What’s On

Feb
17
Mon
Embellishing your Paintings with Gold-Leaf – Claudia Hahn @ Nature in Art
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Inspired by the decorative works of the golden age of illustration and the Arts and Crafts movement, this course will show you how to incorporate gold-leaf into your paintings. It can be used either to highlight small areas of your paintings or bring glow to the complete background. Gold-leaf is a stunning, versatile and decorative way to bring a surprising new element and shine to your work.

This course is suitable for absolute beginners as well as advanced participants. Please be aware that working with gold leaf, which comes in thin, fragile sheets, is painstakingly fiddly: you need to bring patience!!

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

Mar
14
Sat
Goldwork Embroidery Snowdrops – Sheila Knight @ Nature in Art
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – Mar 15 @ 5:00 pm

Enjoy a relaxing weekend creating a beautiful Goldwork Snowdrop Design. Learn about and how to use the lovely materials used in Goldwork Embroidery. The techniques used in this design are couching gold and silver threads, couching braids, cutting purls and attaching them. Padding a shape and covering it with leather.

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

Mar
21
Sat
Glass Fusing – Sharon Foley @ Nature in Art
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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 course will teach some of those techniques alongside glass cutting (if you are new or in need of a refresher) and consist of glass layering, use of glass frits, powders and encapsulation between layers of glass. The course will guide you in designing and making either 4 glass coasters or a larger, flat piece of art glass. These will then be fired in a kiln and ready for collection after the course.

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

Mar
28
Sat
Adventures with Acrylic Ink – Jackie Garner @ Nature in Art
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – Mar 29 @ 5:00 pm

When is ink not ink? When it’s Acrylic Ink (it’s liquid acrylic paint, not ink). Explore this fascinating medium, which adds a whole new dimension to your acrylic practice. Discover the vibrant colours – glossy, iridescent, shimmering, pearlescent and explore when and how to use them in realistic and abstract art. We will experiment with different methods of applying the ink and cover working with layers of colour, wet into wet, detail, and usage with other media. No prior knowledge of working with acrylic inks is necessary.

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

Apr
18
Sat
A Parrot, Coloured Pencils on Mount Board – Karen Coulson @ Nature in Art
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – Apr 19 @ 5:00 pm

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.