Indoor meetings suspended during restrictions. Zoom meetings arranged, outdoor sketching and online displays of monthly subjects and two online exhibitions.
In Normal Times
Tuesday meetings 7:00pm for 7:15pm start. Open to visitors at a charge of £3.
Monthly sketching trips on Mondays from April to November, in local locations from 10:30 am to 4pm.
January painting/sketching subjects – “View from my window” and “Self portrait”
February painting/sketching subject – “Signs of Spring”
Tuesday 6th Apr Tracey Krupianka demonstration on Zoom – painting flowers in fluid acrylics.
April painting/sketching subject – “Food”
April 1 to 30 Spring exhibition online
May painting/sketching subject – “Doorways”
Tuesday 8th June – Mark Warner demonstration on Zoom – acrylic landscape painting.
Monday 14th June – Outdoor sketching day in the grounds of Birstwith Hall
June painting/sketching subject “Flowers & Blossoms”
Monday 5th July – Outdoor sketching day in the grounds of Low Hall, Dacre Banks
July painting/sketching subject “Shadows”
Tuesday 6th July – Rebecca de Mendonca demonstration on Zoom – pastel Dales landscape
August painting/sketching subject “Sea & Shoreline”
Sunday 1st August – NiddArt Trail online exhibition of members past exhibition paintings
Tuesday 3rd August – Ian Scott Massie demonstration on Zoom – watercolour “Buildings in the landscape”
Thursday 12th August – Outdoor sketching day in the grounds of Old Sleningford Hall
Friday 20th August to 20th September – Online summer exhibition of images of members’ artworks
September painting/sketching subject “Holidays”
Tuesday 7th September – Paul Talbot-Greaves demonstration on zoom – Canal scene
Monday 13th September – Outdoor sketching day in Brimham
Tuesday 5th October – Kath Inglis demonstration in pastel of a golden retriever
Monday 22th October – Outdoor sketching in Fishponds Wood, Bewerley
Tuesday 2nd November – Alex Purves Illustrated talk on gardens in art.
Thursday 11th November – Sketching in Nidderdale Museum. Meet 10:30 at entrance. Cost £3, bring lunch. Chairs available.
Tuesday 7th December – Tracey Krupianka Acrylic demonstration of Winter landscape
There will be no Christmas party this year.
Sketching days Dates/times and events are subject to change due to weather etc., so keep up to date through the newsletter, website and from Audrey. Members to meet at 10:30 am at the venue with art gear, seat, and picnic lunch. Please let Audrey know if you intend to go and to get directions.
Jan 2020 There are no meetings in January.
Tues 4th Feb Dayna Cowper, ‘Still Life Scape’ (Abstract Drawing).
Tues 4th Feb Subs of £20 due
Tues 3rd Mar Members’ AGM followed by a film.
Tues 3rd Mar Quarterly painting/drawing subject – ‘A Portrait’
Meetings cancelled from late March 2020
What we did in 2019
Tues 5th Feb Andrew Grinter from Art in the Mill, Knaresborough. ‘The Art of Framing’.
Tues 5th Mar Members’ AGM plus David Hockney ’82 Portraits and one still life’
Tues 5th Mar Quarterly painting subject – ‘Winter’
Fri 15th Mar 25th anniversary Spring lunch at the Wellington Inn, Darley at 12 noon
Tues 2nd Apr Patrick Smith, Acrylics, Talk & demo – ‘Paint and the Forming Forces of Nature’
Mon 8th Apr First sketching trip at the Ripon Spa Hotel and park
Wed 24th Apr Setting up exhibition from 9am to 11am, private view 6pm to 8pm
April 25 to 28 Spring Exhibition in St Cuthberts School Hall Pateley Bridge, Thurs to Sunday
Tues 7th May Josie Beszant, “Mixed media” Illustrated talk about her work.
Mon 13th May Sketching at Farnley Hall. Share cars, picnic lunch.
Tues 4th June John Harrison, Pen and Wash demo, ‘Less can be definitely more’
Tues 4th June Quarterly painting subject – ‘Summer’
Mon 10th June Sketching in Lofthouse, Upper Nidderdale. Meet at village hall. Picnic lunch or Crown Inn
Sat 22nd Jun Summer barbeque for members & family- 12 noon. Bring a salad or a desert.
Tues 2nd July Bob Goldsborough, ‘Colour in composition and its creative use’
Mon 8th July Sketching in Ramsgill based in village hall. Car share, picnic lunch.
Tues 6th Aug ‘Abstractions’ workshop with Margaret Clapperton.
