On Sunday 1st July 2018 the Dublin Sketchers will meet at Bray Dart station at 2 pm.  Between 2 and 4 pm we will sketch on Bray seafront and harbor, and the Albert walk.  As the weather is due to be good we can meet at 4 pm for a picnic on the Green between Butlers & Barry ( pub on Promenade) and the Dart Station.



As parking on Bray seafront can be difficult to find, especially on a Sunday when the weather is good, I would recommend that you use public transport where possible.

The Albert Walk is a colorful lane way on your left as you come out of Bray dart station, with interesting shop fronts, flowers growing along the side , plenty of activity not to mention coffee shops to sit outside and sketch!

The Promenade starts from the harbor near Martello Terrace, the childhood home of James Joyce, and ends at the base of Bray Head. The Promenade is a mile long walk along the seafront and commands magnificent views of Bray Head, The Sugarloaf and The Wicklow Mountains.
The Promenade dates back to Victorian times when William Dargan, the man who brought the rail to Bray, built it as part of his plan to turn Bray into a popular seaside resort. His endeavour's earned Bray the title ‘The Brighton of Ireland’. 


If it’s your first time out and you can’t spot anyone who looks like a sketcher at 2 pm, 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, some of us usually are! You need to bring your own paper and pens/pencils.


So bring along a picnic and we will meet at 4 pm on the green patch of grass between Butlers and Barry's Pub (on the Bray Promenade) and the Dart station.  There are public toilets nearby also finbees coffee shop and Ice cream parlors if you don't get the chance to bring a picnic.

Looking forward to seeing you there,
Aideen

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