Friday, 17 October 2014

New Insect/Art courses for 2014/5

I am busy ploughing ahead with planning new adult art courses for next year. Some great new subjects and lots of exciting stuff to come for the new year.... I would love to see you at any of these events, especially if you love drawing and painting in detail and bugs!!......See the list of courses below the images.......

Friday 7th November 2014 – 10 a.m – 4 p.m. “Studying and Painting Butterflies and Moths”. Another fascinating project run in conjunction with the Society of Biology. This course is a unique opportunity to study and then paint, fascinating specimens of various butterflies and moths. The course will make use of high-powered microscopes and beautiful specimens, in order to produce an intricate and beautiful painting……to register, click here.

Saturday November 8th 2014 – 10 a.m – 4.00 p.m.- University of Bristol, Botanic Gardens, “Butterflies, Beetles & Bees” painting workshop. This watercolour painting workshop is for beginners and for those who love insects and want to find out more about their fascinating anatomy, and diversity of colour and form…..In short, it is designed to celebrate their hidden world. Painting such small and intricate creatures can be difficult because of the challenges thrown up by their size. On this course, participants will be using high-powered microscopes and other magnification equipment, such as hand-held magnifying glasses, as well as macro photographs from Cath’s own collection, as well as Cath’s own collection of fascinating insect specimens

March 21st and 22nd 2015Royal West of England Academy/Bristol Drawing School. “How to Paint a Butterfly”. More details soon.

11th and 12th April 2015 - Nature in Art.A Fascinating & Unique Insight into the Secret World of Butterflies, Beetles and Bees”
This sketching workshop is for all skill levels and for those who love insects and want to find out more about their fascinating anatomy. Using microscopes, participants will discover insects’, diversity of colour, form, and shape…..In short, it is designed to celebrate their hidden world. …Cath’s courses are totally unique and completely absorbing. Do come along and enter a fascinating and unseen world……More details to follow.

18th and 19th April 2015 – Slimbridge Wetlands Trust“Painting and studying Insect Lifecyles” - The process of metamorphosis is an amazing biological feat. This two-day course will study this process in all its beautiful and mystical detail and then use the medium of art to produce a unique and detailed piece of natural history painting.

 FRIDAY MAY 15TH – SUNDAY MAY 17TH 2015Minchinhampton Market House “Painting Plants and their Pollinators” 
An art course tutored jointly between Cath and RHS Gold Medal winning Botanical Artist, Julia Tricky. Cath and Julia invite you to come and push the boundaries of Botanical Art, by spending time with each artist studying and drawing both flowers and their pollinators.
This course is mixed media, with your choice of pencils, pen & ink and watercolours or coloured pencils – A materials list will be provided.

June 12th 2015 – Painting and Understanding Insect Lifecycles. – Painswick Rococo Gardens. More details to follow……   

July 10th 2015, Friday 2015 – Slimbridge Wetlands Trust - “Beautiful British Bees Paying homage to the hidden detail of bees using art”. Where would we be without pollinators and particularly bees? This sketching course will use microscopes and beautiful specimens to study the hidden anatomical beauty of bees and will then use art to pay homage to them by producing a unique and intricate sketch. Something very special and totally unique. More details to follow……..

More dates and venues to follow………

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