Mon 12th Aug Sketching at Low Hall, Dacre Top. Picnic lunch. Donation.
Thur 15th Aug Set-up and preview of Summer exhibition
Aug 16 to 19 Summer exhibition at St. Cuthbert’s School Hall, Pateley Bridge.
Mon 2nd Sept Sketching in Parceval Hall gardens near Appletreewick. Cafe, car share. Admission £7 (£6)
Tues 3rd Sept Oil painting demonstration by Nigel Overton.
Tues 3rd Sept Quarterly painting subject – ‘Holidays’
Tues 1st Oct Alex Purves Illustrated talk ‘Watercolourists’
Mon 7th Oct Sketching in Grewelthorpe based in Village Hall. Can book soup & sandwich. Car share.
Tues 5th Nov Richard Squire, ‘Taking on portraits’ workshop
Mon 11th Nov Sketching in Nidd Hall Hotel grounds. Tea room available.
Tues 3rd Dec Christmas social. Bring a partner or friend, no charge. Share food, drinks provided.
Tues 3rd Dec Quarterly painting Subject – ‘Free choice’.
Sketching days More details on Audrey’s list. Dates/times and events are subject to change due to weather etc., so keep up to date through the newsletter, website and Audrey.
What we did in 2018
Tues 6th Feb Snow – Rearranged
Tues 6th Mar Members’ Annual general meeting and film featuring Rembrandt
Tues 6th Mar Quarterly painting subject – ‘Doorways’
Tues 13th Mar Margaret Clapperton, watercolour basics workshop. 10am to noon
Tues 3rd Apr Sarah Garforth – types of drawing, based on exhibition linked to Nidderdale Artists
Thur 5th Apr Set-up and preview of Spring exhibition
Apr 6th to 9th Spring exhibition at St. Cuthbert’s School Hall, Pateley Bridge.
Mon 16th Apr Sketching in Smelthouses
Tues 1st May Leslie Seeger artist from North Yorkshire.
Mon 14th May Sketching in Hartwith. Plenty of subjects including bluebell woods.
Tues 5th Jun Jeremy Taylor watercolour demonstration
Tues 5th Jun Quarterly painting subject – ‘Sheds/barns’
Mon 25th Jun Sketching in Middlesmoor, Meet at the Crown Hotel (Note:amended date)
Sat 23rd Jun Summer barbeque for members & family- 12 noon. Bring a salad or a desert.
Tues 3rd July Helen Cassidy acrylic landscape demonstration
Mon 9th July Sketching around Birstwith Hall, High Birstwith
Mon 6th Aug Sketching in Dallowgill, Kirkby Malzeard
Tues 7th Aug Tony Noble will talk about his work
Thur 16th Aug Set-up and preview of Summer exhibition
Aug 17th to 20th Summer exhibition at St. Cuthbert’s School Hall, Pateley Bridge.
Mon 3rd Sep Sketching in Old Sleningford, Mickley, North Stainley, Uredale (amended date)
Tues 4th Sep Ian Scott Massey watercolour talk and demonstration
Tues 4th Sep Quarterly painting subject – ‘Shadows’
Tues 2nd Oct Alex Purves will talk about Dame Laura Knight
Mon 8th Oct Sketching in Burnsall, Wharfedale. Meet at The Red Lion
Tues 6th Nov Richard Squire, drawing/painting workshop
Mon 12th Nov Sketching in Blazefield, please car share, refreshments at Audreys.
Tues 4th Dec Christmas social. Bring a partner or friend, no charge. Share food, drinks provided.
Tues 4th Dec Quarterly painting Subject – ‘Free choice’.
What we did in 2017
Tues 7th Feb Laney Birkhead, Printmaker. Illustrated talk—‘The Swarm Project’
Tues 7th Mar Members’ Annual general meeting and film ‘Matisse’
Tues 7th Mar Quarterly painting subject – ‘Winter trees’
Fri Mar 10th Members’ Spring lunch at the Wellington Inn, Darley
Tues 4th Apr Paul Harris, photographer – Illustrated talk
Mon 10th Apr Sketching in Glasshouses – Meet at Broadbelt Hall at 10:45am for coffee.
Wed 19th Apr Set-up and Preview of exhibition
Apr 20 to 23 Spring exhibition at St. Cuthbert’s School Hall, Pateley Bridge.
Tues 2nd May Heather Dormer, pastel workshop, ‘Waterfalls’
Mon 8th May Sketching in Wath – Meet at Sportsmans Arms for coffee. Lunch at the pub.
