Sunday 18th April

Heheh skechers, they spelt it wrong :) Now then, where will we go drawing things this Sunday? Answers on a post comment please.

Stephen

8 comments:

SarahOR said...

Iveagh gardens if the weather's fine?
War memorial gardens
sanymount
ringsend, south wall
quays
tcd
ucd

Mary said...

The 'Dublin Painting and Sketching Club' are having their 132nd annual exhibition in the County Hall, Dunlaoghaire, it is on from April 12th to 25th April. 11am to 5pm.(Sun).Well worth a visit!



http://www.dublinpaintingandsketchingclub.ie/exhibition.html

Stephen said...

There's some fantastic reading in the history of the Dublin Sketching Club.

"Initially the Club met indoors to draw and paint. But, because of the inadequacy of gas lighting, they soon opted for weekly outings. The minutes of the club describe such an excursion, in 1885… “By train to Stillorgan and thence by car (no doubt horse drawn) to Stepaside… Mr. Fogarty arrived all the way by bicycle”."

In our case of course Mr. Fogarty is replaced by James ;)

Stephen said...

Also that sounds like a deadly venue. If the exhibition is too packed we can wander about Dunlaoghaire and draw boats and things :)

Tracy O'Brien said...

I think it was Jennifer that mentioned it to me before, but I think it's a pretty cool idea.

How about visiting the National Stud and the Japanese Gardens - we could all meet at the train station and head down together. Sketching can begin on the train if you wish ;) Courage in numbers and all that lark! It could be a one off trip, as there would be cost involved - admission charges apply.

The Japanese Gardens are celebrating their Centenary this year!

Trains: Mainline to Kildare Station The Arrow runs from Heuston Station, Dublin to Kildare every 35 minutes. A shuttle bus operates from the Kildare Train Station to Kildare Town, Kildare Village Outlet Shopping and the Irish National Stud every 20 minutes, round trip.

http://www.irish-national-stud.ie/

Tracy O'Brien said...

Oh and of course, some people could drive!

Sarah Bowie said...

hey - i think the Dun-Laoghaire idea sounds good, because the Vintage Fair at which our own lovely Jessica will by lindy-hopping is also on this weekend in the Royal Marine. Admission is €6 to get into the fair (see http://www.vintageireland.eu/vintage-fairs.html). Between that and the Sketching Club and the harbour there'd be plenty to do.

Veronika Samlova said...

Trip to Dun Laoighaire sounds interesting - plenty to do for sure.
Japanese gardens perhaps next time? I am a volunteer driver.