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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 201 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 2016 (in date order)
Courses run over one or two days, costing £50 or £100 respectively. For those who are members of Nature in Art, the costs are £40 and £80. 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


30th & 31st January: Graphite Pencil Drawing, with Jamie Boots

6th & 7th February: Otter using Coloured Pencil, with Karen Coulson

13th & 14th February Watercolour Landscapes, with Jonathan Newey

20th February: Willow Garden Sculptures, with Helen Lomberg

27th & 28th February: Drawing for the Terrified, with Richard Box

5th March: An Introduction into Monotype/monoprint, with Nik Pollard

19th & 20th March: Encaustic Wax Art, with Elaine Jones

11th April: Painting with Natural Inks, with Claudia Hahn

16th & 17th April: Painting with Terence Lambert

23rd & 24th April: Painting Wildlife in Acrylics, with Kim Thompson

30th April: Decorative Mosaics, with Joanna Dewfall

14th & 15th May: An Exploration of Monotype/Monoprint, with Nik Pollard

21st & 22nd May: Butterflies & moths using watercolours & pencils, with Cath Hodsman



11th & 12th June: Detail in Watercolour, with Jackie Garner

18th & 19th June: Art Gecko, with Jill Moger



2nd & 3rd July: Painting for the Petrified, with Richard Box

9th July: Mosaic Garden Birds, Yvette Green

16th & 17th July: Demystifying the Digital Camera, with Mike Amphlett

30th & 31st July: Complex Colour Layering, with Ann Swan

13th & 14th August: A Landscape in Textiles, with Liz Robertson

20th & 21st August: Pastel Landscapes, with Jackie Cox

27th & 28th August : Sketching Birds using Pencils & Watercolours, with Trevor Smith



3rd & 4th September: Graphite Pencil Drawing, with Jamie Boots

10th September: Needlefelt a Hare, with Furzie (Michelle Hickman)



16th September: Glass Fusing, with Sharon Foley

8th & 9th October : Wire Sculpture, with Celia Smith



10th & 11th October: Charcoal & Charcoal Pencil Drawing, with Stephen Walton

22nd & 23rd October: Botanical Painting in Watercolour or Gouache, with Simon Williams

5th & 6th November: Exploring Acrylic Inks, with Jackie Garner

12th November: Collagraphs: the mystery unwrapped, with Tor Hildyard

19th & 20th November : Beautiful Birds in Coloured Pencil, with Jonathan Newey

26th & 27th November : Woodcarving, with Robert Cox

3rd December : Book binding, with Josie Brown

4th December: Calligraphy, with Josie Brown

10th & 11th December: Landscapes in Glass, Amanda Lawrence


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Courses for 2016 include

  • Drawing for the terrified
  • Pastel landscapes
  • Glass fusing
  • Bookbinding
  • Exploring acrylic inks

See below for complete list in date order.



Course programme & booking details

Children's courses

Pricing guide:

One day courses:
£50 (£40 members)
Two day courses:
£100 (£80 members)