Sunday 17th October, from 2pm – Howth harbour

 


 

On Sunday 17th October, Dublin Sketchers will be out and about in Howth, to sketch from 2pm. Please keep in mind current government guidelines on Covid.

If it’s your first time out and you can’t spot anyone at 2pm, just choose something to sketch and get stuck in. Keep your eyes open for anyone carrying a sketchbook and say hello. It's a friendly crowd who you’ll get to know when we get together at 4pm. Don't worry if you're late, most of us usually are! You need to bring your own paper and pens/pencils etc.

Howth harbour is accessible by Dart (30m from city centre). Lots to sketch there between the West pier with fishmongers, boats, seals, and views on the lighthouse and Ireland’s Eye, and the East Pier leading to the lighthouse, and near the cliff views, the Martello Tower overlooking the port, the main street of Howth village. Claremont beach (west, behind train station) and Balscadden beach (east) also offer interesting viewpoints. A 10m walk will lead you to Howth Castle. Folding chair recommended.

Rather than meeting in a pub or coffee shop, we'll gather outdoors to catch up and check out each other's work. At 4pm, we'll gather on the green opposite Insomnia (or in Insomnia) near Dart station. Grab a coffee / drink on the way. Plenty of coffee shops are open lots of space to sit on the pier cafés or Insomnia.

If you would like your sketch to be added to the website, email it to dublinsketchers @ gmail .com or post it to the Dublin Sketchers Social WhatsApp group if you are on that. Please edit your image so that it is low res and properly oriented for posting to the website. If you're on Instagram, use #dublinsketchers #urbansketchers


Access: Dart and buses, car (parking is free in Howth, please keep in mind that there can be a lot of trafic, so it is faster and easier by dart). Bikes are allowed on the Dart on Sundays.

 

Sketches produced on Sunday 10th October 2021, from the wooden Bridge leading to Bull Island, and surrounding area in Clontarf and Dollymount Strand.



                                                          Muireann

                                                         Marie Helene

Caroline

                                                             Amelie

                                                          Mary O'C

                                                          Guadalupe

                                                          Caitriona  S.

                                                            Peter B.

                                                           Michael C.

                                                              Betty

                                                              Marie L

                                                              Alice

                                                                Isiolde

                                                               Ian. C.


Sunday 10th October, from 2pm - Wooden Bridge in Clontarf


    On Sunday 10th October, Dublin Sketchers will be out and about in Dollymount, Clontarf, to sketch from 2pm. Please keep in mind current government guidelines on Covid.

    If it’s your first time out and you can’t spot anyone at 2pm, just choose something to sketch and get stuck in. Keep your eyes open for anyone carrying a sketchbook and say hello. It's a friendly crowd who you’ll get to know when we get together at 4pm. Don't worry if you're late, most of us usually are! You need to bring your own paper and pens/pencils etc.

    The Wooden Bridge from Clontarf links to Bull Island and the 5 kilometres long stretch of sandy beach and dunes on the island's eastern shore; while the island is located in Clontarf and Raheny, the beach is called Dollymount Strand. Lots to sketch there between the Wooden Bridge itself and the cottages on the island, the star of the sea sculpture and the bathing shelters, Poolbeg and Dollymount strand with Sunday walkers. Folding chair recommended. Beware not to obstruct the pedestrian passages on each side of the wooden Bridge.

    Rather than meeting in a pub or coffee shop, we'll gather outdoors to catch up and check out each other's work. At 4pm, we'll gather on the green on the seafront, left side before the wooden bridge. Grab a coffee / drink on the way. Some coffee shops are open, one on the island (Happy Out café) and one on the seafront opposite the start of the wooden bridge (Fishbone, yellow restaurant) which has tables and chairs outside.

    If you would like your sketch to be added to the website, email it to dublinsketchers @ gmail .com or post it to the Dublin Sketchers Social WhatsApp group if you are on that. Please edit your image so that it is low res and properly oriented for posting to the website. If you're on Instagram, use #dublinsketchers #urbansketchers.

Access: Bus 130 (Wooden Bridge, Stop 1751) or by car: Parking on the seafront past Clontarf village or on Bull Island crossing the wooden bridge, recommended if you wish to sketch on the island. Other option Dart to Clontarf+Bicycle

 


Sketches from St. Audeons Park and other, on Sunday, October 3rd, 2021.

Jessica

Grainne M.

Ian C.

Alice

Valerie

Betty

Caitriona S.

Muireann

Guadalupe

Pat McAfee

Marie Helene

                                                         Michael C.

                                                            Mary O'C

                                                            Caroline

                                                               Kasper



Sun 3rd Oct - #DRAWstonewalls at St Audeon's Church

  


On Sunday 3rd October, Dublin Sketchers will sketch at St Audoen's Church near the Liberties from 2pm and meet in the middle of the park at 4pm to chat and check out each other's sketches. Please bare in mind Covid advice. 

We'll be participating in the #DRAWstonewalls event and competition for Féile na gCloch, Festival of Stones, that takes place most years on Inis Oírr but this year takes place virtually.

 #DRAWstonewalls Competition Information 

 For those of you who have been to Féile na gCloch (Festival of Stone) on Inis Oírr, you may have taken part in the wonderful sketching workshops that take place as part of the festival. This year the festival is hosting a "Draw Stone Walling" sketching event. There will be spot prizes, with a first prize of a free event ticket to Feile na gCloch 2022 that will take place on Onis Oírr.

So wherever you are in the world and whatever age you are, get creative and get involved. You might want to draw, paint, cartoon or doodle your local dry stone wall or stone project that you are working on. Or you might like to sketch a scene from Inis Oírr or memory of Féile na gCloch. Check out some of the myths and memories on www.zibaldoneproject.com for inspiration.

Share your memories of the beauty of Inis Oirr’s dry stone walls and landscapes by taking part in our online sketching competition. This is an international competition that is open to all ages.  To have your art included in the world wide event and be in with a chance of winning a prize, make sure that you post you photos or videos online using the hashtags #FeilenagCloch #DRAWstonewalls or email your creations to us at inisheeerzibaldone@gmail.com along with your name, age (if under 16 years) and country, and we will post all your creations on the Féile na gCloch website and the Zibaldone Project website and on social media.

Closing date for entries is Sunday 10th October 2021. Prizes include: Event only ticket to Féile na gCloch 2022, Festival Tshirts & Hoddies and more.

Drawing out the Stones - This video conversation with stonemason Pat McAfee might inspire you when drawing out the stones.

Drawing and mark making workshop
- This is a drawing and mark making online workshop presented by James Moore who leads the drawing workshop at Féile na gCloch each year.  As part of the artistic duo JesseJames, he was an artist in residence on Inis Oírr in 2017 and created the Inisheer Zibaldone project.

You can either follow the ideas and techniques in these videos and online workshops, or use your own creative mark making ideas to capture your memories of Inis Oírr and Féile na gCloch.
 


Sketches from Sunday Sept. 26th. at the Botanic Gardens, Dublin.



                                                               Valerie

                                                             Jessica

                                                            Delphine      

                                                            Caroline

                                                            Isiolde

                                                              Mary O' C

                                                              Chris 

                                                                 Olly

                                                           Caitriona S

                                                                Kate

                                                              Mandy

                                                            Pat McA

                                                             Betty

                                                             John C.

                                                               Paddy

                                                          Michael C.

                                                              Terri     

                                                          Peter B.

                                     
                                                              Grainne M. 

                                                           Art O'C.

Ian C.

                                   Marie Helene. (The Corbiers, France)