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Nature in Art is the world's first museum and art gallery dedicated to fine, decorative and applied art inspired by Nature. Just 2 miles outside of Gloucester, set within a Georgian Mansion its collection is extensive and varied.

Nature in Art enjoys supporting new and up and coming artistic talent and hosts a number of art courses to encourage individuals to experiment with different art techniques.

Approximately 30 classes take place a year in a variety of subjects and cater for all levels from beginners to the more advanced. Many courses are run by artists who have work in Nature in Art's collection and/or have been an artist in residence there.



The courses are held in a purpose built education centre and class sizes are kept between 6-12 participants to ensure you receive individual attention from the tutor whilst enjoying a sense of team spirit.

Below you will find a list of the 2016 Art Courses, please visit Nature in Art's website to view the 2019 Art Course Brochure in full and to download a booking form. If you have a question about any of the art courses listed here, please phone or email.


Courses for 2019 (in date order)
Courses run over one, two or three days. The courses include a welcome drink but not lunch, however home-made lunches will be available from the museum's Coffee Shop.
To find out how to become a member of Nature in Art, visit our


16th-17th February: Graphite Pencil Drawing, with Jamie Boots

23rd-24th February: Painting subjects in close up with Jackie Garner

25th February Using gold leaf in paintings with Claudia Hahn

9th-10th March: Mono prints with Nik Pollard

20th-21st March: Ceramic sculpture with Jill Moger



23rd March: Colour pencil with Karen Coulson

24th March: Colour pencil with Karen Coulson



30th March: Willow garden structures with Helen Lomberg

4th-5th April: Sketching in pen and wash with Jonathan Newey

13th April: Sumi Japanese painting with Takumasa Ono

14th April: Digital Photography pt 1 with Alan Law

27th-28th April: Graphite with Jamie Boots

4th May: Digital Photography pt 2 with Alan Law

5th May: Bookmaking with Josie Brown

11th-12th May: Painting on Silk with Jackie Cox

18th-19th May: Iridescent feathers in watercolour with Val Briggs



1st-2nd June: Pastels with Andrew Forkner



15th June: Botanical printing with Clare Walsh

22nd June: Nature on the iPad with Ian Coleman

29th-30th June: Acrylics with Kim Thompson

1st July: Linocuts with Richard Jarvis



6th July: Stained glass mosaic garden birds with Yvette Green



13th-14th July: Patterns in nature (painting) with Jackie Garner

20th - 21st July: Drawing birds with Trevor Smith

27th-28th July: Mosaics with Joanna Dewfall

3rd-4th August: Botanical in coloured pencils with Ann Swan

10th-11th August: Botanical in gouache/watercolour with Simon Williams

17th August: Painting in the moment with Frances Whitman

7th September : Drawing with Nic Pollard

14th-15th September: Graphite Pencil Drawing, with Jamie Boots



20th September: Fused glass with Sharon Foley 21st-22nd September: Colour pencil with Karen Coulson

5th October : Working in ink with Ian Coleman

9th-10th October: Pen wash buildings/perspective with Jonathan Newey

19th-20th October: Painting wild meadows/plants with Ros Wise

9th-10th November: Woodland birds in acrylic with Martin Rumary

20th-21st November: Winter landscapes in acrylic with Jonathan Newey

30th November : Christmas willow decorations with Helen Lomberg

7th-8th December : Study and Paint in the Style of Insect Metamorphosis Pioneer, Maria Merian - A watercolour painting workshop with Kath Hodsman



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Courses for 2019 include

  • Digital photography
  • Botanical printing
  • Drawing birds
  • Working in ink
  • Winter landscapes in acrylic

See below for complete list in date order.



Course programme & booking details

Children's courses

Pricing guide:

Members of Nature in Art
1 day course £45
2 day course £90
3 day course £135

1 day course £55
2 day course £110
3 day course £165