Student Art Gallery and Cath’s Latest Paintings.


Cath runs art/insect workshops from her home-based studio and classrooms in the Cotswolds. 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 lifecycles in a fun and informal way and then how to paint them by producing a unique and intricate watercolour painting, or using a medium of your choice. 

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

Some of the Tuesday class with Cath, discussing painting techniques.This month Cath started teaching the two groups about a new and exciting insect – Beetles! Each group learnt about why and how they are the most successful animal on Earth and also how beautiful, colourful and intricate they are too.

Cath’s Insect Medley, (watercolour and mixed media) including the addition of three beetles – The Scarlet Lily Beetle (Lilioceris lilii), the Garden Chafer (Phyllopertha horticola) and the Lesser Stag beetle (Dorcus parallelipipedus)

The beetle that the group will study and paint first is the beautiful Garden Chafer (Phyllopertha horticola) A lovely metallic green and bronze British beetle that we all can see in our own back gardens and wildlife spaces..

Here are the images from this month’s workshops. It’s the second session and the beetle paintings are are starting to emerge….











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 . Or click here to find out more about the signing up for the first term in 2019 – “Studying and Painting/Sketching in the Style of Natural History Heroes” – Click for more –  cath hodsman 2019 natural history heroes info leaflet

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