Nature in Art

Nature in Art
Wallsworth Hall
A38, Tewkesbury Road
Twigworth, near Gloucester
Gloucestershire
GL2 9PA
England

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014

Website

www.nature-in-art.org.uk

E-mail

General Enquiries

enquiries@nature-in-art.org.uk

Education Dept

education@nature-in-art.org.uk

Gift Shop

shop@nature-in-art.org.uk

Marketing

marketing@nature-in-art.org.uk

Collections Enquiries

keeper@nature-in-art.org.uk

Director

director@nature-in-art.org.uk

Telephone

Main Line

01452 731422

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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The museum and art gallery dedicated to art inspired by nature from around the world. The collection spans 1500 years, from 60 countries by 600 artists and craftspeople. From traditional painting to contemporary sculpture and abstracts, ethnic art and oriental treasures, there's something for everyone all housed in a fine Georgian mansion dating from around 1750. There's a coffee shop, gift shop and sculpture garden with a children's play area, free parking and disabled access.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery, Environmental or ecological centre, Artist studio or collective, Historic house or home

Opening hours

All Year Round
Tues-Sun 1000-1700 & Bank Holidays

Closed: Mon (excluding bank holidays)
Dec 24,25,26

Admission charges

Adult: £5.25
Children 8-16: £4.75
OAP: £4.75
Family (2 adults & 2 children): £15.00
Friends: Free
Children under 8: Free

Discounts

  • Museums Association

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
tapestry of fields and village

Wissa Wassef Tapestries

  • 18 November — 21 December 2014 *on now

Amazing cotton and wool weavings by artisans at the world renowned Ramses Wissa Wassef Arts Centre in Giza, Egypt who produce extraordinary works admired and collected internationally.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5.25 for adults, £4.75 for concessions (over 60s, under 16s), children under 8 free

green dragon

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

  • 13 January — 15 March 2015

The latest images from the 50th year of this acclaimed competition. Photographs taken from around the world highlighting wildlife and natural habitats. See the 100 images judged to be the best from the 42,000 entries.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Any age

Admission

£5.25 for adults, £4.75 for concessions (over 60s, under 16s), children under 8 free

2015 British Wildlife Photography Awards

  • 15 September — 15 November 2015

All the winning images from this renowned competition focusing on British fauna and flora. Extraordinary pictures of our rarest animals and the wildlife on our doorstep.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

£5.25 for adults, £4.75 for concessions (over 60s, under 16s), children under 8 free

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
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Dare to Dabble

  • 14 January — 15 December 2015

Ever fancied yourself as a starving artist? Well here’s your chance to Dare to Dabble!
Designed completely around the absolute beginner, or those who just fancy a dabble, these sessions provide an opportunity to try out new art techniques and mediums.
Inspiration, materials, guidance and fun are all provided, and as all tasks should, we’ll begin with a brew! And all for only £10!

Wednesday 14th January: 10.30-1.00pm - Fun with Felting
Wednesday 14th January: 2.00-4.30pm - Fun with Felting
Tuesday 27th January: 10.30-1.00pm - Province Town Printing
Thursday 12th February: 10.30-1.00pm - Acrylics, inspired by Mondrian
Wednesday 25th February: 10.30-1.00pm - Turn a photo into Fabric Art
Wednesday 25th February: 2.00pm-4.30pm - Copper Embossing
Tuesday 10th March: 10.30-1.00pm - Inspired by Fauves in Oil Pastels
Tuesday 10th March: 2.00-4.30pm - Inspired by Fauves in Oil Pastels
Friday 17th April: 10.30-1.00pm - Batik
Friday 17th April: 2.00-4.30pm - Batik
Wednesday 13th May: 10.30-1.00pm - Impressions in Clay
Wednesday 13th May: 2.00-4.30pm - Impressions in Clay
Thursday 18th June: 10.30-1.00pm - Getting Started with Graphite Pencils
Thursday 18th June: 2.00-4.30pm - Getting Started with Graphite Pencils
Friday 17th July: 10.30-1.00pm - Watercolour in the Garden
Friday 17th July: 2.00-4.30pm - Watercolour in the Garden
Tuesday 22nd September: 10.30-1.00pm - Pointillism
Tuesday 22nd September: 2.00-4.30pm - Pointillism
Wednesday 14th October: 10.30-1.00pm - Quills and Coils
Wednesday 14th October: 2.00-4.30pm - Quills and Coils
Thursday 12th November: 10.30-1.00pm - Mosaic inspired by ‘The Kiss’
Thursday 12th November: 2.00-4.30pm - Mosaic inspired by ‘The Kiss’
Tuesday 15th December: 10.30-1.00pm - Silk Painting
Tuesday 15th December: 2.00-4.30pm - Silk Painting
(please note that more workshops maybe added throughout the year)

