What’s On

Mar
18
Fri
Wild Flowers, Wild Spaces with Ros Wise @ Nature in Art
Mar 18 @ 10:00 am – Mar 20 @ 5:00 pm

Course Suitability: Beginners – Advanced

Maximum Participants: 12

*Every effort will be made to maintain social distancing during the course and the wearing of masks will be encouraged.*

Course Description:

This is a course for all abilities who have an interest in learning, to paint wildflowers, plants and weeds in their natural habitat.

It could be a corner of a garden which inspires you, a field full of wildflowers, a landscape, anywhere where plants live in their natural habitat and are in their abundance. Anywhere, where their energy and beauty dominate the landscape and where the human footprint is at a minimum.

Materials Required:

Participants can paint in either gouache, acrylic or oil paint and on paper, board or canvas. Participants must bring in photographs of what they wish to paint.

Artist’s Profile:

Ros has been painting the natural world for decades. Her aim through her work is to combine truth to the real plants and places, combined with the variety and energy found there.

She is drawn to complex plant relationships where they grow naturally in the wild. It is their beauty and uniqueness that inspires her.

www.rosalindwise.co.uk

Art Course Cost: £135 NiA Members, £165 Non-members

(cost does not include lunch (available to order and purchase on the day from the Coffee Shop))

Places will be offered on a first come first basis.

To secure your place on this course a £20 non-refundable deposit is required. If you would like to book a place please CLICK HERE

Alternatively, you can call 07467 138355 and we will be happy to assist you with your booking.

May
7
Sat
Lino Landscapes featuring Water with Beth Jenkins @ Nature in Art
May 7 – May 8 all-day

Course Suitability: Absolute beginners – Advanced

Maximum Participants: 12

*Every effort will be made to maintain social distancing during the course and the wearing of masks will be encouraged.*

Course Description:

Explore a variety of different ways of depicting water in your landscape lino prints.  Over the course of two days, you will learn about how to manipulate ink to give different textures and effects, how to add colour to black and white prints and how to make prints with two or three blocks.  You will also learn about successful registration techniques, design, colour mixing and more.
At the end of the weekend, you will have made a number of finished prints and should have enough information to carry on printing at home.
This course is suitable for all levels, from absolute beginners to those who really want to expand their existing printmaking knowledge.


Materials Required:

All tools and materials will be provided at a cost of £10 per head.

Students will need to bring pencil and paper, some ideas to use as a starting point (we will be working on A5 and A6 blocks), gloves to avoid inky hands and an apron or old clothes.

Artist’s Profile:

Beth Jenkins is an experienced artist and tutor. Her love of the natural world is shown in her landscape prints, often of trees and water. Following her residency at Slimbridge, birds are now becoming a regular feature of her work.

Beth is a member of Gloucestershire Printmaking Co-operative. Her work was selected for the inaugural Masters of Relief Print Exhibition by the Royal Society of the Painter Printmakers. She exhibits widely in the UK and beyond and has work in private collections in the UK, Europe and North America.

www.bethjenkins.co.uk

Art Course Cost: £90 NiA Members, £110 Non-members

(cost does not include lunch (available to order and purchase on the day from the Coffee Shop))

Places will be offered on a first come first basis.

To secure your place on this course a £20 non-refundable deposit is required. If you would like to book a place please CLICK HERE

Alternatively, you can call 07467 138355 (Tues – Thurs) or 01452 731422 and we will be happy to assist you with your booking.

May
14
Sat
Painting an Eagle Owl Portrait with Kim Thompson @ Nature in Art (Education Centre)
May 14 – May 15 all-day

Course Suitability: Beginners – Intermediate

Maximum Participants: 12

*Every effort will be made to maintain social distancing during the course and the wearing of masks will be encouraged.*

Course Description:

This two day workshop will guide you through the painting of a popular wildlife subject, the Eagle Owl, with a portrait study in acrylics.

Tackling this subject will introduce participants to the tutor’s techniques for painting eyes and feathers as well as applying glazes and layers and the fine details that are a feature of her wildlife art and illustration. Participants will leave with a better grasp of this versatile medium and how to progress a painting from drawing to final brush strokes.

