Arachnid Gallery


    

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To order, email on cathhodsman@gmail.com There may be an extra charge on overseas postage. Unfortunately, due to Brexit, it is no longer possible to deliver to the E.U

To order, email on cathhodsman@gmail.com There may be an extra charge on overseas postage.

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Children’s Insect Arts and Crafts Events.


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………..”WITHOUT THE LITTLE THINGS IN LIFE, YOU DON’T  HAVE THE BIGGER THINGS IN LIFE”……………

Cath runs many insect arts and crafts events for children. Click here for details and dates.  These educational sessions are suitable for school events too, as part of the “Minibeasts” section of the curriculum. They are hugely popular and are always attended by many excited and interested young people and children who want to know more about insects……..

Children  are encouraged to study the lifestyle, anatomy, habitat and importance of insects …………..The experience is made more exciting, as Cath brings along her collection of high powered microscopes and other magnification equipment, to allow the children a really unique chance to enter the secret world of insects……..

If you would like to discuss having an insect craft event with Cath, please call her on 01453 884359 or email her on cathhodsman@gmail.com for more information.

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Artist in Residences and Exhibitions.


Cath sketching in the “Rain Garden” at Slimbridge, during her residency there.

Cath has no residencies booked for 2022. 


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. 

 

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.

9th October 2021 – 10.30 – 4.00 (New date) “Studying and Painting Pollinating Insects” The Corinium Museum, Glos. UK   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

Beautiful intricate watercolour painting of the lovely Common Carder bee on Verbena bonariensis.

20-21st November  – Nature in Art – “Studying and Sketching Solitary Bees”. On this unique event, students will learn more about the fascinating lifecycle of these pollinator power-houses and then how to capture their beauty in a detailed sketch. Click for details on Nature in Art’s website. Nature in Art Gallery and Museum

Portrait of a male Red Mason bee (Osmia bicornis) The feature bee for this workshop at Nature in Art

Exhibitions,Talks & Shows.


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Cath attends relevant conservation and natural history art exhibitions and events throughout the year. As they are booked, they will feature in the list below……..  

January – February 2022 – Painswick Rococo Gardens’ Snowdrop Festival.  The gardens will host an artistic celebration of their world famous snowdrops. Artists who have paid homage to these beautiful seasonal flowers are exhibiting their snowdrop art during the Zenith of this lovely flower’s season at the Rococo Gardens. Cath will be amongst the artists who have been asked along to pay homage to these wonderful plants. She will be show-casing limited edition prints and greetings cards. Click to go to the PRG website  Rococo Garden | Family Days Out & Wedding Venue | Cotswolds, Gloucestershire

Dewy Snowdrops with Honey bees

1st June 2022 –  7.30 – 9.30 – Talk at Tetbury Art Society about what it means to be an insect artist. A fascinating event, complete with microscopes and ethical specimens to allow all to travel into the magical and micro world of insects.

Cath, talking at a previous Tetbury Art Society event.

August 2022 – Solo Art Exhibition Painswick Rococo Gardens. Throughout the month of August, Cath’s art will be on display in the garden’s Coach House. Come along and have a peep at her original insect art, limited edition prints, vintage-look butterfly domes, (using her own butterfly and moth paintings) and her wide range of greetings cards, as well as other lovely insect-art gifts. Cath will also be available on certain days to meet folks who love art, insects, and conservation. Please email her for more details on cathhodsman@gmail.com 

Cath, painting at Painswick Rococo Gardens.

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Microscopy Gallery


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To order email on cathhodsman@gmail.com There may be an extra charge for overseas postage. Unfortunately, due to Brexit, it is no longer possible to deliver to the E.U


Summer Flowers and insects


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To order, email on cathhodsman@gmail.com There may be an extra charge on overseas postage.


Spring flowers and insects


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To order, email on cathhodsman@gmail.com There may be an extra charge on overseas postage. Unfortunately, due to Brexit, it is no longer possible to deliver to the E.U

To order, email on cathhodsman@gmail.com There may be an extra charge on overseas postage.

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Flies – True flies (Diptera) and others.


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To order, email Cath on cathhodsman@gmail.com  There may be an extra charge for overseas postage. Unfortunately, due to Brexit, it is no longer possible to deliver to the E.U

 

To order, email Cath on cathhodsman@gmail.com   There may be an additional charge for oversease postage

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Dragonfly and Damselfly Paintings (Odonata)


   

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To order email on cathhodsman@gmail.com . There may be an extra charge for overseas postage. Unfortunately, due to Brexit, it is no longer possible to deliver to the E.U

 

To order, email on cathhodsman@gmail.com There may be an extra charge on overseas postage.

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