For more information and to book a place please visit our website www.discoveryzone.org.uk and follow the Dare to Dabble! link.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£10 includes free entry to the museum

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Art Courses (Absolute Beginners to Advanced)

  • 7 February — 12 December 2015

Whether you are a beginner or a more experienced art enthusiast, we have over 30 art courses for you to choose from.....

7th & 8th Feb: Jamie Boots - Graphite Pencil Drawing
14th Feb: Helen Lomberg - Willow Garden Structures
21st & 22nd Feb : Stephen Walton - Charcoal & Charcoal Pencil Drawing
Mon 2nd & 3rd March: Shelly Perkins - Photoshop, an Artist’s Guide for Beginners
7th & 8th March: Jackie Garner - Stimulating Sketchbooks
Mon 16th March: Claudia Hahn - Painting Flowers with Natural Colours
28th & 29th March: Cath Hodsman - Drawing the Secret World of....
18th & 19th April: Andrew Forkner - Painting with Chromacolour (acrylic)
25th & 26th April: Kim Thompson - Wildlife Painting in Acrylics
2nd & 3rd May: Jonathan Newey - Sketching Techniques with Watercolour Pencil
9th May : Jane Vernon - Introduction to Silk Painting
10th May: Jane Vernon - Silk Painting, In and Out of the Garden
16th & 17th May: Nik Pollard - An Introduction to Monoprinting
23rd May: Cath Humphris - Writing Stories, Writing Short Fiction
Sun 14th June: Karen Coulson - African Safari Adventure in Coloured Pencil
20th & 21st June: Jamie Boots - Graphite Pencil Drawing
27th, 28th & 29th June: Rosalind Wise - Painting a Wild Flower Meadow
4th & 5th July: Kathleen Matthews - Stitched Landscape
11th & 12th July : Michael Leach - Wildlife & Natural History Photography
25th & 26th July: Peter Walwin - Woodcarving
1st & 2nd Aug: Ann Swan - Coloured Pencil Tips and Tricks
8th Aug : Kirsten Hill-Nixon - Needle Felted Garden Birds
15th & 16th Aug: Karen Coulson - African Safari Adventure in Coloured Pencil
22nd & 23rd Aug: Jackie Cox - Exploring Pastels
Sun 4th Oct: Cath Humphris - Writing Stories, The Essence of Place
10th & 11th Oct: Simon Williams - Botanical Painting in Gouache...
17th & 18th Oct: Richard Box - Drawing for the Terrified
24th & 25th Oct: Jamie Boots - Graphite Pencil Drawing
Tues 3rd Nov: Takumasa Ono - ‘Sumi-e’ Mastering Japanese Ink Painting
Tues 3rd Nov: Mari Ono - ‘Origami’ Japanese Paper Making
7th & 8th Nov: Jessica Wetherly - Exploring Sculpture
14th Nov: Jilly Cobbe - Monoprinting
21st & 22nd Nov: Kim Berry - Stained Glass for Beginners
28th & 29th Nov: Celia Smith - Wire Sculpture
Thurs 3rd & 4th Dec: Shelly Perkins - Photoshop, an Artist’s Guide for Improvers
12th Dec: Josie Brown - Calligraphy for Christmas

(please note that more art courses maybe added throughout the year)

For full course details and a booking form please visit our website:
www.nature-in-art.org.uk

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

1 day course: £50 non members, £40 members of Nature in Art
2 day course: £100 non members, £80 members of Nature in Art
3 day course: £150 non members, £120 members of Nature in Art

child painting

February Half Term Art Activities for Children 3+

  • 17 — 20 February 2015

Nature in Art is the world's first museum and art gallery dedicated to art inspired by nature. We run creative art activities for children of all ages during the school holiday periods.

