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

Invitation by Marsh Library to draw

As part of Bealtaine, Marsh Library are inviting people to go and sketch there. It is closed Sunday's so we won't be going there as a group. I know the hours won't suit a lot of people because of work hours but here are the details for those who are interested.

24th April National Gallery

On Sunday the 24th April Dublin Sketchers are going to the National Gallery. There is an exhibition of 10 Da Vinci sketches. If you are interested in this exhibition, the website says you should book a ticket at website below. The tickets are free but they want to control numbers.
There is also going to be  a march/parade going from Merrion Sq to O Connell st which starts at 2pm that is related to 1916. If the weather is nice and it's not too crowded, you could possibly try and draw people at that.

The starting point for sketching is at 2pm is the entrance of the gallery. Here are the websites www.nationalgallery.ie and http://www.reclaim1916.ie/news/
From 4pm, we'll gather for a coffee at the cafe of gallery. A bunch of people who look like sketchers will magically appear.Since it's 100 years since the proclamation, your optional challenge is to imagine the past so maybe draw people in clothes from the past.
Callout: If there are any members interested in picking the places for May, can you talk to me or Jessica on Sunday or email dublinsketchers@gmail.com.
If anyone is interested in drawing tomorrow Saurday 23rd, there is a drawing group who go drawing in various parts of the country. They will be in Dublin this weekend and have invited any interested members to join them. Tomorrow they are going to the  experimental archaeology centre in UCD. They are meeting at 12. There is a map of meeting point on their facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/sceitse/    In the afternoon, they are planning on going to wax museum and they are planning on going to Dr Sketchys in the evening. Anyone interested in Dr Sketchys should book tickets in advance as it is the last  session for 6 months and there will be extra people there. http://www.drsketchysdublin.com/  They are planning on visiting a few places on Sunday but may join us for coffee. Look at their facebook page if you want more information.
I hope to see you on Sunday
Mandy

Sketches from Farmleigh 17th April





Here are some images from last week. If anyone was at Farmleigh and didn't see us at 4, if you want your sketches on the blog, you can send them to dublinsketchers@gmail.com. Also if anyone is interested in being the person who picks the places for May, talk to Mandy or Jessica or email us. Thanks.


Mandy's sketch



















Balazs



John C
Mary S

Mary S
Balazs
Balazs

17th April- Farmleigh

On Sunday the 17th April Dublin Sketchers are going to Experience Japan Day at Farmleigh in the Phoenix Park. There will be a few performers or stalls that you can draw although if you prefer somewhere less crowded, the walled gardens and sunken garden are quite peaceful. There are not many benches though so if you have a picnic blanket or fold up chair or stool, it might be a good idea to bring it with you.

The starting point at 2pm is at the front of Farmleigh House.
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 Boathouse cafe, which is on the grounds of Farmleigh. A bunch of people who look like sketchers will magically appear.

This week's optional challenge is to try creating something that looks anime in style.

If you need directions have a look at www.farmleigh.ie or the events website which is www.experiencejapan.ie There is also a bus running between Farmleigh and Parkgate st for a fee of €1 each way. More details on the event website.

Hope to see you there!
Mandy

Sketches from The Hugh Lane Gallery on Sunday 10th April 2016

Some very interesting exhibitions in the Hugh Lane, and we were delighted to see their new gallery layout  as several exhibitions were all on the Ground Floor level.  I am always interested in the materials used by the different artists, so I have indicated what I think was used for each sketch.


                                                                       
                                                               John C (watercolour)


                                                        Kieran (pencil)


                                                                    Mauro  (Bic Biro Sketch)


                                                                            Patricia ( watercolour)


James (Colour pencil)


                                                               Linda (Pen and wash)

                                                                       
                                                                  Mary S (Pastel)

                                                                             
                                                                    Jessica  (Pen and Colour pencil)                  


                                                                              Gerry (Pencil)
















Mary O'C  (Pilot G-tech 04, pen)