Entomological/Watercolour Workshop - Butterflies - Bishops Wood

Duration: One day

Price: £60

Run by: Field Studies Council, Bishops Wood and Preston Montford

01299 250513

Bishops Wood Environmental Education Centre
Crossway Green
DY13 9SE

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About the Course

The perfect art course for insect and butterfly lovers!

Butterflies are amongst our most well-known and well-loved insects. They are also important pollinators. This watercolour painting day gives those of us who are fascinated by these ethereal creatures, the chance to study them and paint them in wonderful detail. This unique and absorbing workshop is aimed at lovers of painting, entomology, and pollination. You don’t have to be an expert in either, but you need to be fascinated by both! Each student will have the use of high powered microscopes to study the anatomical beauty of these delicate creatures, and will use specimens and macro photographic material to produce a detailed and unique painting of a British butterfly. Students will learn how butterflies taste their food, how they eat their food, how they pollinate, how they create those beautiful patterns on their wings and how they protect themselves against predators.

Cath Hodsman is a Cotswolds based artist and illustrator and one of the country's foremost natural history artists. Her passion and specialism is painting and sketching insects. In order to pay homage to their hidden beauty she aims for 100% anotomical accuracy in every artistic study she produces. Through her beautiful scientific approach to her work, she has also been made a member of the prestigous Royal Society of Biology and the Royal Entomological Society. She is also well known for her ever popular and unique insect painting and sketching courses. With these, she is a registered tutor with the illustrious Royal West of England Academy, The Royal Horticultural Society, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew as well as many other relevant, esteemed srtistic and natural history clientage and venues: including The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace. Her work is also in high demand for its illustrative value and as such, she provides work for relevant publications such as Countryfile magazine, the British Beekeeper's Association, Leisure Painter and so on….

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 21st July 2018

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