Whats on at Nature in Art

Mar
20
Tue
Needlefelted Bird Pictures – Kirsten Hill-Nixon @ Nature in Art
Mar 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Needlefelting  works woolen fibers into the surface of a fabric backing to produce “pastel” like images with the wool fibres.

By the end of the day you will have a fabulous life like bird picture, and the confidence to go on felting at home.

You don’t need to be fabulous at drawing to give this technique a go!

We will be using hand dyed and commercially dyed wool fibers, to create our images, our backgrounds will be  woolen textiles, industrial prepared needlefelt, upcycled hand dyed woolen fabrics, upcycled tweeds.

This technique uses specialist needles to felt the wool fibers into the surface of the fabrics using smallHill-Nixon flat felt tapping  motions as if we were tapping lots of pencil dots onto a page.

 

The Harris Dynasty @ Nature in Art
Mar 20 @ 10:00 am – Apr 15 @ 5:00 pm

The first ever ‘Harris Dynasty’ exhibition, showcasing 50 years of unique studio glass designs by the late Michael Harris and his two sons, Timothy and Jonathan, both independent glassmakers, world-renowned for their own unique and individual styles.

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By Tomothy Harris

Mar
21
Wed
Bling it! @ Meet in the Coffee Shop
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This is a practical evening focussing on using metal leaf, embossing powder and gilding wax. Small additional charge for materials.

Mar
22
Thu
An Illustrated Talk by Stephen Dunleavy @ Nature in Art
Mar 22 @ 7:00 pm

Fat Kangeroos to Jumbo’s Blues, working with David Attenborough to tell stories from the past. Stephen is the managing director and creative director of Humble Bee Films and a former BBC producer who worked with Chris Parsons, a former trustee of Nature in Art, at the world famous Natural History Unit. Dunleavy’s credits include David Attenborough’s Life in the Undergrowth, Saving Planet Earth, Natural World and more recently Little Prairie Dogs for CBeebies channel.

An evening not to be missed!

Tickets: £8, includes buffet supper

Tickets must be booked in advance.

Image: Sir David Attenborough Q&A with Stephen Dunleavy | David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities | Eden Channel UKTV

Mar
23
Fri
Easter Hanging Decorations @ Nature in Art
Mar 23 all-day

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

With Easter just around the corner, come along and make a beautiful hanging decoration!

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Mar
24
Sat
Reflections of Nature – Jackie Garner @ Nature in Art
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – Mar 25 @ 5:00 pm

Otters, wildfowl, kingfishers, waders on the shoreline, animals at a waterhole.…anyone wanting to paint wildlife in its natural habitat will sooner or later need to tackle painting water. Wildlife may use water to swim, drink, bathe, dabble or dive. This course will explore how we can convincingly depict wildlife and water in a variety of scenes. We will investigate reflections, movement, perspective, transparency, colour, tone and atmosphere.

Acrylics are an ideal medium for this course, but oils,  watercolours or pastels are also acceptable.

Garner

Mar
27
Tue
Ice Bound @ Nature in Art
Mar 27 @ 10:00 am – Apr 22 @ 5:00 pm

Darren Rees received the Artist in Residency honour from the Friends of The Scott Polar Research Institute, travelling to the Antarctic Peninsula. This display presents some of his sketches and paintings executed in situ, plus some studio pieces completed on his return.

www.darrenrees.com

Rees-King Colony

Image: King Colony by Darren Rees

Mar
31
Sat
Hedgerow Easter Baskets – Helen Lomberg @ Nature in Art
Mar 31 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Come and learn how to make a simple basket out of hedgerow material to hold all your Easter eggs or just to enjoy for the rest of the year.  You will be using a variety of hedgerow material including Willow, Dogwood, Snowberry and Hazel to make a unique basket.

Lomberg

Apr
14
Sat
Mandarin Duck, Coloursoft Pencils on Mountboard – Karen Coulson @ Nature in Art
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

This course is a wonderful introduction to the world of coloured pencil techniques. Learn the art of layering and blending Derwent Coloursoft Pencils whilst using different pencil strokes to create the textures required for the  subject. All materials will be supplied including a line drawing to trace for those not wishing to draw free hand.

Coulson mandarin duck

Apr
15
Sun
Meerkat, Coloursoft Pencils on Mountboard – Karen Coulson @ Nature in Art
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

This course is a wonderful introduction to the world of coloured pencil techniques. Learn the art of layering and blending Derwent Coloursoft Pencils whilst using different pencil strokes to create the textures required for the   subject. All materials will be supplied including a line drawing to trace for those not wishing to draw free hand.

Couson meerkat