Nature in Art

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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

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.
GSBI

The Gloucestershire Society for Botanical Illustration

  • 7 — 19 March 2017

The Gloucestershire Society for Botanical Illustration includes a number of RHS medal winners in its ranks. Illustrating the world's flora for scientific purposes continues to be the preoccupation for many artists. Fine examples in pencil, ink and watercolour are included in this exhibition. Meet members everyday.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE

Website

http://natureinart.org.uk/event/gsbi-exhibition/?instance_id=306

A Passion for Butterflies

A Passion for Butterflies

  • 14 March — 9 April 2017

Butterflies are some of the most strikingly beautiful representatives of the natural world. The variety of colours and patterns make them objects of universal admiration. Ian Loe has spent over 50 years observing and illustrating butterflies. This exhibition of paintings aims to highlight their fragile beauty.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adults £5.25
Concessions £4.75
Under 8s FREE
Family £15.00

Website

http://natureinart.org.uk/event/a-passion-for-butterflies/?instance_id=262

Reflecting Nature

Reflecting Nature

  • 11 — 23 April 2017

A fascinating display of digital artwork by Mark Ware that brings together art and science to explore how we respond to natural and built environments. It is one of a series of art science collaborations with psychologists and neuroscientists that are investigating the effects of the natural environment upon health and wellbeing.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Exhibitions in the Wallsworth Centre are FREE to visit. Addmission charges only apply to exhibitions within the main house.

Adults £5.25
Concessions £4.75
Under 8s FREE
Family £15.00

Website

http://natureinart.org.uk/event/reflecting-nature/?instance_id=263

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.
People working at silk painting workshop

Art Courses (Absolute Beginners to Advanced)

  • 18 February — 10 December 2017 *on now

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

18th & 19th Feb - An Exploration of Mono-type & Mono-print with Nik Pollard
25th & 26th Feb - Landscapes in Glass with Amanda Lawrence
11th March - Japanese Brushwork with Takumasa Ono
18th & 19th March - Decorative Mosaics with Joanna Dewfall
20th March - Needlefelt Garden Birds with Sophie Buckley
25th March - Ipad Art using Procreate with Ian Coleman
1st April - Willow Garden Structures with Helen Lomberg
5th & 6th April - Abstract & Expressionist with Jonathan Newey
8th & 9th April - Rendering Detail and Texture in Pastel with Andrew Forkner
25th April - Barn Owl Portrait in Coloured Pencil with Karen Coulson
26th April - Red Admiral Butterfly in Coloured Pencil with Karen Coulson
29th & 30th April - Tremendous Trees with Jackie Garner
6th & 7th May - Exploring Lightroom with Trevor Hamlett
20th May - Origami: The Japanese Art of Paperfolding
10th - 12th June - Painting a Flower Meadow with Ros Wise
17th & 18th June - Dragonflies and Damselflies in Watercolour with Cath Hodson
24th & 25th June - Graphite Pencil Drawing, Iguana with Jamie Boots
8th July - Ceramic Clay Tiles with Claire Billingsley
9th July - Ceramic Stoppered Bottles with Claire Billingsley
15th & 16th July - Botanical Painting in Watercolour or Gouache with Simon Williams
22nd & 23rd July - Scratching out the Details, Scraperboards with Jackie Cox
12th & 13th Aug - Pushing the Boundaries, Improving Composition with Ann Swan
19th & 20th Aug - Creating Atmospheric Backgrounds in Watercolour with Val Briggs
25th Aug - Gilding for Letter Artists and Painters with Josie Brown
26th & 27th Aug - Creating Coral Reef in Ceramic with Jill Moger
2nd & 3rd Sept - Exploring Sandpaper Aquatint Printmaking with Holly Brooks
8th Sept - Needlefelt Hedgehog with Sophie Buckley
16th & 17th Sept - Awesome Acrylics with Jackie Garner
30th Sept & 1st Oct - Applique Textile Landscape Mountain Scene with Kathleen Matthews-Saunders
14th & 15th Oct - Studying & Painting Butterfly and Moth Metamorphosis with Cath Hodson
21st & 22nd Oct - Fox Portrait using Coloured Pencils with Karen Coulson
4th Nov - Collagraphs: The Mystery Unwrapped with Tor Hildyard
10th Nov - Glass Fusing with Sharon Foley
12th Nov - Modern Lettering with Josie Brown
18th Nov - Willow Christmas Decorations with Helen Lomberg
25th & 26th Nov - African Wildlife in Coloured Pencil with Jonathan Newey
2nd & 3rd Dec - Graphite Pencil Drawing, Big Horn Sheep with Jamie Boots
9th & 10th Dec - Sketching Birds using Pencils and Watercolours with Trevor Smith

