What’s On

May
23
Sat
Frontline Conservation – Sketching a Future for Endangered Species @ Nature in Art
May 23 @ 7:00 pm

An illustrated talk by Robert Ferguson, co-founder & trustee of Explorers Against Extinction

On average, one elephant is poached in the wild every 26-minutes.  This is the shocking statistic at the heart of Explorers Against Extinction, a conservation charity committed to raising awareness about threats to world wildlife and wild spaces while also raising significant funds to safeguard them.   The charity’s innovative Sketch for Survival art initiative has funded frontline projects from Zimbabwe to Sumatra.  Join Trustee Robert Ferguson as he explores how art inspires positive action and offers first-hand insight from the frontline of conservation,  including the deployment of anti-poaching dogs and the evolving role of technology.

This event is in association with the Wildlife Art Society whose exhibition is on display May 23rd – 31st. Doors open at 7pm to view this exhibition (and the museum galleries)

Ticket price includes finger buffet at 7.30pm followed by the talk. Part of the proceeds in aid of Explorers against Extinction. PLEASE CALL US IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK A TICKET. 01452 731422

May
31
Sun
A Colourful Chameleon, Coloured Pencils on Mountboard – Karen Coulson @ Nature in Art
May 31 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

WE ARE VERY SORRY THAT DUE TO CORONAVIRUS THIS COURSE HAS HAD TO BE POSTPONED. WE WILL PUBLISH THE NEW DATES AS SOON AS THEY ARE AVAILABLE

This course is a wonderful introduction to the world of coloured pencil techniques. Learn the art of layering and blending Coloured Pencils whilst using different pencil strokes to create the textures required for the subject.

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

Jun
2
Tue
Seeing Red POSTPONED
Jun 2 – Jul 19 all-day

WE ARE VERY SORRY THAT DUE TO CORONAVIRUS THIS EXHIBITION HAS HAD TO BE POSTPONED. WE WILL PUBLISH THE NEW DATES AS SOON AS THEY ARE AVAILABLE

A celebration of the colour red, one of the first colours used by artists dating back to prehistory. From orange tinges to deep wine hues, red is all around us. We see it in birds and beetles, leaves and fruits, lava and sunsets, and throughout history it has held significance for cultures around the world.

Jun
6
Sat
Watercolour Fun – John Horton @ Nature in Art
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – Jun 7 @ 5:00 pm

WE ARE VERY SORRY THAT DUE TO CORONAVIRUS THIS COURSE HAS HAD TO BE POSTPONED. WE WILL PUBLISH THE NEW DATES AS SOON AS THEY ARE AVAILABLE

We will do 4 paintings over the weekend. One for each session. Landscape and beachscape to a specific basic composition which you will be required to draw out for yourselves from a sketch which I will provide and help with if needed. We will explore creating the feeling of distance and light in a painting by lying down successive washes, using ‘wet into wet’ techniques and light and shade to produce depth. Possible seasonal themes will be autumn colours and mists, winter snow, sunsets, big skies, trees and reflections. We will go through each painting stage by stage and I will advise and assist where required.

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

Jun
13
Sat
Studying and Capturing Light, Shade and Texture in a Bee Portrait – Cath Hodsman @ Nature in Art
Jun 13 @ 10:00 am – Jun 14 @ 5:00 pm

WE ARE VERY SORRY THAT DUE TO CORONAVIRUS THIS COURSE HAS HAD TO BE POSTPONED. WE WILL PUBLISH THE NEW DATES AS SOON AS THEY ARE AVAILABLE

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

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

Jul
4
Sat
Painting Wildlife in Acrylics – Kim Thompson @ Nature in Art
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – Jul 5 @ 5:00 pm

WE ARE VERY SORRY THAT DUE TO CORONAVIRUS THIS COURSE HAS HAD TO BE POSTPONED. WE WILL PUBLISH THE NEW DATES AS SOON AS THEY ARE AVAILABLE.

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 medium. Everyone will be encouraged to enjoy experimenting with brushes and sponges and the techniques Kim uses in her own paintings.

This course will appeal to those who are looking to establish a good understanding of using acrylics to capture wildlife subjects and who have already tried acrylics and want to learn more. Kim is a considerate and encouraging tutor and will bring a relaxed approach to the two days.

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

Jul
11
Sat
Mosaic Garden Birds – Yvette Green @ Nature in Art
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

WE ARE VERY SORRY THAT DUE TO CORONAVIRUS THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

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 bird on a stalk to brighten up your garden. You will be able to make a bird of your choice from a limited selection of shapes. Skills covered on the course will include mapping out of your original design, basic glass cutting, stained glass mosaic techniques, and grouting techniques. This course is suitable for all levels although glass cutting skills are a bonus.

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

Jul
21
Tue
Anthony Gibbs: A Brush with Light
Jul 21 – Sep 6 all-day

Anthony Gibbs is at the forefront of wildlife art in the UK. His extreme attention to detail whilst never losing the life of the subject, and his portrayal of textures and the play of light have made his work eagerly collected. This stunning display embraces new works together with iconic ones from years past.

Jul
25
Sat
Drawing Birds in Coloured Pencil – Andrew Forkner @ Nature in Art
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – Jul 26 @ 5:00 pm

WE ARE VERY SORRY THAT DUE TO CORONAVIRUS THIS COURSE HAS HAD TO BE POSTPONED. WE WILL PUBLISH THE NEW DATES AS SOON AS THEY ARE AVAILABLE.

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

We will look at how to capture the iridescence seen in some bird feathers, as well as the textures and patterns of the students’ own choice of bird subjects.

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

Aug
1
Sat
Natural Forms: Feathers, Bark and Seedpods – Ann Swan @ Nature in Art
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – Aug 2 @ 5:00 pm

Explore ways to create finely, fashioned, feathers and textured, tactile, bark.

Ann will demonstrate the techniques she uses such as underpainting, resist and embossing to build up textured layers and capture the exquisite detail of both feathers and bark.

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