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