What’s On

2016 British Wildlife Photography Awards @ Nature in Art
Sep 13 – Nov 13 all-day


Hitchhikers by George Stoyle
by George Stoyle Overall Winner 2016

The first post-launch display of all the winning images from this renowned competition focusing on British fauna and flora. Extraordinary pictures of our rarest animals and the wildlife on our doorstep.

To find out more about the competition visit the BWPA website: here



CROWD! @ Nature in Art
Oct 4 – Nov 6 all-day


Chosen, Revered Objects Which Delight, all selected from the Nature in Art collection and chosen by popular vote by members of the public. A variety of items that highlight the diversity of art inspired by nature.

CLICK HERE to see the selection and to make your vote! Voting closes 25th September.



Liz O’Sullivan @ Nature in Art
Nov 1 – Nov 6 all-day

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Liz O’Sullivan is an artist who incorporates calligraphy, illustration and textiles.

She has a degree in illustration and graphics, having illustrated a number of books. Most recently she has begun to  create paintings which combine words with paint and collage.



Exploring Acrylic Inks @ Nature in Art
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – Nov 6 @ 5:00 pm

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with Jackie Garner 10am – 5pm
Maximum Participants: 12

Vibrant colours, permanent, waterproof, transparent or opaque; acrylic inks give the artist a myriad of options in their work.
This 2-day course will explore the possibilities for both realistic and abstract paintings using acrylic inks. You 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.

Course Cost
Members: £80
Non-members: £100
Course Suitability: Absolute Beginners – Improvers

Artist’s Profile
Jackie Garner trained at Medway College of Design before becoming Nature in Art’s first education officer. She is now a professional artist who specialises in portraying wildlife, taking inspiration from encountering wildlife in its natural habitat.
Jackie teaches and lectures regularly, and is a contributor to Artists & Illustrators magazine. She has exhibited with many art societies, including the National Exhibition Wildlife Art, the Society of Wildlife Artists, BirdScapes
Gallery, Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours and has held solo exhibitions in
London and Gloucestershire. Jackie is the author and illustrator of The Wildlife Artist’s Handbook.
Jackie is happy to discuss the course with students. Visit her website for contact details:www.jackiegarner.co.uk

Evening with insect painter Cath Hodsman @ Nature in Art
Nov 7 @ 6:45 pm – 8:30 pm

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Join the art group as they listen to Cath Hodsman who will be exploring the wonderful world of insects, butterflies and moths. Cath has a passion for insects and will share her reasons why and the techniques behind her detailed interpretations.

Find out more about Cath, here

Cath Hodsman @ Nature in Art
Nov 8 – Nov 13 all-day

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Cath Hodsman is an artist and illustrator, who has a passion for painting and drawing insects. She was recently made a member of the Society of Biology and is a registered tutor for the Royal West of England Academy.


Block Print Wrapping Paper inspired by William Morris @ Nature in Art
Nov 9 @ 10:30 am

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Choose from 2 sessions: 10.30am – 1.00pm or 2.00pm – 4.30pm

The printing method we will use today uses a pencil to make marks on the printing surface. It is a fantastic workshop that will introduce you to the art of print making and how to easily make complicated multiple colour prints.

You will also be able to use your printing block multiple times to create your own unique wrapping paper – all ready for Christmas!


Bookable after 4th May.
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Needlefelt an Owl @ Nature in Art
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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with Furzie (Michelle Hickman) 10am – 5pm
Maximum Participants: 10

On this 1-day course you will learn how to needle-felt with wool.
You will be introduced to the basics of needle-felting, taught how to make a wire armature to form the basis of your sculpture and how to mould the wool to the frame.
You will be amazed how the wool sculpture seems to develop a character of its own. Once you have become confident in using the basic skills and techniques you are only limited by your imagination!

Course Cost
Members: £40
Non-members: £50
Course Suitability: Absolute Beginners – Advanced

Materials List
A materials pack will be supplied by Michelle Hickman, at the cost of £15 per participant, payable directly to her on the day. The materials pack will include a felting kit and tools to keep, plus all the wool and materials required.

Artist’s Profile
Michelle taught herself needle-felting and, for several years now, has been selling sculptures and commissions of her animals all over the world, as well as running courses and workshops.
She enjoys passing on her love of wool and needle-felting and is keen to share what she has learned.

Collagraphs: the Mystery Unwrapped @ Nature in Art
Nov 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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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 card, which is incised with lines, collaged with paper and other textured mediums to create an exciting textured printing surface.
You will be shown how to prepare paper and how to ink up and wipe your plates ready for printing. The first part of the course will be spent making the plate and then the second will be spent printing in different ways to create your own unique print.

Course Cost
Members: £40
Non-members: £50
Course Suitability: Absolute Beginners – Advanced

Materials List
A sketch/photograph you want to work from.
Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty!
Drawing materials i.e. pencils, rubber, paintbrushes.
All other materials will be provided by Tor Hildyard, at the cost of £10 per participant, payable directly to her on the day.

Artist’s Profile
Tor is a prize winning printmaker, who shows her work both nationally and internationally. Tor is interested in experimenting with new techniques, images and printing methods which allows her to challenge the boundaries of printmaking and enables her to produce the right marks and textures that relate to each subject matter.
Tor worked as a Printmaking tutor and technician at UCA, Maidstone, Kent, after finishing her degree. She later returned to achieve an Masters in Printmaking in 2010.
She now runs her own private printmaking courses from her studio in Worcestershire.

Have a Go: Speed sketching @ Nature in Art
Nov 16 @ 6:45 pm – 8:30 pm

colour_pencilsJoin the art group as they have a go at speed sketching. This is a fun and entertaining evening, where observational skills and skill with a pencil will be all important.

An evening with a difference!