Whats on at Nature in Art

Jan
16
Tue
Wildlife Photographer of the Year @ Nature in Art
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – Mar 18 @ 5:00 pm

All the latest winners in the world’s most prestigious wildlife photography competition organised by The Natural History Museum. Chosen from almost 50,000 entries from 92 countries, these amazing images reflect nature’s beauty, diversity and fragility.

Clown anemonefish and anemones enjoy a symbiotic relationship. The parasitic isopods like to hang out in the mouths of anemonefish. Perhaps because of the isopods, Clown anemonefish often open their mouths. These three particular fish were very curious. As I approached, they danced about the camera lens, and there are parasitic isopod in their mouth. It took me six dives, patience and luck to capture the exact moment when all three fish opened their mouths to reveal their guests. Finally, on the last day, on the last dive, I succeeded. Technical specification Canon 5D Mark III, EF100mmMacro, 1/200 sec at F25, ISO320, Sea & Sea Housing, Sea & Sea YS-250 PRO strobes.
Clown anemonefish and anemones enjoy a symbiotic relationship. The parasitic isopods like to hang out in the mouths of anemonefish. Perhaps because of the isopods, Clown anemonefish often open their mouths.
These three particular fish were very curious. As I approached, they danced about the camera lens, and there are parasitic isopod in their mouth. It took me six dives, patience and luck to capture the exact moment when all three fish opened their mouths to reveal their guests. Finally, on the last day, on the last dive, I succeeded.
Technical specification
Canon 5D Mark III, EF100mmMacro, 1/200 sec at F25, ISO320, Sea & Sea Housing, Sea & Sea YS-250 PRO strobes.

 

Jan
30
Tue
The Art of Paper Sculpture @ Nature in Art
Jan 30 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Learn how to sculpt and manipulate paper to create a beautiful bouquet of hyacinths. hyacinths

Jan
31
Wed
Animal Portraits with Coloured Pencil on Black Paper – Jonathan Newey @ Nature in Art
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – Feb 1 @ 5:00 pm

This is a two day course that will show you how to draw animal portraits with coloured pencil on black paper. Using photographs supplied by the tutor you will be shown how to draw the textures of animals such as primates and birds of prey on black paper using techniques such as blending, layering, colour mixing and shading. Each exercise will be demonstrated step by step and the tutor will be on hand to provide group and individual constructive criticism. By the end of the course you will have produce a couple of drawings to take home. Suitable for beginners and students with some knowledge of the medium.

Newey

Feb
5
Mon
An Evening with Woodturner Paul Hannaby @ Nature in Art
Feb 5 @ 6:45 pm
Woodturning @ Meet in Coffee Shop
Feb 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

masur-birch-hf-green-yellow An evening with woodturner Paul Hannaby

Feb
10
Sat
How to Draw a Lion in Graphite Pencil – Jamie Boots @ Nature in Art
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – Feb 11 @ 5:00 pm

On this 2-day course you will learn all about working with graphite pencil from  experienced artist Jamie Boots.

Graphite pencil can be used to produce so much more than just a sketch.

Jamie will show participants that. whether or not you are using a pencil that is blunt or sharp, pressing lightly or hard, or using a variety of tones, the realistic texture of skin, fur and the glassy look of an eye can be achieved.

Boots Lion

Feb
21
Wed
Yarn Balls @ Nature in Art
Feb 21 all-day

Available sessions :10.30am – 1pm or 2pm – 4.30pm

Simple yet effective. These yarn balls are easy to make and will add a bit of colour to your room. CLICK HERE TO BOOK

Exhibition Night @ Meet in Coffee Shop
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

WAG exhibition appreciation night

Feb
27
Tue
Film Night: Elsa: The Lioness that Changed the World @ Nature in Art
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm

In the 1960’s, Born Free captured the world’s imagination with the story of Elsa, an orphaned lioness who was taken in by George and Joy Adamson and returned to a life in the wild. The book and film sparked a new love of nature but the true story of what happened afterwards was far more tragic as both George and Joy were murdered. Fifty years on, this emotional and revealing drama documentary re-lives those events – with intimate contributions from Virginia McKenna and David Attenborough. Some of Joy Adamson’s original paintings will be on show on the evening.

Tickets: £8, includes buffet supper.

Tickets must be booked in advance

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Mar
3
Sat
Mosaic Garden Birds – Yvette Green @ Nature in Art
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

These little garden bird mosaics are designed to interact with their environment, reflecting and refracting light so that they change throughout the day.

On this one day workshop you will produce a stained glass mosaic bird on a stalk to brighten up your garden. You will be able to make a bird of your choice from a limited selection of shapes.

Skills covered on the course will include mapping out of your original design, basic glass cutting, stained glass mosaic techniques, and grouting techniques.

This course is suitable for all levels although glass cutting skills are a bonus.

Green