Whats on at Nature in Art

WAG Exhibition Appreciation Evening @ Nature in Art
Feb 5 @ 6:45 pm
How to Draw a Lion in Graphite Pencil – Jamie Boots @ Nature in Art
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – Feb 11 @ 5:00 pm

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.

Boots Lion

Yarn Balls @ Nature in Art
Feb 21 all-day

Available sessions :10.30am – 1pm or 2pm – 4.30pm

Simple yet effective. These yarn balls are easy to make and will add a bit of colour to your room. CLICK HERE TO BOOK

Exhibition Night @ Meet in Coffee Shop
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

WAG exhibition appreciation night

Glos. Society for Botanical Illustration @ Nature in Art Education Centre
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – Mar 11 @ 5:00 pm

GSBI specialises in botanical illustration as distinct from flower painting and includes a number of RHS medal winners. This exhibition will display fine examples of works in pencil, ink and watercolour.

By Cher Nicholson

Film Night @ Nature in Art
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm

In the 1960’s, Born Free captured the world’s imagination with the story of Elsa, an orphaned lioness who was taken in by George and Joy Adamson and returned to a life in the wild. The book and film sparked a new love of nature but the true story of what happened afterwards was far more tragic as both George and Joy were murdered. This drama documentary re-lives those events. Nature in Art has held a number of events in support of Elsa Trust and Born Free. Representatives from Elsa Trust will be present on the night and a few of Joy Adamson’s original paintings will be on show.

Tickets: £8, includes buffet supper.

Tickets must be booked in advance


Mosaic Garden Birds – Yvette Green @ Nature in Art
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

These little garden bird mosaics are designed to interact with their environment, reflecting and refracting light so that they change throughout the day.

On this one day workshop you will produce a stained glass mosaic bird on a stalk to brighten up your garden. You will be able to make a bird of your choice from a limited selection of shapes.

Skills covered on the course will include mapping out of your original design, basic glass cutting, stained glass mosaic techniques, and grouting techniques.

This course is suitable for all levels although glass cutting skills are a bonus.


David Shepherd Night & Sardine Tin Swapshop @ Nature in Art
Mar 5 @ 6:45 pm

Ice Rink – Isabelle Procter

David Shepherd Night @ Meet in Coffee Shop
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Following the death of David Shepherd last year, we will watch an interview with David about his life and work.


After our Christmas get together was postponed due to the bad weather, tonight is the night we will share and swop our Christmas sardine tin creations!

The Art of Monoprinting – Nik Pollard @ Nature in Art
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – Mar 11 @ 5:00 pm

Energy, improvisation, gesture, spontaneity and chance are all characteristics of Monoprinting

This two-day workshop is designed to introduce printmaking to the beginner whilst allowing more experienced participants to further explore the possibilities of monoprinting.

Printmaking materials and equipment will be provided along with expert one to one tuition.

Day one will made up of short demonstrations of techniques and opportunity to investigate the potential of this versatile printmaking process. Day two will allow for development of ideas and further investigation of materials.

The Monotype / Monoprint is the most painterly and responsive of all printmaking techniques. It is a process that can be explored at home or in the studio without great investment or need for space.

Participants are invited to bring any sketchbooks or source material of their own, however this is not a requirement.

Pollard mono