This February choose from the following activities;
17th Feb - Province Town Print Making
18th Feb - Minibeast Pencil Drawing
19th Feb - Turn a Photo into Fabric Art
20th Feb - Stained-glass Effect Flowers

On each day, three sessions are run, the activities are based on the themes above but for different age groups.

10.30am - 12pm: 3-7 years
1pm - 2.30pm: 3+
3pm - 4.30pm: 8-18 years

An activity costs £6 per child and this includes taking part in the activity and free entry for the child as well as one adult to the museum and art gallery.

For full descriptions and information on how to book please visit Nature in Art's education website: www.discoveryzone.org.uk. Click on the 'Activity Days' link and you will find a colour brochure and a link to book.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 16-17

Admission

£6 per child, includes free entry to the museum for accompanying adult

child painting

Easter Art Activities for Children 3+

  • 31 March — 10 April 2015

Nature in Art is the world's first museum and art gallery dedicated to art inspired by nature. We run creative art activities for children of all ages during the school holiday periods.

This Easter choose from the following activities;
31st March – Marbling
1st April – Animal Snappers
2nd April – Easter Bunny Trail... a chocolaty treat awaits once you find them all!
7th April – Inspired by Henri Matisse; Paper Cuts
8th April – Copper Embossing
9th April – Twinkling Wire Wishing Tree
10th April – Candle Making


On each day, three sessions are run, the activities are based on the themes above but for different age groups.

10.30am - 12pm: 3-7 years
1pm - 2.30pm: 3+
3pm - 4.30pm: 8-18 years

An activity costs £6 per child and this includes taking part in the activity and free entry for the child as well as one adult to the museum and art gallery.

For full descriptions and information on how to book please visit Nature in Art's education website: www.discoveryzone.org.uk. Click on the 'Activity Days' link and you will find a colour brochure and a link to book.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 14-15

Admission

£6 per child, includes free entry for one accompanying adult

Child painting

May Art Activities for Children 3+

  • 26 — 29 May 2015

Nature in Art is the world's first museum and art gallery dedicated to art inspired by nature. We run creative art activities for children of all ages during the school holiday periods.

This May choose from the following activities;
26th May – The Secret of Sketchbooks
27th May – Paint a Flower Pot
28th May – Paper Swan Sculpture
29th May – Aboriginal Paper Weights


On each day, three sessions are run, the activities are based on the themes above but for different age groups.

10.30am - 12pm: 3-7 years
1pm - 2.30pm: 3+
3pm - 4.30pm: 8-18 years

An activity costs £6 per child and this includes taking part in the activity and free entry for the child as well as one adult to the museum and art gallery.

For full descriptions and information on how to book please visit Nature in Art's education website: www.discoveryzone.org.uk. Click on the 'Activity Days' link and you will find a colour brochure and a link to book.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 14-15

Admission

£6 per child, includes free entry for one accompanying adult

child painting

Summer Art Activities for Children 3+

  • 21 July — 28 August 2015

Nature in Art is the world's first museum and art gallery dedicated to art inspired by nature. We run creative art activities for children of all ages during the school holiday periods.

This Summer choose from the following activities;
21st July – Inspired by Jackson Pollock
22nd July – Doodle Monster
23rd July – Birds in Soft Pastel
24th July – Wet Felting
28th July – Mini Beast Stone Dominos
29th July – Inspired by Bridget Riley
30th July – Stained Glass Effect Butterflies
31st July – Impressions in Clay; Greenman Garden Ornament
4th Aug – Drawing with Wool
5th Aug – Paper Tissue Bowls
6th Aug – Inspired by Vincent Van Gogh; ‘Starry Night’
7th Aug – Pond Dipping
11th Aug – Shell Collage
12th Aug – Sun Prints
13th Aug – Drawing with Coloured Wire
14th Aug – Acrylics Inspired by Mondrian
18th Aug – Inspired by David Hockney
19th Aug – Creative Recycling
20th Aug – Paper Making
21st Aug – Making Art from Nature
25th Aug – Clock Making
26th Aug – Moo! Papier Mache Sculpture
27th Aug – Textile Poppies Inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe
28th Aug – Abstracts in Pen and Watercolour


On each day, three sessions are run, the activities are based on the themes above but for different age groups.

