Urban Sketching Walks

Saturday 16 September, 10:00 -15:00

Walks starting at 10am & 1pm – you can do both or just one!

We are delighted to be collaborating with the Festival of Architecture and the Inverness Architectural Association to deliver the urban sketching event again this year led by the artists Catriona Meighan and Clive Brandon. Discover hidden architectural gems and capture them on our sketching guided walk. All abilities welcome, you can bring your own sketchbook and preferred materials but a selection of pens, pencils, pastels, coloured paper, scissors, masking tape & paper will also be available for use.

There are two walks starting at 10am and 1pm – meet at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, Room to Discover.

FREE, book your place by email [email protected] or call 01463 237114

Sketchiness 6

Day Outline

Aim – To encourage participants to take a fresh look at the architecture of Inverness and to encourage creativity and skills in a supportive environment. We will draw attention to the specific buildings of architects Ross & Macbeth (1887-1907) throughout Inverness.

10:00 – 12:00   Walk One

Meet in Room to Discover. Participants and introduction by artists. Supply paper, materials and inspiration to those taking part. Start sketching tour.

Locations: The route goes along looking at Ross & Macbeth buildings
throughout Inverness town centre. We start from IMAG to Midmills (Inverness Royal
Academy, 1893, St Stephens St.) via raining stairs and Ardconnel terrace, – then to Victorian
Market, 1890, south east arcade to Union St, Queensgate chambers (MCleod & MaCallums
office), 33 Academy St., Rose St Foundry, 1888, Douglas Row.

12:00 – 12:45   Lunch Break (you can eat at Cobbs in IMAG or bring a packed lunch)

13:00 – 14:30   Walk Two

Meet in Room to Discover.

Locations: 2nd half of route of Ross & Macbeth buildings throughout Invernessincluding
almost everything from the Ness bridge/young street to Eden Court which is by
Ross & Macbeth! Heading along Bank St. to the Free North Church, 1889-92, then across
Grieg street bridge, 1880-1 (built at Rose St Foundry), down Huntly Street towards Bishops
Palace at Eden court, the Northern College (now part of highland council HQ), the Cathedral,
Ardross Street, Ardross Terrace (apart from 1 single house – try and work out which!).

14:30 – 15:00   Review and Share

Meet in Room to Discover with catering (tea/coffee & cakes). We would encourage everyone to come back to IMAG to get a warm drink and share their drawings.