This Sunday we will meet at 2pm at the Moore Street entrance to the IIlac Shopping Centre, just off of Henry Street. There is lots to draw in the area - the City Library is upstairs in the Shopping Centre and is always interesting, Moore Street in itself is a haven of characters and of course the general hustle and bustle of the shopping centre.
Location Map: http://goo.gl/maps/mQOa
We will meet again at 4pm at the same spot - just inside the door of the Moore Street entrance to the IIlac Centre.
Have a great weekend and see you Sunday!
There were eleven sketchers and we first met in the National Gallery, then at 2pm we moved into the Natural History Museum also in Merrion Square, and finally we all finished up in the National Archaelogy and History Museum in Kildare St.
It was a good place to be as it was a very chilly day! As we finished up at around 5pm. their cafe was closed so we all headed off to the amazing "Cafe en Seine" for refreshments. Looking forward to the next Sketchcrawl!
Well a busy weekend lies ahead of us so I hope you have your pencils at the ready - with the 30th Worldwide Sketchcrawl tomorrow and our usual Sunday sketching to the Powerscourt Centre - you're all sure to produce some fantastic masterpieces!
So starting tomorrow at 12:30, at the entrance to the National Art Gallery at the MERRION SQUARE ENTRANCE (not the modern entrance on Nassau Street!), we will kick off the sketchcrawl. There are no rules for the day, we'll do as we do at the usual sketchers meets. I'll be outside with my sketchbook, and hang around until 12.45 or whenever. At around 2 we'll meet back there and head over to the Natural History Museum, then at 3.30 or so we'll stroll to the National Museum. We'll find an ol' watering hole at the end of the crawl to top off the day with a pint or two. So the deal is after we meet up we can wander off on our own and meet back, or hang around and sketch in groups, whatever your comfortable with. You don't have to stick to the locations, inddor locations were chosen in case the weather is off, but if the weather turns out to be as good and clear as today feel free to wander around and sketch in the fresh air. The reason for the length of the crawl is to allow for anyone who wants to pop in or out during the day, bein a Saturday a lot of us have bits and pieces we probably should be doing rather than sketching. But I'll be there all day and I'll have a camera with me for anyone interested in having their drawings/sketches posted on the blog here, I'll publish them on Sunday or Monday. Anyway Hope to see people out.
Tom - Just in case my mobile is charged up and will be switched on all day tomorrow - 0876803867.
The plan for next Saturday I mentioned it to a couple of heads yesterday, is to meet at the National Gallery (MERRION SQUARE ENTRANCE) at 12:30 hours. My idea is to stay there for an hour and a half until around 2. Anyone interested then can join us next door in the Natural History museum for another hour and a half or so followed by a final trek over to the National History museum that'd bring up up until five 'o clock. Following that we can all just take a stroll until we come to a half decent watering hole to pass the sketchbooks around at the end of the day over a couple of warm or cool ones.
For the day itself anyone who wants to join in can give me a call at 0876803867 and I'll let you know where we are at any given time.
Hope it'll be a good one,
All the besht,
Still on with the show. In celebration of this moving with the times lets go see the moderns exhibition in the IMMA this weekend. Yeah, that's warm, you'd all like that. So we'll meet at the main entrance at 2:00 and again at 4:00 in the cafe to steal each others ideas.
Unfortunately I can't make it this weekend but that doesn't mean you can just randomly run about the place with scissors, I'm looking at you Tom! If you're new to the group just look for a small bunch of people with sketchpads and say hello. We tend to split up after the initial meeting and spread out so just go about your sketching if you're late and meet up with everyone in the cafe afterward. Don't be shy but don't sit beside that one, yes, that one there.
There was a very good turnout for sketching at the Gallery on Sunday. Also the Turner exhibition will be on until 31st Jan.for anyone who missed it.
By Colm By Catherine
It was brought up yesterday, so just a reminder that the 22nd of January is an International Sketchcrawl Day. Hopefully we can get Dublin on the map with a good turnout. There are different forums, the official being this one
It's a Saturday, but the usual Sunday sketch meet will take place as usual!
Anyhow, the idea would be to make it a longer session than the usual two hours, to start at one-ish and to finish up at five or so 'o clock and have a couple of chilled or warm drinks in a watering hole of some description afterwards.
It'd be great to have a big group, and another handy way to join in with the rest of us if you haven't been out before. I'm gonna check out what's going on that weekend, and i'll post a rough guide with stop-off sketchpoints along the way. Everyone will have phone numbers or whatever if they want to just jump in and out for an hour en-route. How's that sound? I'll give Stephen and Tracy a break from their phenomenal administration for this event.
Drop me a mail at email@example.com or gimme a bell on 0876803867 if you have ideas or any particular venues you'd like to visit on the day, and I'll try to incorporate them as best I can.
That's about it, hopefully it'll be an inspirational day.
Well hello again and happy new 2011.
I hope you all enjoyed your break and are eager to brave the hangovers this Sunday. The thing'll be on at the usual time of 2:00 and this week sees a welcome return to the National Art Gallery!! Hooray!!
Mary has it that there's a Turner exhibition on there for January. The theme is "Colour and light, caring for Turner's watercolours". In addition to that, the gallery has over 14000 works in it's collection and plenty of space so I'm sure we'll all find something of interest to sketch. We'll meet just outside the main entrance on Merrion Square. If it's your first time sketching with us, look out for a bunch of people who look like they might well be us. At the very least I bet they're interesting :)
See you there.
Happy New Year to all the Dublin Sketchers!
Now that we are all back to our routines (or at least struggling to..) where would you like to meet for our first sketching meetup of 2011? Please post suggestions here or on our facebook page!
Hope you are all well rested after the holidays!