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

For full course details, availability and a booking form please visit our website:
www.natureinart.org.uk

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

1 day course: £55 non members, £42 members of Nature in Art
2 day course: £110 non members, £84 members of Nature in Art

Sunset at Lake Shala

Wallsworth Evening - Wild Ethiopia

  • 22 February 2017 7-9:15pm

Come on a journey with Dr John Sparks, former head of the BBC Natural History Unit, to discover some of the natural history of Ethiopia. Event includes finger buffet.
Doors open at 7pm and, as well as the main event, tickets include entry into the museum and a finger buffet which is served at 7:30pm.
The main event starts at 8pm. Due to popularity, all tickets need to be booked in advance.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£8

Website

http://natureinart.org.uk/event/wild-ethiopia/?instance_id=284

Gloucestershire Society for Botanical Illustration

Wallsworth Art Group - Botanical Illustration

  • 6 March 2017 7-8:30pm

Come and view the latest exhibition by members of the Gloucestershire Society for Botanical Illustration and hear about some of the techniques, methods and approaches employed.
The Wallsworth Art Group meets twice a month to enjoy a programme of evening demonstrations, films, talks, practical art workshops and other events. It is open to all.
Guests pay £3 per evening, otherwise meetings are free to members who pay an annual fee of £20 to join. Some evenings may incur a small extra charge for, for example, special materials or a model. Non-members are welcome to come to any meeting without booking.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£3

Website

http://natureinart.org.uk/event/botanical-illustration/?instance_id=283

Painting on Feathers

Wallsworth Art Group - Painting on Feathers

  • 15 March 2017 7-8:30pm

Come and hear from Mandi Baykaa Murray who will talk about her work painting on feathers and creating paintings of feathers.
The Wallsworth Art Group meets twice a month to enjoy a programme of evening demonstrations, films, talks, practical art workshops and other events. It is open to all.
Guests pay £3 per evening, otherwise meetings are free to members who pay an annual fee of £20 to join. Some evenings may incur a small extra charge for, for example, special materials or a model. Non-members are welcome to come to any meeting without booking.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£3

Website

http://natureinart.org.uk/event/painting-on-feathers/?instance_id=278

Ian Loe - A Passion For Butterflies

Wallsworth Evening - A Passion For Butterflies

  • 29 March 2017 7-9:15pm

Come and hear Ian Loe MBE talk about a lifetime looking for and then painting and drawing butterflies. This event coincides with an exhibition of his work.Event includes finger buffet.
Doors open at 7pm and, as well as the main event, tickets include entry into the museum and a finger buffet which is served at 7:30pm.
The main event starts at 8pm. Due to popularity, all tickets need to be booked in advance

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£8

Website

http://natureinart.org.uk/event/a-passion-for-butterflies-3/?instance_id=286

A Passion for Butterflies

Wallsworth Art Group - Butterfly Night

  • 3 April 2017 7-8:30pm

Informed by the special ‘A Passion for Butterflies’ exhibition in the museum galleries, get inspired by butterflies as a subject and spend a short while drawing and/or painting them.
The Wallsworth Art Group meets twice a month to enjoy a programme of evening demonstrations, films, talks, practical art workshops and other events. It is open to all.
Guests pay £3 per evening, otherwise meetings are free to members who pay an annual fee of £20 to join. Some evenings may incur a small extra charge for, for example, special materials or a model. Non-members are welcome to come to any meeting without booking.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£3

Website

http://natureinart.org.uk/event/butterfly-night/?instance_id=279

Children's Activity Days

Easter Children's Activity Days

  • 11 — 21 April 2017

11th April - Easter Egg Spoon Planter
12th April - Springtime Mixed Media
13th April - Experimenting with Watercolour
14th April - Leaf Relief
18th April - Stained-Glass Effect Flowers
19th April - Shaving Cream Birds
20th April - Tooth Pick Sculptures
21st April - Nature Mood Board

You can choose whether to come on a morning or afternoon and the sessions last approximately two hours.

