Changes to finding out about weekly locations

Dublin Sketchers have been sketching every Sunday in Dublin for nearly 10 years. Everyone helps out to make it happen.

We’re making it easier to announce the Sunday location.

From today, you can find out about the weekly location in 3 ways:

1.      Look at www.dublinsketchers.com
2.      Check out www.facebook.com/dublin.sketchers
3.      Check out https://twitter.com/dublinsketchers

Dublin Sketchers try to post the locations to all these social media. But, remember, we’re human, so don’t be cross if we forget one of these occasionally.

If you would like to receive an email about the weekly location, you will need to subscribe to the website. Once you have subscribed, you will receive an email whenever we post an update. We generally post twice a week, one to let you know where we’re going sketching and one with a photos of our weekly Sunday sketches. We also do the occasional blog post about weekends away or exhibition organized by Dublin Sketchers.

So, what do YOU need to do?

1.      Go to the website (http://dublinsketchers.com/)
2.      On the right-hand side, you will see a box that says “Follow by email”
3.      Type in your email address and click “Submit”
4.      A pop-up window will appear, asking you to type a word, to prove you’re not a robot. Type the text and click on “Complete Subscription Request”
5.      You will then receive an email – this is important – you need to click on the link in the email to confirm that it was you who wanted to subscribe.

That’s it.

Any feedback/trouble, send an email to dublinsketchers@gmail.com





Dublin Sketchers - Saturday 15th October

Hi, sketchers!

On Sunday the 15th of October, Dublin Sketchers will sketch at the Sculpture in Context exhibition in the National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin. This exhibition is annual, and always boasts incredible artwork all around the Gardens. There are exhibits both indoors and outdoors, so inclement weather shouldn't be a big problem. There is also much to see in the many glasshouses!

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.

At 4pm, we'll meet for coffee/pints at the Addison Lodge, right across from the Botanic Gardens.

The optional challenge for this week is to draw a sculpture from an unusual angle.

Hope to see you there,
Aodh

Updating the website

We are currently updating the website www.dublinsketchers.com

If you are a regular Dublin Sketcher who has a related website or blog that you would like to be listed on www.dublinsketchers.com please email your website to dublinsketchers@gmail.com by 31st October. 

Thanks!

Sketches from Dublin Sketchers at Custom House

Dublin Sketchers were out at the Custom House in Dublin over the weekend and then went to Mulligan's Pub to enjoy the atmosphere and check out each other's work.








Sunday 8th October - Custom House Visitor Centre

Hi Sketchers!

On Sunday the 8th of October, Dublin Sketchers will meet at the Custom House Visitor Centre. The centre reopened in March 2017 and promises to be an excellent location for sketching, with its beautiful architecture and views. The exhibition outlines the history of the Custom 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 in the Wiley Fox pub, near Liberty Hall. A gathering of people with sketchbooks will come out of thin air, almost as if they were told about the location!

This week's optional challenge is to draw some of the other visitors without them noticing, whether they are fellow sketchers or not!

Hope to see you there!
Aodh

Sketches from National Museum (Archeology)

By Aodh

By Richard

By Mary

By Marie


2 by Mary S.

By Tish



3 by Ruth

By Davey

By Davey

By Des

By Marie-Helene


2 by Alice


2 by Christine

Sunday 1st October - Archaeology Museum, Kildare St

Hi Sketchers!
On Sunday the 1st of October, Dublin Sketchers will sketch at the National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology on Kildare St. The museum opens at 2 on a Sunday.



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.

Find out more about the Archaeology Museum here.

From 4pm, we'll gather for a coffee at KC Peaches, Stephen's Green. It's a 5 minute walk from the museum. I highly recommend their cake! A bunch of people who look like sketchers will magically appear.



This week's optional challenge is to sketch something from the Ancient Egypt exhibition.

Hope to see you there!

Aodh

Sketches from the Icon Factory (24 September 2017)

Thank you to The Icon Factory for letting us sketch around their workshop and street on Sunday afternoon.

Temple Bar can be a busy spot on a sunny Sunday afternoon, but the Icon Factory is tucked away between Fleet Street and the Liffey and provided the perfect location for sketching. It's well worth a visit - they are an artist cooperative who are literally reclaiming the streets; they have beautiful art on display, and the Icon Walk will take you through a who-is-who of Irish Icons.
A special thanks to Aga and Iwona for making us feel welcome. And to Amolika, who kindly agreed to be sketched!

You will find photos of Dublin Sketchers in action on the Icon Factory Facebook page!


Chris (Thank you for organising October, Chris, by the way! Great locations!)

Léo

Mauro

Marie

Marie
  PS: Marie is organising a plein air trip to Rome.
If you're interested, check out her website

Richard

Pat

Pat

John C.

Aodh

Laura R.

Des

Des

Léo

Alice

Alice

Kathleen

Dave

Mary O'C, who is proving to us that quantity can equal quality!

Mary O'C.

Mary O'C.

Mary O'C.

Mary O'C.

Mary O'C.

Mary O'C.

Christine

  Marie-Hélène (before watercolour)

Marie-Hélène (with some watercolour added - more to do!)