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.
The 77th Annual Exhibition which was held at the WASPS_ Studios, Midmills, Inverness has now closed,
but many of the entries can still be seen via the ARCHIVE in the menu above.
DEMONSTRATIONS... WORKSHOPS... CLASSES....
CHARITY SALES ... PAINTING DAYS... EXHIBITIONS.....
DURING COVID RESTRICTIONS: On-line Facebook Groups with tutoring and challenges set by Jonathan Shearer
ONGOING EXHIBITION by Jonathan Shearer - "Land of Mountain and Flood" at Resipole Studios..
.. from 5th September to 15th October. See a walk through here, and be sure to visit the individual artworks here - there is a novel magnifying glass feature which allows to see the brush strokes and paintwork in sumptuous detail.
SATURDAY AFTERNOON MEETINGS RESUMING...
... in October and November. November meeting will aslo be the AGM.
See info. under Talks and Demos.
MONTHLY PAINTING DAYS at KILLEARNAN RESUMING...
See info. under Ongoing Classes/Groups .
NEW ! - LIFE DRAWING SESSIONS @ WASPS
Second and fourth thursdays each month. See details on the workshops page under members info.
THREE NEW WORKSHOPS COMING UP SOON ! ....
.. see details on the workshops page under members info.
MORNING ART GROUP @ MERKINCH - Monday and Wednesday mornings: This group has now restarted on Monday 16th August. See info. under the members section.
LIVE PAINTING DAYS have restarted in Cromarty in early June and early July. A very successful plein air painting day was held at Rosemarkie on Wednesday 4th August, and another was held on Wednesday 8th September. See some of the artists at work here, and info. under the members section.
EVENING CLASSES have resumed at Inverness Creative Academy, WASPS_ Studios, Midmills. The latest blocks of classes started on Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th September. Info. under members section.
A selection of results from the early April on-line painting days can be seen here ...
.. and some photos of a super plein air painting day at Rosemarkie here.
The prize-winning paintings from this year's Exhibition are shown below.
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