What’s On

Sep
9
Thu
Legacy of Love
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – Sep 26 @ 4:00 pm

Legacy of Love is a collection of original works – paintings, prints, photography and sculpture, almost all of which will be for sale –  by artists that feature in a new coffee-table book, funded through Kickstarter, that is being launched on September 10th and 11th at Nature in Art. The exhibition includes art and photography by some of the best known wildlife artists and photographers. With 48 chapters written by famous actors, artists, photographers and charity founders, the words and images in the book are all about celebrating animals. It has a foreword by Virginia McKenna OBE. Get a glimpse of the book and some of the artwork here: www.legacyoflovebook.org 

Almost all the artists and photographers will have work in the exhibition, including:

Nick Mackman, Robert Gillmor MBE, Chris Rose, Derek Robertson, Darren Rees, Richard Symonds, Karen Laurence-Rowe, Guy Combes, Gary Hodges,  Jonathan and Angela Scott, Nick Dyer, George Logan, Julie Askew,  Heather Irvine, Martin Avening, Suzie Marsh and Dave Currey

See Chris Rose creating one of the paintings in this exhibition on our video page.

Do join us for one of the book launch evenings (Limited numbers for covid safety)

 

Sep
10
Fri
Legacy of Love Book Launch Night 1
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come and meet some of the contributors to the amazing ‘Legacy of Love‘ book and celebrate is launch amongst some of the original artworks from the book and others by contributing artists and photographers. A wonderful evening celebrating an innovative project reflecting people’s love and care for animals. Contributors attending include TV presenter Nigel Marven and artists Suzie Marsh, Martin Aveling, Chris Rose, Nick Mackman, Dave Currey, Gary Hodges and book creator Lynne Chitty.

Vegetarian buffet and soft drink included in ticket price.

Other drinks available to purchase.

Other museum galleries available for viewing.

To help keep people safe, numbers are being limited.

Tickets priced £10.

Legacy of Love is a collection of original works by artists that feature in a new coffee-table book, funded through Kickstarter, that is being launched on September 10th and 11th at Nature in Art. The exhibition includes art and photography by some of the best known wildlife artists and photographers. With 48 chapters written by famous actors, artists, photographers and charity founders, the words and images in the book are all about celebrating animals. The foreword is written by Virginia McKenna OBE.

Get a glimpse of the book and some of the artwork here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0WreY0ZIww

Almost all the artists and photographers will have work in the exhibition, including: Nick Mackman, Robert Gillmor MBE, Chris Rose, Derek Robertson, Darren Rees, Julie Askew, Karen Laurence-Rowe, Guy Combes, Gary Hodges, Richard Symonds, Jonathan and Angela Scott, Suzie Marsh, Nick Dyer, George Logan and Dave Currey

(Numbers are limited to this event to help keep guests Covid safe. It will be repeated on 11th September)

CLICK HERE TO BOOK

Sep
11
Sat
Legacy of Love Book Launch Night 2
Sep 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come and meet some of the contributors to the amazing ‘Legacy of Love‘ book and celebrate its launch amongst some of the original artworks from the book and others by contributing artists and photographers. A wonderful evening celebrating an innovative project reflecting people’s love and care for animals. Contributors attending include photographers George Logan and Dave Currey, artists Suzie Marsh, Nick Mackman, Stella Mays and Gary Hodges and book creator Lynne Chitty

Vegetarian buffet and soft drink included in ticket price.

Other drinks available to purchase.

Other museum galleries available for viewing.

To help keep people safe, numbers are being limited.

Tickets priced £10.

Legacy of Love is a collection of original works by artists that feature in a new coffee-table book, funded through Kickstarter, that is being launched on September 10th and 11th at Nature in Art. The exhibition includes art and photography by some of the best known wildlife artists and photographers. With 48 chapters written by famous actors, artists, photographers and charity founders, the words and images in the book are all about celebrating animals. The foreword is written by Virginia McKenna OBE.

Get a glimpse of the book and some of the artwork here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0WreY0ZIww

Almost all the artists and photographers will have work in the exhibition, including: Nick Mackman, Robert Gillmor MBE, Chris Rose, Derek Robertson, Darren Rees, Julie Askew, Karen Laurence-Rowe, Guy Combes, Gary Hodges, Jonathan and Angela Scott, Richard Symonds, Suzie Marsh, Nick Dyer, George Logan and Dave Currey

CLICK HERE TO BOOK

(Numbers are limited to this event to help keep guests Covid safe. It was repeated on 10th September )

Sep
29
Wed
Sketching Gloucestershire in Pen and Wash with Jonathan Newey @ Nature in Art
Sep 29 – Sep 30 all-day

 

Course Suitability: Absolute Beginners – Improvers

Maximum Participants: 12

*Every effort will be made to maintain social distancing during the course and the wearing of masks will be encouraged.*

Course Description:

This two day course will show you how to sketch the landscapes and architecture of Gloucestershire with waterproof black ink pen and watercolour wash. Using photos supplied by Jonathan you will be shown how to use pen with watercolour paint both before and after painting. Techniques taught will  include colour mixing, brush technique, light and dark, drawing with pen and how to loosen up to achieve expressive sketches. By the end of the course you will have produced a few sketches to take home with you.

