Just time to sign up for new From Sketchbook to Gallery Wall course — or enjoy new wildlife art exhibition at Barnstaple Brannam campus.

A new art exhibition has opened and a new course is about to start at the Petroc Brannams campus in Barnstaple.

Drawn from Nature – The Art of Plein Air Wildlife Painting runs until May 11 and comprises work from some of Britain’s leading wildlife artists. It can be seen at the Goodwin Gallery on the campus from Monday to Friday, 10am–4pm.

The artists have developed methods of drawing and painting rapidly on the spot, capturing the life and vitality of their subjects. This fresh approach captures the enjoyment of watching wildlife in the field and records many beautifully observed moments in time.

Exhibiting artists include John Busby, Warren Collum, Robert Greenhalf, Jeannie Hale, James MacCallum, the late David Measures and John Walters.

Those inspired to consider tackling their own art exhibition might be interested in “From Sketchbook to Gallery wall”, a new NCFE Level 2 certificate course in art and design which starts at the college on Thursday.

It offers the chance to generate art works ready for a group exhibition themed by the course students, concluding with the group’s final work being exhibited for one week at the gallery.

The programme will offer essential critiquing, personal mentoring in relation to emerging artwork, group discussion of processes and outcomes and guidance around selecting and hanging art for display.

The course takes place one day a week. To enrol or for more information email Linda Orr at linda.orr@petroc.ac.uk.