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Inverlochy Art School Summer 2021

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 new people. 

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. 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

Congratulations to Denise Durkin for her feature article in the Ina Arraoui print making magazine.  You can read more about Denise at

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.

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.

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