What’s On

Graphite Pencil Drawing @ Nature in Art
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – Oct 14 @ 5:00 pm

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with Jamie Boots 10am – 5pm
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: Zebra

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


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.

IPad Art with Procreate @ Nature in Art
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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with Ian Coleman
Maximum Participants: 12

The iPad is a great concept sketching tool for conventional paintings, creating hybrid digital images or full digital works.
On this 1-day course Ian will familiarize you with the application Procreate. He will go through its functions and you will learn how to, import and export your work, import brushes, create brushes and create artworks in various styles from graphic lines to photo-real brushwork.

Course Cost
Members: £40
Non-members: £50
Course Suitability: Absolute Beginners – Improvers


Materials List
iPad iOS 9.1 or later
Procreate App installed (currently costs £4.49 from the App Store as of Nov 2015. File size 95.9MB)
You will need to ensure that you have at least 1GB of space on your iPad, so that you can download content from the artist before the course.

Artist’s Profile
Ian Coleman is a professional artist and over the last 32 years has produced gallery artworks in acrylics and oils, illustrations and graphic designs for books and advertising.
For last 10 years Ian has run weekend courses on oil painting, watercolours and acrylic
techniques. He is well known for his natural history paintings with a particular interest in marine-life.

Linda Heaton-Harris @ Nature in Art
Oct 18 – Oct 23 all-day

Artist in Residence
Linda Heaton-Harris is a sculptor of ceramic animals and birds.

For the majority of her life she has lived in the countryside which has included the counties of Suffolk, Sussex and Gloucestershire, enhancing her lifelong love of the natural world and animals in general. Linda lived for many years in the Hampshire village of Selborne famous for “The Natural History of Selborne” by the 18th Century naturalist Gilbert White.


Have a Go: Charcoal and pastels @ Nature in Art
Oct 19 @ 6:45 pm – 8:30 pm

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Join the art group as they explore the mediums of charcoal and pastels, both different but very expressive art forms. Each member of the group will be able to explore the effects that can be achieved with the mediums and begin to produce their own mixed media drawing.

There is an optional £1 supplement for this event.

October Half Term Art Activity Days @ Nature in Art
Oct 20 @ 10:30 am – Oct 27 @ 4:30 pm

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This October we are running a range of our popular art activity days for children aged 3 years and over. They include:

20th Oct – Rocket Sewing Cushion
21st Oct – Stained Glass Effect Autumn Garland
25th Oct – Pompom Pumpkins
26th Oct – Incy Wincey Spider FLIES Up the Spout!
27th Oct – Firework Paintings Inspired by Jackson Pollock

Each workshop interprets the day’s theme using age appropriate materials and techniques. The different times are:
10.30-12.00pm: for 3 – 7 years
1.00-2.30pm: for 3 – 18 years
3.00-4.30pm: for 8 – 18 years

Each activity costs £6 per child and includes free entry to the museum for one accompanying adult. All activity must be booked in advance via our online booking system.

To see full details and to book please visit our Activity Days home page, here.


Botanical Painting in Watercolour or Gouache @ Nature in Art
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – Oct 23 @ 5:00 pm

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with Simon Williams 10am – 5pm
Maximum Participants: 12

The 2-day course will focus on botanical painting, giving you the opportunity to work with alternative mediums such as gouache or acryl gouache. Taking the course in
watercolour is also available if you would prefer to stick to a familiar medium.
Throughout this course you will be guided in colour mixing, botanical accuracy and the most important skills to gaining three dimensional forms to botanical studies.
This course is open to all levels but a precise rather than loose style of painting will be

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

Materials List
Click here for the full material’s list for this course.

Artist’s Profile
Simon is one of the country’s leading botanical artists and Course Director for the Society of Botanical Artists Distance Learning Diploma Course. He is listed in the 35th Edition of Who’s who in Art.
Through his business, SW Illustrations, Simon has worked for some of the largest advertisement branding agencies such as JDO Brand Design and Innovation, Tangible Advertising Agency and freelance for magazines, publishers and wildlife art agencies/studios.

Jackie Garner
Oct 25 – Oct 27 all-day

elephant-painting_home  Come and meet wildlife artist Jackie Garner. www.jackiegarner.co.uk

An illustrated talk by Mike Amphlett
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm

Mike is a highly experienced photographer, picture editor, tutor and writer who also has worked in wildlife film-making, This talk will focus on recent photographic adventures in India where he saw spectacular wildlife and experienced fascinating cultures.

Cost includes a finger buffet.

Craft Fair @ Nature in Art
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – Oct 30 @ 5:00 pm

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£2 entry
Free for under 16’s (including access to upstairs museum galleries)

Car parking is free

One of our most popular events, the annual craft fair at Nature in Art has become well known as a source for unique, individually hand crafted gifts, offered to you directly by the craft people who made them, so often a gift can be personalised to make it even more special.N in A 2015007(2)

Many of the makers will be demonstrating so you will be able to see just how your unique gift was created.

The range of quality gifts you will find at the craft fair includes woodturning, jewellery, ceramics, textile items, as well as stained glassware, metal work, paper crafts and children gifts. With such a wide selection you are bound to find the perfect gift for your friends and family, or even treat yourself!

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During the weekend as well as watching demonstrations from the craft workers, and purchasing gifts, you can also view most of the museum galleries.
You may also be a winner on the raffle or tombola, so make sure you purchase a ticket. There will be a separate raffle on the Saturday and Sunday.

Images: courtesy of Posers Photographic

Many exhibitors will be demonstrating
Coffee shop open for refreshments

Below is a list of those stallholders who will be attending the 2016 event.

Lydia Designs
Gloucestershire Association of Woodturners (demonstrator)
Beverley Todd Glass Artist
Animal Art by LAW (demonstrator)
Yum Yum Fine Foods
Ty Capel Creations
Karen Edwards
Diana Hodgson
Nanny Soo’s Cottage
Harmony Kingdom UK (demonstrator)
Vikki Lafford Garside (demonstrator)
Hartpury Soap Company
Naomi Skelton (demonstrator)
The Ark Man
Celia’s Pantry
Kath Cooper Ceramics
Herbal Harmony
The Doll Maker
Hestia’s Flame Natural Candles
Maureen Sullivan
Gordom Hemming
Time for Design
Sharon Wrightson
Cloth and Clay
The Moon Up Above
Hannah’s Homemade
Decorque Ltd
Artfull Puffin
Leatherwise (demonstrator)
The Painter’s Pantry (demonstrator)
@rtby Denius Parsons
Lin’s Jewellery
All Fired Up
Birch Cottage Crafts
Walks with Hawks
Rustic Reindeer

Applications are now closed for the 2016 event. If you would like to be added to our mailing list for the 2017 event, which will take place on Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th October, please email the Collections and Marketing Officer.


Liz O’Sullivan @ Nature in Art
Nov 1 – Nov 6 all-day

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Liz O’Sullivan is an artist who incorporates calligraphy, illustration and textiles.

She has a degree in illustration and graphics, having illustrated a number of books. Most recently she has begun to  create paintings which combine words with paint and collage.