Sketch Saturdays: an exhibition of works by the Smith sketching group

The Sketch Class was set up in the Smith in May 2000 by artist and art historian Peter Russell.  They have run continuously since and remarkably, three of the original group are still attending: Maureen Campbell; Elizabeth Dougal and Christine Morrison.

The sessions run from 1pm to 3.30pm, meeting in the Smith where the museum, cafe and galleries are the core subjects for our activities. We also do en-plein-air sketching in the garden and adjacent areas around King’s Park and the Back Walk, but our ambitions have enlarged the hinterland to include the Botanic Gardens of both Glasgow and Edinburgh, the Lighthouse, Falkirk Wheel, Callander Park, Alloa Tower, Stirling and Doune Castles, Airthrey Loch, and Flanders Moss.

Smith Art Gallery & Museum

The Stirling Smith opened in 1874, our founder Thomas Stuart Smith, bequest the Smith Institute as a place of learning and a home to his European art collection.

Today the renamed Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum, still shares its parrions for art but also tells the story of the area and the lives of the people who lived in it.

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