What’s On

Jul
27
Sat
Decorative Mosaics – Joanna Dewfall @ Nature in Art
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – Jul 28 @ 5:00 pm

Day One

You will learn about the various mosaic materials and techniques of cutting and setting.  You will make a 25cmsq panel on board on the first (or only) day.

Day Two

You will make a 30cmsq mosaic slab for the garden on a concrete paver. The tutor will assist you to make sure you have a simple bold design to mosaic.  The tutor has templates available to use if need be.  You will mosaic the design in reverse during the day and, if complete in time, the tutor will assist you to set the design in cement adhesive on the paver.  The tutor has run this workshop numerous times and everyone always leaves with a completed paver. However, if a student has not finished the mosaic in time they can take away a paver and adhesive to fix at home.   Grouting will be demonstrated but you will need to complete this at home – grout and full instructions included. Please note the concrete pavers are not suitable to be transported home on a bicycle!

Jul
30
Tue
Laughter Lines @ Nature in Art
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am – Sep 1 @ 5:00 pm

An exhibition of original cartoons by the renowned Norman Thelwell (1923 – 2004). He had over 1500 cartoons published in the satirical magazine Punch but was perhaps best known for his illustrations of ponies and horses. This unique selection focuses on his love of nature and the countryside.

Aug
3
Sat
Focus on Form, Creating Contrast, Highlighting Highlights and Deepening Darks – Ann Swan @ Nature in Art
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – Aug 4 @ 5:00 pm

We see objects because of light and in order to create realistic images of plants we need to fully understand light and observe how it reacts with our subjects to describe their shapes. In this two day workshop Ann will show you how to interpret light and shade and to accurately capture these contrasting tonal values to create a true sense of three-dimensional form and volume in your work.

Ann will demonstrate ways of creating realistic highlights and sheen and help you choose convincing shade colours to create depth in shadows so that your work will come to life on the page.

You will be able to put all this into practice on a more finished piece with full support from Ann.

Aug
6
Tue
Nature in Bromoil @ Nature in Art
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm

We live in a world where digital manipulation in photography is taken for granted, but in fact the first deliberate manipulations in photography took place in the 1840s. Bromoils were such a technique, invented in the early 1900s. This display of nature based images is by some of today’s best Bromoil practitioners.

Images: © Josef Jindřich Šechtl

Aug
10
Sat
Botanical Illustration in Watercolour/Gouache – Simon Williams @ Nature in Art
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – Aug 11 @ 5:00 pm

The Course will focus on botanical painting, giving the learner the opportunity to work in either watercolour or gouache. The course will be taught by Simon Williams SBA.

Gouache and watercolour are both water soluble mediums and can produce stunning paintings. Gouache is an opaque form of     watercolour and is not an inferior medium to watercolour. For much of the time it is used for illustration, book design and          publishing for its fantastic reproduction and vibrant colour. Throughout the course you will be guided in colour mixing,           botanical accuracy, brush techniques to render fine detail and the most important skills to gaining 3 dimensional forms to botanical studies.

This course is open to people that have some drawing/painting experience, improvers and advanced levels to a precise rather than loose style of painting. Please visit the tutor’s website to see  samples for the style of painting.

Aug
17
Sat
Painting in the Moment – Frances Whitman @ Nature in Art
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Focusing on joyful expression through art, this art workshop is all about discovering and reconnecting  with your creative side.  Offering  you the chance to loosen up creatively, without expectations, in a nurturing, fun and relaxing environment.  You will have the opportunity to experiment with many different art mediums, with expert tuition from Frances.

We will be experimenting with lots of different materials, and producing a great many artworks if you choose to.

Join me and discover the joy of creating something new and unexpected.

 

Aug
20
Tue
Golden Threads of Life @ Nature in Art
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – Sep 8 @ 5:00 pm

The glorious opulence of gold and metal thread embroidery is 2000 years old and continues to this day. It is a sumptuous art that enthrals and captivates. This unique display includes international exhibits depicting elements of nature meticulously worked over time using a myriad of metal threads.

Aug
30
Fri
Family Discovery Day with Cheltenham Science Group @ Nature in Art
Aug 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

A great chance to have a go at some exciting experiments and discover some amazing scientific facts. Meet members of the Cheletenham Science Group who have some great ways of bringing science to life.

You’ll also have a chance to join in with some fun craft activities and create something to take home.

Tickets: £2 per person (excluding museum galleries but including artist in residence and craft activities)

No need to book, just turn up to have some fun!

Sep
7
Sat
Exploring Drawing – Nik Pollard @ Nature in Art
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Drawing is a fantastic way of exploring the world around us.

This one day workshop is designed to be fun it will invigorate, excite and challenge.  The morning session will be a series of short exercises exploring drawing. Participants will develop ways of seeing, interpreting and making. The afternoon session will be made up of longer exercises where participants will be able to develop their drawing skills further with the aid of one to one tuition.

This workshop is open to all who want to draw!

Sep
14
Sat
How to Draw an Owl in Graphite Pencil – Jamie Boots @ Nature in Art
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – Sep 15 @ 5:00 pm

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 produce so much more than just a sketch.

Jamie will show participants that. whether or not you are using a pencil that is blunt or sharp, pressing lightly or hard, or using a variety of tones, the realistic texture of skin, fur and the glassy look of an eye can be achieved.

Example of work by Jamie Boots