What’s On

Nov
22
Tue
The Valley in the Glass @ Nature in Art
Nov 22 – Dec 18 all-day

 

Amanda Lawrence - Wild Carrot - photo Simon Bruntnell(small)Exhibition:
An uplifting and thought-provoking exhibition of glass sculpture, photographs and sounds by glass artist Amanda Lawrence, inspired by four years of walking and listening in Gloucestershire’s iconic Slad Valley.

 

Nov
25
Fri
The Valley in the Glass
Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Amanda Lawrence - Wild Carrot - photo Simon Bruntnell(small)

Come and meet and hear from glass artist Amanda Lawrence who spent four years walking, looking and listening in the Slad Valley with camera, sketchbook and sound recorder to create our winter exhibition. Amanda’s striking glass sculpture and haunting soundtrack, photographs and stories create an uplifting and thought-provoking experience.

Even though this event is free, please tell us if you intend to come. Donations welcome. Refreshments available.

Nov
26
Sat
On Form with Nature @ Nature in Art
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – Nov 27 @ 5:00 pm

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with Robert Cox 10am – 5pm
Maximum Participants: 8

On this 2-day course you will carefully study a natural object of your choice (seeds, leaves, shells etc) to pick out the shapes, forms, lines and textures occurring within it. You will then carve this form in lime wood, either in a representational or more abstract way. You may bring an object you have found either from home, on a walk or in the gardens at Nature in Art.
Robert will also provide a range of objects for reference but it is always good to work from something that you have been specifically drawn to yourself. Preliminary sketches in pencil and/or models in plasticine, depending on your abilities, will aid your 2 and 3 dimensional understanding of the object before starting in wood.

Course Cost
Members: £80
Non-members: £100
Course Suitability: Absolute Beginners – Advanced
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Artist’s Profile
Robert has been carving from early childhood and his fascination with wood and the natural world has always been very close to him.
Robert had a former art training and received the National Diploma in Design from Wolverhampton Art College. He has also taught at Stafford College. Robert recently became an RBSA with the Society of Birmingham Artists and a master carver in the Waterways.
www.robert-cox.co.uk

Children’s story reading by Christine O’Neill @ Nature in Art
Nov 26 @ 11:00 am

amanda-lawrence-ribbon-of-lights-photo-a-lawrenceWhen Gwen Fern walked home accross Slad Valley on a summer night in 1919 she found enough glow worms to decorate her hat with a ‘ribbon of lights’.

 

On Saturday 26th November at 11am and 1.30pm Slad Valley resident and children’s writer Christine O’Neill will be reading her new story for young children, The Wrong Side of the Dark  illustrated by Amanda Lawrence’s glass and inspired by the true story about Gwen Fern and the glow worms which was one of the earliest inspirations for the exhibition The Valley in the Glass.

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Dec
1
Thu
Graphite Pencil Drawing @ Nature in Art
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – Dec 2 @ 5:00 pm

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with Jamie Boots
Maximum Participants: 12

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, that the effect of fur, the texture of skin and the glassy look of an eye can be achieved.
The subject for this art course will be: a Tiger.

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

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Materials List
All materials will be supplied free of charge to use during the course by Jamie Boots.

Artist’s Profile
Originally from New Zealand, Jamie is a self taught artist whose work is produced in
graphite pencil. Jamie first exhibited his work in 2004 and has won a number of awards for his artwork.
In a very short period of time a hobby became a profession and with a limited number of originals being available each year his drawings have become highly collectable.
www.jamieboots.com

Dec
3
Sat
Bookbinding @ Nature in Art
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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with Josie Brown 10am – 5pm
Maximum Participants: 12

This 1-day course will allow you to explore the art of bookbinding, as you make a journal using a Japanese Butterfly binding, which is suitable for artists and calligraphers alike to use.
This book opens completely flat and you will be able to make any size or shape, with a mix of different weight or surface papers and you may even wish to incorporate pockets or fold-outs.
The cover is a simple wrap-style and can be soft or hard-backed.

Josie is also running another course to accompany this one, which will take place on Sunday 4th December. On that course you can learn the art of Calligraphy and begin to fill your hand-bound journal with colourful ‘Mouse Roman’ script.

Course Cost
Members: £40
Non-members: £50
Course Suitability: Absolute Beginners – Advanced
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Materials List
HB pencil and 30 cm ruler
Metal ruler, cutting mat or back of an A3 pad
A craft or Stanley knife
All materials will be supplied by Josie Brown, at a cost of £6 per participant,
payable directly to her on the day.

Artist’s Profile
Josie is a professional scribe, heraldic artist and book maker. She has been teaching these skills for over 30 years and offers a wide range of lettering styles, bindings and decorative techniques.
She is a sensitive and enthusiastic teacher, and particularly passionate about helping people to reach the potential of their creativity.
www.josiebrown.co.uk

Dec
4
Sun
Exploring Calligraphy @ Nature in Art
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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with Josie Brown 10am – 5pm
Maximum Participants: 12

This 1-day course will allow you to explore the art of Calligraphy.
Josie will introduce you to the ‘Mouse Roman’ script. It is quick and easy to learn and can be done in large or small formats. It is also fun and lighthearted – great for greetings cards too.
You will have time to explore your own creativity both on paper or within a book you bring along that you wish to personalise.

Josie is also running another course to accompany this one, which will take place on Saturday 3rd December. On that course you can learn the art of bookbinding and create your own unique hand-bound journal which you could then use on this course, if you so wished.

Course Cost
Members: £40
Non-members: £50
Course Suitability: Absolute Beginners – Improvers
ART COURSE BOOKING FORM

Materials List
HB pencil and 30 cm ruler
Bring any Calligraphy equipment you may have
All other materials will be supplied by Josie Brown, at a cost of £3 per participant,
payable directly to her on the day.

Artist’s Profile
Josie is a professional scribe, heraldic artist and book maker. She has been teaching these skills for over 30 years and offers a wide range of lettering styles, bindings and decorative techniques.
She is a sensitive and enthusiastic teacher, and particularly passionate about helping people to reach the potential of their creativity.
www.josiebrown.co.uk

Dec
5
Mon
Have a Go: the art of science @ Nature in Art
Dec 5 @ 6:45 pm – 8:30 pm

black_hole_space_outer_spaceWallsworth Art Group

Join the art group as they go on a journey of discovery, learning how science is strongly connected and influential for artists and the art that they produce.

This event will come with a practical element!

Dec
10
Sat
Landscapes in Glass @ Nature in Art
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – Dec 11 @ 5:00 pm

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with Amanda Lawrence 10am – 5pm
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
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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: £80
Non-members: £100
Course Suitability: Absolute Beginners – Beginners
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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 and she also works to commission.
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

Dec
16
Fri
Christmas Wreath @ Nature in Art
Dec 16 @ 10:30 am

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

Using festive nature from Nature in Art’s very own grounds, wire and a special type of resin to give that stained glass look, you will create a stunning Christmas flower wreath that will last all season (and will smell great too)!

 

Bookable after 4th May.
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