What’s On

Apr
7
Tue
Hit List POSTPONED
Apr 7 – May 10 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

To coincide with Earth Day, see exhibits throughout the museum exploring the theme of extinction. With a gallery of works by Tom Van Herrewege reminding us of the diversity being lost, go on to see other paintings, drawings and sculpture depicting species that already are, or one day, may not be with us anymore.

May
5
Tue
British Woodcarvers Association: Power of Nature POSTPONED
May 5 – May 17 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 collection of works by members of the British Woodcarvers Association who are carrying on a tradition that throughout history and across the world has been an important part of man’s creative endeavour. See a broad range of nature inspired work, using a variety of woods and techniques. Meet members most days.

May
9
Sat
Painting Water in Acrylics – Ian Coleman @ Nature in Art
May 9 @ 10:00 am – May 10 @ 5:00 pm

A weekend course painting a variety of water themed images in acrylics. We will look at how to paint stormy seas and flat calm lakes and play with the different technical approaches in creating them. We will focus on reflections, tones and detail, all those areas which help portray water convincingly.

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

 

 

May
23
Sat
The Wildlife Art Society International POSTPONED
May 23 – May 31 all-day

WE ARE VERY SORRY THAT DUE TO CORONAVIRUS THIS EXHIBITION HAS HAD TO BE POSTPONED. HOWEVER, IT WILL BE AVAILABLE ON LINE. GO TO www.twasi.com DURING THE EXHIBITION DATES

The Wildlife Art Society International’s annual exhibition of wildlife art. Around 350 paintings, drawings, original prints,photographs and sculptures by professional and part-time members of this active organisation will be on display, the majority for sale. Members demonstrating every day.

Frontline Conservation – Sketching a Future for Endangered Species @ Nature in Art
May 23 @ 7:00 pm

An illustrated talk by Robert Ferguson, co-founder & trustee of Explorers Against Extinction

On average, one elephant is poached in the wild every 26-minutes.  This is the shocking statistic at the heart of Explorers Against Extinction, a conservation charity committed to raising awareness about threats to world wildlife and wild spaces while also raising significant funds to safeguard them.   The charity’s innovative Sketch for Survival art initiative has funded frontline projects from Zimbabwe to Sumatra.  Join Trustee Robert Ferguson as he explores how art inspires positive action and offers first-hand insight from the frontline of conservation,  including the deployment of anti-poaching dogs and the evolving role of technology.

This event is in association with the Wildlife Art Society whose exhibition is on display May 23rd – 31st. Doors open at 7pm to view this exhibition (and the museum galleries)

Ticket price includes finger buffet at 7.30pm followed by the talk. Part of the proceeds in aid of Explorers against Extinction. PLEASE CALL US IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK A TICKET. 01452 731422

May
31
Sun
A Colourful Chameleon, Coloured Pencils on Mountboard – Karen Coulson @ Nature in Art
May 31 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

This course is a wonderful introduction to the world of coloured pencil techniques. Learn the art of layering and blending Coloured Pencils whilst using different pencil strokes to create the textures required for the subject.

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

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.

Jun
6
Sat
Watercolour Fun – John Horton @ Nature in Art
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – Jun 7 @ 5:00 pm

We will do 4 paintings over the weekend. One for each session. Landscape and beachscape to a specific basic composition which you will be required to draw out for yourselves from a sketch which I will provide and help with if needed. We will explore creating the feeling of distance and light in a painting by lying down successive washes, using ‘wet into wet’ techniques and light and shade to produce depth. Possible seasonal themes will be autumn colours and mists, winter snow, sunsets, big skies, trees and reflections. We will go through each painting stage by stage and I will advise and assist where required.

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

Jun
13
Sat
Studying and Capturing Light, Shade and Texture in a Bee Portrait – Cath Hodsman @ Nature in Art
Jun 13 @ 10:00 am – Jun 14 @ 5:00 pm

Capturing drama in art is the secret to its success – harnessing lowlights, highlights and texture help create mood as well realism. For this workshop, Cath will take students on a journey that focuses on these important elements.

Each student will complete a beautiful and detailed graphite sketch of a Solitary bee.

Students will also learn about the fascinating life cycle of solitary bees, that make up 90% of the UK’s collective bee species. About how solitary bees make much more effective pollinators than both honey bees and bumble bees and how creating habitat and nesting sites and material for solitary bees is easy and fun to do….involving anything from rotten wood to empty snail shells….!

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

Jul
4
Sat
Painting Wildlife in Acrylics – Kim Thompson @ Nature in Art
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – Jul 5 @ 5:00 pm

On this 2 day course participants will master the fast drying time of acrylic paint, tackle details and a variety of textures found in nature and leave with a better grasp of this very versatile medium. Everyone will be encouraged to enjoy experimenting with brushes and sponges and the techniques Kim uses in her own paintings.

This course will appeal to those who are looking to establish a good understanding of using acrylics to capture wildlife subjects and who have already tried acrylics and want to learn more. Kim is a considerate and encouraging tutor and will bring a relaxed approach to the two days.

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