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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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

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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
ART COURSE BOOKING FORM

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.

Dec
19
Tue
Guildhall Community Choir
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm

11640aAn evening of carols, festive music and words with one of the three choirs led by Monika Murrel. Preceded by festive snacks, mince pies and mulled wine. Part of the proceeds to help the homeless.

Jan
8
Mon
A Passion for Nature @ Meet in Coffee Shop
Jan 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A Passion for Nature – a film about Peter Scott.

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
17
Wed
WPY @ Meet in Coffee shop
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Viewing of and discussion about Wildlife Photographer of the Year

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.

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