Materials Required:

Materials will be provided at a cost of £25. per person, payable. to Jonathan during the course.

Should students wish to use their own tools and. materials rather than buying a set from the tutor then they are very welcome to bring them along.

A full list of what is needed can be obtained from Jonathan: jnewey210@gmail.com

www.jonathannewey.com

Art Course Cost: £90 NiA Members, £110 Non-members

(cost does not include lunch (available to order and purchase on the day from the Coffee Shop))

Places will be offered on a first come first basis.

If you would like to book a place on this course please email: tickets@natureinart.org.uk by Friday 27th August.

Oct
16
Sat
Drawing Birds in Coloured Pencil with Andrew Forkner @ Nature in Art
Oct 16 – Oct 17 all-day

Course Suitability: Beginners – Advanced

Maximum Participants: 12

*Every effort will be made to maintain social distancing during the course and the wearing of masks will be encouraged.*

Course Description:

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

You will look at how to capture the iridescence seen in certain bird feathers, as well as the textures and patterns of your own choice of bird subjects.

Materials Required:

• Reference photos or sketches of particular subjects that inspire you.

• Cartridge paper, pencils and tracing paper to create and transfer your initial drawing.

• Drawing paper (Andrew’s personal favourites are  250gsm Bristol Board or Clairefontaine Pastelmat which can be purchased from www.saa.co.uk

• A good selection of coloured pencils

Artist’s Profile:

Andrew has been associated with Nature in Art for over twenty years. During this time he has run numerous courses and been an annual artist in residence. As a professional artist he works in a variety of media, including coloured pencil, graphite pencil, pastels and Chromacolour acrylics. He has recently published three art techniques books, featuring drawing birds, painting birds and drawing tigers.

www.andrewforkner.co.uk

Art Course Cost: £90 NiA Members, £110 Non-members

(cost does not include lunch (available to order and purchase on the day from the Coffee Shop))

Places will be offered on a first come first basis.

If you would like to book a place on this course please email: tickets@natureinart.org.uk

Nov
6
Sat
Trees in Lino Printing with Beth Jenkins @ Nature in Art
Nov 6 – Nov 7 all-day

Course Suitability: Absolute beginners – Improvers

Maximum Participants: 12

*Every effort will be made to maintain social distancing during the course and the wearing of masks will be encouraged.*

Course Description:

Working in black & white and colour, this course will explore different ways of depicting trees in lino prints. You will be looking at different approaches for trees in leaf and bare trees, as well as stylised designs.

The course will look at how to use colour in your work and how to register your prints so that you can add different layers. A variety of different inking techniques will be taught.

You will be given guidance in how to adjust your designs for the printmaking process. Samples of different types of lino will be available to try and participants will be able to see the subtle difference these can make to the final outcome. You will be guided at every stage of the process and you should finish the course with a number of finished prints.

Materials Required:

Most materials will be provided but please bring:

  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Ruler
  • Apron/old clothes

Please bring some images to work from, in the form of photos or sketches. You will be working on A5 blocks, unless you are a very experienced lino cutter, in which case you may choose to work on A4.

The cost of materials for the two days will be £10.

Artist’s Profile:

Beth Jenkins is an experienced artist and tutor. Her love of the natural world is shown in her landscape prints, often of trees and water. Following her residency at Slimbridge, birds are now becoming a regular feature of her work.

Beth is a member of Gloucestershire Printmaking Co-operative. Her work was selected for the inaugural Masters of Relief Print Exhibition by the Royal Society of the Painter Printmakers. She exhibits widely in the UK and beyond and has work in private collections in the UK, Europe and North America.

www.bethjenkins.co.uk

Art Course Cost: £90 NiA Members, £110 Non-members

(cost does not include lunch (available to order and purchase on the day from the Coffee Shop))

Places will be offered on a first come first basis.

