Sunday the 29th May the Dublin Sketchers are going to Merrion Square for the Dublin City Soul Festival

On Sunday the 29th May the Dublin Sketchers are going to Merrion Square for the Dublin City Soul Festival 
The starting point is at 2pm at the Leinster House (Government buildings) side entrance

If it’s your first time out and you can’t spot anyone who looks like a sketcher at 2pm, just choose something to draw and get stuck in. Keep your eyes open for anyone carrying a sketchbook and say hello. New people come along almost every week so don't be shy about introducing yourself.  It's a nice friendly gathering and you'll get know us over coffee from 4pm. Don't worry if you're late, most of us usually are! You need to bring your own paper and pens/pencils etc.


From 4pm, we'll gather for a coffee at the National Gallery coffee shop. A bunch of people who look like sketchers will magically appear.

This week's optional challenge is to draw or paint the festival scene and to embue it with a sense of the weather and atmosphere of teh day.

Hope to see you there!

Dublin Sketchers

Sketches from Toners and RHA on Sunday 22nd.May 2016

     Sketches from Toners and the RHA exhibition on Sunday 22nd.May 2016


                                                                                 Des

Mary O C and Caithriona S

                                                                                 Jane

Sketches from Harolds Cross Festival, on Sunday 15th May 2016

Here are some sketches from Sunday15th May at the Harolds Cross Festival.



                                                                          Mauro

Patricia



On Sunday the 22 nd May Dublin Sketchers are going to meet and draw in Toners Pub beer garden on Baggot Street.

On Sunday the 22 nd May Dublin Sketchers are going to meet and draw in Toners Pub beer garden on Baggot Street. It's due to be rainy so we'll probably need to be indoors, but feel free to go to the RHA, Stephens Green and general surrounding areas.

The starting point at 2pm is at Toners Pub

If it’s your first time out and you can’t spot anyone who looks like a sketcher at 2pm, just choose something to draw and get stuck in. Keep your eyes open for anyone carrying a sketchbook and say hello. New people come along almost every week so don't be shy about introducing yourself.  It's a nice friendly gathering and you'll get know us over coffee from 4pm. Don't worry if you're late, most of us usually are! You need to bring your own paper and pens/pencils etc.

Here's a website http://www.tonerspub.ie/

From 4pm, we'll gather for a coffee in Toners Pub beer garden. A bunch of people who look like sketchers will magically appear.

This week's optional challenge is to draw an interior/exterior with figures in it.

Hope to see you there!

Dublin Sketchers

Sunday the 15th May Dublin Sketchers are going to...The Harold's Cross festival


On Sunday the 15th May Dublin Sketchers are going to...The Harold's Cross festival

The starting point at 2pm is the main entrance into the park in Harolds Cross.

If it’s your first time out and you can’t spot anyone who looks like a sketcher at 2pm, just choose something to draw and get stuck in. Keep your eyes open for anyone carrying a sketchbook and say hello. New people come along almost every week so don't be shy about introducing yourself. 

It's a nice friendly gathering and you'll get know us over coffee from 4pm. Don't worry if you're late, most of us usually are! You need to bring your own paper and pens/pencils etc.

video 

Here's a website for the festival  http://www.haroldscross.org/

From 4pm, we'll get coffees from Noshington cafe booth in the park and we will just find a piece of grass nearby within the park to sit around and chat. A bunch of people who look like sketchers will magically appear with notebooks at the ready.




 
Here's another website http://www.haroldscross.org/park-cafe-is-now-open/
This week's optional challenge is to draw a crowd!

Hope to see you there!

Sketches from the Botanic Gardens and beyond!

We spent a sunny afternoon sketching around the Botanic Gardens, and at 4pm we all gathered on the green, facing Kavanaghs Gravediggers Pub, to watch the Scooter Club in action.

John C

                                                                            Balazs  1

                                                                                 Balazs  2

                                                                             Chris

                                                                             Aidan 1

                                                                            Aidan 2

                                                                    Marie-Helene



















               Mandy 2

                                                                                   Mary O'C

 
                                                                                   





                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Mary S.   2
                                                                                     
                                                                                   
                                                                          Alex

                                                                                     Luis


Thanks, and looking for volunteers

A big thanks to Mandy for organsing the locations for April, and James for organising May.

If you'd like to set the locations for June, just email dublinsketchers at gmail dot com to find out what is involved. 

It's very easy, and by everyone helping out it helps to keep Dublin Sketchers alive.

Thanks.

On Sunday the 8th of May Dublin Sketchers are going to the Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin.Coffee at the Grave diggers Pub

On Sunday the 8th of May Dublin Sketchers are going to the Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin.

The starting point at 2pm is at the main entrance of the gardens.

If it’s your first time out and you can’t spot anyone who looks like a sketcher at 2pm, just choose something to draw and get stuck in. Keep your eyes open for anyone carrying a sketchbook and say hello. New people come along almost every week so don't be shy about introducing yourself.  It's a nice friendly gathering and you'll get know us over coffee from 4pm. Don't worry if you're late, most of us usually are! You need to bring your own paper and pens/pencils etc.


From 4pm, we'll gather for a coffee in the Grave diggers pub which you'll find through the gate that links from teh Botanics into Glasnevin Cemetery and then head left until you reach a big set of gates one of which is always open and beyond is the pub also known as Kavanaughs. A bunch of people who look like sketchers will magically appear.


Hope to see you there!

Dublin Sketchers

Sketching in Smithfield on Sunday, Ist. May 2016

Here are the sketches from the Generator Hostel and the Lighthouse in Smithfield.

                                                             By Balazs

By Maura Q.

By Des



By Jennifer C.  (3)

                                                         By Linda

By Mauro

                                                                    By. Jennifer S.

By Liz

                                                                     By Maureen

                                                   Gathering for coffee....... by Linda   

1st May Smithfield

On Sunday the 1st May Dublin Sketchers are going to the generator hostel in Smithfield. There will be a market on with live music, yoga and film screenings. There are a couple of pubs and cafes around that might be nice to sketch from if you find the hostel too busy.

The starting point at 2pm is at the entrance of the hostel.

If it’s your first time out and you can’t spot anyone who looks like a sketcher at 2pm, just choose something to draw and get stuck in. Keep your eyes open for anyone carrying a sketchbook and say hello. New people come along almost every week so don't be shy about introducing yourself.  It's a nice friendly gathering and you'll get know us over coffee from 4pm. Don't worry if you're late, most of us usually are! You need to bring your own paper and pens/pencils etc.

Here's the facebook event page for the market https://www.facebook.com/events/150231308702462/

From 4pm, we'll gather for a coffee at the cafe of the Lighthouse cinema which is across the square from the hostel. A bunch of people who look like sketchers will magically appear.
If you need directions, the cinema has a list of buses etc that stop nearby.
http://www.lighthousecinema.ie/article.php?sec=about&_aid=1261&PHPSESSID=7g3qrr0to52ijn5vno7n8fj053
This week's optional challenge is to create an image you'd imagine on a postcard since it's the start of the summer.

Hope to see you there!
Mandy

Sketches from the NGI on Sunday 24th April 2016

Here are the sketches we did in the National Gallery on Sunday


Linda


                                                   











                         Sally.  2



James

Mary S    2

Jane
                                                         
Mauro

     
                                                                               Balazs  

                                                                          Deirdre


Jessica.   2

Gerry

Dave   2
                                         



Marie Helene   2



Ciaran.   4

                                                                              Aideen



















Mary O'C   2

                                                                           Mandy

                                                        'Coffee Time'..........   By Linda