We would like to extend an invitation to all those interested to attend our AGM on Thursday 22nd June at 6 pm at number 6 studio gallery. You can access the agenda for the meeting by clicking AGM agenda 2017
nva will experience major changes in 2018 with the retirement of Biddy Noakes and the ending of several of the current projects, and the Trustees are exploring possible options for future operations. The meeting will include an opportunity for everyone to contribute to this discussion and we would welcome opinion from supporters, users of our services and members of the community.
As part of the new exhibition by Joseph Hayton at number 6 you can join in the carving of a community piece of work even if you have never tried this before. The poster below gives full details of dates and how you can join in. You can find out more about Joseph’s exhibition by clicking here.
Following our successful programme of one day summer courses in 2016, we are now formalising the arrangements for a new series of courses between 14th and 21st August 2017. We will be including workshops on print making, papercutting, watercolour painting, ceramics and jewellery making. If you would like information about the courses (or if you would like to suggest a subject we might consider including in the programme,) please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you details as soon as they are finalised.
Jane Carlisle Bellarby will be teaching a new silk art class on Sunday afternoons starting 8th January and full details are available here. For further information or to enrol email email@example.com.
nva is running a photographic competition as part of the Under our Feet project based on the geology of Upper Nidderdale. There are two classes of entry for 11 to 16 year olds and over 16 year olds, and submitted images will be shown at a two day exhibition on October 27 and 28th at number 6 studio. You can access the flyer for the competition here. Photography competition
As part of the Upper Nidderdale Landscape Partnership, nva is delivering “Under our Feet”, a year long project based on the geology of Upper Nidderdale with stone carver Joseph Hayton as artist in residence. You can access a flyer advertising the events here. under our feet programme
nva is seeking to appoint a free-lance artist for year 3 of a four year programme of residencies as part of the Upper Nidderdale Landscape Partnership Programme. We are looking for someone with Nidderdale connections able to work with us during the next year to develop their own work, based on the theme of “Walking through the landscape”, and to organise and run linked community events.
Beginning 5th August, “The Illustrator at work” shows different approaches to illustration and text from the work of three artists/designers. There is a preview on 6th August from 6 pm at which all are welcome.
Our programme of one-day courses “Celebrating the English Garden” began this week and the feedback from participants has been really positive. One students emailed to say -
“What a wonderful, inspiring day. It was great fun and everyone left with their own unique piece which they were very happy with. Gill’s relaxed style of teaching was just perfect; with individual encouragement and support as needed. A very successful day all round. Definitely sign me up for any similar future courses.”
Next week we have courses on felt making, paper cutting, pastels and mosaics and there are just one or two places left. Email us urgently if you wish to book.
On Monday 6th June at 6.30 pm we shall be holding the AGM of nidderdale visual arts at number 6 studio gallery. This is when we report on progress during the year and give our students, supporters and partners an opportunity to give us feedback. We do hope you will be able to join us for this important event. Light refreshment will be served. You can download the agenda for the meeting here AGM agenda 2016 and access our Newsletter 15-16
To mark the Year of the English Garden and the 300th anniversary of the birth of “Capability” Brown, number 6 is running a programme of one-day courses during June. It’s a wonderful opportunity to learn or hone a new skill in various arts and crafts, including felt making, pastel drawing, mosaic making and more. Each course cost just £45 and we expect them to be very popular so do not delay in reserving your place. You can find out more here.
We are currently planning a new programme of courses at number 6 and are actively looking for new subjects and new tutors. If you are interested in talking to us about the opportunities for tutoring a course at number 6 we would be delighted to hear from us. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org