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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)