Art Courses & Workshops





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.



July/August 2019



Painting Botanicals

Saturday 27th July 2019
10.00 am – 3.00 pm
@ The Art House
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!


Impressionism & Mixing Colour – Still Life

Fri, August 2, 2019
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM BST
@ Trafalgar Warehouse
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Have you ever wondered why you struggle mixing colour to achieve that purple or green you had in mind? Well, come along and learn!
About this Event
In this one day course you will learn painting techniques used by impressionist painters and how to mix colour. Have you ever wondered why you struggle mixing colour to achieve that purple or green you had in mind? Well, come and learn the reasons behind this phenomenon and how to overcome them! 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 a still life to practice Impressionism 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



Miniature Painting – Landscapes

Fri, August 9, 2019
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
@ Trafalgar Warehouse
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Learn how to create your very own miniature landscape painting in acrylic for you to take away with you!
About this Event
I’ll provide everything you need to create your very own miniature landscape painting in acrylic for you to take away with you. Don’t worry, there will be plenty of inspiration landscape photographs for you to base your picture on, but please feel free to bring your own photographs with you if you have something particular you want to paint!
The course will start with a tutorial and demonstration followed by plenty of time to complete your masterpiece.
This workshop is suitable for absolute beginners as well as more experienced participants.




Watercolour Summer Landscapes – Painting Techniques

Fri, August 16, 2019
10:00 AM – 3:00
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@ Trafalgar Warehouse


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



Painting Summer Skies in Watercolour

Mon, August 12, 2019
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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@ Trafalgar Warehouse
“The sky is the ultimate art gallery just above us.”      Ralph Waldo Emerson
Come and learn how to create bright and clourdul skies!
Skies are key to any landscape painting and help set the mood through lighting and colour. During this workshop you will paint from beautiful inspiration images and gain the skills and techniques needed to venture into the open air and capture the summer sky with confidence.
This workshop is suitable for absolute beginners as well as more experienced participants.
Syllabus: sunrise / sunsets / clouds
All materials are provided, just bring yourself 🙂






Fish-N-things-student-work1PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS:  FISH & NAUTICAL THINGS with Flora Menager
@ The Art House

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
30th July – 27th August 2019 (5 sessions)
6:00 – 8.30 pm


@ 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
6:00 – 8.30 pm
31st July –  28th August 2019 (6 weeks)



@ 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


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


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