The course will appeal to those looking to achieve an understanding of working in acrylics or 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.

Materials Required:

Kim will supply all the paint and painting surfaces at a cost of £15 per person payable directly to Kim during the course.

 Please bring:

– Large palette
– Water pot
– Any brushes you like to use although I will be supplying some brushes.
– Please feel free to bring any acrylic paintings you might like to show to the group or discuss with Kim.

Artist’s Profile:

Kim Thompson enjoys painting the intricate textures and patterns found in nature and her vibrant artwork is characterised by these details.

Working as an illustrator, much of Kim’s work has been for magazines and books but she also exhibits at the Mall galleries and various UK art events. She has led painting safaris and wildlife conservation projects with children in Botswana where she finds much inspiration for paintings.

Kim’s work has been sold to collectors from around the world, including HRH Princess Michael of Kent and she has been commissioned by clients such as Royal Doulton and Blenheim Palace.

www.kimthompsonartist.com

Art Course Cost: £90 NiA Members, £110 Non-members

(cost does not include lunch (available to order and purchase on the day from the Coffee Shop))

Places will be offered on a first come first basis.

To secure your place on this course a £20 non-refundable deposit is required. If you would like to book a place please CLICK HERE

Alternatively, you can call 07467 138355 (Tues – Thurs) or 01452 731422 and we will be happy to assist you with your booking.

Jun
6
Mon
Embellishing your Paintings with Gold-Leaf with Claudia Hahn @ Nature in Art
Jun 6 all-day

Course Suitability: Absolute beginners – Advanced

Maximum Participants: 12

*Every effort will be made to maintain social distancing during the course and the wearing of masks will be encouraged.*

Course Description:

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 in your paintings.

Gold-leaf is a very versatile medium. It can be used either to highlight small areas of your paintings or bring glow to the complete background. it is a stunning 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, but please be aware that working with gold-leaf, which comes in thin, fragile sheets, is painstakingly fiddly: you need to bring patience!

Materials Required:

Participants will be required to bring their own work to embellish with gold-leaf. Gold-leaf can be used on any ground: watercolour paper, canvas, board, wood panel or even acrylic or glass surfaces.

Artist’s Profile:

Claudia grew up in the Black Forest and studied graphic design & illustration in Freiburg, Germany.

Claudia is a published freelance illustrator and wildlife artist based in the UK. She has been around the globe on assignments, commissions, missions and exhibitions for new inspiration. Her love for detail and vibrant choice of colour combinations are trademarks of her work.

Claudia is an enthusiastic fossil hunter and birdwatcher, a lover of owls and the brief owner of a pet magpie. She has an interest in everything natural history and science has to offer and is active in conservation projects

https://claudia-hahn.com/

Art Course Cost: £45 NiA Members, £55 Non-members

(cost does not include lunch (available to order and purchase on the day from the Coffee Shop))

Places will be offered on a first come first basis.

To secure your place on this course a £20 non-refundable deposit is required. If you would like to book a place please CLICK HERE

Alternatively, you can call 07467 138355 (Tues – Thurs) or 01452 731422 and we will be happy to assist you with your booking.

Jun
11
Sat
A Colourful Chameleon, Coloured Pencils on Mount Board with Karen Coulson @ Nature in Art (Education Centre)
Jun 11 all-day

Course Suitability: Absolute beginners – Improvers

Maximum Participants: 12

*Every effort will be made to maintain social distancing during the course and the wearing of masks will be encouraged.*

Course Description:

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.
Materials Required:

All materials will be supplied free of charge to use during the course.

Artist’s Profile:

Karen is a self taught award winning coloured pencil artist and tutor, painting mostly wildlife subjects. She is a gold member of the UKCPS (United Kingdom Coloured Pencil Society).

Karen exhibits nationally and has won many awards for her detailed pencil work. She runs regular courses in the Pencil Museum, Keswick and Nature in Art, as well as many classes in Hampshire where she currently lives.

www.karencoulson.co.uk

Art Course Cost: £45 NiA Members, £55 Non-members

(cost does not include lunch (available to order and purchase on the day from the Coffee Shop))

Places will be offered on a first come first basis.

