What’s On

Jun
2
Tue
Seeing Red POSTPONED
Jun 2 – Jul 19 all-day

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

A celebration of the colour red, one of the first colours used by artists dating back to prehistory. From orange tinges to deep wine hues, red is all around us. We see it in birds and beetles, leaves and fruits, lava and sunsets, and throughout history it has held significance for cultures around the world.

Jul
11
Sat
Mosaic Garden Birds – Yvette Green @ Nature in Art
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

These little garden bird mosaics are designed to interact with their environment, reflecting and refracting light so that they change throughout the day.

On this one day workshop you will produce a stained glass mosaic bird on a stalk to brighten up your garden. You will be able to make a bird of your choice from a limited selection of shapes. Skills covered on the course will include mapping out of your original design, basic glass cutting, stained glass mosaic techniques, and grouting techniques. This course is suitable for all levels although glass cutting skills are a bonus.

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

Jul
21
Tue
Anthony Gibbs: A Brush with Light
Jul 21 – Sep 6 all-day

Anthony Gibbs is at the forefront of wildlife art in the UK. His extreme attention to detail whilst never losing the life of the subject, and his portrayal of textures and the play of light have made his work eagerly collected. This stunning display embraces new works together with iconic ones from years past.

Jul
25
Sat
Drawing Birds in Coloured Pencil – Andrew Forkner @ Nature in Art
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – Jul 26 @ 5:00 pm

This course will explore the techniques involved in producing realistic and lifelike drawings of birds using coloured pencils.

We will look at how to capture the iridescence seen in some bird feathers, as well as the textures and patterns of the students’ own choice of bird subjects.

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

Aug
1
Sat
Natural Forms: Feathers, Bark and Seedpods – Ann Swan @ Nature in Art
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – Aug 2 @ 5:00 pm

Explore ways to create finely, fashioned, feathers and textured, tactile, bark.

Ann will demonstrate the techniques she uses such as underpainting, resist and embossing to build up textured layers and capture the exquisite detail of both feathers and bark.

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

Aug
8
Sat
Sensational Sketching – Jackie Garner @ Nature in Art
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – Aug 9 @ 5:00 pm

When you sketch outdoors, whether for exploring or information gathering, that sensory experience gives your drawings an immediacy and energy that is always appealing. In this course we will used an array of media and techniques and will take our inspiration from the Nature in Art site.

Each participant will choose their own preferred subjects – perhaps birds, butterflies or dragonflies, their habitats, or even the static sculptures in the grounds. We will use line, tone and texture to explore structure, proportion and movement, before looking at how to develop sketches into more finished (realistic or abstract) artwork.

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

Aug
14
Fri
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – IK Productions Outdoor Theatre @ Nature in Art
Aug 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm

Following the success of The Sword in the Stone and The Three Musketeers, IKP return with another “bonkers” theatre adventure in Summer 2020 with a brand new comedy adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Join Dorothy, the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they encounter munchkins, witches, winged monkeys, enchanted slippers and a Wonderful Wizard! Expect the unexpected in this comedy for all the family, featuring physical humour, fast-paced multi-roling and plenty of laughs for all ages.

Performance is outside
There is no seating provided, so please bring something to sit on. This production is designed to be performed in the open-air and will continue in all safe weathers.

Aug
15
Sat
Painting in the Moment, Intuitive Art Workshop – Frances Whitman @ Nature in Art
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

My intuitive art workshops aim to give you creative confidence. Providing a nurturing, fun and relaxing space in which you can enjoy the process of creating mixed media artworks. Allowing you to enjoy the creative process, to let go, creating spontaneously, without thinking, without trying to draw precise shapes, trusting your instinct rather than your brain.

Intuitive art is about letting go of fear or expectations, allowing each painting to evolve in its own time, in its own way, allowing something new and unknown emerge. We will be experimenting with lots of different techniques and materials, to include acrylics, acrylic pouring medium, encaustic art, pastels, inks, pencils and more.

I will guide you in the application of each medium and technique, ensuring this workshop is suitable for those that are new to art as well as those that are more experienced. The day will start and end with a short guided meditation. No experience necessary!

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

Aug
29
Sat
Botanical Illustration in Watercolor/Gouache – Simon Williams @ Nature in Art
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – Aug 30 @ 5:00 pm

This course will focus on botanical drawing and painting techniques in the option of working in watercolour or gouache. Observational skills are a very important part of botanical art so students will be encouraged to work from life by making detailed studies from either plants, leaves, fruit or vegetable specimens.

Course tutor Simon Williams will advise on a practical one-to-one basis, giving guidance in observations, colours suggestions and how to paint from the initial base coats to more controlled techniques. This will include rendering textures, contour definitions and colour transitions. 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.

This course is open to all levels, but it is preferential to have some drawing/painting experience as botanical work requires a precise rather than loose style of painting. Please visit the tutor’s website to see samples for the style of painting.

www.swillustrations.com

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

Sep
3
Thu
UK Colour Pencil Society
Sep 3 – Sep 20 all-day

 A stunning selection of works by members of the UK Colour Pencil Society who, for this annual exhibition, are focusing on the natural world. Expect a wide range of interpretations from the traditional to new and fresh ways of depicting nature.