Draw and relax by Marie Lenclos - art in London
Draw and relax by Marie Lenclos - art in London

Draw and relax

by Marie Lenclos

8 reviews
8 reviews
In a calm, relaxed and friendly atmosphere, practice shading and sketching skills. Draw flowers and plants from life. Be absorbed in the moment.

Drawing Class

2 hour class

Beginner

Dulwich SE24

Draw and relax
by Marie Lenclos

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Classes

2 hour class

Evening

In this class, we will use flowers and plants as a starting point to create a range of sketches using different techniques, materials and surfaces. The focus of the session will be on really looking at the object and letting your hand follow your eyes, not your brain. You will experience the joy of simply looking without judging or interpreting what's in front of you in order to create vibrant and detailed drawings.

We will look at the work of other artists and their use of shading techniques, which we will practice and experiment with. This class is an excellent introduction to drawing. It is suitable for anyone who wants to draw, even those of you who think you can't (you can). Marie is extremely supportive and encouraging. She will guide you through a fun set of activities aimed at relaxing in front of a subject and trust in oneself.

This class can also be booked as part of the first session of a three week course, for a discounted price. This can be found in the listing as Drawing and Painting Course.

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Beata
14 Feb
Marie Lenclos was my art tutor last year. I must say I was always very negative about my work, but she showed me a new ways of how to enjoy drawing/painting. She taught me not only how to enjoy painting but also belive in myself. Classes were always taught in very friendly but yet professional manner. I would recommend Marie’s art class to everybody, no mater of your abilities.
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Dionne
17 Feb
I learned techniques that enable me to draw more in 3D, to create contrasts, and how colour works. Marie was really encouraging, friendly and informative. The venue was easy to get to.

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Beata
14 Feb
Marie Lenclos was my art tutor last year. I must say I was always very negative about my work, but she showed me a new ways of how to enjoy drawing/painting. She taught me not only how to enjoy painting but also belive in myself. Classes were always taught in very friendly but yet professional manner. I would recommend Marie’s art class to everybody, no mater of your abilities.
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Dionne
17 Feb
I learned techniques that enable me to draw more in 3D, to create contrasts, and how colour works. Marie was really encouraging, friendly and informative. The venue was easy to get to.
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H. T.
18 Feb
Marie always gave me (and other students) positive feedbacks to encourage to draw. It's a great class for someone who wants to start drawing again after a long absence.
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C. FITZPATRICK
19 Feb
Teacher was enthusiastic & encouraging. It was a short course but I felt we had a good grounding in a wide variety of techniques. Marie made us try different things & got us out of our comfort zones. Venue was fine for our needs.
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Masako
20 Feb
I learnt different styles of shading to draw 3D objects. Marie is really vibrant and very friendly and makes the class really fun. She has helped me build confidence in my drawing and made me realise that I can simply enjoy drawing without judging. She is a wonderful teacher and I would totally recommend her class!
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Roy Butler
21 Feb
Marie taught me and my son, an amazing creative experience that taught is some really fun skills and strengthened our bond. She was informative, yes. But, more importantly, Marie showed sensitivity and responsiveness when teaching our class, two things that brought out a most engaging group dynamic and made everyone have a good time.
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Amanda
8 Apr
I really enjoyed this class. Having never been to a drawing class before, I was pleased to find it was low key and helpful. Would recommend.
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Cath
9 Apr
I really enjoyed Marie's drawing class. I made far more progress than I expected in just 2 hours! Marie was very encouraging and the whole experience was fun and relaxing.

Class location

Dulwich
Red Post Hill
Next door to JAGS Sports Club and The Charter School North Dulwich
SE24 9JN
London

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Draw and relax by Marie Lenclos - art in London

About your host, Marie Lenclos

Marie is a French painter and educator who lives and works in South-East London. She came to London in the 90s to study art at Camberwell College of Art, and never left. London is her home, her inspiration, her community.

Marie started painting at thirteen and painted regularly through her twenties. But then life took over and she stopped painting for twenty years. In that time she had two children, created a video production company, and ran a film club for kids at her local cinema. She also did a PGCE in adult learning and has been teaching creative subjects (stop-motion animation, digital projects, photography and art) in community settings for the last ten years.

The urge to paint came back in 2015, after a summer in Brittany playing around with oils and brushes. She now paints everyday from her studio in Loughborough Junction and is building a growing recognition in and out London. She regularly shows and sells her paintings.

Teaching art is a capital aspect of Marie's creative life. Having come back to her own practice so long after her formative years, Marie has a passion for nurturing the transformative experience of art in others. She excels in creating a generous and friendly climate where students are given time and space to really observe, slow down and experience the joy of making pictures . Her students are encouraged to pause and bring a moment of calm into their busy lives. Most report a greater sense of wellbeing and confidence after a class: Marie believes that this is because connections are made, between oneself and the world around us, between fellow students, between internal and external life.

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Notes

You don't need to bring anything. The various materials we will use (graphite, charcoal, paper, and more) will be supplied.

Age Requirement

18

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Draw and relax
by Marie Lenclos
2 hour class