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.

Some of the Tuesday class with Cath, discussing painting techniques.Cath’s own rendition so far – A watercolour (and other media) homage to Bees – Butterflies and Beetles. Other insects will be added to the composition during the next two terms.

All skill levels are welcome – From beginner, through to expert – There is something for everyone.

This term, Cath and students are studying butterflies in all of their intricate detail and charming glory. The beautiful Orange Tip (Anthocharis cardamines) butterfly is the first indigenous butterfly to be painted and studied. An early emerging and delicate butterfly which is crying out to be painted.

The painting groups have just completed the third session of the butterfly term and everyone is enjoying using the skills learnt on the first term, (painting bees) to show-case their growing confidence and skill – Some really beautiful work is emerging.








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 up- and-coming term on painting and studying beetles cath hodsman 3rd term info leaflet 

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