Student Art Gallery and Cath’s Latest Art Work.

Cath runs art/insect workshops from her home-based studio and classrooms on the beautiful Minchinhampton Common, near the lovely Cotswold town of Stroud. These monthly events run on the first and second Monday and Tuesday of every month (unless otherwise stated). They are great fun and very informative. Cath teaches each group about insect anatomy, lifestyle and life cycles in a fun and informal way and then how to paint them by producing a unique and intricate watercolour painting, or using a medium or art style of their choice. 

Some of the Tuesday class, happy in their work…

All skill levels are welcome on Cath’s art workshops – From beginner, through to expert – There is something for everyone.

Some of the Tuesday class with Cath, discussing painting techniques.The 2019 teaching year is galloping along, with two terms already completed. In the third term (Sept- Dec) Cath and her students will be studying something a bit different – “Studying and Painting  the Beauty of Bugs and Birds”.  Click for more.. 

Students will be looking at the world in which bugs inhabit, considering their intrinsic relationships and interaction with other animal groups, such as birds. These relationships are all essential in maintaining a healthy and balanced ecology. In the light of this, Cath has painted her own homage to “Bugs and Birds” see image below. Students will paint this composition, or will use their own ideas and inspiration to formulate their own unique interpretation of the theme of “Bugs and Birds”. Alternatively, students can just stick to painting and studying insects. It will be interesting to see everyone’s interpretation of this theme, as the term progresses…

“Bugs and Birds” –  Fauna from Central and South America. Copyright Cath Hodsman. Watercolour . Click for purchase info:

 Below are images taken from the start of the third term, featuring prep’ for the  Bugs and Birds theme; beautiful art work completed independently between each workshop, or work finished from the last term on insect flight. 

Artists, nature-lovers and keen insect fans of all skill levels are welcome to come along and indulge themselves in their favourite subjects. Students are also able to take full advantage of Cath’s fascinating and comprehensive insect specimen collection (all natural death); use high-powered microscopes and also pick her brains on her favourite subject – Bugs! – A thoroughly enjoyable way to spend a morning or a day, mixing with like-minded souls and to use art to pay homage to the best and most important things in life.

For more info on these fun and informative art/insect workshops, email Cath on .

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