Rumour has it this is one of the most challenging summer weather
patterns yet but this has not stopped the Inverlochy team from
continuing the spruce up of the school. Most noticeable is the
transformation of our kitchen area all created from discarded materials
inclusive of the mosaic back splash, kitchen bench and new table.
Storage areas are near organizational completion which will ensure a
more efficient use of materials and assist with future budgeting plans.
All hands of deck for this one - Our garden clean-ups will continue the
last Saturday of every month weather permitting with our first one
planned for this Saturday 30th
January from 10-12. Bring
gloves, sunhats and favourite gardening tools. We will have some tools
on site. This is a great way to stay fit, learn gardening tips and meet
The canvases from The Inverlochy Collective are now in place at the
Sojourn Apartment Hotel in Newtown. Mike Price, owner, had an opening
celebration for the artists last week. Some of the work can be seen
here on the Sojourn site. www.sojournhotels.co.nz
in the 'gallery' section. We have been asked to create more art for a
future development! More details on taking part in that fundraiser will
be in a future Inverlochy notification.
Congratulations to six students from Sarah Brock’s Wednesday class. The
exhibitors, Bruce Ingoe, Jane Stephens, Rachel Radford, Nadya
Nicholson, Jeannette Troon and Clare Burton, have curated a collective
show of paintings in six distinct styles. Their exhibition will be at
Thistle Hall from 15-21 February. You can find out more at www.thistlehall.org.nz/exhibitions
Congratulations to Denise Durkin for her feature article in the Ina
Arraoui print making magazine. You can read more about Denise at https://inaarraoui.com/denise-durkin/
We have several new tutors who have joined the Inverlochy staff. Please
check out our tutor page which includes all the fabulous returning
tutors as well as some new faces. www.inverlochy.org.nz/Tutors
We have 37 courses/workshops on offer for term one which begins on 15
February and runs to 12 April. There will also be new workshops offered
throughout the term so keep an eye out on our website for new updates.
We ran nine summer holiday programmes for all ages with large crowd of
teen attendees this year. Several of the courses were booked out well
before the holiday season began. The children’s programmes were back up
running with several options on offer – print making, young artist
exploration, drawing, cartooning & zines. Please spread the word
that we have young artists afterschool classes running this term Monday –
Thursday with either Rachele Silver or Rowena Fry.
We will be outsourcing our interior cleaning duties this year. A
private company will come to the school on a weekly basis for a thorough
clean of all classrooms, bathrooms and kitchen area. We will not have
anyone on site who is responsible for cleaning 24/7 therefore it will be
important that everyone helps keep our house tidy.
Our first board meeting will be on Thursday 18 February. This meeting
will focus on our priorities for 2021 and a strategic update. A main
focus will be our change of management plan as the interim
managers(Cheryl & Denise) move aside for a new team to make their
mark. Any concerns, issues or innovative ideas for Inverlochy are
welcome. Please email [email protected]
and we will discuss at our board meeting.
*image above created by Liz Stretton in the Cold Wax Medium summer workshop run by Anna Layzell.