What’s On

Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – Feb 17 @ 5:00 pm Nature in Art
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 Elephant in Graphite Pencil – Jamie Boots
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – Feb 24 @ 5:00 pm Nature in Art
Add impact to your paintings with this acrylics course that focuses on the big and the bold. Imagine the piercing stare of a Golden Eagle: how much more powerful would it be on a giant ... Read moreAcrylics with Attitude – Jackie Garner
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Nature in Art
Inspired by the decorative works of the golden age of illustration and the Arts and Crafts movement, this course will show you how to include gold-leaf with your paintings. It can be used very versatile, ... Read moreEmbellishing your Paintings with Gold-leaf – Claudia Hahn
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm Nature in Art
An illustrated talk by wildlife photographer Michael Leach Michael tells of his time high in the forest with the mountain gorillas of Rwanda,gathering first-hand material for his book – Faces in the Mirror. There are ... Read moreIn the Midst of the Gorillas
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – Mar 17 @ 5:00 pm Nature in Art
Another Beastly Art exhibition features woodcut prints by Nat Morley, jewellery by Hazel Morris and ceramics and textiles by Jane Vernon.All three are Gloucestershire based artists inspired by nature and, in particular, animals.In this show ... Read moreAnother Beastly Art Exhibition
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – Mar 10 @ 5:00 pm Nature in Art
Energy, improvisation, gesture, spontaneity and chance are all characteristics of the Monotype / Monoprint. This two day workshop will give participants the opportunity to further their experience and skills in printmaking. This course is aimed ... Read moreAn Introduction and Exploration of Monoprinting – Nik Pollard
Mar 20 @ 10:00 am – Mar 21 @ 5:00 pm Nature in Art
This subject contains endless possibilities for creating sculptures in clay that feature toads, frogs or even newts and salamanders.  It could be toads peeping out from under a mossy log (‘ toads in the hole’!), ... Read moreToads and Frogs and Mossy Logs (Ceramic sculpture) – Jill Moger SWLA
Mar 20 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm Nature in Art
See and hear about Jill Moger‘s amazing  6 foot high sculpture of a hydrothermal vent (sometimes called a ‘sea chimney’) which recently won the top award at the Society for Wildlife Artists exhibition in London. ... Read moreJill Moger SWLA
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Nature in Art
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 moreScottish Wildcat Portrait, Coloursoft Pencils on Mountboard – Karen Coulson
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Nature in Art
This course is a wonderful introduction to coloured pencil and water colour pencil techniques. One method of using watercolour pencils will be explored for the watery background. Learn the art of layering and blending assorted  ... Read moreUnderwater Turtle, Coloured Pencils on Mountboard – Karen Coulson
Mar 26 @ 10:00 am – Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm Nature in Art
The Langley Mill Pottery, Derbyshire was in operation from 1865 – 1982 producing a wide range of stoneware ranging from salt glazed ink bottles, utilitarian items and tableware to high quality and original art pottery. ... Read moreLangley Mill Pottery
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm Nature in Art
 An illustrated talk by Simon and Carol Trapnell Come and get a fascinating glimpse of three Middle East countries – Jordan, Yemen and Oman. Personal stories of travels in Arab nations steeped in history and ... Read moreThe Last Resort of Yesterday in the World of Tomorrow
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Nature in Art
On this 1-day course you will make Plant Climbers, Plant Supports, Trellises and decorative Garden Hurdles, all out of willow grown in Somerset and here in Gloucestershire. Helen will guide you through each stage of ... Read moreWillow Garden Structures – Helen Lomberg
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – Apr 22 @ 5:00 pm Nature in Art
Eight textile artists, under the aegis of Jean Littlejohn, explore the diversity of nature. Their varied interpretations are revealed by a mixed media approach and a broad range of work. A variety of techniques and ... Read moreBolt Textiles
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Nature in Art
This one-day workshop which will introduce you to Sumi-e, the ancient art of creating Japanese ink pictures, or Japanese brush painting. Traditionally, these paintings feature subjects from the natural world such as flowers and birds. ... Read moreJapanese Brushwork – Takumasa Ono
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Nature in Art
The first of two one day Workshops to help you leave Auto Mode and make the most of your Digital SLR/Bridge camera. If you have only used Auto mode, or tried other settings on your ... Read more‘Get Off Auto’ – Digital Photography Workshop 1 – Alan Law
Apr 16 @ 10:00 am – May 12 @ 5:00 pm Nature in Art
The colour blue is generally associated with the sky and the oceans but is oddly rare in nature. It has different meanings in different cultures and was the first man-made colour pigment in 2,200 B.C. ... Read moreInto the Blue
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm Nature in Art
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 a Cheetah in Graphite Pencil – Jamie Boots
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Nature in Art
Come on a journey with David as he explores the questions: Why do so many people like art? Why isn’t all art beautiful? What is the basis of beauty in nature? Is there a link ... Read moreIs Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder?
