Regular Events
Tuesday meetings 7:00pm for 7:15pm start. Open to visitors at a charge of £4. Covid restrictions may apply.
Monthly sketching trips on Mondays from March to November, in variety of locations from 10:30 am to 4pm.

Events for 2022
Tues 1st Feb   James Owen Thomas talk and films about his paintings using recycled materials.
Tues 1st Mar  AGM followed by a film on Bridget Riley introduced by Gordon.
  Monthly painting subject “Green shoots” bring your pictures
Mon 7th Mar  Outdoor sketching in Ripon meet at Cafe Wilfrid in Kirkgate at 10:30 am
Fri   18 Mar   Spring lunch at the Royal Oak, Dacre Banks at 1:30pm
Tues 5th Apr  Demonstration by Tracey Krupianka of acrylic landscape painting
Thur 7th Apr  Exhibition handing in 9am to 11am.
Fri to Monday 8th to 11th April   Spring Art Exhibition at Broadbelt Hall 
Tues 3rd May Demonstration/workshop of continuous line drawing by Mick Burton.
Mon 9th May Sketching in Hebden, meet at the Old Schoolroom cafe at 10:30am
Tues 7th June Painting and felting demonstration by Valerie Wartelle 
Mon 13th June Sketching in How Stean Gorge, meet at the Cafe at 10:30am
Tues 5th July Acrylic art/demonstration workshop by Jeanne Mundy
Mon 11th July Sketching Ilton, Druids Temple, Swinton Bivouac Cafe
Tues 2nd August Demonstration and talk by Robert Dutton
Mon 8th August Studley Royal Deer Park, meet at cafe, bottom car park at Fountains
Fri to Mon 19th to 23rd August Summer Art Exhibition
Tues 6th Sept Illustrated talk on Vincent van Gogh by Caroline and Ian Mayor
Mon 12 Sept Sketching in Valley Gardens, Harrogate. Cancelled
Thurs 22 Sept Animals in Pastel workshop with Cath Inglis at No.6 Studios 10am to 4pm
Tues 4th Oct Illustrated talk  “Art and the Stage” Alex Purves
Mon 10th October Sketching in Masham, meet at King’s Head Hotel
Tues 1st Nov Illustrated talk “Ceramics and Glass” by Penny Riley Smith
Mon 7th Nov Sketching in Fishponds Wood, Bewerley, picnic at study barn
Tues 6th Dec Christmas Social

What we did in 2021
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 Live demonstration in pastel of a golden retriever
Monday 22th October – Outdoor sketching in Fishponds Wood, Bewerley
Tuesday 2nd November – Alex Purves Live illustrated talk on gardens in art.
Thursday 11th November – Sketching in Nidderdale Museum. Meet 10:30 at entrance.
Tuesday 7th December – Tracey Krupianka Live acrylic demonstration of Winter landscape
There was no Christmas party in 2021.

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.
What we did in 2020         
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
1st May             Members’ exhibition of painting on-line
June                  Members’ lockdown sketches 
August              Painting subject “Sheep”
August              Summber exhibition online as part of NiddArt Trail
Septemeber      Painting subject “Harvest”
October            Painting subject “Lockdown sketches”
November        Painting subject “Autumn”
December         Painting subject “Christmas Cards”
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’.