What’s On

Nov
20
Wed
Impressionist Autumn and Winter Landscapes with Acrylic – Jonathan Newey @ Nature in Art
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – Nov 21 @ 5:00 pm

This is a two day course that will show you how to paint impressionist style autumn and winter landscapes with acrylic paint. Using photos supplied by the tutor you will be shown how to paint landscapes and buildings in the landscape using a loose and painterly technique similar to that of the French Impressionists. Techniques taught will include colour mixing, scumbling, impasto brush marks and using the paint both thick and thin. By the end of the course you will have produce a couple of paintings. Suitable for beginners and students with some knowledge of the medium.

Nov
22
Fri
Gloucestershire Through the Lens
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The glowing colour of traditional slide film is the perfect medium in which to celebrate the beauty and variety of Gloucestershire. Historian and renowned lecturer Tim Porter shows some choice examples, and shares some thoughts on the glories of our local scene in this engaging talk. This glimpse of Gloucestershire will inspire and inform on many levels. The British Wildlife  Photography Awards will be open for viewing beforehand.

Nov
30
Sat
Willow Christmas Decorations – Helen Lomberg @ Nature in Art
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

A rewarding 1-day where participants will use willow and other materials  to make stars, garlands, angels, reindeer and mini Christmas trees ready for the festive celebrations.

By the end of the day you should have been able to make a number of items to take home.

Dec
1
Sun
Drop-In Christmas Craft Day @ Nature in Art
Dec 1 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Come and try your hand at some Christmas crafts, open to everyone, young and old!

Just pop a donation in the pot and have a go. Funds go towards updating the children’s play area and development of the garden.

No need to book, just turn up and take home what you make.

Dec
7
Sat
Studying and Painting Butterflies in Watercolour – Cath Hodsman @ Nature in Art
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – Dec 8 @ 5:00 pm

Maria Merian (1647-1717) was a true pioneer. As a young girl, she was passionate about two things – insects and art. Maria lived in a time when religious superstition and long-held traditions and rules about the source of all of life, reigned supreme. Maria’s fascination in insects and her skill in art meant that she was perfectly equipped to dispute the “norm” – Supported by close friends and family she was the first individual to study, record and paint the Metamorphic Lifecycle of butterflies.

Her ground-breaking discovery challenged ideas about the origins of insects, in place since the time of the Ancient Greeks. Maria’s beautiful paintings produced as a result of her research capture her discoveries for prosperity – Each painting, a beautiful, intricate and colourful homage to the Metamorphic Lifecycle. She is now widely credited as being one of the most influential entomologists of all time.

This workshop will study her life and achievements in more detail, culminating in producing a painting in her style – Full of colour, texture, beauty – and insects!

Dec
17
Tue
Christmas Celebration
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

An evening of festive songs and carols to celebrate the Christmas season with the Heart of Gloucester Community Choir under the leadership of Monika Murrell. Our usual hearty finger buffet will include mince pies and mulled wine. An evening for all, partly in aid of mental health charities. Preceded by opportunity to view the galleries.

Jan
6
Mon
WIld Flowers, WIld Spaces – Ros Wise @ Nature in Art
Jan 6 @ 10:00 am – Jan 8 @ 5:00 pm

This is a course for all abilities who have an interest in learning, to paint  wildflowers, plants and weeds in their natural habitat.

It could be a corner of a garden which inspires you, a field full of wildflowers, a landscape, anywhere where plants live in their natural habitat and are in their abundance. Anywhere, where their energy and beauty dominate the landscape and where the human footprint is at a minimum.

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

 

Jan
7
Tue
Walenty Pytel: Sparks to Life
Jan 7 – Feb 2 all-day

 

Pytel is an internationally renowned metal sculptor of birds and animalier. His works include the Jubilee Fountain beneath Big Ben and ‘Take Off’, a monumental piece at Birmingham Airport depicting egrets. Born in Poland, he has an instantly recognisable style. This display includes metal and bronze sculptures and prints.

Feb
11
Tue
Gloucestershire Society for Botanical Illustration
Feb 11 – Feb 23 all-day

Founded in 1993, Gloucestershire Society for Botanical Illustration specialises in botanical illustration as distinct from flower painting. It includes a number of RHS medal winners in its ranks. This show includes works in pencil, ink and watercolour. See members at work everyday. On show in the Atrium of our Education Centre.

Feb
17
Mon
Embellishing your Paintings with Gold-Leaf – Claudia Hahn @ Nature in Art
Feb 17 @ 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 incorporate gold-leaf into your paintings. It can be used either to highlight small areas of your paintings or bring glow to the complete background. Gold-leaf is a stunning, versatile 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. Please be aware that working with gold leaf, which comes in thin, fragile sheets, is painstakingly fiddly: you need to bring patience!!

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