Whats on at Nature in Art

Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – Apr 25 @ 5:00 pm Nature in Art
This course explores the wonderful and versatile craft of glass engraving with a drill.  It’s an opportunity for beginners to learn the basic techniques and for those who have attended a previous introductory course to ... Read moreGlorious Glass Engraving – Amanda Lawrence
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – Jun 3 @ 5:00 pm Nature in Art
To mark our 30th anniversary, hundreds of artists who have worked with us have each created a special work of art. Purchase a ticket to become the proud possessor of one of these marvelous miniatures!
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm Nature in Art
During this course you will be exploring the intricate detail within botanical subjects whilst experiencing and comparing different techniques used for dissecting and enlarging features. We will be using some of these to illustrate elements ... Read moreA View Inside – Illustrating the Inner Beauty of Botanical Subjects – Sarah Morrish
May 12 @ 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
May 19 @ 10:00 am – May 20 @ 5:00 pm Nature in Art
Scraperboard is a method of creating a tonal picture by scratching through a layer of black  Indian ink to reveal a white chalk layer beneath. In some ways it is similar to drawing, except the ... Read moreScratching Out the Details: Scraperboard – Jackie Cox
May 22 @ 10:00 am – Jun 3 @ 5:00 pm Nature in Art
A unique selection of original paintings by David Shepherd CBE, who died in 2017. He was one of the UK’s best known and best loved wildlife artists and a conservation icon. His powerful legacy lives ... Read moreDavid Shepherd
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
 Mandy has been a professional wildlife artist for over 30 years and is the daughter of David Shepherd. This evening is a rare opportunity to hear personal anecdotes and tales about David and his art, her ... Read moreMandy Shepherd talk
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Mandy has been a professional wildlife artist for over 30 years and is the daughter of David Shepherd. This evening is a rare opportunity to hear personal anecdotes and tales about David and his art, her ... Read moreMandy Shepherd talk
Jun 12 @ 10:00 am – Jul 8 @ 5:00 pm Nature in Art
Since Nature in Art opened its doors to the public in 1988, our unique collection has grown and diversified. This display highlights some of the many wonderful paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures and other items that ... Read more30 Years of Collecting
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – Jun 17 @ 5:00 pm Nature in Art
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, including how to paint eyes, fur and feathers and leave ... Read morePainting Wildlife in Acrylics – Kim Thompson
Jun 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Nature in Art
Learn to render beautiful letters in light and shade on pristine white paper.  We will begin by learning to draw letters suitable for cutting stencils and emboss these into paper.  We will then modify those ... Read morePaper Letters in Relief – Josie Brown
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – Jul 1 @ 5:00 pm Nature in Art
Are you terrified of drawing but secretly long to learn how? Richard Box has an  approach that will steady your nerves and build drawing ability and confidence. You will be amazed at what you will ... Read moreDrawing for the Terrified – Richard Box
Jul 10 @ 10:00 am – Jul 22 @ 5:00 pm Nature in Art
A very special exhibition of 42 uniquely embellished prints by the UK’s best known pencil artist, Gary Hodges. All will be auctioned at a special event on 21st July by BBC TV’s James Lewis. All ... Read moreLove and Protection
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – Jul 15 @ 5:00 pm Nature in Art
A 2-day course concentrating on painting our familiar British woodland birds in their natural environment, using Acrylics Paints on Board. Beginning with the preliminary sketches of the birds, from both memory and reference material, we ... Read moreWoodland Birds in Acrylic – Martin Rumary
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am – Sep 9 @ 5:00 pm Nature in Art
Curated by Gallery Pangolin, this show is part of our anniversary celebrations – sculptures, prints and drawings by a host of well known artists including Jon Buck, Lynn Chadwick, Terence Coventry, Anthony Gormley, Peter Randall-Page ... Read moreAnimal, Vegetable, Mineral
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – Jul 29 @ 5:00 pm Nature in Art
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
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – Aug 5 @ 5:00 pm Nature in Art
Tropical seedpods are the inspiration for this workshop.  Ann will be demonstrating her techniques for using coloured pencil or pastel pencils applied with solvent as a base for detailed graphite drawing.  The colour is applied ... Read moreTropical Seedpods in Graphite with Underpainting – Ann Swan
Aug 10 @ 8:00 pm Nature in Art
Join D’Artagnan, Athos, Porthos and Aramis as they travel the length and breadth of France saving the day, rescuing people in distress and generally being heroes. Follow D’Artagnan in his quest to join the Musketeers ... Read moreOpen Air Performance of The Three Musketeers – IK Productions
Aug 11 @ 9:00 am – Aug 12 @ 5:00 pm Nature in Art
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 Painting using Watercolour or Gouache – Simon Williams
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Nature in Art
This art workshop is all about experiencing the joy of reconnecting , discovering and freeing your creative spirit. Giving yourself permission and a chance to loosen up creatively, overcoming any expectations in a nurturing, fun ... Read morePainting in the Moment – Frances Whitman
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm Nature in Art
From the velvet softness of a mole, to the fluff of a squirrel’s tail. The straggle of ostrich feathers to the sleek, streamlined plumage of a penguin. Animals and birds show a vast array of ... Read morePainting Fur & Feather – Jackie Garner
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Nature in Art
Origami is the Japanese art of paper-folding, and this course is suitable for absolute beginners through to improvers. Tony will introduce students to, and explore with them, a range of basic and more involved origami ... Read moreOrigami – The Japanese Art of Paper-folding: Making Pictures, Cards & Gifts – Tony O’Hare
Sep 4 @ 10:00 am – Sep 23 @ 5:00 pm Nature in Art
A facinating display of both old and contemporary lace from The Lace Guild Museum. Nature in all it’s forms was widely used in lace designs from the early 1600’s. Some lace types enable very naturalistic ... Read moreLace and Nature
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Nature in Art
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
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – Sep 16 @ 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 Baby Rhino in Graphite Pencil – Jamie Boots
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – Sep 20 @ 5:00 pm Nature in Art
This is a two day course that will show you how to paint impressionist style landscapes with acrylic paint. Using photos supplied by the tutor you will be shown how to paint summer landscapes and ... Read moreImpressionist Landscapes with Acrylic – Jonathan Newey
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Nature in Art
You will create beautiful, natural soap using the finest essential oils, vegetable oils and herbal ingredients. Gain the knowledge and understanding of this amazing  alchemic process, techniques and troubleshooting. Learn how to build recipes, select ... Read moreNatural Soap Making – Kelly Allan
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm Nature in Art
Zoologist, illustrator and camouflage expert Hugh B Cott (1900-1987), looked at nature with a naturalist’s curiosity, an artist’s eye and a military mindset. This is a unique exhibition of Cott’s work, highlighting a life of ... Read moreLife, Lines & Illusion
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Nature in Art
Using just needle, thread and beads create a pretty case to house your favourite little sewing scissors inspired by the vibrant colours and form of a butterfly. A colour chart will be supplied for you ... Read moreA Beaded Butterfly Scissor Case – Sally Boehme
Sep 29 @ 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