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.
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 is a practical evening focussing on using metal leaf, embossing powder and gilding wax. Small additional charge for materials.
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
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.
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.
Image: King Colony by Darren Rees
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.