Sunday 24th March 2019 Harold's Cross

On Sunday 24th March 2019 Dublin Sketchers will sketch in the Harold's Cross area from 2PM.
Meet for drinks at McGowan's of Harold's Cross beside Harold's Cross park (North end).

As mentioned in a previous communication, Dublin Sketchers have been invited to participate in the Harold's Cross Festival this year, 13th to the 19th May, where we will publicly display our work.

There is much to sketch in the Harold's Cross area including
1. The Park
2. Mount Jerome Cemetery
3. Mount Argus church, grotto, river and park
4. Harold's Cross Road, shops/business's etc
5. Leinster Road area, houses and small parks


If it’s your first time out and you can’t spot anyone at 2PM just chose 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 over a drink 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.

Sketches from 17th of March, St Patrick's Day

The rain stayed off, and we sketched the crowds and the attractions around the Saint Patrick's Day Festival.  A few of us sketched in the National Gallery also.

Pat

Alice

Caroline

Davey

Davey

Sketch from last week from Gabriel

Michael

Neasa

Paddy

Pat

Pat


Sue

Sue

Isoilde

Sheila

Dick

Paola

Gabriel
Isoilde's sketch from a few weeks ago in the National Museum
Marie-Hélène

Marie-Hélène

Marie-Hélène

Marie-Hélène

SUNDAY 17th MARCH -ST PATRICK’S DAY - MERRION SQUARE



On Sunday 17th March 2019 Dublin Sketchers will sketch at the Festival Village, Merrion Square https://www.stpatricksfestival.ie/events/event/festival_village1  from 2PM.
Meet For Coffee at 4PM in the nearby National Gallery Café.

If raining, there is a wonderful exhibition in the print room of the National Gallery titled:

‘Making Their Mark: Irish Painter-Etchers and the Etching Revival’

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 over a drink 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.


Sketches from Dame Street, 10 March

Beautiful views from upstairs in KC Peaches, Dame Street, and drinks afterwards in Mulligan and Haines.

Sketches from Marie-Hélène, Fiona, Caroline, Alice, Joe, Mauro, Jessica, James, Martha, Vourneen, Eva, Helen .... in no particular order! 


Sunday 10 March, Dame Street

On Sunday the 10th of March, Dublin Sketchers will sketch around Dame Street from 2pm
 and meet for drinks at 4pm in Mulligan and Haines (32 Dame Street).

The weather forecast isn't great, but there are a lot of cafés in the area, particularly at 
the junction of Dame Street and South Great George's Street. The KC Peaches at 54 Dame Street 
(across the junction) has an upstairs room with fantastic views. Make sure to buy a tea/coffee or 
a slice of cake if you're going to be staying at a table for a while!! (there's lots to choose from). 
They tell me they're not too busy after 2 on a Sunday, but get there early if you want 
a good table!

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 over a drink 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 drink at Mulligan and Haines (32 Dame Street). A bunch 
of sketchers will magically appear. Remember that there is a rugby match on Sunday, so 
all pubs will be busy, but the nice staff at Mulligan and Haines agreed to reserve an area for us.

We haven't announced our Bloomsday project yet, but I can tell you already that it's going 
to be all about food! So you might be inspired!
If you're looking for ideas around Dame Street, the pub Mulligan and Haines is named 
after two characters who appear in Ulysses' first chapter, Telemachus. And not far from there 
you will find the Mercantile pub, which used to be home to Wisdom Hely of Hely & Co Ltd,
a celebrated Dublin stationers and printers.
More about this in the next few weeks!

Hope to see you there!





Sketches from CHQ Sunday 3rd. March 2019

Here are some of the sketches from the CHQ today, afraid snow stopped play!
Note: Click on image to view larger. 

                                                                               Sue

                                                                             Paddy

                                                                            Alice

                                                                         Neasa

                                                                        Caithriona S

                                                                           Yuri

                                                                       Samuel

                                                                             Gabriele

                                                                        Mary O'C

 Jessica, James, Pat, Deniz, Des, Louise

Marie-Hélène

Marie-Hélène









Sunday 3rd March 2019 at Custom House Quay Area

On Sunday the 3rd March 2019 Dublin Sketchers will sketch at the Custom House Quay area from 2pm.
Meet for coffee at 4PM in the CHQ building (where the EPIC Emigration exhibition is held) at the north end of the Sean O’Casey bridge across the river Liffey.

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 over a drink 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.

Dublin Sketchers to participate in Harold's Cross Festival


Hi everyone,

The Harold’s Cross Festival have kindly invited Dublin Sketchers to sketch around the Harold’s Cross area in the run-up to the festival, which is taking place 13-19th of May this year.

So we will be sketching in Harold’s Cross one Sunday in March and one in April. And of course we will be there on Sunday the 19th of May too, as we have been in previous years, to sketch during the festival itself.

If you would like to participate in this and exhibit, all you have to do is turn up and sketch on the designated days (and any other day that suits you, of course) and make sure your sketchbook is available by the 15th of May.  You don’t have to start a new sketchbook for this, but obviously you need to have sketches actually done in Harold’s Cross!

The idea is that our sketchbooks and/or framed pieces will be exhibited during the Festival weekend, starting on the Thursday evening (16 May) and finishing on the Sunday (19 May). The sketchbooks will be secured to prevent theft (but bear in mind that if a sketchbook is stolen or damaged, we cannot be held responsible).

If you would like to participate, just send an email to dublinsketchers@gmail.com and let us know if you will be submitting a sketchbook (and what size it will be) or a framed piece (and its size too). If you choose to exhibit a framed piece, make sure you have enough time to get it framed and ready to hang.

We are participating in this because it’s fun and it’s a celebration of the art of urban sketching. The pieces we exhibit will not be advertised for sale. But if you are happy to part with your artwork, make sure that your contact details are available (name and phone number on a label inside the sketchbook cover or the back of the frame) so any prospective buyer can contact you.

The Harold’s Cross Festival is a community event celebrating everything that is good about Harold’s Cross.  It’s a place steeped in history. And there is a lot to sketch around the area, old houses, a beautiful cemetery, parks, cafés, churches, etc.

Harold's Cross is well served by public transport; Dublin Bus routes 9, 16, 18, 49, 54a and 83 (83A) pass through it, according to Wikipedia

Happy sketching!

Here is a map and guide of Harold's Cross, which I've taken from the festival website:


 

Sketches from The national Museum, Kildare St. Sun.24th Feb.2019

There was a very good turnout today in the Museum in Kildare Street.  The mild weather also encouraged some hardy members to venture outdoors and produce few very interesting outdoor sketches.  All in all a great collection was produced.    (Note:  Click on an image to enlarge it).



Caithriona S

                                                                          Chris

                                                                         Christine

                                                                           Danial

                                                                               Davey

                                                                            Eleanora

                                                                           Isoilda

                                                                            John C
                                                                         
                                                                             Sue


                                                                        2 By Vourneen

                                                                              Zavier

                                                                                Betty

                                                                            Brian H

                                                                           Caroline

                                                                             Louise

                                                                           Marie S

                                                                       
                                                            2 By Marina

                                                                           Marta

                                                                           Mary O 'C

                                                                            Mauro

                                                                       Marie-Helene

                                                                        Mira

                                                                           Pat Mc A

                                                                     Roisin   (From Natural History Museum)
                                                                   
                                                                               Mary S.