What’s On

Wildlife Photographer of the Year @ Nature in Art
Jan 15 @ 10:00 am – Mar 17 @ 5:00 pm

All the latest winners in the world’s most prestigious wildlife photography competition organised by The Natural History Museum, London. Chosen from 45,000entries from 95 countries, these amazing images reflect nature’s beauty, diversity and fragility.


Gloucestershire Society for Botanical Illustration @ Nature in Art
Feb 12 @ 10:00 am – Feb 24 @ 5:00 pm

GSBI was founded 25 years ago by teacher, botanist, writer and illustrator, Michael Hickey.GSBI specialises in botanical illustration as distinct from flower painting. It includes a number of RHS medal winners. This show includes works in pencil, ink and watercolour.Meet members every day.

Stargazing Night @ Nature in Art
Feb 15 @ 6:30 pm

Join members of the Cotswold Astronomical Society to spend an evening of stargazing from the grounds of Wallsworth Hall. If you have your own equipment,please bring it with you. If not, you will be able to use equipment provided. Coffee shop open to buy drinks etc. from 6.30pm. If the weather is cold, wrap up warm!2019 is the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, so local astronomer Peter Cadogan will finish the evening with a talk celebrating that mission.
Doors open 6.30pm to buy snacks from Coffee shop and view the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition. Stargazing at 7.30pm followed by talk.

PLEASE BOOK TICKETS IN ADVANCE 01452 731422. Thank you.

How to Draw an Elephant in Graphite Pencil – Jamie Boots @ Nature in Art
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – Feb 17 @ 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.

Acrylics with Attitude – Jackie Garner @ Nature in Art
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – Feb 24 @ 5:00 pm

Add impact to your paintings with this acrylics course that focuses on the big and the bold. Imagine the piercing stare of a Golden Eagle: how much more powerful would it be on a giant scale? Or channel your inner O’Keefe with flowers that command attention. We will concentrate on a single part of an animal, bird or plant, working much larger than life size in most cases. Learn about scaling up a drawing, texture, composition, balance, colour and adjusting for scale. Discover the fun and freedom that comes from working on a larger scale. Suitable for anyone wanting to discover acrylics, or existing acrylics fans wanting to add to their skills.

Embellishing your Paintings with Gold-leaf – Claudia Hahn @ Nature in Art
Feb 25 @ 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 include gold-leaf with your paintings. It can be used very versatile, either to highlight small areas of your paintings, or bring glow to the complete background. Gold-leaf is a stunning 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, but please be aware that working with gold leaf, which comes in thin, fragile sheets, is painstakingly fiddly: you need to bring patience!!


In the Midst of the Gorillas @ Nature in Art
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm

An illustrated talk by wildlife photographer Michael Leach
Michael tells of his time high in the forest with the mountain gorillas of Rwanda,gathering first-hand material for his book – Faces in the Mirror. There are now only around 800 individuals left on earth – here we meet an entire family group, from new born baby to the silverback. He explains how to get close to these charismatic characters and demonstrates how to communicate with the gentle, intelligent primates that we have pushed to the edge of extinction. Michael has worked all his life in nature photography. His stunning images have been used in over 80countries and published in over 1000 books.
Doors open 7.00pm to view the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition.Finger buffet 7.30pm. Finish 9.30pm.


Another Beastly Art Exhibition @ Nature in Art
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – Mar 17 @ 5:00 pm

Another Beastly Art exhibition features woodcut prints by Nat Morley, jewellery by Hazel Morris and ceramics and textiles by Jane Vernon.All three are Gloucestershire based artists inspired by nature and, in particular, animals.In this show they say ‘animals abound, plants proliferate, and scenery scintillates!’

An Introduction and Exploration of Monoprinting – Nik Pollard @ Nature in Art
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – Mar 10 @ 5:00 pm

Energy, improvisation, gesture, spontaneity and chance are all characteristics of the Monotype / Monoprint. This two day workshop will give participants the opportunity to further their experience and skills in printmaking.

This course is aimed at artists that wish to develop and improve however beginners very are welcomed

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

The Monotype / Monoprint is 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.

Participants are invited to bring any sketchbooks or source material of their own, however this is not a requirement.

Artist quality materials will be provided.

Toads and Frogs and Mossy Logs (Ceramic sculpture) – Jill Moger SWLA @ Nature in Art
Mar 20 @ 10:00 am – Mar 21 @ 5:00 pm

This subject contains endless possibilities for creating sculptures in clay that feature toads, frogs or even newts and salamanders.  It could be toads peeping out from under a mossy log (‘ toads in the hole’!), a newt crawling out of an old rusty paint tin or frogs among fungi or sitting on the rim of a pitcher plant.  Anything goes!  In this two day ceramic workshop, students will be encouraged to use their imagination to place this genre of wildlife in any situation of their choosing.  The emphasis is on creating a good level of realism and I will demonstrate how this can be achieved.

A variety of illustrations, artefacts and natural objects will be available as examples and inspiration and drawing materials will be provided to help students to sketch their ideas initially.  At the end of the course I will take the work home to my studio in York to dry our prior to glazing and firing.  Students may specify any colours they would like applied to their sculpture. The fired and finished work will be available to collect from Nature in Art from Tuesday 21st May.