Metamorphosis: painting a moth or butterfly life cycle

10 June 2016, 9.45 AM - 19 August 2016, 12.45 PM

Friday mornings 9.45 to 12.45 on 10th June, 24th June, 15th July, 22nd July, 12 Aug, 19 Aug

This six week course celebrates and disseminates the unique and fascinating natural phenomenon of butterfly and moth metamorphosis. Using watercolour painting and sketching techniques the course offers the added luxury of time to paint and sketch every stage of this amazing natural process. By the end of the course each student will produce a beautiful and unique artistic study that celebrates every stage, from egg through to adult including the plants intrinsically linked with this amazing process.

Each student will have access to their own high-powered microscopes, as well as the tutor’s large selection of insect specimens and macro photos. Tea and coffee provided and in addition the Devers Room Refreshments in the main house will be open for sandwiches, cake etc.

Download the Guidance for sketching and painting (PDF, 415kB) for a guide to materials needed.

If you would like to discuss the workshop with Cath, ring her on 01453 884359 or email on

How to enrol

Please note that we accept enrolments online only.

To enrol on a course visit the University online shop and register your details. You will be asked to add registration to your basket, but you will not be charged for registering.

For help enrolling, download our 5 easy steps to enrolling (PDF, 2,120kB)guide.

Prior enrolment is essential on all courses. From 2012/13 enrolments for all courses will close 2 days prior to the start of the course.

Please address any queries by e-mail to or call 0117 331 4906