Sunday 21st May- Dublin Docklands

Hi sketchers.

On Sunday the 21st May Dublin Sketchers will sketch in Dublin Docklands from 2pm and meet for coffee at 4pm in the Chq Building.

There is a summer festival that will be on so there are things happening on the water as well as markets and a funfair. If you want somewhere a bit quieter, there are a few coffee shops around that might be good to sketch at. The festival has a facebook page which can be seen at https://www.facebook.com/Docklands-Summer-Festival-133780636700206/?fref=nf and website http://www.docklandssummerfestival.com/

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 the CHQ building. It is a few minutes walk away- cross the river and go left then walk a little bit and it is on the right side-beside the Sean O Casey bridge. There is lots of tables so there should be plenty of room for everyone.

Hope to see you there!
Mandy

Sketches from Collins Barracks (Sunday 14 May 2017)

It was a beautiful day for Dublin sketching. Everybody found interesting views and subjects. Too many there to record all the names, so if you want your name included, add it as a comment, telling us which sketch is yours, e.g. "4th from the top, view of the Liffey"



















National Drawing Day Saturday 20th May


For National Drawing Day on Saturday 20th May, you might like to check out -

The National Gallery of Ireland - originators of the National Drawing Day idea
This website has a list of nationwide participants and well as stuff going on at National Gallery of Ireland

Dublin Castle and Chester Beatty Library DRAWING DAY AT DUBLIN CASTLE A journey from the Chapel Royal to the Chester Beatty Library

Morning Adult session : 12pm-13:00pm (Chapel Royal)
Morning Adult session : 12:30pm-14:00pm (CBL)
Afternoon Adult session : 14pm-15:00pm (Chapel Royal)
Afternoon Adult session : 14:30-16:00 (CBL)

Meeting point : Chapel Royal (Lower Courtyard of Dublin Castle). Participants are invited to continue to the Chester Beatty Library for the second part of their drawing exploration!
Admission : Free

ALSO

Pearse Museum are open 10am - 5.30pm and welcome people who want to draw / sketch during the day.

Sunday 14th Collins Barracks

Hi creative people,
On Sunday the 14th of May, Dublin Sketchers will sketch at the Museum of Decorative Arts and History at Collins Barracks and meet at 4pm in the cafe of the museum. 
There are several exhibitions on at the museum but there is one that I think sounds interesting is called portrait of a century. Over the course of a year, a photographer took photos of people from Ireland or who had connections to the country but born in different years so you have a 1 year old, a 2 year old etc up to a 100 year old person. You might try sketching  this or one of the other exhibitions in the museum.

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 

If you need more information, here is their website http://www.museum.ie/Decorative-Arts-History There is parking at the museum which is pay or display. It is also beside the museum luas stop on the red line which is the one before Heuston if you are coming from the city centre. There is a cafe in the museum so we'll gather there at 4pm. A bunch of people who look like sketchers will appear.
Hope to see you there.
Mandy

Sketches from Blessington Street Basin

 Blessington Street Basin is a bit of a gem and it was a glorious day weather wise, so these combined factors made for a grand day out.

Can you match the sketcher to the piece? Jessica, Des, Leo, Christine, Mary, Mary, John, Alice, Marion and Mauro....

















Out door Painting Festivals over the Summer

A few people were asking about these, and some people are going to participate.

The Wexford Festival is celebrating it's tenth year this year, and starts 30th July.

 Details at http://www.artintheopen.org/



New kid on the block is the Dublin Festival. It starts 19th June.

Details at https://dublinpleinair.ie/



7th May-Blessington st Basin

Hi creative people
On Sunday 7th May, Dublin sketchers will make the most of the sunny weather and sketch at Blessington st Basin from 2pm then meet for coffees at the Old Music Shop cafe at 4pm.

For those of you that haven't been to Blessington st Basin. It is line with O Connell st if you walk the opposite end to the river- about 5-10 minutes. Here is a link about it http://www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-recreation-culture-dublin-city-parks-visit-park/blessington-street-basin

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 to 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 coffee at the Old Music Shop cafe. It is on North Frederick st.(head back towards O Connell st). If you are a dubliner and haven't been-it used to be Waltons. A bunch of people who look like sketchers will magically appear.


Hope to see you there!

Mandy

Still Life at Marsh's Library

·       Marsh's Library have let us know that from Monday May 8th until Friday May 12th (excluding Tuesday May 9th) there will be a still life set up in the Library and people are free to go in and sketch it as part of the Bealtaine festival. Anyone going in will just need to say they are there to sketch.

      If you go along, do photo your sketch and email it to dublinsketchers at gmail dot com and we'll put it up on the website.

      Marsh's Library website is http://www.marshlibrary.ie/ to check for opening times etc.




Still looking for people to help out with the photos


We're looking for people to help out with taking photos of people's sketches on a Sunday and posting them onto www.dublinsketchers.com.

When we've asked previously, the feedback has been that people can't commit to doing a month of photography on the trot.

So, how about a few people with a camera / device with camera offer to do the photography now and then. Just stick your hand in the air one Sunday and say "Hey, I'll do the photos this week."

Dublin Sketchers has been going for 9 years this month. That's only because everyone helps out.

So, stick your hand in the air and make things happen.

Thank you!

Sketches from the Dead Zoo

Friendly faces old and new came out to sketch in The Dead Zoo and enjoyed drinks after in McGrattan's Pub.