Insect Painting and Sketching Courses.

         Due to COVID-19, dates of events may change .Please email Cath on cathhodsman@gmail.com to check

Cath and participants on one of her fascinating insect art/microscopy courses

 Cath teaches her workshops with relevant partner organisations in the region, such as Nature in Art in Gloucester. Some events are on-hold for the moment due to Covid. Please watch this space for more information as dates and events are re-scheduled…

3 – 4th July 2021 – “How to use Watercolours to Capture the Beauty of Butterfly Colour” – Greenwings Wildlife Holidays – This two-day art workshop is part of a larger four day (2-5th July) Large Blue butterfly spotting holiday in the Cotswolds, UK. 

Art workshop content: All animals use colour – to help locate a mate, escape predation and to communicate – Insects are no exception. They use colour in an incredible range of breath-taking manifestations, patterns and hues to help make them the largest and most successful group of animals on Earth.

Within this success story, butterflies are arguably the best example of how colour can be used with astonishing results. In this unique entomological/watercolour painting weekend, Cath will take participants into the vibrant and fascinating world of butterfly colour and pattern. Students will study how colour is manifested in these ethereal insects in order to understand more about their magic and allure.

During the workshop, each participant will make use of Cath’s microscopes, ethical specimens, macro photos, wide range of reference books, as well as her expert artistic guidance to produce a unique, bright and beautiful watercolour painting of an iconic vibrant butterfly. Click on the link to find out more: https://greenwings.co/our-holidays/british-wildlife-breaks/how-to-use-watercolours-to-capture-the-beauty-of-butterfly-colour/