Chester Beatty Library - Sunday the 15th Feb 2009 - Dublin Castle 1pm - 3pm

This Sunday our sketching session will be in the Chester Beatty Library (free admission), I know some people have been before last year so if you want to draw elsewhere and then just meet us in the Chester Beatty Silk Road cafe for our usual coffee and chat that is fine too. The library houses one of the best collections of oriental (and western and islamic) manuscripts in the world, some of the work is just stunning and it's well worth a visit.http://www.cbl.ie/index.aspx

Also I thought it might be no harm each week to throw in a suggested optional element, or theme that people can decide(or not decide) to introduce into their pictures for that session - other suggestions as well as sketching locations can be posted by anyone of course.

For this Sunday how about Contrast as the optional element. Contrast - could be black/white/small big, subtle,obvious etc and the idea being contrast of some sort would figure as a strong part of your sketch/drawing/painting.

Opening Times
1 October to 30 April: Tuesday to Friday, 10.00am to 5.00pm
(currently closed on Mondays)
1 May to 30 September: Monday to Friday, 10.00am to 5.00pm
Saturday, 11.00am to 5.00pm (All year)
Sunday, 1.00pm to 5.00pm (All year)
Closed 1 January; Good Friday; 24, 25 and 26 December; and Monday public holidays.
Admission is free.

Location
The Chester Beatty Library is situated in the gardens of Dublin Castle in the heart of the city centre.
The library is a two-minute walk from Dame Street (via the Palace Street Gate of the Castle) and close to Christchurch Cathedral (enter via the Ship Street Gate of the Castle).
Nearest LUAS stops: Jervis & St Stephen's Green
Nearest DART station: Tara Street.
Bus routes: 13, 16, 19, 123 (from O'Connell St)Map here
http://www.cbl.ie/getfile/6ee9346e-e0f7-4b88-a40c-3c633579cff1/map_small.aspx

2 comments:

Lucky Fish said...

It's nice there, I like the Buddha sculptures in particular!

Tracy O'Brien said...

It's a great place to sketch and the staff of the Chester Beatty are lovely! They gave us stools the last time we sketched there! :)

I'm sure you will all enjoy and I'm looking forward to next weekend's sketching as I've missed a few now!