To secure your place on this course a £20 non-refundable deposit is required. If you would like to book a place please CLICK HERE

Alternatively, you can call 07467 138355 (Tues – Thurs) or 01452 731422 and we will be happy to assist you with your booking.

Jun
12
Sun
Pallas Cat Portrait, Coloured Pencils on Mount Board with Karen Coulson @ Nature in Art (Education Centre)
Jun 12 all-day

Course Suitability: Absolute beginners – Improvers

Maximum Participants: 12

*Every effort will be made to maintain social distancing during the course and the wearing of masks will be encouraged.*

Course Description:

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.
Materials Required:

All materials will be supplied free of charge to use during the course.

Artist’s Profile:

Karen is a self taught award winning coloured pencil artist and tutor, painting mostly wildlife subjects. She is a gold member of the UKCPS (United Kingdom Coloured Pencil Society).

Karen exhibits nationally and has won many awards for her detailed pencil work. She runs regular courses in the Pencil Museum, Keswick and Nature in Art, as well as many classes in Hampshire where she currently lives.

www.karencoulson.co.uk

Art Course Cost: £45 NiA Members, £55 Non-members

(cost does not include lunch (available to order and purchase on the day from the Coffee Shop))

Places will be offered on a first come first basis.

To secure your place on this course a £20 non-refundable deposit is required. If you would like to book a place please CLICK HERE

Alternatively, you can call 07467 138355 (Tues – Thurs) or 01452 731422 and we will be happy to assist you with your booking.

Aug
6
Sat
Botanical Illustration in Watercolour/Gouache with Simon Williams @ Nature in Art
Aug 6 – Aug 7 all-day

Course Suitability: Beginners – Advanced

Maximum Participants: 12

*Every effort will be made to maintain social distancing during the course and the wearing of masks will be encouraged.*

Course Description:

This course will focus on botanical drawing and painting techniques with the option of working in watercolour or gouache. Observational skills are a very important part of botanical art so students will be encouraged to work from life by making detailed studies from either plants, leaves, fruit or vegetable specimens. Course tutor Simon Williams will advise on a practical one-to-one basis, giving guidance in observations, colour suggestions and how to paint from the initial base coats to more controlled techniques. this will include rendering textures, contour definitions and colour transitions.

Gouache is an opaque form of watercolour and is not an inferior medium to watercolour. For much of the time it is used for illustration, book design and publishing for its fantastic reproduction and vibrant colour.

This course is open to all levels, but it is preferential to have some drawing/painting experience, as botanical work requires a precise rather than loose style of painting. Please visit Simon’s website to see samples of the style of painting.

https://www.swillustrations.com

Materials Required:

An equipment and materials list will be sent out on booking a place on the course

Artist’s Profile:

Simon Williams SBA, is an RHS Gold Medalist and regarded as one of the UK’s leading botanical artists.

Simon has been a member of the Society of Botanical Artists (SBA) since 2002 and received Certificates of Botanical Merit in both 2001 and 2003.

In 2013 Simon became the Course Director of the Society of Botanical Artists Distance Learning Diploma Course.

Simon is the author of the book Botanical Painting with Gouache published in 2016 by Batsford. In July 2018 Simon was awarded a Royal Horticultural Society Gold Medal for a series of paintings titled ‘A Broad Selection of Tropical Pitcher Plants – Nepenthes’, painted in watercolour.

Simon originally trained as a natural history illustrator and tutors botanical and natural history painting workshops throughout the UK and abroad. Each workshop is structured and organized with specific demonstrations. Simon makes plenty of time during class to assist each students’ individual needs and abilities.

Art Course Cost: £90 NiA Members, £110 Non-members

(cost does not include lunch (available to order and purchase on the day from the Coffee Shop))

Places will be offered on a first come first basis.

To secure your place on this course a £20 non-refundable deposit is required. If you would like to book a place please CLICK HERE

Alternatively, you can call 07467 138355 (Tues – Thurs) or 01452 731422 and we will be happy to assist you with your booking.

