Art Courses at Nature in Art

Nature in Art runs approximately 40 classes a year in a variety of subjects, catering for all levels from beginners to advanced.

Most courses are run by artists who have work in our collection and/or have been an artist in residence. The courses are held in our purpose built education centre. Class sizes are generally kept between 6-12 people to ensure you receive individual attention from the tutor whilst enjoying a sense of team spirit.

If you would like to talk to someone about art courses, please call 01452 731422 or ask when you next visit the museum. But, please look below at our comprehensive course descriptions first as your questions may well be answered there.

Our 2018 programme has now ended.

The 2019 programme starts on February 16th.



DATES FOR 2019 ART COURSES (more to be added) :

Feb 16 – 17                 Jamie Boots                        Graphite

Feb 23 – 24                 Jackie Garner                     Painting subjects in close up

Feb 25                           Claudia Hahn                      Using gold leaf in paintings

Mar 9 – 10                   Nik Pollard                          Mono prints

Mar 20 – 21                Jill Moger                            Ceramic sculpture

Mar 23                          Karen Coulson                   Colour pencil

Mar 24                          Karen Coulson                   Colour pencil

Mar 30                          Helen Lomberg                 Willow garden structures

Apr 4 – 5                       Jonathan Newey               Sketching in pen and wash

Apr 13                           Takumasa Ono                  Sumi Japanese painting

Apr 14                           Alan Law                              Digital Photography pt1

Apr 27 – 28                 Jamie Boots                        Graphite

May 4                            Alan law                               Digital Photography pt2

May 5                            Josie Brown                        Bookmaking

May 11 – 12                Jackie Cox                           Painting on silk

May 18 – 19                Val Briggs                             Iridescent feathers in watercolour

Jun 1 – 2                       Andrew Forkner               Pastels

Jun 15                           Clare Walsh                        Botanical Printing

Jun 22                            Ian Coleman                       Nature on iPad

Jun 29 – 30                  Kim Thompson                  Acrylics

Jul 1                               Richard Jarvis                     Linocuts

Jul 6                               Yvette Green                     Stained glass birds

Jul 13 – 14                   Jackie Garner                     Patterns in nature (Painting)

Jul 20 – 21                   Trevor Smith                      Drawing Birds

Jul 27 – 28                    Joanna Dewfall                  Mosaics

Aug 3 – 4                      Ann Swan                            Botanical in coloured pencils

Aug 10 – 11                  Simon Williams                  Botanical in gouache/watercolour

Aug 17                           Frances Whitman             Painting in the moment

Sep 7                             Nik Pollard                          Drawing

Sep 14 – 15                 Jamie Boots                        Graphite

Sept 20                         Sharon Foley                      Fused glass

Sep 21 – 22                 Karen Coulson                   Colour pencil

Oct 5                              Ian Coleman                       Working in ink

Oct 9 – 10                    Jonathan Newey              Pen wash buildings/perspective

Oct 19 – 20                  Ros Wise                              Painting wild meadows/plants

Nov 9 – 10                   Martin Rumary                  Woodland birds in acrylic

Nov 20 – 21                 Jonathan Newey              Winter landscapes acrylic

Nov 30                          Helen Lomberg                 Willow Christmas decorations

Dec 7 – 8                      Cath Hodsman                  Study and Paint in the Style of Insect Metamorphosis Pioneer, Maria Merian –  A watercolour painting workshop


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2018 Art Course Booking Form

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Art Courses at Nature in Art