Insect Painting and Sketching Courses.

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

 Cath teaches on workshops with relevant partner organisations in the region, such as Nature in Art in Gloucester. 

7th August 2021 – “Studying and Painting Insect Metamorphosis”. Corinium Museum, Cirencester, UK. 10.00 – 4.00. 

This watercolour painting day will use art to pay homage to this incredible natural transformation.

Cath and course participants will study how this mysterious process manifests itself, in butterflies and moths. Each fascinating stage of metamorphosis will be studied in all its beauty and wonder.

As with Cath’s other courses, each student will have access to their own high-powered microscopes, as well as her large selection of ethically sourced insect specimens and macro photos, to study the hidden beauty of this incredible process.

Booking details can be found here https://coriniummuseum.org/event/insect-metamorphosis-watercolour-painting-workshop-with-cath-hodsman/


Image above, Privet Hawk-moth coupling.

Life cycle of the Privet Hawk-moth

21st Aug 2021 – 10.30 – 4.00 “Studying and Painting Pollinating Insects” The Corinium Museum   This workshop is aimed at watercolour painting beginners and for those who want to learn more about the hidden worlds that are all around us. It will examine the essential and fascinating relationship between pollinating insects and the plants that they live in, on and around. It will look at how plants provide food for insects, in return for pollination and how the insects obtain this food.

Each student will have exclusive use of their own dedicated microscope, magnifying glasses and macro photographs, as well as Cath’s own huge insect (ethically sourced) specimen collection, to look at the anatomy of insects, in order to produce a unique and detailed watercolour painting.  Click to book: https://coriniummuseum.org/calendar/category/special-events/

An equipment list will be sent out on booking a place on the course


11-12th Sept – “Studying and Painting Solitary Bees” Chepstow, UK. With renowned Botanic artist, Debbie Devauden and her students. This two-day event with Cath will focus on studying these fascinating and elusive bees and then on producing a detailed watercolour that pays homage to these pollinating power-houses. This workshop is a closed event. 

Image below. Patchwork Leaf Cutter Bee. (Megachile centuncularis)

 

18th Sept 2021 – 10.30 – 4.00. In the beautiful surroundings of the Corinium Museum (suitable for all levels) Part two of an “Artistic and Scientific Appreciation of Metamorphosis – the Beautiful and Mysterious Lifecycle of Butterflies and Moths”

This watercolour painting day is a continuation from the first workshop on metamorphosis held on the 7th Aug 2021, at the Corinium, where Cath introduced this amazing natural process. (Not necessary to have been on the previous workshop to enjoy the second)

Cath and course participants will study the second half of this mysterious phenomenon of nature and how it manifests itself in butterflies and moths. 

 As with Cath’s other courses, each student will have access to their own high-powered microscopes, as well as her large selection of ethically sourced insect specimens and macro photos, to study the hidden beauty of this incredible process. 

Click to book: https://coriniummuseum.org/calendar/category/special-events/

An equipment list will be sent out after booking.