looking to try new techniques. We will be painting from beautiful inspiration images but feel free to bring in your on own on the day!

All materials are provided, just bring yourself 🙂

Bring along any botanical themed photographs you would like to paint from on the day. I will have a variety of images for you to chose from but you are welcome to bring your own!

We will meet in Room 3 at the Dorothy Fox Education Centre within the beautiful Sheffield Botanial Gardens. This class will be held indoors.

 

Saturday February 8th
9.45am – 3.00pm
£40
BOOK HERE!

 

 

 

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Painting Flowers – Acrylic for Beginners

@ The Botanical Gardens, Dorothy Fox Centre, Room #3

In this one day course you will learn painting techniques to better paint flowers. This class is a great starting point for anyone new to painting or that would like to learn how to mix and apply paint. We will work from a inspiration flower photos.

Syllabus: Setting out; Preparing your surface, choosing a composition / Mapping light and dark values / Mark making / Acrylic painting techniques

All materials are provided, just bring yourself 🙂

Bring along any flower or botanical inspiration photographs you would like to paint from on the day. I will have a variety of images for you to chose from but you are welcome to bring your own!

We will meet in Room 3 at the Dorothy Fox Education Centre within the beautiful Sheffield Botanial Gardens. This class will be held indoors.

 

Saturday March 21st
9.45am – 3.00pm
£40
BOOK HERE!

 


Please familiarise yourself with the following classroom rules, there to facilitate learning and provide a positive and safe environment for all; Classroom Rules
You’ll find photos from past classes @ Life Interpreted’s Facebook Page