What’s On

Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – Jul 28 @ 5:00 pm Nature in Art
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
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am – Sep 1 @ 5:00 pm Nature in Art
An exhibition of original cartoons by the renowned Norman Thelwell (1923 – 2004). He had over 1500 cartoons published in the satirical magazine Punch but was perhaps best known for his illustrations of ponies and ... Read moreLaughter Lines
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – Aug 4 @ 5:00 pm Nature in Art
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
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – Aug 11 @ 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 Illustration in Watercolour/Gouache – Simon Williams
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Nature in Art
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
Sep 7 @ 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 14 @ 10:00 am – Sep 15 @ 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 Owl in Graphite Pencil – Jamie Boots
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Nature in Art
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
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – Sep 22 @ 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 moreWolf Portrait, Coloursoft Pencils on Mountboard – Karen Coulson
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Nature in Art
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
Oct 9 @ 10:00 am – Oct 10 @ 5:00 pm Nature in Art
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
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – Oct 20 @ 5:00 pm Nature in Art
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
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – Nov 10 @ 5:00 pm Nature in Art
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
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – Nov 21 @ 5:00 pm Nature in Art
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
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Nature in Art
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
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – Dec 8 @ 5:00 pm Nature in Art
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 moreStudy & Paint in the Style of Insect Metamorphosis Pioneer, Maria Merian, Watercolour Painting – Cath Hodsman