If you would like to book a place on this course please email: tickets@natureinart.org.uk

Nov
13
Sat
Landscapes in Acrylics with Nick Dawe @ Nature in Art
Nov 13 – Nov 14 all-day

Course Suitability: Beginners – Improvers

Maximum Participants: 12

*Every effort will be made to maintain social distancing during the course and the wearing of masks will be encouraged.*

Course Description:

This course will cover a basic understanding of. materials and acrylic painting techniques needed to complete a landscape painting working from a reference photo provided by the tutor. The next stage will be to study aerial and linear perspective, techniques needed to paint skies and colour mixing to create depth in the landscape. All the way through the course Nick will lead the painting and provide plenty of individual guidance leading to completing a finished landscape on a canvas panel by the end of the course.

Materials Required:

All materials will be provided for the cost of £10 per person payable directly to Nick during the course.

Artist’s Profile:

Nick has been teaching acrylics and watercolour for approximately 30 years. He provides workshops and demonstrations for art societies and hold regular workshops at Dumbledon Hall Hotel. Nick regularly sells work. in exhibitions and is a member of TWASI (The Wildlife Art Society International)

Art Course Cost: £90 NiA Members, £110 Non-members

(cost does not include lunch (available to order and purchase on the day from the Coffee Shop))

Places will be offered on a first come first basis.

If you would like to book a place on this course please email: tickets@natureinart.org.uk

Nov
20
Sat
Studying and Capturing Light, Shade and Texture in A Bee Portrait with Cath Hodsman @ Nature in Art
Nov 20 – Nov 21 all-day

Course Suitability: Beginners

Maximum Participants: 12

*Every effort will be made to maintain social distancing during the course and the wearing of masks will be encouraged.*

Course Description:

Capturing drama in art is the secret to its success – harnessing lowlights, highlights and texture help create mood as well as 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!

Materials Required:

  • Fine retractable propelling Pentel pencils – 0.5mm and 0.3mm
  • Selection of woodless graphite sticks
  • Set of ordinary pencils ranging from HB – 6B
  • Putty Rubber, Tom Bow Mono Zero rubber
  • Embosser – Link to buy: https://iartsupplies.co.uk/soft-grip-embossing-stylus-set-of-3.html
  • Hot pressed watercolour paper (Langton’s is fine – cheaper) – or buy the more expensive Saunders Waterford hot pressed w/c paper. St Cuthbert’s Mill. White – 14″ x 10″. 20 sheet pad. 140lb. Get from Amazon or Pegasus Art Supplies or Jackson’s etc.
  • Good desk top pencil and graphite sharpener – Cath has some to borrow
  • Feather, Ruler, Sketching Fixing Spray

Artist’s Profile:

Cath Hodsman, AMRSB, is a Cotswolds-based artist and illustrator who is one the the country’s foremost natural-history artists. Her passion and specialism is painting and sketching insects, which she has done for the last 10 years. In order to pay homage to their hidden beauty, she aims for 100% anatomical accuracy in every artistic study she produces. Through her scientific approach to her work, she has been made an Associate Member of the prestigious Royal Society of Biology. She is also well known for her ever-popular and unique insect painting and sketching course – With these she has taught with the illustrious London’s Natural History Museum, The Royal West of England Academy, The Royal Horticultural Society, The Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew), The Field Studies Council, as well as many other relevant , esteemed artistic and natural history clientage and venues; including The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace.

www.cathhodsmanwildlifeartist.com

Art Course Cost: £90 NiA Members, £110 Non-members

(cost does not include lunch (available to order and purchase on the day from the Coffee Shop))

Places will be offered on a first come first basis.

If you would like to book a place on this course please email: tickets@natureinart.org.uk

Nov
27
Sat
A Parrot, Coloured Pencils on Mount Board with Karen Coulson @ Nature in Art
Nov 27 – Nov 28 all-day

Course Suitability: Absolute beginners – Improvers

Maximum Participants: 12

*Every effort will be made to maintain social distancing during the course and the wearing of masks will be encouraged.*

Course Description:

This course is a wonderful introduction to the world of coloured pencil techniques. Learn the art of layering and blending coloured pencil whilst using different pencil strokes to create the textures required for the subject. A line drawing to trace will be provided for those not wishing to draw free hand.

Materials Required:

All materials will be supplied free of charge to use during the course.

Artist’s Profile:

Karen is a self taught award winning coloured pencil artist and tutor, painting mostly wildlife subjects. She is a gold member of the UKCPS (United Kingdom Coloured Pencil Society).

She exhibits nationally and has won many awards for her detailed pencil work. She runs regular courses in the Pencil Museum, Keswick and Nature in Art, as well as many classes in Hampshire where she currently lives.

www.karencouson.co.uk

Art Course Cost: £90 NiA Members, £110 Non-members

(cost does not include lunch (available to order and purchase on the day from the Coffee Shop))

Places will be offered on a first come first basis.

If you would like to book a place on this course please email: tickets@natureinart.org.uk