Art Courses & Workshops
I teach a variety of courses at the The Art House. Based in the centre of Sheffield – the Art House is a welcoming and friendly environment hosting a variety of classes to suit all levels and interests.
Art Courses at Trafalgar Warehouse coming soon!
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 are 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.
LIFE DRAWING with Flora Menager
Flora’s life drawing classes aim to help beginner and intermediate participants build confidence by providing tips and techniques to help represent the figure on paper.
The course can be booked for the full 4 weeks or individual sessions.
4.00 pm – 6.00 pm
19th June – 24th July (6 weeks)
BEGINNERS DRAWING TECHNIQUES
with Flora Menager
This course, for absolute beginners to intermediate students, offers an introduction to the fundamentals of art. During the course, we will use charcoal, pencil, pastels and coloured pencils to learn the following five key techniques with plenty of guided practice from life and from pictures:
Setting out techniques and composition / Exploring quality of line and mark making / Perspective / Adding value: light and dark / Using colour
With 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”
4th June – 23rd July (8 weeks)
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
£95 EARLY BIRD OFFER UNTIL 5TH MAY
EXPLORING THEMES AND TECHNIQUES – WATERCOLOUR
with Flora Menager
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.
3rd June – 22nd July 2019 (8 weeks)
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm (longer 2.5 hour classes)
7th June – 19th July (7 weeks)
10.00 am – 12.00 pm
ART CLUB: WATERCOLOUR AND MIXED MEDIA with Flora Menager
Art Club is a great balance between structured learning and the freedom to work on personal art projects. The Club serves as the perfect next step for students of Flora’s beginner watercolour courses, but anyone with previous watercolour experience is welcome!
Techniques and important concepts in art are discussed and demonstrated at the beginning of each session, with a focus on the inclusion of mixed media techniques with watercolour. This is followed by time to paint in a relaxed and inclusive atmosphere. Inspiration images will be available, and Flora will provide guidance as you paint. Can be taken as a course or as 2 day sessions
Wednesdays 6.30pm – 8.30pm OR
Fridays 1.30pm – 3.30pm
£35 per 2 day sessions or book the full course and save £10
Click on the links below to book your places:
Wednesday June 5th & 12th Watercolour & Ink
Wednesday June 19th & 26th Watercolour & Brusho
Wednesday July 3rd & 10th Oil Pastel Resist Technique
Wednesday July 17th & 24th Watercolour & Acrylic
Friday June 7th & 14th: Watercolour & Ink
Friday June 21st & 28th: Watercolour & Brusho
Friday July 5th & 12th: Oil Pastel Resist Technique
DRAWING TECHNIQUES: PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS . Flora Menager
Drawing is a fundamental skill in art, whether you are an absolute beginner or looking to refresh your skills and improve your painting this course works as a crash course, covering a variety of techniques to help you see and depict all types of subject matter.
• Setting out techniques and composition
• Exploring quality of line and mark making;
• Proportions and perspective
• Adding value, lights and darks
• Using colour
Saturdays 22nd June – 6th July (3 weeks)
10:00 am – 12:30 pm
The People, Places & Things Courses can be taken together or separately
The morning drawing session works well as a warm up for the afternoon painting
ACRYLIC TECHNIQUES: PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS with Flora Menager
Students will learn a variety of acrylic painting techniques to represent things, people and places. The class is divided into taught elements and guided supervision to allow you to complete paintings using these techniques:
Setting out and choosing your composition/ Mapping light and dark values/ Mark making/ Colour theory/ Wet-in-wet technique/ Texture and layering
Saturdays 22nd June – 6th July (3 weeks)
1.30 pm – 4.30 pm
PAINTING BOTANICALS with Flora Menager
In celebration of summer, participants will learn painting techniques specifically suited to painting flowers in watercolour and gouache.
This class is suitable for both beginners and students who have previously taken a watercolour course and/or are looking to try new techniques. We will be painting from beautiful inspiration images but feel free to bring in your own on the day!
Saturday 27th July 2019
10.00 am – 3.00 pm
FINDING YOUR VOICE: EXPRESSIVE FIGURE DRAWING & PAINTING with Flora Menager
Participants will be taught a variety of drawing and painting techniques with the aim to represent the figure in an expressive and individualistic manner. This class is ideal for students who are interested in improving these skills and who want to get a taste in using colour, texture and value in a variety of drawing and painting media. All skill levels are welcome to this class and guidance will be given at all stages.
Media used throughout the course: Charcoal and Charcoal Powder, Coloured Pastels, Acrylic Washes, Black Ink and White Acrylic, Coloured Inks
6:00 – 8.30 pm
31st July – 28th August 2019 (6 weeks)
PORTRAITURE: DRAWING & PAINTING TECHNIQUES with Flora Menager
Using mixed media (charcoal, pastel, acrylic,) participants will learn experimental portraiture techniques, proportions and tips to better draw and paint people through the practice of self-portraiture.
This course is suitable for absolute beginners. You will learn:
Proportions of the head/ Using line and value to create form/ Methods and techniques – learning to see/ Charcoal, pastel & acrylic painting techniques
Syllabus: Drawing Techniques (Day 1), Colour Pastel Techniques (Day 2), Acrylic Painting Techniques (Day 3).
Monday 19th August – Wednesday 21st August 2019 (3 days)
10:00 – 3.30 pm
ACRYLIC TECHNIQUES FOR BEGINNERS: PAINTING FROM A PHOTOGRAPH with Flora Menager
Participants will learn acrylic techniques by painting from a photograph of their choosing or from a variety of inspiration images available on the day. This is the perfect opportunity to capture in paint your favourite photograph and learn some the basics of acrylic painting! This class is suitable for all levels, including beginners.
If you would like to paint from your own inspiration image please bring the image with you on the day (the image above is a student’s work from a previous course). The syllabus:
Setting out; Composition and transcribing your image/ Mapping light and dark values/ Acrylic characteristics and how to use them/ Brushwork and blending/ Colour theory
Thursday 22nd – Friday 23rd August 2019 (2 days)
10:00 – 3.30 pm
You’ll find photos from past classes @ Life Interpreted’s Facebook Page
What’s your medium of choice? Unsure? Have a look at the list of courses I recurrently teach to help you decide