Nature in Art
Nature in Art
A38, Tewkesbury Road
Twigworth, near Gloucester
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.
Museum, Gallery, Environmental or ecological centre, Artist studio or collective, Historic house or home
All Year Round
Tues-Sun 1000-1700 & Bank Holidays
Closed: Mon (excluding bank holidays)
Children 8-16: £4.75
Family (2 adults & 2 children): £15.00
Children under 8: Free
- Museums Association
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.
- Any age
£5.25 for adults, £4.75 for concessions (over 60s, under 16s), children under 8 free
Art Courses (Absolute Beginners to Advanced)
- 30 January — 31 December 2014 *on now
8th & 9th Feb - Harriet St Leger, Enamelling
15th & 16th Mar - Jonathan Korejko, Paper making
23rd Mar - Nik Pollard SWLA, Mono printing
29th & 30th Mar - Kate Clift, Letterpress printing
5th & 6th Apr - Jessica Wetherly, Exploring sculpture
12th & 13th Apr - Elaine Jones, Encaustic art
26th & 27th Apr - Liz Robertson, Textile/mixed media
3rd & 4th May - Sharron Foley, Fused glass
10th & 11th May - Jonathan Newey, Watercolour
17th & 18th May - Michael Leech and Meriel Lland, Photography
14th & 15th Jun - Jackie Cox, Pastels
21st & 22nd Jun - Karen Coulson, Colour pencils
28th & 29th Jun - Ian Coleman, Acrylics
5th & 6th Jul - Valerie Briggs, Watercolours
12th & 13th Jul - Bridget McDonald, Large scale charcoal drawings
19th & 20th Jul - Kirsten Hill-Nixon, Felting
26th & 27th Jul - Richard Box, Collage and stitch
9th & 10th Aug - Anna Mason, Botanical watercolour master class
31st Aug - Tony Marriot, Caricatures
2nd Sept - Takumasa Ono, Japanese brushwork
2nd Sept - Mari Ono, Origami
18th & 19th Oct - Jackie Garner, Drawing for beginners
25th & 26th Oct - Marilyn Hughes, Botanical illustration
8th & 9th Nov - Robert Cox, Wood carving
10th & 11th Nov - Peter Partington, Drawing wildlife
15th & 16th Nov - Marion Kardasz, Silk painting
22nd & 23rd Nov - Julia Jowett, Embroidered wire bird cages
29th & 30th Nov - Carole Bury, Paper textiles and drawings
1st, 2nd & 3rd Dec - Shelly Perkins, Photoshop
6th & 7th Dec - Jilly Cobbe, Monoprinting
13th & 14th Dec - Celia Smith, Wire sculpture
Please visit www.nature-in-art.org.uk/courses.html to see the full colour art brochure and to download a booking form.
1 day course: £55 non members, £45 members of Nature in Art
2 day course: £110 non members, £90 members of Nature in Art
3 day course: £165 non members, £135 members of Nature in Art
Dare to Dabble
- 19 December 2014 10:30am-4:30pm
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!
All sessions begin with a brew in the Education Centre and either run from 10.30am to 1pm or 2pm to 4.30pm.
Friday 13th June 10.30am – Pen and Ink Illustrations; Visit our current exhibition ‘Extinct Boids’ before coming to create your own beautiful Pen and Ink Illustrations. Drawing skills not necessary!
Friday 13th June 2pm – Paper Making; Using recycled paper, seedlings, petals, leaves and other findings from the grounds of Nature in Art, you will have the opportunity to create your very own handmade papers. BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
Wednesday 16th July 10.30am - Sculpting Birds; Come and try your hand at wire and clay sculpture. BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
Wednesday 16th July 2pm - Mosaics; To get us into the swing we will begin by exploring mosaic techniques using an empty cereal box and some glue - inspired by Elizabeth Grey. You will then have great fun making your very own mosaic art using grout and mosaic stones…remember your cereal box!
Friday 12th September 10.30am - Surface Embellishment; Using different textures, materials and stitch to embellish the surface of an image. A selection of patterns and materials will be provided but you are welcome to bring an image of your own (painting, magazine cutting, photo etc) to embellish once you have mastered the art of combining these stunning techniques!
Wednesday 15th October 10.30am - Soft Pastels; If you have ever wondered how to use pastels then this is the workshop for you. Learn some basic techniques and then have a go for yourself. You will even be introduced to pencil pastels and specialist papers.
Thursday 13th November 10.30am- Block Printing; This printing method uses a pencil to make marks on the printing surface. It is a fantastic printing method which is easy to use whilst keeping the beauty of other printing techniques. A brilliant opportunity to produce your Christmas cards (if you wish!) and give them that personal touch!
Thursday 13th November 2pm - Block Printing; This printing method uses a pencil to make marks on the printing surface. It is a fantastic printing method which is easy to use whilst keeping the beauty of other printing techniques. A brilliant opportunity to produce your Christmas cards (if you wish!) and give them that personal touch!
Friday 19th December 10.30am - Christmas Wreath; Using festive nature from our very own grounds, wire and a special type of resin to give that stained glass look, you will create a stunning Christmas flower wreath that will last all season!
Friday 19th December 2pm - Christmas Wreath; Using festive nature from our very own grounds, wire and a special type of resin to give that stained glass look, you will create a stunning Christmas flower wreath that will last all season!
All Dare to Dabble sessions are bookable, please visit our education website: discoveryzone.org.uk.
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)