As Winter’s bite takes hold, all insects are hiding, riding out the extreme weather as either an egg, larva, pupa, or adult…….. Metamorphosis is one of the truly unique and magical phenomena in the natural world. So little is known about how it happens and yet, the result of each stage is a wonder to behold…..
This watercolour painting weekend will use art to pay homage to this incredible natural transformation. Cath and course participants will discuss how this mysterious process manifests itself, in butterflies and moths. Each fascinating stage of metamorphosis will be studied in all its beauty and wonder.
As with Cath’s other courses, each student will have access to their own high-powered microscopes, as well as her large selection of insect specimens and macro photos, to study the hidden beauty of this incredible process.
Participants will then use microscopes, specimens and macro photographs to produce a detailed and unique piece of art, paying homage to every stage of this amazing process…..from egg to adult!
Materials List The full materials list can be supplied to you, please ask at the shop or email:
Artist’s Profile Cath Hodsman is a skilled and widely acknowledged British wildlife and natural
history artist and an enthusiastic and encouraging tutor. She is also one of the most technically accomplished and accurate entomological (insects) artists – and as such, the Natural History Museum sells her work. Cath believes that, in order to pay homage to insects using art, it is necessary to capture their anatomical intricacy and she therefore strives for 100% accuracy.
To help conserve and preserve the future of insects, she works closely with many relevant organisations, such as the RHS, the Wetlands Trusts, the Wildlife Trusts and the National Trust.