The Art Society of Inverness was founded 77 years ago and continues to provide a range of opportunities to artists, aspiring artists and those just interested in the visual arts. Our activities include classes, workshops, talks, demonstrations, trips, exhibitions and of course social events. Members come from all over the Highlands and beyond, and include a wide spectrum of artists, from experienced professionals to leisure painters and beginners. This website is for members and non-members alike. Please use the menu above to find out what we do and what is going on. You can also see the work of some of our members on the Gallery pages.
DEMONSTRATIONS... WORKSHOPS... CLASSES....
CHARITY SALES ... PAINTING DAYS... EXHIBITIONS.....
PLANS are now being made to hold our ANNUAL EXHIBITION at the WASPS studios in Inverness. Details will be announced here when finalised. The dates have now been fixed as JULY 15th - 25th.
Saturday 28th May, 2:30 pm. Demonstration by Thomas Keyes
Using materials and techniques of early medieval insular scribes to create contemporary manuscript art on parchment, taking inspiration from Gaelic origin legends and a range of contemporary themes.The event is free and non-members are welcome to attend for free.
NEW - In response to strong demand ASI is organising new Taster Sessions and Beginners Classes in May 2021. The first ones are already fully subscribed, but there will be a waiting list, and probably more in the future. See more info. under Ongoing Classes/Groups.
Coming up soon - a two day Workshop on Silver jewellery making with Alan Baillie on 9th and 10th May. (Now fully subscribed). See info under Workshops.
Painting Weekend at Findhorn - Saturday 11th + Sunday 12th June 2022. See under Workshops/Painting Days.
Our evening classes and painting days have got off to a good start in 2022...
See Pointillists Progress in the evening classes @ WASPS...
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SATURDAY AFTERNOON MEETINGS HAVE RESUMED...
.... in October and November 2021. The November meeting was also the AGM, followed by a fascinating talk by Kenneth le Riche.
Here Kenneth explains some disconcerting elements in a painting by Cezanne.
See more info. under Talks and Demos.
Most of our usual live activities resumed in the Autumn of 2021. These included:
EVENING CLASSES @ WASPS_
MORNING ART GROUP @ MERKINCH
PAINTING DAYS @ KILLEARNAN - see some artists at work here.
WORKSHOPS and LIVE PAINTING DAYS - see some of the artists at work here,
For details of all these activities please find info. under members section
A selection of results from the early April '21 on-line painting days can be seen here ...
.. and some photos of a super plein air painting day in September '21 at Rosemarkie here.
The prize-winning paintings from last year's Exhibition are shown below.
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