What’s On

Gift & Craft Fair @ Nature in Art
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – Oct 27 @ 5:00 pm

Annual Gift and Craft Fair taking place at Nature in Art, Gloucester!

When: Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October, 2019
Admission: £3 entry, Children FREE

Nature in Art: The first UK museum and art gallery dedicated to art inspired by nature, in all media and forms.

This event has been held for over 20 years and is always well attended, last year we welcomed over 1500 visitors across the two days and raised essential funds for the Nature in Art Trust.
This year it will be taking place on the weekend of Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th October 2019, 10am-5pm both days.

Here at Nature in Art we are extremely passionate about supporting local artists and craftspeople, helping to highlight the array of crafts available and the creativity of the people in the local area. Our event strives to have over 40 stallholders showcasing a variety of crafts, from woodwork & ceramics to glassware & photography.

2019 Stallholders:

The Metal Press

National Trust

Intricate Woodwork

Yum Yum Fine Foods

Pepperwood & Co

Sea Parrot

Cotton Moon

Lin’s Jewellery

Fircone Fire Lighters

Karen Edwards Ceramics

Barking Hen Jewellery

Maisy Makes

Wooden Heart Designs

Jeanette Hannaby Enamel

Gordon Hemming

Country Fabric Crafts

Maison Gazelle Ltd

The Ark Man

Exploding Box Co.

Renee Kilburn

Olwyn KW


Mollie’s Makings

AJ’s Woodcraft

Kerry Jane

Field Fresh Skincare

JP Jewellery

Natty Deco

Tales of Maille

Lynn Hazel – British Wildlife Sculptor

Stained Glass by Debra

Susan Thacker


David Tinsley Photography

Clare Design

Claytime Designs

Sonya Ceramic Art

Hand Made by Heart

Flat Cap Designs



If you would like further information or have any questions, please feel free to contact us on:
01452 731422.

Kingfishers & Riverbeds in Acrylic – Martin Rumary @ Nature in Art
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – Nov 10 @ 5:00 pm

A 2-day course on painting almost certainly one of our most popular, colourful and easily recognisable birds, the Kingfisher.

Using acrylics on board we will be looking at sketching the bird in flight and trying to capture a sense of movement and ideas on where to place the subject in the overall painting to enhance that effect.

We will also be working on how to go about incorporating the surroundings i.e. the rocks, water and foliage associated with it’s usual habitat.

Impressionist Autumn and Winter Landscapes with Acrylic – Jonathan Newey @ Nature in Art
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – Nov 21 @ 5:00 pm

This is a two day course that will show you how to paint impressionist style autumn and winter landscapes with acrylic paint. Using photos supplied by the tutor you will be shown how to paint landscapes and buildings in the landscape using a loose and painterly technique similar to that of the French Impressionists. Techniques taught will include colour mixing, scumbling, impasto brush marks and using the paint both thick and thin. By the end of the course you will have produce a couple of paintings. Suitable for beginners and students with some knowledge of the medium.

Gloucestershire Through the Lens
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The glowing colour of traditional slide film is the perfect medium in which to celebrate the beauty and variety of Gloucestershire. Historian and renowned lecturer Tim Porter shows some choice examples, and shares some thoughts on the glories of our local scene in this engaging talk. This glimpse of Gloucestershire will inspire and inform on many levels. The British Wildlife  Photography Awards will be open for viewing beforehand.

Willow Christmas Decorations – Helen Lomberg @ Nature in Art
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

A rewarding 1-day where participants will use willow and other materials  to make stars, garlands, angels, reindeer and mini Christmas trees ready for the festive celebrations.

By the end of the day you should have been able to make a number of items to take home.

Drop-In Christmas Craft Day @ Nature in Art
Dec 1 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Come and try your hand at some Christmas crafts, open to everyone, young and old!

Just pop a donation in the pot and have a go. Funds go towards updating the children’s play area and development of the garden.

No need to book, just turn up and take home what you make.

Studying and Painting Butterflies in Watercolour – Cath Hodsman @ Nature in Art
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – Dec 8 @ 5:00 pm

Maria Merian (1647-1717) was a true pioneer. As a young girl, she was passionate about two things – insects and art. Maria lived in a time when religious superstition and long-held traditions and rules about the source of all of life, reigned supreme. Maria’s fascination in insects and her skill in art meant that she was perfectly equipped to dispute the “norm” – Supported by close friends and family she was the first individual to study, record and paint the Metamorphic Lifecycle of butterflies.

Her ground-breaking discovery challenged ideas about the origins of insects, in place since the time of the Ancient Greeks. Maria’s beautiful paintings produced as a result of her research capture her discoveries for prosperity – Each painting, a beautiful, intricate and colourful homage to the Metamorphic Lifecycle. She is now widely credited as being one of the most influential entomologists of all time.

This workshop will study her life and achievements in more detail, culminating in producing a painting in her style – Full of colour, texture, beauty – and insects!

Christmas Celebration
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

An evening of festive songs and carols to celebrate the Christmas season with the Heart of Gloucester Community Choir under the leadership of Monika Murrell. Our usual hearty finger buffet will include mince pies and mulled wine. An evening for all, partly in aid of mental health charities. Preceded by opportunity to view the galleries.

WIld Flowers, WIld Spaces – Ros Wise @ Nature in Art
Jan 6 @ 10:00 am – Jan 8 @ 5:00 pm

This is a course for all abilities who have an interest in learning, to paint  wildflowers, plants and weeds in their natural habitat.

It could be a corner of a garden which inspires you, a field full of wildflowers, a landscape, anywhere where plants live in their natural habitat and are in their abundance. Anywhere, where their energy and beauty dominate the landscape and where the human footprint is at a minimum.

To book a place on this course please return a completed application form along with £20 deposit.


Walenty Pytel: Sparks to Life
Jan 7 – Feb 2 all-day


Pytel is an internationally renowned metal sculptor of birds and animalier. His works include the Jubilee Fountain beneath Big Ben and ‘Take Off’, a monumental piece at Birmingham Airport depicting egrets. Born in Poland, he has an instantly recognisable style. This display includes metal and bronze sculptures and prints.