Whats on at Nature in Art

Jun
20
Tue
L3 Lichens, Landscape and Literature
Jun 20 – Jul 16 all-day

Liz Brooke Ward is a contemporary stitched textile artist whose work is informed by the natural world. Her techniques have their roots in the traditions of embroidery and patchwork but she also uses digital and mixed media techniques to extend their boundaries.

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Jun
24
Sat
Graphite Pencil Drawing, Iguana @ Nature in Art
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – Jun 25 @ 5:00 pm

Art Coursejamie-boots-zebra
with Jamie 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 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

Jun
28
Wed
The Medieval Forest, An Illustrated Talk by Tim Porter @ Nature in Art
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
www.timporter.org.uk
www.timporter.org.uk

The romances of Robin Hood give us one version of the Forest, but the reality is even more intriguing. This talk is a tour through medieval greenwood, with its laws, landscapes, buildings, people and works of art. It is also a guide to what still remains to be seen. Tim is an itinerant lecturer, who has worked in theatre and adult education and is renowned for bringing the medieval world to life. He has given hugely entertaining talks at Nature in Art in the past.

Event includes finger buffet.

PLEASE BOOK YOUR TICKET IN ADVANCE.

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Jul
3
Mon
Multi-coloured linocuts
Jul 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Demonstration night with Chris Sinden, renowned for his collage style multi-coloured linocut printing technique

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Jul
8
Sat
Ceramic Clay Tiles @ Nature in Art
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Art Courseclaire-billingsley-tile
with Claire Billingsley 10am – 5pm
Maximum Participants: 12

Students will cut out clay tiles from pre-rolled clay, (clay will be pre rolled ready for the course so that it is at the correct firmness)

Using a white slip, students will coat the tile and this will be either be blow torched or left to dry whilst students enjoy their tea/coffee

Students will either scraffito first onto the clay and/or paint directly onto the clay tile using underglaze slips.

The theme of the image could be pets or any other image of bird or animal. A selection of images should be brought along to the course.

Finished tiles will be taken away, biscuit fired, glazed with a transparent glaze, fired again and returned to Nature in Art for collection

Course Cost
Members: £42
Non-members: £55
Course Suitability: Beginners and Improvers
ART COURSE BOOKING FORM

Materials List                                                                                                                      All materials (and firing) are included.             

Artist’s Profile                                                                                                                Claire lives in Ledbury in rural Herefordshire and works predominately in clay, but she also has a passion for drawing and painting. Form and colour dominates her work which is inspired by nature and her love of art history, (particularly late 19th century onwards). Claire has been teaching Art and Design, full time for the past nineteen years, but has recently become self-employed to enable her to focus on her own creativity. However, she enjoys teaching workshops in both two and three-dimensional media, in addition to working on commissions in either paint or clay.

 

 

Jul
9
Sun
Ceramic Stoppered Bottles @ Nature in Art
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Art Courseclaire-billingsley-bottles
with Claire Billingsley 10am – 5pm
Maximum Participants: 12

Influenced by organic forms, students will create stoppered bottles using one of two techniques, slab building and/or coiling, working in stoneware clay.

Students will have a selection of organic forms available to influence their design. We will start the session with drawings, using a variety of drawing media, pens, pencils and charcoal. Students can bring their own drawing materials with them, including sketchbooks, but materials will also be available to use.

From the drawings created students will choose a design they wish to translate in clay. Advice will be given as to which technique would better suit the building in clay.

Students when they have completed the form will add white slip onto the vessels on areas they would like glaze added in a colour of their choice. (Glaze examples will be brought to the class so choices of colour can be made). Stoppered bottles will then be biscuit fired, glazes added and fired to stoneware and returned to Nature in Art for collection.

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

Materials List                                                                                                                      All materials (and firing) are included.          

Artist’s Profile                                                                                                                Claire lives in Ledbury in rural Herefordshire and works predominately in clay, but she also has a passion for drawing and painting. Form and colour dominates her work which is inspired by nature and her love of art history, (particularly late 19th century onwards). Claire has been teaching Art and Design, full time for the past nineteen years, but has recently become self-employed to enable her to focus on her own creativity. However, she enjoys teaching workshops in both two and three-dimensional media, in addition to working on commissions in either paint or clay.

 

 

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Jul
15
Sat
Botanical Painting in Watercolour or Gouache @ Nature in Art
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – Jul 16 @ 5:00 pm

Art Coursesimon-williams
with Simon Williams 10am – 5pm
Maximum Participants: 12

The 2-day course will focus on botanical painting, giving you the opportunity to work with alternative mediums such as gouache or acryl gouache. Taking the course in watercolour is also available if you would prefer to stick to a familiar medium.

Throughout this course you will be guided in colour mixing, botanical accuracy and the most important skills to gaining three dimensional forms to botanical studies.

This course is open to all levels but a precise rather than loose style of painting will be required.

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

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

education@natureinart.org.uk

Artist’s Profile                                                                                                               Simon is one of the country’s leading botanical artists and Course Director for the Society of Botanical Artists Distance Learning Diploma Course.  He is listed in the 35th Edition of Who’s Who in Art.

Through his business, SW Illustrations, Simon has worked for some of the largest
advertisement branding agencies such as JDO Brand Design and Innovation, Tangible Advertising Agency and freelance for magazines, publishers and wildlife art agencies/studios.

www.swillustrations.com

Jul
19
Wed
Decoupage
Jul 19 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Découpage involves cutting out pictures, gluing them to an object and then coating the pictures and the object with layers of varnish. Learn this lovely technique and transform dreary objects into something beautiful. PLEASE BOOK YOUR PLACE IN ADVANCE!

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Decoupage
Jul 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Découpage involves cutting out pictures, gluing them to an object and then coating the pictures and the object with layers of varnish. Learn this lovely technique and transform dreary objects into something beautiful. PLEASE BOOK YOUR PLACE IN ADVANCE!

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Painting in the grounds
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Spend a summer evening drawing and painting in the grounds of Nature in Art

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