What’s On

7:00 pm
An illustrated talk by Charles Dewhurst      £8 including finger buffet and access to all the galleries Some of the world’s most beautiful butterflies are the swallowtails and birdwings,  includes our own very localised British Swallowtail. Possibly the ... Read moreQueen Alexandra Birdwing Butterfly
Nature in Art
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – Jun 30 @ 5:00 pm
10:00 am
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 ... Read morePainting Wildlife in Acrylics – Kim Thompson
Nature in Art
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
A day of hands-on linoprinting which will include the use of the different cutting tools, creating and transferring a design onto the lino block and cutting to leave a relief surface.  The cut block can ... Read moreLino-printing Wildlife – Richard Jarvis
Nature in Art
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
These little garden bird mosaics are designed to interact with their environment, reflecting and refracting light so that they change throughout the day. On this one day workshop you will produce a stained glass mosaic ... Read moreMosaic Garden Birds – Yvette Green
Nature in Art
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – Jul 14 @ 5:00 pm
10:00 am
Discover nature’s pattern book in this course inspired by the shapes, colours and textures of natural objects. Take inspiration from Nature in Art’s extensive collection of shells, feathers, seeds, bark, leaves, and pebbles. We will ... Read morePattern in Nature – Jackie Garner
Nature in Art
10:00 am
This 2-day course will cover basic bird anatomy, sketching methods and techniques, the use and handling of watercolour and composing a picture. For the more ambitious, there will be the opportunity to have a go ... Read moreSketching Birds using Pencils & Watercolours – Trevor Smith
Nature in Art
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – Jul 28 @ 5:00 pm
10:00 am
Day One You will learn about the various mosaic materials and techniques of cutting and setting.  You will make a 25cmsq panel on board on the first (or only) day. Day Two You will make ... Read moreDecorative Mosaics – Joanna Dewfall
Nature in Art
10:00 am
We see objects because of light and in order to create realistic images of plants we need to fully understand light and observe how it reacts with our subjects to describe their shapes. In this ... Read moreFocus on Form, Creating Contrast, Highlighting Highlights and Deepening Darks – Ann Swan
Nature in Art
10:00 am
The Course will focus on botanical painting, giving the learner the opportunity to work in either watercolour or gouache. The course will be taught by Simon Williams SBA. Gouache and watercolour are both water soluble ... Read moreBotanical Illustration in Watercolour/Gouache – Simon Williams
Nature in Art
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
Focusing on joyful expression through art, this art workshop is all about discovering and reconnecting  with your creative side.  Offering  you the chance to loosen up creatively, without expectations, in a nurturing, fun and relaxing ... Read morePainting in the Moment – Frances Whitman
Nature in Art
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
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 ... Read moreExploring Drawing – Nik Pollard
Nature in Art
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – Sep 15 @ 5:00 pm
10:00 am
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 ... Read moreHow to Draw an Owl in Graphite Pencil – Jamie Boots
Nature in Art
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
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 ... Read moreDrawing in Ink – Ian Coleman
Nature in Art
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
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 ... Read moreGlass Fusing – Sharon Foley
Nature in Art
10:00 am
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  ... Read moreWolf Portrait, Coloursoft Pencils on Mountboard – Karen Coulson
Nature in Art
10:00 am
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 ... Read moreSketching Buildings with Pen and Wash – Jonathan Newey
Nature in Art
10:00 am
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 ... Read morePainting a Garden Border with Perennials & Grasses – Rosalind Wise
Nature in Art
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – Nov 10 @ 5:00 pm
10:00 am
A 2-day course on painting almost certainly one of our most popular, colourful and easily recognisable birds, the Kingfisher. Using acrylics on board we will be looking at sketching the bird in flight and trying ... Read moreKingfishers & Riverbeds in Acrylic – Martin Rumary
Nature in Art
10:00 am
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 ... Read moreImpressionist Autumn and Winter Landscapes with Acrylic – Jonathan Newey
Nature in Art
10:00 am
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 ... Read moreWillow Christmas Decorations – Helen Lomberg
Nature in Art
10:00 am
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 ... Read moreStudying and Painting Butterflies in Watercolour – Cath Hodsman
Nature in Art