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Bumblebees with Cath Hodsman Workshop at Nature in Art

Saturday 19 - Sunday 20 October 2024

Studying & Painting Humble Bumblebees with Cath Hodsman

Nature in Art at Wallsworth Hall is the world's first museum and art gallery dedicated to art inspired by nature. They run creative art workshops throughout the year.

This watercolour painting workshop is aimed at all ability levels and for those who want to learn more about the hidden insect worlds that are all around us.
In Darwin’s Day, Bumblebees, these flying, buzzing, pollination power-houses were called “Humblebees”, simply because they hummed as they flew. Bumblebees are familiar sights in our wild spaces, but just how much do we really know about their private lives?

This workshop will shed light on some of the mysteries and surprises of the lifecycles and lifestyles of these well-known & well-loved charismatic insects.  Cath will take students on a magical journey into their secret world to show that these large fluffy bees are anything, but “Humble”…

Cath will then guide each student how to take all of their new-found love, knowledge and enthusiasm for these large balls of buzzing fluff  to produce a unique and detailed watercolour painting, using microscopes, magnifying glasses and macro photographs, as well as Cath’s own huge bee (ethically sourced) specimen collection.

See link below for materials required.

For further information

  • Bumblebees with Cath Hodsman Workshop at Nature in Art

  • Where :Nature in Art, Wallsworth Hall, A38, Twigworth, Gloucester, GL2 9PA
  • Date : Saturday 19 - Sunday 20 October 2024
  • Time : 10am - 5pm
  • Tickets/Admission : Members of Nature in Art £110, non-members £138
  • Contact phone : 01452 731422
  • Also see : Bumblebees with Cath Hodsman Workshop - more information & online booking


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