Whats on at Nature in Art

Sep
5
Tue
Encountering Beauty
Sep 5 – Oct 1 all-day

Meg Stevens died in 2012 and had had a long association with Nature in Art. She spent much of her life painting out of doors producing paintings that seem to be filled with the breath of fresh air. This retrospective is largely made up of work from the family’s collection. Some items will be for sale.

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Sep
16
Sat
Awesome Acrylics @ Nature in Art
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – Sep 17 @ 5:00 pm

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with Jackie Garner 10am – 5pm
Maximum Participants: 12

Vibrant or subtle colours, thin like watercolours or thick like oils, quick drying and lightfast; acrylics are endlessly versatile. Suitable for all abilities, this course will give participants the opportunity to try different methods of applying the paint, creating a variety of effects. We will explore texture, detail, blending, glazing, scumbling and impasto, leading to participants making informed choices in future work.

Course Cost
Members: £84
Non-members: £110
Course Suitability: Beginners – Improvers
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Materials List                                                                                                                 Acrylic Paints I prefer Liquitex, Sennelier or Golden but almost any make will do. Avoid any make that gives huge tubes for very little money, as the quality will be poor.

Brushes Nylon brushes are best: I prefer to use filberts or the flat, square shapes, plus a fine detail brush.

Supports: e.g. your choice of hardboard or MDF or canvas/ canvasboard or stretched watercolour paper. MDF or hardboard will need a coat of primer (or matt household emulsion) first.

Water pot

Palette knife or painting knife

Small spray bottle: The sort sold in chemists for travellers.

Sponge: the car wash type, not the natural sort.

Kitchen roll

Newspaper: for protecting your worktop and for cleaning up.

White ceramic tile or palette

Table easel (optional)

If you have any questions feel free to contact Jackie. Contact details are on her website.                

Artist’s Profile                                                                                                                Jackie Garner trained at Medway College of Design before becoming Nature in Art’s first education officer. She is now a professional artist who specialises in portraying wildlife, taking inspiration from encountering wildlife in its natural habitat.

Jackie teaches and lectures regularly, and is a contributor to Artists & Illustrators magazine. She has exhibited with many art societies, including the National Exhibition Wildlife Art, the Society of Wildlife Artists, BirdScapes Gallery, Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours and has held solo exhibitions in London and Gloucestershire. Jackie is the author and illustrator of The Wildlife Artist’s Handbook.

www.jackiegarner.co.uk

Blog:  http://garnerwildlifeart.wordpress.com

Sep
20
Wed
WAG: Habitat Paintings
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

homeslider26A chance too view the Meg Stevens exhibition (and other items) and spend a short time creating such work.

Sep
27
Wed
An Illustrated Talk by Mary Greenstead. Nature, Gardens and The Arts & Crafts Movements @ Nature in Art
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

William Morris The Strawberry Thief

The Strawberry Thief by William Morris

Mary worked at Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum, is a writer on the Arts and Crafts Movement and Chairman of the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen. Come and hear her talk about the importance of nature and the countryside to the Movement in the Cotswolds focusing on the likes of William Morris, Ernest Gimson and C R Ashbee. A facinating evening!

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Sep
30
Sat
Applique Textile Landscape Mountain Scene @ Nature in Art
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – Oct 1 @ 5:00 pm

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with Kathleen Matthews 10am – 5pm
Maximum Participants: 12

This course will include tuition on how to create an applique textile landscape, using raw edge and fusible applique. Different fabrics will be used to create texture and shading. The picture will include mountains, trees, tall grasses, rocks and a traditional white Scottish cottage nestled under the mountains.

You will work with my Kathleen’s own hand dyed cottons, viscose and scrim. Bought fabrics organza, viscose wadding and fusible web plus the pattern all supplied in a kit (extra cost of £10-00.)

You will be shown how to machine quilt and machine embroider the picture giving depth, perspective and texture to the finished scene. Hand embroidery can be used to enhance details if you wish.

Course Cost
Members: £84
Non-members: £110
Course Suitability: All Levels
ART COURSE BOOKING FORM

Materials List                                                                                                                 Participants will to bring their own sewing machine and a variety of materials See overleaf.

You will work with my Kathleen’s own hand dyed cottons, viscose and scrim. Bought fabrics organza, viscose wadding and fusible web plus the pattern all supplied in a kit (extra cost of £10-00.)

Artist’s Profile                                                                                                                Kathleen Matthews is an award winning quilter and textile artist. Author of Stitched Textile Landscapes published by Search Press, she has written many articles and projects for five magazines including Patchwork and Quilting and the embroiderer’s guild Stitch magazine. Kathleen’s quilts and pictures have been exhibited in England, Scotland, Wales and America. The Quilters Guild gave her a huge galley area at the Great British Quilt Festival at the N.E.C. Birmingham to display her work. The Embroiderers Guild asked her to stitch work for the Capability Brown Exhibition as an invited artist which then traveled around the country throughout 2016. Including Alexandra Palace London. Kathleen has also exhibited at Nature in Art on previous occasions.

Kathleen still lives in the Forest of Dean and studied at Lydney School of Art. Cheltenham Art College, Glos.C.A.T. and with the Japanese Embroidery School Kurenai-kai in Birmingham and Atlanta, America.

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Oct
2
Mon
WAG: An evening with Martin Rumary
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

kingfisher_new_largeSpend an evening in the studio with bird artist Martin Rumary

Oct
10
Tue
Communicating Delight
Oct 10 – Nov 5 all-day

In 2016 Nature in Art was given custody of an archive of work by one of the 20th century’s most influential nature artists, the renowned Eric Ennion (1900-1981). See never previously displayed works from this archive, in the company of other paintings loaned from private and public collections.

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Oct
14
Sat
Studying and Painting Butterfly & Moth Metamorphosis @ Nature in Art
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – Oct 15 @ 5:00 pm

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with Cath Hodsman 10am – 5pm
Maximum Participants: 11

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!

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

Materials List                                                                                                                    The full materials list can be supplied to you, please ask at the shop or email:

education@natureinart.org.uk           

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.

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Oct
17
Tue
An Illustrated Talk by Jackie Garner, Brief Encounters @ Nature in Art
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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This talk coincides with our exhibition of work by Eric Ennion, a remarkable all-round naturalist who was one of the 20th century’s most talented and original wildlife artists. Field Sketch: an inspiring wildlife encounter, seized and committed to paper. This talk explores the history, importance and role of field sketching, as artists seek to interpret and communicate their experiences of wildlife. An inspiring evening of art and places for all. Tickets include a finger buffet.

Please book in advance.

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Oct
18
Wed
WAG: Painting in the moment
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Follow your heart with a practical session ‘Painting in the moment’ led by artist Frances Whitman