Marie Lenclos art classes in London
Marie Lenclos art classes in London

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Marie Lenclos

14 reviews
14 reviews

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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Lucie
17 Feb
Lovely class, great teacher, very enthusiastic and engaging, love it. Have recommended to all my friends!
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Andy
14 Feb
This course was recommended to me by a friend. I wasn’t sure I would be good enough, arty enough. Marie made me feel at ease immediately. I just got into it, painting a colour wheel (that’s harder than you think!), drawing with colours I wouldn’t have chosen usually. I made a hash of it, but I learnt a lot and really enjoyed myself. Great vibe. Thanks Marie!
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Natasha Connell
16 Feb
It was a real treat exploring colour with Marie and other people in the class. She created a no pressure environment in which I managed to create a very nice finally piece of work which I didn’t know I was able to archive. She’s very friendly and helpful and would love to work with her again.
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Sophie Kennedy
20 Feb
An informative friendly, knowledgeable tutor. We learnt about pencil drawing and painting in colour with acrylic paints. We were in Clapham library and it was a relaxing and peaceful environment and atmosphere to learn about different styles of drawing and painting.

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Lucie
17 Feb
Lovely class, great teacher, very enthusiastic and engaging, love it. Have recommended to all my friends!
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Andy
14 Feb
This course was recommended to me by a friend. I wasn’t sure I would be good enough, arty enough. Marie made me feel at ease immediately. I just got into it, painting a colour wheel (that’s harder than you think!), drawing with colours I wouldn’t have chosen usually. I made a hash of it, but I learnt a lot and really enjoyed myself. Great vibe. Thanks Marie!
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Natasha Connell
16 Feb
It was a real treat exploring colour with Marie and other people in the class. She created a no pressure environment in which I managed to create a very nice finally piece of work which I didn’t know I was able to archive. She’s very friendly and helpful and would love to work with her again.
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Sophie Kennedy
20 Feb
An informative friendly, knowledgeable tutor. We learnt about pencil drawing and painting in colour with acrylic paints. We were in Clapham library and it was a relaxing and peaceful environment and atmosphere to learn about different styles of drawing and painting.
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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.
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Spiridiona Waltier
24 Feb
Marie was very thorough and informative about different aspects of drawings and paintings. It helped me broaden my knowledge on different materials one can use to paint and draw. Marie was very inclusive in her teaching approach.
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Karine
22 Mar
I learned how to make a self-portrait with different pencils and also to paint with acrylic paint. Mary's classes are very informative. She is friendly and smiling. She does not hesitate to help us or advise us in our achievements as soon as we need it. The atmosphere of the class was friendly and pleasant locals

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