Whats on at Nature in Art

Nov
7
Tue
2017 British Wildlife Photography Awards
Nov 7 2017 – Jan 7 2018 all-day

Just a week after its launch, see all the winning images from this famous competition focusing on British fauna and flora. Stunning photographs and awe-inspiring nature.
Image: Detail from ‘Hitchhikers’ (lions mane jellyfish) by George Stoyle (overall winner 2016 BWPA).

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Natural Selection
Nov 7 – Nov 19 all-day

Gordano Textile Artists return once more with a fresh and vibrant exhibition of textile art based on the natural world with many pieces taking a theme from the objects selected for the popular CROWD exhibition last year. The display will feature a variety of techniques using fabric, thread and paper.

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Nov
15
Wed
WAG: Photography Night
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

bwpa Join us to view and talk about some of the amazing images in the very latest British Wildlife Photography Awards. The exhibition at Nature in Art opens on 7th November, the day after the launch of this yerar’s competition in London.

Nov
18
Sat
Willow Christmas Decorations @ Nature in Art
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Art Coursehelen-lomberg-2
with Helen Lomberg 10am – 5pm
Maximum Participants: 12

A rewarding 1-day where participants will use willow and other materials  to make stars, garlands, angels, reindeer and mini Christmas trees ready forb the festive celebrations.

By the end of the day you should have been able to make a number of items to take home.

Course Cost
Members: £42
Non-members: £55
Course Suitability: Absolute Beginners – Advanced
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Materials List                                                                                                                      All materials will be supplied by Helen Lomberg, at the cost of £10 per participant, payable directly to her on the day of the course.

Artist’s Profile                                                                                                                  Helen has been working with willow for over 20 years. She currently teaches at Waterperry and Highgrove and has done so in Steiner Schools and Further Education Colleges as well.

In recent years she has set up the Gloucestershire Arts and Crafts Centre based in Gloucester where county based artists and craftspeople can sell their work directly to the public on the High Street and pass on their skills through classes. Helen sells her work from her shop in 4 College Court, Gloucester.

www.glosartscrafts.co.uk

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Nov
23
Thu
Looking at Pictures
Nov 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm

gallerySlides06An illustrated talk by Simon Trapnell. Our 2016 exhibition CROWD focused on some of the wonderful objects in our collection. Now that we are in our 30th anniversary year, tonight we look afresh at some of the paintings and original prints that have been added to our collection or borrowed from other collections since we opened. Personal thoughts and stories behind amazing works. An art based talk for everyone, even those who wonder whether art is for them at all! Tickets include a finger buffet.

Nov
25
Sat
African Wildlife in Coloured Pencil @ Nature in Art
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – Nov 26 @ 5:00 pm

Art Coursejonathan-newey-parrot
with Jonathan Newey 10am – 5pm
Maximum Participants: 12

This is a two day course that will show you how to draw African wildlife portraits with coloured pencil. Using photographs supplied by the tutor you will be shown how to draw the textures of animals such as Lions, Elephants and African birds 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 few drawings to take home. Suitable for beginners and students with some knowledge of the medium.

Course Cost
Members: £84
Non-members: £110
Course Suitability: Beginners – Improvers
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Materials List                                                                                                                      All materials will be supplied by Jonathan Newey, at a cost of £20 per participant,
payable directly to him on the day.       

Artist’s Profile                                                                                                          Jonathan Newey is an award winning artist with over 20 years of experience in teaching in adult education.

He is well known nationally for his coloured pencil drawings of animals and is a founder member of the UK Coloured Pencil Society.

www.jonathannewey.com

Dec
2
Sat
Graphite Pencil Drawing, Big Horn Sheep @ Nature in Art
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – Dec 3 @ 5:00 pm

Art Coursejamie-boots-tiger
with Jammie Boots 10am – 5pm
Maximum Participants: 12

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.

Course Cost
Members: £84
Non-members: £110
Course Suitability: Absolute Beginners – Advanced
ART COURSE BOOKING FORM

Materials List                                                                                                                      All materials will be supplied free of charge to use during the course by Jamie Boots.                                                                                                                        

Artist’s Profile                                                                                                                Originally from New Zealand, Jamie is a renowned, but self taught, artist whose work is produced in graphite pencil. Jamie first exhibited his work in 2004 and has won a number of awards for his artwork.

In a very short period of time a hobby became a profession and with a limited number of originals being available each year his  drawings have become highly                 collectable.

www.jamieboots.com

Dec
4
Mon
WAG: Life Drawing
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

An evening of life drawing with a model under the guidance of Rosemary Harvey. Please bring your art materials and a monetary donation for the model. (Some materials may be available for loan of needed).

Dec
9
Sat
Sketching Birds using Pencils and Watercolours @ Nature in Art
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – Dec 10 @ 5:00 pm

Art Coursetrevor-smith
with Trevor Smith 10am – 5pm
Maximum Participants: 12

This 2-day course will cover basic bird anatomy, sketching methods and techniques, the use and handling of watercolour and composing a picture.

For the more ambitious, there will be the opportunity to have a go at sketching birds in flight, which is more of a challenge.

This course is aimed at a range of ability levels, with Trevor on hand to demonstrate particular techniques and to help you develop and
improve your skills.

Course Cost
Members: £84
Non-members: £110
Course Suitability: Absolute Beginners – Improvers
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Materials List                                                                                                                        A range a B grade pencils (eg 2b – 6b)

An A4 or A3 cartridge paper pad or sheets

Watercolour pad or block (A4 or A3)

An eraser and sharpener

A selection of watercolour paint (a field box is fine) plus with a few small, medium, and larger brushes               

Artist’s Profile                                                                                                           Trevor’s deep interest in wildlife dates back to childhood and grew with a desire to        record the birds and animals he encountered on his visits to local nature reserves and wild corners of Worcestershire. Mastering and developing sketching skills was important!

Trevor has been teaching students the essentials of bird art for over twenty years, but still get a kick from seeing people thrill to the subject and often surprise themselves with hidden latent ability.

In 2001 he published a book Sketching Wild Birds, which was received to high acclaim, as a means of encapsulating his experiences of recording images from life and encouraging others.

Dec
13
Wed
WAG: Christmas Social POSTPONED DUE TO THE WEATHER
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Christmas social. SORRY THIS HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL THE NEW YEAR DUE TO THE WEATHER.