What’s On

Jan
17
Tue
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Jan 17 – Mar 12 all-day

 

All the latest winners in the world’s most prestigious wildlife photography competition organised by The Natural History Museum. Chosen from almost 50,000 entries from 95 countries, these amazing images reflect nature’s beauty, diversity and fragility.

Photo: Agorastos Papatsanis (Greece)

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Feb
11
Sat
Wallsworth Art Group Show
Feb 11 – Feb 19 all-day

Annual display of work by members of the Wallsworth Art Group who regularly meet at Nature in Art. On display in the Education Centre.

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Feb
15
Wed
WAG PV
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

A private view and critique night of the WAG exhibition with special guest Jamie Boots

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Feb
18
Sat
An Exploration of Monotype & Mono-print @ Nature in Art
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – Feb 19 @ 5:00 pm

Art Course
with Nik Pollard 10am – 5pmnik-pollard-monoprint
Maximum Participants: 10

Energy, improvisation, gesture, spontaneity and chance are all characteristics of the Monotype / Mono-print. They are the most painterly and responsive of all printmaking techniques. It is a process that can be explored at home or in the studio without great investment or need for space.

This 2-day course will give participants the
opportunity to further their experience and skills in printmaking.

As well as group demonstrations each
participant will receive individual tuition.

This course is aimed at artists that wish to
develop and improve, however beginners can be accommodated.

Course Cost
Members: £84
Non-members: £110
Course Suitability: Improvers – Advanced
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Materials List                                                                                                                  Please wear old clothing

You are invited to bring any sketchbooks or source material, but this is not an essential requirement.

All other materials will be supplied by Nik Pollard, at the cost of £10 per participant, payable directly to him on the day.

The equipment supplied will include quality artist materials.

Artist’s Profile                                                                                                                   Nik Pollard is a painter, printmaker and illustrator. His work stems from a passion for the natural world and is generated from sustained, direct observation.

He has participated in national and international art projects highlighting the importance and vulnerability of specific habitats and wildlife in support of conservation.

His work has led to collaborations with schools, colleges, galleries and museums,
engaging communities with the natural environment through residencies and
workshops.

www.nikpollard.co.uk

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Feb
22
Wed
Watercolour techniques
Feb 22 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Try out different techniques to create watercolour paintings with a nature theme. Experiments include dropping, spreading, rubbing adding salt, white spirit and resist methods. PLEASE BOOK YOUR PLACE IN ADVANCE!

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Watercolour techniques @ Nature in Art
Feb 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Try out different techniques to create watercolour paintings with a nature theme. Experiments include dropping, spreading, rubbing adding

salt, white spirit and resist methods. PLEASE BOOK YOUR PLACE IN ADVANCE!

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Wild Ethiopia
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm

Come on a journey with Dr John Sparks, former head of the BBC Natural History Unit, to discover some of the natural history of Ethiopia. Event includes finger buffet. PLEASE BOOK YOUR TICKET IN ADVANCE.

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Feb
25
Sat
Landscapes in Glass @ Nature in Art
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – Feb 26 @ 5:00 pm

Art Course
with Amanda Lawrence 10am – 5pmamanda-lawrence-landscapes-in-glass
Maximum Participants: 8

This 2-day course gives a taster of two techniques for creating images on glass.  On day 1 you will learn several methods of applying enamels to glass, including monoprinting with natural materials.  You will be able to create a dish or tile, enamelled with your own design inspired by your favourite landscape or wildlife image.

You will also create an enamel background which will come in handy on day 2, when, using a glass engraving drill and a variety of tools, you will learn basic engraving techniques. You will discover how to create a 3D effect using all sides of your glass and go away with a masterpiece of your own making!

Please note: enamelled pieces will need to be fired in the kiln – as many as possible will be fired overnight ready for day 2, but if space becomes limited you may need to collect some of your work from Nature in Art at a later date.

Course Cost
Members: £84
Non-members: £110
Course Suitability: Absolute beginner – Beginner
ART COURSE BOOKING FORM

Materials List                                                                                                                      All materials will be supplied by Amanda Lawrence, at the cost of £20 per
participant
, payable directly to her on the day of the course. This will cover the cost of the enamels, glass, mixing mediums and the firing of completed pieces in the kiln.

Artist’s Profile                                                                                                            Amanda Lawrence has been working with glass for over 20 years.  She specialises in kiln formed and engraved glass, often combining the two. Her wildlife and landscape inspired vessels, sculptures and wall pieces are regularly featured in exhibitions around the country, including a major display at Nature in Art in 2016.

She is a member of the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen and the Society of Designer Craftsmen and a Fellow of the Guild of Glass Engravers.

She has considerable experience of teaching both engraving and kiln techniques and enjoys passing on the pleasure of glass making to other people.

www.amandalawrenceglass.com

                                                                                                             

 

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Mar
6
Mon
Botanical Illustration
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Come and view the latest exhibition by members of the Gloucestershire Society for Botanical Illustration and hear about some of the techniques, methods and approaches employed

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Mar
7
Tue
GSBI Exhibition
Mar 7 – Mar 19 all-day

Please Note: THESE ARE CHANGED DATES FROM PREVIOUSLY ADVERTISED! The Gloucestershire  Society for  Botanical Illustration includes a number of RHS medal winners in its ranks. Illustrating the world’s flora for scientific purposes continues to be the preoccupation of many artists. Fine examples in pencil, ink and watercolour are included in this exhibition. Meet members every day.

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