Aug
13
Sat
Natural Forms – Feathers, Bark and Seedpods with Ann Swan @ Nature in Art (Education Centre)
Aug 13 – Aug 14 all-day

Course Suitability: Improvers – Advanced

Maximum Participants: 12

*Every effort will be made to maintain social distancing during the course and the wearing of masks will be encouraged.*

Course Description:

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.


Materials Required:

A materials list will be provided to participants nearer the time of the course.

Artist’s Profile:

Ann is one of this country’s leading botanical artists working primarily in coloured pencil and graphite with four RHS Gold Medals to her name. Her drawings take many hours of intense observation and are imbued with a strong sense of design. Taking her inspiration from our rich and diverse plant life, her work is constantly evolving as she tests out new materials and ideas and experiments with different techniques.

Ann is an experienced, enthusiastic and nurturing teacher. She runs workshops abroad and around the UK and has been coming to Nature in Art for many years.

www.annswan.co.uk

Art Course Cost: £90 NiA Members, £110 Non-members

(cost does not include lunch (available to order and purchase on the day from the Coffee Shop))

Places will be offered on a first come first basis.

To secure your place on this course a £20 non-refundable deposit is required. If you would like to book a place please CLICK HERE

Alternatively, you can call 07467 138355 (Tues – Thurs) or 01452 731422 and we will be happy to assist you with your booking.

Sep
17
Sat
A Deer Portrait, Coloured Pencils on Mount Board with Karen Coulson @ Nature in Art (Education Centre)
Sep 17 – Sep 18 all-day

Course Suitability: Absolute beginners – Improvers

Maximum Participants: 12

*Every effort will be made to maintain social distancing during the course and the wearing of masks will be encouraged.*

Course Description:

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. A line drawing to trace will be supplied for those not wishing to draw freehand.
Materials Required:

All materials will be supplied free of charge to use during the course.

Artist’s Profile:

Karen is a self taught award winning coloured pencil artist and tutor, painting mostly wildlife subjects. She is a gold member of the UKCPS (United Kingdom Coloured Pencil Society).

Karen exhibits nationally and has won many awards for her detailed pencil work. She runs regular courses in the Pencil Museum, Keswick and Nature in Art, as well as many classes in Hampshire where she currently lives.

www.karencoulson.co.uk

Art Course Cost: £90 NiA Members, £110 Non-members

(cost does not include lunch (available to order and purchase on the day from the Coffee Shop))

Places will be offered on a first come first basis.

To secure your place on this course a £20 non-refundable deposit is required. If you would like to book a place please CLICK HERE

Alternatively, you can call 07467 138355 (Tues – Thurs) or 01452 731422 and we will be happy to assist you with your booking.

Sep
26
Mon
Wildlife Linocut Printing with Richard Jarvis @ Nature in Art (Education Centre)
Sep 26 all-day

Course Suitability: Absolute Beginners – Improvers

Maximum Participants: 12

*Every effort will be made to maintain social distancing during the course and the wearing of masks will be encouraged.*

Course Description:

The workshop is aimed at both beginners and those with some experience. Richard will guide you through the process, from the use of the cutting tools, transferring an image onto the lino and cutting the block, through to the final inking and printing. There will be a choice of smaller blocks, which can be printed through the press, or a larger block, which may need hand burnishing.

Materials Required:

All materials will be provided for an additional fee of £5 per person payable directly to Richard on the day of the course. Please bring an apron or wear old clothes as the water based ink can stain.

Artist’s Profile:

Richard is an award winning, Leicestershire based Wildlife Artist/Printmaker. He works from field sketches and direct observation. His prints have been exhibited widely and used by the RSPB as Christmas cards and in several books by Mascot Media. Richard recently published book ‘ My A – Z of British Wildlife’ is an alphabetical ramble through the British countryside. He was elected as member of ‘The Society of Wildlife Artists’ (SWLA) in 2019.

www.richardjarvis.me.uk

Art Course Cost: £45 NiA Members, £55 Non-members

(cost does not include lunch (available to order and purchase on the day from the Coffee Shop))

Places will be offered on a first come first basis.

To secure your place on this course a £20 non-refundable deposit is required. If you would like to book a place please CLICK HERE

Alternatively, you can call 07467 138355 (Tues – Thurs) or 01452 731422 and we will be happy to assist you with your booking.