10.30-12.00pm: for 3 – 7 years
1.00-2.30pm: for 3 – 18 years
3.00-4.30pm: for 8 – 18 years

Please book in advance via our website: http://natureinart.org.uk/discovery-zone-at-nature-in-art/childrens-activity-days-at-nature-in-art/

Suitable for

  • Especially for children

Admission

Costs are from £6 per child and any accompanying adult gets free entry into the museum.

Website

http://natureinart.org.uk/discovery-zone-at-nature-in-art/childrens-activity-days-at-nature-in-art/

Painting with natural pigments

Wallsworth Art Group - Painting with Natural Pigments

  • 19 April 2017 7-8:30pm

Try your hand at painting with natural pigments (some made from soil!), and learn about egg tempera with artist Claudia Hahn.
The Wallsworth Art Group meets twice a month to enjoy a programme of evening demonstrations, films, talks, practical art workshops and other events. It is open to all.
Guests pay £3 per evening, otherwise meetings are free to members who pay an annual fee of £20 to join. Some evenings may incur a small extra charge for, for example, special materials or a model. Non-members are welcome to come to any meeting without booking.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£3

Website

http://natureinart.org.uk/event/painting-natural-pigments-2/?instance_id=280

World Tree Story

Wallsworth Evening - World Tree Story

  • 27 April 2017 7-9:15pm

Come and hear Julian Hight talk about his five year photographic odyssey to capture 100 ancient historic trees across 39 countries. This event coincides with our a special exhibition of paintings, drawings and prints of trees. Event includes finger buffet. Doors open at 7pm and, as well as the main event, tickets include entry into the museum and a finger buffet which is served at 7:30pm.
The main event starts at 8pm. Due to their popularity, all tickets need to be booked in advance.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£8

Website

http://natureinart.org.uk/event/world-tree-story/?instance_id=287

Bennett, Alan; The Ankerwycke Yew; Brunel University London Arts Collection

Wallsworth Art Group - Tree Night

  • 8 May 2017 7-8:30pm

In formed by the special exhibition of paintings inspired by trees on display on the museum, spend a short while sketching/drawing/painting trees.
The Wallsworth Art Group meets twice a month to enjoy a programme of evening demonstrations, films, talks, practical art workshops and other events. It is open to all.
Guests pay £3 per evening, otherwise meetings are free to members who pay an annual fee of £20 to join. Some evenings may incur a small extra charge for, for example, special materials or a model. Non-members are welcome to come to any meeting without booking.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£3

Website

http://natureinart.org.uk/event/tree-night/?instance_id=281

Wallsworth Hall / Nature in Art

Wallsworth Art Group - Framing and Mounting

  • 17 May 2017 7-8:30pm

Pick up top tips on framing and mounting (including some hands-on).
The Wallsworth Art Group meets twice a month to enjoy a programme of evening demonstrations, films, talks, practical art workshops and other events. It is open to all. Guests pay £3 per evening, otherwise meetings are free to members who pay an annual fee of £20 to join. Some evenings may incur a small extra charge for, for example, special materials or a model. Non-members are welcome to come to any meeting without booking.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£3

Website

http://natureinart.org.uk/event/framing-and-mounting/?instance_id=282

Gold Leaf

Wallsworth Art Group - Using Gold Leaf

  • 5 June 2017 7-8:30pm

Come a hear from Denise Coble who uses gold leaf in many of her paintings.
The Wallsworth Art Group meets twice a month to enjoy a programme of evening demonstrations, films, talks, practical art workshops and other events. It is open to all.
Guests pay £3 per evening, otherwise meetings are free to members who pay an annual fee of £20 to join. Some evenings may incur a small extra charge for, for example, special materials or a model. Non-members are welcome to come to any meeting without booking.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£3

Website

http://natureinart.org.uk/event/using-gold-leaf/?instance_id=288

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)

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

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014

Website

www.natureinart.org.uk

E-mail

General Enquiries

enquiries@natureinart.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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