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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.

 

 

Art Workshops – August 2019

 

 

Watercolour Summer Landscapes – Painting Techniques

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With a special focus on painting summer landscapes and in watercolour and gouache, the skills and techniques gained in the class can then be applied when painting in open air.This workshop is suitable for absolute beginners as well as more experienced participants

Syllabus: Setting out / Composition / Colour theory / Colour washes / summer skies / creating depth of field

 

You’ll learn watercolour and gouache painting skills that you can use when you’re next painting in open air!

Fri, August 16, 2019
10:00 AM – 3:00

Book here!

@ Trafalgar Warehouse

 

 

Summer Courses at the Art House


 

 

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FINDING YOUR VOICE: EXPRESSIVE FIGURE DRAWING & PAINTING

@ The Art House

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

Wednesdays
6:00 – 8.30 pm
31st July –  28th August 2019 (6 weeks)
£105
BOOK HERE!

 

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PORTRAITURE:  DRAWING & PAINTING TECHNIQUES  

@ The Art House

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
£120
BOOK HERE!

 

Painting-from-photo-summer-school-student-imageACRYLIC TECHNIQUES FOR BEGINNERS:  PAINTING FROM A PHOTOGRAPH

@ The Art House

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
£80
BOOK HERE!

 

 

Courses – Autumn 2019


 

 

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WATERCOLOUR FOR BEGINNERS
@ 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
16th September – 21st October 2019 (6 weeks)
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm
£115
BOOK HERE

Fridays
20th September – 25th October (6 weeks)
10.00am – 12.30pm
£115
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
17th September – 22nd October (6 weeks)
6pm – 8.30pm
£114

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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LIVE PORTRAITURE: DRAWING TECHNIQUES with Flora Menager

@ 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
£90
BOOK HERE!

 

These two courses can be taken back to back – with portraiture drawing first followed by portraiture painting

 
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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
£90

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
18th September – 23rd October (7 weeks)
6.30pm – 8.30pm
£90
BOOK HERE!

 

 

 

Workshops  – Autumn


 

 

ABSTRACT PAINTING IN ACRYLICS with Flora Menager

@ The Art House

Is abstract painting an abstract concept that you’ve always wanted to learn but didn’t know where to begin? This class will teach you how.
As a starting point we will work from life then progress to working from imagination based on a concept and inspiration images.

  • The basics of abstraction – abstraction from life
  • Tapping into the subconscious
  • Composition – creating a unified picture
  • Colour concepts

‘An interesting and enjoyable experience.  Accessible to all abilities and with great support.’ (student)

Saturday 26th October
10.00am – 4.00pm
£45
BOOK HERE!

 


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!

 


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