Tues 6th June Katharine Holmes, Illustrated talk, ‘Malhamdale artist following in her Grandmother’s footsteps’
Tues 6th June Quarterly painting subject – Water
Sat 10th June Summer barbeque for members & family- 12 noon. Bring a salad or a desert.
Mon 12th June Sketching at Norton Conyers – Meet at house. Picnic lunch.
Tues 4th July Paul Curtis, acrylics demonstration
Mon 10th July Sketching at Birstwith Hall – Meet at house. Picnic lunch.
Mon 17th July Visit studio and sketching in Birstwith – Meet at house. Picnic lunch.
Tues 1st Aug Jake Attree, Oil painting demonstration
Mon 7th Aug Sketching at Old Sleningford Hall – Meet at Stable Block Gallery. Picnic lunch.
Thur 17th Aug Set-up and preview of exhibition. (Part of NiddArt Trail)
Aug 18 to 21 Summer exhibition, St. Cuthbert’s School Hall, Pateley Bridge
Tues 5th Sep Richard Squire, Life drawing & painting workshop
Tues 5th Sep Quarterly painting subject – Free choice
Mon 11th Sep Sketching at Ripon Walled Garden – Meet at cafe. Cafe lunch.
Tues 3rd Oct Nel Whatmore, Artist & designer, Illustrated talk
Mon 9th Oct Sketching in Ripley Castle gardens – Meet at courtyard cafe 10:30. Cafe lunch 1pm.
Tues 7th Nov Alex Purves, Illustrative talk, “Artists & critics – Artists as critics”
Mon 13th Nov Sketching in Hebden, near Grassington. The Old School Tea Room cafe at 10:30.
Tues 5th Dec Christmas social. Bring a partner or friend, no charge. Share food, drinks provided.
Tues 5th Dec Quarterly painting Subject – ‘Rocks’.
What we did in 2016
Tues 2nd Feb Demonstration of Chinese brush painting.
Tues 1st Mar Annual general meeting – Film, social evening & bring & buy.
Tues 1st Mar Quarterly painting subject – Winter
Fri 18th Mar Spring lunch at The Station Hotel, Birstwith.
Thur 31st Mar Set-up and Preview of exhibition
Apr 1st to 4th Spring exhibition at St. Cuthbert’s School Hall, Pateley Bridge.
Tues 5th Apr Helen Cassidy – Demonstration ‘Textures using tissue paper’
Mon 11th Apr Sketching in Hebden – Meet at Old School Tearooms. Lunch in tearoom.
Tues 3rd May Paul Talbot-Greaves – Demonstration ‘Watercolour landscape’
Thur 12th May Sketching at Low Laithe – Picnic lunch.
Tues 7th June Neil Simone – Illustrated talk ’45 years as a painter’.
Tues 7th June Quarterly painting subject – ‘Gardens’.
Sat 18th June Summer Barbeque at John & Margaret’s house.
Tues 21st June Workshop – Chinese Brush Painting
Thur 23rd June Sketching in Dacre Banks – Meet at Pat’s house. Picnic lunch
Tues 5th July Colin Swinton – Watercolour workshop ‘Granulations’
Mon 11th July Sketching in Brimham. Picnic lunch.
Wed 27th July Watercolour workshop – Paul Talbot Greaves
Thur 28th July Sketching in Old Sleningford. Gardens & conservatory. Picnic lunch.
Tues 2nd Aug Terry Chipp – Demonstration in acrylics ‘Venice landscape’.
Mon 8th Aug Sketching at Dacre Banks. Gardens & conservatory if wet. Picnic lunch.
Thur 18th Aug Set-up and preview of exhibition. (Part of NiddArt Trail)
Aug 19th – 22th Summer exhibition, St. Cuthbert’s School, King Street, Pateley Bridge.
Thurs 1st Sep Sketching at West Tanfield. Meet at the Bull 10:30am. Pub lunch.
Tues 6th Sept Richard Squire – Workshop ‘Life Drawing’
Tues 6th Sept Quarterly painting subject – ‘Holidays’.
Mon 12th Sept Sketching in Pateley Bridge. Meet at Talbot House Tearoom at 10:30.
Tues 4th Oct Margaret Clapperton – Workshop in buildings & perspective.
Thurs 6th Oct Sketching at Dallowgill. Meet at Jean’s at 10:30. Bring sharing lunch.
Tues 1st Nov Alex Purves – Illustrated talk ‘Artists and their habitats’
Tues 6th Dec Christmas social. Bring a partner or friend, no charge. Film on local artist, Neil Simone.
Tues 6th Dec Quarterly painting Subject – ‘Buildings’.