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Nature in Art
The second of two one day Workshops to help you leave Auto Mode and make the most of your Digital SLR/Bridge camera. Build on your Workshop 1 experience or if you are comfortable using Manual ... Read more‘Get Off Auto’ – Digital Photography Workshop 2, Developing Your Skills – Alan Law
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Nature in Art
This workshop is a riot of paper play – folding a multitude of clever, intriguing and practical little books, wallets and envelopes or wraps.  Have a lot of fun making them for yourself or as ... Read moreNatty Little Folded Books – Josie Brown
May 11 @ 10:00 am – May 12 @ 5:00 pm Nature in Art
Silk paintings are created on white silk, using brilliantly coloured dyes . These dyes can be contained to certain areas by the use of gutta, which forms a resist . Over the weekend we will practise drawing ... Read moreSilk Painting – Jackie Cox
May 18 @ 10:00 am – May 19 @ 5:00 pm Nature in Art
Creating iridescent feathers in watercolour, the subject is the peacock one of the most colourful birds. By using vivid colour and light Valerie hopes that this 2 day workshop will be fun as well as ... Read moreCreating Iridescent Feathers in Watercolour, The Peacock – Val Briggs
May 21 @ 10:00 am – Jun 23 @ 5:00 pm Nature in Art
Paintings by Derek Robertson based on his researches into bird migration and visits to refugee camps in Calais, Sicily, Cyprus and Jordan. The work overlays depictions of refugees and migrants with studies of migrating birds, ... Read moreMigrations
May 23 @ 7:00 pm Nature in Art
Migrations – A Field Study in Adversity: an illustrated talk by Derek Robertson   £8 including finger buffet and access to galleries Derek Robertson has been a professional artist for over 30 years and his paintings have won ... Read moreMigrations
May 25 @ 10:00 am – Jun 2 @ 5:00 pm Nature in Art
The Wildlife Art Society International’s annual exhibition of wildlife art. Around 300 paintings, drawings, original prints, photogrpahs and sculptures by professional and part-time members of this active organisation will be on display, the majority for ... Read moreThe Wildlife Art Society
May 27 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Nature in Art
Come and meet Daphne Neville and her otter Rudi! For over 50 years Daphne has been a film and TV actress. Since the 1980s she has combined this with her conservation work with otters. This ... Read moreOtter Family Day
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – Jun 2 @ 5:00 pm Nature in Art
During the course we will explore how to achieve realistic detail and texture, using a controlled, multi-layered approach to working in pastel.
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm Nature in Art
Heart&Soul Community Choir      £6 including light snacks and access to museum and Wildlife Art Society exhibition Under the inspirational leadership of Hilary Davies, Heart&Soul Community Choir will be lifting our spirits with a varied repertoire covering traditional ... Read moreHeart&Soul Choir
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Nature in Art
Using natural leaves, you will learn how to use the heat press, stencils and foil to create stunning, unique textile designs. You will experiment with using pre prepared dye  paper, and be shown how to ... Read moreBotanical Printing, 3 Ways – Clare Walsh