Where to sketch this Sunday, 21st February?


Where to head this Sunday?

Any ideas folks? A few good ideas have been thrown about over the past few weeks, so please post up all and any here and we can decide on Friday where to aim for this week! Keep it indoors as it is still a bit too cold to be standing around outside!

Also, please post any suggestions you may have for our meet-ups. A few people noted that the later start time of 2pm last week really suited. Would people like to move the time?

Comments and suggestions please!!

18 comments:

Tracy O'Brien said...

Chester Beatty and the current exhibition have been mentioned a few times by people.

Also, the Pearse Museum.

I keep meaning to look into the little University Church on Stephen's Green, was in there as part of an Art History tour in college and it is amazing. Must check it out!

sally said...

Chester beatty sounds good. I didn't know this but theres a wax mueseum in temple bar, it's 10 euro in but maybe they would do us a deal!

http://www.waxmuseumplus.ie/attractions.html

Mary said...

Wax Museum sounds good, how did you find out what it cost Sally, seems to be a closely guarded secret. I have e mailed them for a group cost.(Need a min of 12)

Mary said...

Tracy I mentioned the 2pm meet up also, maybe if only for the Winter months? What does anyone else prefer!

sally said...

yeah its odd they don't have it on their own website, it was on visitdublin.com

Tracy O'Brien said...

Hmm. It depends on the cost really, I know that a lot of us are price-sensitive at the moment.. will keep it mind and see what they say!

Mary said...

Tracy, Sally, here is your answer re the wax Museum! It is €9 each for 12 people and one goes free! Phew!!

sally said...

Thanks or checking it out mary, yeah its a bit expensive, especially when there are other free things on.

James Moone said...

Don't mind a 2pm start time either.

SarahOR said...

well it's great with the longer evenings! that church near stephen's green sounds good but isn't mass normally on on a Sunday?

Mary said...

Sarah, re University Church, mass is at 11am on Sunday, I think it is open from 2 to 4pm on Sundays. Hard to get the info!

Ciaran.L said...

Oddball suggestion: IKEA. Yes. (I hav'nt been there yet, could get some frames while we're there, big and bright.)
Russian culture thing sounds fun. Wax Museum too expensive.

Pat said...

Chester Beatty Library, National Museum (either Kildare St. or Collins Barracks) are indoor options for this week. I don't think IKEA would be a great sketching venue on the weekend Ciaran, it's usually pretty crowded and difficult to get to. Regarding the start time, I prefer the earlier time as it still leaves most of Sunday afternoon free for non-sketcher activities.

Stephen said...

I'm not going to lie to you, the idea of going to Ikea absolutely terrifies me. :|

Stephen said...

As we're knee deep in the Chinese new year I reckon we should do something relative to that. The Chester Beatty exhibition seems to be an easy contender. For other current events check the guide here:

http://www.dublin.ie/uploadedFiles/Culture/Chinese%20Brochure%20English%20version.pdf

Anyway, it seems to have the popular vote so if there's no other ideas/objections we'll call it after lunch.

As regards the wax museum, paid events are nice to do from time to time but turn off our regular bout of first time sketchers. We should try and keep free alternatives in the same venue wherever possible.

James Moone said...

IKEA cool idea

James Moone said...

Been in contact with University church, they happy to arrange a sketching session with us some time but will need to get back to them on it - how about in two Sundays time if people still interested in seeing that?

Jessica said...

I'd really like to do the pearse museumon the 28th as I can't make this weekend. 2pm starts are good idea!