Whats on at Nature in Art

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 ... Read more
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – Jun 25 @ 5:00 pm Nature in Art
Art Course with Jamie Boots 10am – 5pm Maximum Participants: 12 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 ... Read more
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Nature in Art
The romances of Robin Hood give us one version of the Forest, but the reality is even more intriguing. This talk is a tour through medieval greenwood, with its laws, landscapes, buildings, people and works ... Read more
Jul 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Demonstration night with Chris Sinden, renowned for his collage style multi-coloured linocut printing technique
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Nature in Art
Art Course 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 ... Read more
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Nature in Art
Art Course 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 ... Read more
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – Jul 16 @ 5:00 pm Nature in Art
Art Course 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 ... Read more
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 ... Read more
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 ... Read more
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Spend a summer evening drawing and painting in the grounds of Nature in Art
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – Jul 23 @ 5:00 pm Nature in Art
Art Course 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 ... Read more
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 ... Read more
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – Aug 13 @ 5:00 pm Nature in Art
Art Course with Ann Swan 10am – 5pm Maximum Participants: 12 Strong composition is essential to creating memorable works of art; this is particularly so in botanical art, good composition can lift a work from ... Read more
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – Aug 20 @ 5:00 pm Nature in Art
Art Course with Val Briggs 10am – 5pm Maximum Participants: 12 1st day creating 3 different backgrounds with wet into wet and directional washes for hedgerow/woodland, loch and mountains and reed beds/water/sky Day 2 How ... Read more
Aug 22 – Sep 10 all-day
Gold has always been the symbol of wealth, affluence and status. As the noblest of metals, it has been utilised in many applications. This display presents a selection of nature inspired works using one of ... Read more
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Nature in Art
Art Course with Josie Brown 10am – 5pm Maximum Participants: 12 This workshop will introduce beginners to the various different processes for laying a range of different metals, not just gold, for use with lettering, ... Read more
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – Aug 27 @ 5:00 pm Nature in Art
Art Course with Jill Moger 10am – 5pm Maximum Participants: 12 The aim of this course is for each student to create in clay, a section of coral reef with marine wildlife, with a view ... Read more
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am – Sep 3 @ 5:00 pm Nature in Art
Art Course with Holly Brookes 10am – 5pm Maximum Participants: 12 During this two day course participants will be introduced to sandpaper aquatint printmaking techniques. Working with pre-prepared copper plates they will first be taught ... Read more
Sep 5 – Oct 1 all-day
Meg Stevens died in 2012 and had had a long association with Nature in Art. She spent much of her life painting out of doors producing paintings that seem to be filled with the breath of fresh ... Read more
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Nature in Art
Art Course with Sophie Buckley 10am – 5pm Maximum Participants: 12 Join Making Needle Felted Animals author Sophie Buckley, who will guide you through creating a needle felt hedgehog using a special barbed needle and ... Read more
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – Sep 17 @ 5:00 pm Nature in Art
Art Course with Jackie Garner 10am – 5pm Maximum Participants: 12 Vibrant or subtle colours, thin like watercolours or thick like oils, quick drying and lightfast; acrylics are endlessly versatile. Suitable for all abilities, this ... Read more
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – Oct 1 @ 5:00 pm Nature in Art
Art Course with Kathleen Matthews 10am – 5pm Maximum Participants: 12 This course will include tuition on how to create an applique textile landscape, using raw edge and fusible applique. Different fabrics will be used ... Read more
Oct 10 – Nov 5 all-day
In 2016 Nature in Art was given custody of an archive of work by one of the 20th century’s most influential nature artists, the renowned Eric Ennion (1900-1981). See never previously displayed works from this archive, ... Read more
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – Oct 15 @ 5:00 pm Nature in Art
Art Course with Cath Hodsman 10am – 5pm Maximum Participants: 11 As Winter’s bite takes hold, all insects are hiding, riding out the extreme weather as either an egg, larva, pupa, or adult…….. Metamorphosis is ... Read more
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm Nature in Art
Art Course with Karen Coulson 10am – 5pm Maximum Participants: 12 This 2-day course is a wonderful introduction to the world of coloured pencil techniques. Learn the art of layering different coloured pencil strokes to ... Read more
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – Oct 29 @ 5:00 pm Nature in Art
(Images left to right: Natty Decco, Nicole Iredale Designs, Karen Edwards, Pear Tree Arts, Nutmeg & Sage) £2 entry Free for under 16’s (including access to upstairs museum galleries) Car parking is free One of ... Read more
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Nature in Art
Art Course with Tor Hildyard 10am – 5pm Maximum Participants: 8 Explore the mysteries behind the Collagraph Print on this 1-day course. Learn how to make your own unique prints from plates created from mount ... Read more
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 ... Read more
Nov 7 – Nov 19 all-day
Gordano Textile Artists return once more with a fresh and vibrant exhibition of textile art based on the natural world with many pieces taking a theme from the objects selected for the popular CROWD exhibition ... Read more
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Nature in Art
Art Course with Sharon Foley 10am – 5pm Maximum Participants: 9 Glass fusing is joining two or more layers of glass through heating in a kiln. There are several techniques that can be adapted to ... Read more