What’s On

Sep
7
Sat
Exploring Drawing – Nik Pollard @ Nature in Art
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Drawing is a fantastic way of exploring the world around us.

This one day workshop is designed to be fun it will invigorate, excite and challenge.  The morning session will be a series of short exercises exploring drawing. Participants will develop ways of seeing, interpreting and making. The afternoon session will be made up of longer exercises where participants will be able to develop their drawing skills further with the aid of one to one tuition.

This workshop is open to all who want to draw!

Sep
14
Sat
How to Draw an Owl in Graphite Pencil – Jamie Boots @ Nature in Art
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – Sep 15 @ 5:00 pm

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, the realistic texture of skin, fur and the glassy look of an eye can be achieved.

Example of work by Jamie Boots

Sep
18
Wed
Drawing in Ink – Ian Coleman @ Nature in Art
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

With a natural history theme this is an introduction to various ink drawing tools and surfaces, with a focus on penning and brushing techniques. A look at creating high contrasts, shading, tones and line styles with small examples in sketchbooks and various papers. Get ready for Inktober 2019 on Instagram, a world wide motivational challenge to encourage you to get inky, to be inspired and improve your drawing skills and share your results.

Sep
20
Fri
Glass Fusing – Sharon Foley @ Nature in Art
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Glass fusing is joining two or more layers of glass through heating in a kiln.

There are several techniques that can be adapted to this basic principle some of which give surprising results. This 1-day course will teach some of those techniques alongside glass cutting (if you are new or in need of a refresher) and consist of glass layering, use of glass frits, powders and encapsulation between layers of glass.

The course will guide you in designing and making either 4 glass coasters or a larger, flat piece of art glass. These will then be fired in a kiln and ready for collection after the course.

Sep
21
Sat
Wolf Portrait, Coloursoft Pencils on Mountboard – Karen Coulson @ Nature in Art
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – Sep 22 @ 5:00 pm

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

Example of work by Karen Coulson

 

Sep
25
Wed
Norman Thelwell: An Illustrated Talk by Tim Craven @ Nature in Art
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Norman Thelwell: Celebrated cartoonist and artist

An illustrated talk by Tim Craven

Tim Craven is an artist, former Curator at Southampton City Art Gallery and well known to Nature in Art. This talk traces the life, passions and artistic development of  Norman Thelwell from his early years and formative wartime experiences to his subsequent rise to become one of the nation’s best known and loved cartoonists of his era. His works were full of beautifully observed detail and mainly of rural subjects,  including country and leisure pursuits, sport, house sales and renovation, stately homes, gardening and sailing. Thelwell also was an early and passionate campaigner for the environment and a master of watercolour landscapes. A fascinating evening for all.

£8 including finger buffet

Doors open 7pm to view galleries. 7.30pm buffet. 8.10pm talk

TICKETS MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE PLEASE

Wallsworth Evenings are held every month.

Oct
8
Tue
Nature’s Code – Preview Evening and Panel Discussion @ Nature in Art
Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Preview Evening and Panel Discussion on the Fibonacci sequence by leading experts in different fields of interest.

Join us for the preview evening of Nature’s Code including a fascinating discussion surrounding the Fibonacci sequence. Alongside the exhibition, this panel discussion between experts from the fields of mathematics, music and art will dicuss and debate the sequence and how it relates to and intertwines these wide ranging subjects.

Doors open 7pm to view the Nature’s Code exhibtion and other galleries. Talk starts at 8.00pm

This event is FREE to attend but we would appreciate it if you could please let us know in advance if you would like to come – 01452 731422

Oct
9
Wed
Sketching Buildings with Pen and Wash – Jonathan Newey @ Nature in Art
Oct 9 @ 10:00 am – Oct 10 @ 5:00 pm

This is a two day course that will show you how to sketch buildings and architectural detail with waterproof black ink pen and watercolour wash. Using photos supplied by the tutor you will be shown how to use the pen with watercolour paint both before and after painting. Techniques taught will include colour mixing, brush technique, light and dark, drawing with a 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. Suitable for beginners and students with some knowledge of the medium.

Oct
17
Thu
Painting the Past
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

An illustrated talk by Jackie Garner
Jackie Garner takes us back to the times of the ancients, with images from her latest trip to Egypt. Take a glimpse into the tombs and temples and discover the variety of art styles that adorned the resting places from the workers to the wealthy. What links a 3500 year old tomb painting to a modern pop song? How do we know that Sennefer was a wine buff? Find out during this captivating talk. Jackie was our Education Officer at Nature in Art and is now an established and popular artist, speaker, tutor, guide and author. Her paintings have been shown on BBC television and are held in collections as far afield as the Falkland Islands, Trinidad, Australia and the USA.

 

Oct
19
Sat
Painting a Garden Border with Perennials & Grasses – Rosalind Wise @ Nature in Art
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – Oct 20 @ 5:00 pm

This is a course for all abilities who have an interest in learning to paint the colour, energy and vitality found in a Garden Border.

Working from photos that inspire, from views of your own garden or a garden you have visited you can work in a personal way with close up views of plants in detail or a looser more abstract, atmospheric view. You can paint in a way that appeals to you.

You can paint in Gouache,Acrylic or Oil paints on paper,board or canvas.