10.30am - 12pm: 3-7 years
1pm - 2.30pm: 3+
3pm - 4.30pm: 8-18 years

An activity costs £6 per child and this includes taking part in the activity and free entry for the child as well as one adult to the museum and art gallery.

For full descriptions and information on how to book please visit Nature in Art's education website: www.discoveryzone.org.uk. Click on the 'Activity Days' link and you will find a colour brochure and a link to book.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Especially for children

Admission

£6, includes free entry for an accompanying adult

Child painting

Halloween Art Activities for Children 3+

  • 22 — 29 October 2015

Nature in Art is the world's first museum and art gallery dedicated to art inspired by nature. We run creative art activities for children of all ages during the school holiday periods.

This Halloween choose from the following activities;
22nd Oct – Glow in the Dark Silhouette Painting
23rd Oct – Mosaics Inspired by ‘The Kiss’
27th Oct – Stained Glass Effect Autumn Leaf Garland
28th Oct – High Flying Bat
29th Oct – Scraperboard


On each day, three sessions are run, the activities are based on the themes above but for different age groups.

10.30am - 12pm: 3-7 years
1pm - 2.30pm: 3+
3pm - 4.30pm: 8-18 years

An activity costs £6 per child and this includes taking part in the activity and free entry for the child as well as one adult to the museum and art gallery.

For full descriptions and information on how to book please visit Nature in Art's education website: www.discoveryzone.org.uk. Click on the 'Activity Days' link and you will find a colour brochure and a link to book.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 11-13
  • 5-6

Admission

£6 per child, includes free entry for one accompanying adult

room with craft stalls

Annual Gift and Craft Fair

  • 31 October — 1 November 2015

Nature in Art’s annual Gift and Craft Fair returns this autumn for more family fun and the chance to buy early Christmas presents at an array of stalls.

Offering more than 30 stalls overflowing with handcrafted wares direct from the makers, visitors can browse beautiful stained glass; there is set to be a selection of woodturning crafts on offer; not to mention sparkling jewels; leatherwork; ceramics and an array of textile wares.

This year will feature many new and unseen stalls so definately worth a visit!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Nature In Art, Wallsworth Hall, Main A38, Twigworth, Gloucester, GL2 9PA

Admission

Adults £2
Children Free
Friends of the Museum Free

Child painting

Christmas Art Activities for Children 3+

  • 22 — 31 December 2015

Nature in Art is the world's first museum and art gallery dedicated to art inspired by nature. We run creative art activities for children of all ages during the school holiday periods.

This Christmas choose from the following activities;
22nd Dec – Stained glass Effect Christmas Garland
23rd Dec – Mini Christmas Stocking
29th Dec – Silk Painting
30th Dec – Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
31st Dec – Spiders and Flies


On each day, three sessions are run, the activities are based on the themes above but for different age groups.

10.30am - 12pm: 3-7 years
1pm - 2.30pm: 3+
3pm - 4.30pm: 8-18 years

An activity costs £6 per child and this includes taking part in the activity and free entry for the child as well as one adult to the museum and art gallery.

For full descriptions and information on how to book please visit Nature in Art's education website: www.discoveryzone.org.uk. Click on the 'Activity Days' link and you will find a colour brochure and a link to book.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 5-6
  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 16-17

Admission

£6 per child, includes free entry for one accompanying adult

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

School Workshops

School visits available with a range of workshops to choose from. Schools take part in three activities - a museum visit plus two practical activities. With activities ranging from painting to batik and pond dipping to net sweeping there are plenty of activities to suit your chosen topic. (Maximum size 90 children, usual day 10.00 - 2.30, £4 per child adults free)

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