What’s On

Nov
9
Sat
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.

Nov
20
Wed
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.

Nov
30
Sat
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.

Dec
7
Sat
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!

Jan
6
Mon
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.

 

Feb
17
Mon
Embellishing your Paintings with Gold-Leaf – Claudia Hahn @ Nature in Art
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Inspired by the decorative works of the golden age of illustration and the Arts and Crafts movement, this course will show you how to incorporate gold-leaf into your paintings. It can be used either to highlight small areas of your paintings or bring glow to the complete background. Gold-leaf is a stunning, versatile and decorative way to bring a surprising new element and shine to your work.

This course is suitable for absolute beginners as well as advanced participants. Please be aware that working with gold leaf, which comes in thin, fragile sheets, is painstakingly fiddly: you need to bring patience!!

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

Mar
14
Sat
Goldwork Embroidery Snowdrops – Sheila Knight @ Nature in Art
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – Mar 15 @ 5:00 pm

Enjoy a relaxing weekend creating a beautiful Goldwork Snowdrop Design. Learn about and how to use the lovely materials used in Goldwork Embroidery. The techniques used in this design are couching gold and silver threads, couching braids, cutting purls and attaching them. Padding a shape and covering it with leather.

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

Mar
21
Sat
Glass Fusing – Sharon Foley POSTPONED @ Nature in Art
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

WE ARE VERY SORRY THAT DUE TO CORONAVIRUS THIS COURSE HAS HAD TO BE POSTPONED. WE WILL PUBLISH THE NEW DATES AS SOON AS THEY ARE AVAILABLE

Glass fusing is joining two or more layers of glass through heating in a kiln.

There are several techniques that can be adapted to this basic principle some of which give surprising results. This course will teach some of those techniques alongside glass cutting (if you are new or in need of a refresher) and consist of glass layering, use of glass frits, powders and encapsulation between layers of glass. The course will guide you in designing and making either 4 glass coasters or a larger, flat piece of art glass. These will then be fired in a kiln and ready for collection after the course.

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

Mar
28
Sat
Adventures with Acrylic Ink – Jackie Garner POSTPONED @ Nature in Art
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – Mar 29 @ 5:00 pm

WE ARE VERY SORRY THAT DUE TO CORONAVIRUS THIS COURSE HAS HAD TO BE POSTPONED. WE WILL PUBLISH THE NEW DATES AS SOON AS THEY ARE AVAILABLE

When is ink not ink? When it’s Acrylic Ink (it’s liquid acrylic paint, not ink). Explore this fascinating medium, which adds a whole new dimension to your acrylic practice. Discover the vibrant colours – glossy, iridescent, shimmering, pearlescent and explore when and how to use them in realistic and abstract art. We will experiment with different methods of applying the ink and cover working with layers of colour, wet into wet, detail, and usage with other media. No prior knowledge of working with acrylic inks is necessary.

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

Apr
18
Sat
A Parrot, Coloured Pencils on Mount Board – Karen Coulson @ Nature in Art
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – Apr 19 @ 5:00 pm

WE ARE VERY SORRY THAT DUE TO CORONAVIRUS THIS COURSE HAS HAD TO BE POSTPONED. WE WILL PUBLISH THE NEW DATES AS SOON AS THEY ARE AVAILABLE

This course is a wonderful introduction to the world of coloured pencil techniques. Learn the art of layering and blending Coloured Pencils whilst using different pencil strokes to create the textures required for the subject.

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