Painting with Acrylics. Winter 2019

New Course for Winter 2019

Painting with Acrylics

One afternoon a week for ten weeks

A new 10 week course aimed at beginners to acrylic paints.

Through two or three set piece paintings (as time allows) you’ll discover how to paint in a semi-realistic/impressionist style with me, professional artist Jon Sephton.

You’ll learn to paint a still life and one or two landscapes, learning skills and techniques along the way. Acrylic paints are very versatile, but I’ll focus on using them in a traditional oil-painting style.

I hope everyone will take away paintings they can be proud of.

All paints, brushes and materials are provided so there’s no need to worry about having the ‘right’ equipment.

Dates & Venue

The course will run for 10 weeks on Tuesday afternoons from 13:30 to 16:30, starting 5th February 2019 and finishing on the 9th of April 2019.

The venue will be 29 rue Sainte-Marie, Monflanquin. Tea and coffee will be provided, but if you prefer fruit/herbal teas etc, please bring whatever you prefer.


The course is friendly, informal and, I hope, fun. We will work on one subject together, working from a photograph. It is anticipated that a painting may take two or three sessions so there will be plenty of time to work at your own pace with as much help and guidance as you would like.

The main language is English, but if they can forgive my French, I would welcome any French speakers.


All materials and equipment is included in the cost of the course. Included in the price of the course is:

  • Studio quality acrylic paint. For economy, larger tubes are used from which you can take fresh paint each week.
  • Canvas boards, smaller intially but with a larger final piece at 50cm x 60cm.
  • Acrylic medium for adjusting the paint
  • Set of six brushes for each person (to keep)


To provide a high level of personal attention and to avoid overcrowding, the number of places is limited to

8 people. The cost of the ten week course will be 160€ per person, payable at the first session and includes tuition, all materials, tea/coffee and room hire.

Any Questions?

Please call into the gallery or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To Reserve Your Place

Please fill in the contact form below, call into the gallery or email your name and contact details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Places will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

In the event that there are more requests than places, I’ll keep a waiting list.

To be viable, the course will need a minimum of 5 people.

Please note that sending an email doesn’t guarantee a place - I will email you back by return to confirm.

Galerie JS

prince noir monflanquin

Our art gallery is located in the picturesque medievel village of Monflanquin, in the heart of south-west France.

We sell our own paintings and handmade porcelain jewellery.

Galerie information


Opening hours
From 4th July 2019:

Every day from 10:00 - 18:00

Late night Thursday until 22:00

Find us / Trouvez-nous:


Quercy Local


Galerie JS

J. Sephton, 41 Place des Arcades, 47150 Monflanquin, France
SIREN: 81889029500012    Maison des Artistes (MDA) : SA29700


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