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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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

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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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Jul
22
Sat
Scratching out the Details: Scraperboard @ Nature in Art
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – Jul 23 @ 5:00 pm

Art Coursejackie-cox-scraperboard
with Jackie Cox 10am – 5pm
Maximum Participants: 12

Scraperboard is a method of creating a tonal picture by scratching through a layer of black Indian ink to reveal a white chalk layer beneath. In some ways it is similar to drawing, except the white is scratched from the black.

We will explore the techniques that can be used to make marks and scratch out detail.

We will also cover different types of scraperboard and scratchboard, including how to make your own and the different ways board can be coloured after scratching.

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

Materials List                                                                                                                 Materials will be provided by the tutor for a fee of £5.

Artist’s Profile                                                                                                                 Jackie is a self-taught artist, and believes that she inherited her artistic talent from her
grandparents, both of whom were freelance illustrators. She became an artist in 1984 and began portraying animals in pastels.

She started teaching in 2001 and exhibits
regularly with the Feline Art Society.  She has won awards for her scraperboard work.

www.sindencox-art.co.uk/jackie

Jul
25
Tue
Wildlife Treasures
Jul 25 – Sep 3 all-day

A rare opportunity to see a selection of original paintings and sculptures by members of The Society of Animal Artists (SAA) produced exclusively for this exhibition. Based in the USA, the SAA has members around the world who represent the best of today’s wildlife artists. CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS

To complement this display, another gallery will be primarily dedicated to larger works by SAA members taken from the Nature in Art permanent and loan collections.

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