On Sunday 17th of December 2017 the Dublin Sketchers will visit the Lexicon Library and Cultural Centre (Dún laoghaire)

On Sunday 17th of December 2017 the Dublin Sketchers will visit the Lexicon Library and Cultural Centre (Dún laoghaire) between 2pm and 4pm. 
http://libraries.dlrcoco.ie/using-your-library/find-your-library/dlr-lexicon
There are lots of wonderful views to sketch from the top floor of the library.

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 or Christmas drink to end the year, at the Forty Foot, Wetherspoon. Here is a link.
A bunch of people who look like sketchers will magically appear.

Looking forward to seeing you,

Aideen




On Sunday 10th December 2017 Dublin Sketchers are going to the basement coffee shop in Centra on Westland Row.

On Sunday 10th December Dublin Sketchers are going to the basement coffee shop in Centra on Westland Row.https://centra.ie/locate/leinster/dublin/1/westland-row

We could have an informal portrait / life drawing session were people can take a turn, sitting for short 5 - 7 minute poses while the rest draws.

If the weather is fine, you could draw Westland Row station, the oldest suburban railway station in the world, or Oscar Wilde's birthplace opposite.

As we'll be in the coffee shop for a couple of hours, do remember to BUY a drink while you draw!
The session is from 2pm - 4pm roughly, and we'll have our usual gathering to check out each other's work in the same place.

If you haven't been before keep your eyes open for anyone carrying a sketch book and come and say hello. Don't worry if you're late, most of us usually are - it is Sunday after all!

Looking forward to seeing you there,

Aideen

Here are some sketches from Dublin Castle State Apartments

Aideen
Pat


Alice


Des

Jennifer

Laura

Lynda

Marian

Marie

Marie-Helene

Mary O'C

Mary O'S

Mary Smith

Shabnam


Silvia




Dublin Sketchers - Urban Sketchers

Dublin Sketcher's last gathering of 2017 will be on Sunday 17th December and the first gathering of 2018 will be on Sunday 7th January.

Dublin Sketchers now has an Instagram account @Dublin_Sketchers.

The 9th Urban Sketchers Symposium is in Porto, on 18-21 July 2018. They are seeking proposals for Workshops, and Skit Sketch by Friday 15 December 2017. See more information at www.urbansketchers.org/2017/11/international-symposium-porto-2018-call.html?m=1

The December edition of Urban Sketchers Drawing Attention is at at http://www.urbansketchers.org/2017/11/drawing-attention-december-2017.htm. Drawing Attention is published every month, so check out future editions at http://www.urbansketchers.org/.

If you are interested, you can follow Urban Sketchers on Twitter @urbansketchers. Urban Sketchers will be sending out some #FollowFriday #FF tweets saying hello to chapters with twitter accounts over the next few months. If you retweet the #ff, Urban Sketchers will see that you are active on Twitter.

Sunday 3rd December 2017 - Dublin Castle State Apartments

On Sunday the 3rd December 2017 Dublin Sketchers are going to the State Apartments in Dublin Castle
The starting point at 2pm is at the State Apartments, which is in the upper courtyard (to your right when you come into Dublin Castle via the Dame Street entrance), and the entrance is on the left in the courtyard

Special arrangements have been made so that Dublin Sketchers can get into the State Apartments for free.  In order to avoid non-sketchers jumping on the bandwagon, you may be asked to show your sketchbook, or just say that you received the information via the Dublin Sketchers blog.

You may be given a wristband at the entrance, so that the staff within the State Apartments know who we are.

As there are paid guided tours in the State Apartments, bear in mind that large groups may appear all of a sudden. As always, be respectful of staff and paying guests and pick spots that do not block the general flow of the tours. There are lots of gorgeous rooms to work in, with fabulous views to the courtyards. Also, please be mindful of the interiors and the Christmas trees especially in the room with the dining table known as the Portrait Gallery. For those who use watercolours, it’s probably best to just use waterbrushes, as you will not be able to bring water containers into the rooms. If in doubt about anything, please check with Cormac, our contact on the day or another member of staff.

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 to 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 about Dublin Castle: http://www.dublincastle.ie/visit/

From 4pm, we'll gather for coffee at the Dublin Castle Terrace Café (inside the same building). A bunch of people who look like sketchers will magically appear.





Hope to see you there!

Aideen

Sketches and photos from Drimnagh Castle - Dublin Sketchers end of year and Christmas Party (26 November 2017)

Thank you Pat for organising yet another brilliant gathering at Drimnagh Castle. Thank you for the roaring fire, the soup, tea, and mulled wine. A special thanks to Amanda who made the soup and made sure everything ran smoothly. Thank you to Aodh and John on the ukulele, and to Bridget and Jane and Ruth, who joined in the singing. And to Alice for holding the torch so they could all see the lyrics. And to Des for an excellent speech. And to Jessica, Marie Helene and Des for keeping the group organised, always. And thank you to everyone who brought food, and for keeping the sketching spirit alive, despite the cold! I hope I didn't forget anyone!