Oktoberfest Dublin at George’s Dock IFSC - 2pm

Hi all,

Seeing as Oktoberfest is currently running in the IFSC, I thought it would be very rude not to visit. We will all meet at 2pm at the Northside of the Sean O'Casey bridge, from where we can wander and browse the area.

We'll meet again at 4pm at the entrance to Oktoberfest, on the river side, by the stone arch.

If you haven't been out with us before - just have a sketchpad in your hand and we'll recognise you.

See you there!

Autumn sketching - where to this Sunday?

We should really make the most of the beautiful Autumn colours that are appearing - where could we do this?

The Grand Canal by Mespil Road is always really beautiful, Phoenix Park, War Memorial Gardens, IMMA and its grounds, Trinity.. any other suggestions?

Airfield, Dundrum - Sunday 25th at 2pm

Hi all,

This weeks suggestion is for us to visit the Airfield Farm and gardens before it closes for renovations and refurbishment for a year and a half. It's a lovely time of the year to see the gardens and the cafe will no doubt be enjoyable once sketching is done! Website is here: http://www.airfield.ie Directions on how to get to Airfield are also here!

I have spoken to Eimear who has agreed to give us a concession price of €4 for those who wish to go into the farm, mention her name and that you are part of the group at the desk on your way in for the discount!
I hope you enjoy - make sure you send us in photographs of your work for the blog, bring a camera if you have one! Our resident photographer Mary is away for a couple of weeks and we are going to miss her!

All new sketchers welcome - just have a sketchpad out and you will be recognised :-)


Sunday is approaching.. ideas welcome!!

As always, looking for suggestions for where to visit this Sunday - if you have any - please send them on!

Nat.Gallery 18th Sept 2011. Some sketches.

 Sketches by Maura, from the Nat.Gallery, Irish Collection,

 Sketches by Mary

National Art Gallery - Sunday 18th September

Hello Sketchers!

This Sunday the group are heading for the National Art Gallery, meeting at the old entrance on Merrion Square at 2pm. From there the group can wander the gallery or if the weather is fine, enjoy Merrion Square gardens.

At 4pm everyone can meet up in the Gallery cafe, which is in the new wing. If you haven't been out with us before, just have a sketchpad in your hand and you will be spotted!


Phibsborough/Royal Canal - Sunday 11th September

Hello all!

This week Dublin Sketchers are heading for the Royal Canal/ Phibsborough area as suggested by Mandy (thank you!) - where a community day will be running as part of Phizzfest. Their website is http://www.phizzfest.ie/

We're hoping for fine weather, but there are plenty of cafe's and pubs if we aren't lucky.

Everyone can meet outside the Porterhouse North, which is just on the Canal. From there - you can wander up the Phibsborough Road, towards St. Peter's Church. There's one event in particular of Phizz Fest that caught my eye - 1000 Amorphous Drawings - which will be running until 5pm on Sunday - check it out here!

So there you have it - meet again at the Porterhouse North at 4pm :-)


Sunday 4th at the Botanic Gardens.

   By Maura
                                                                  By John C.
 Left:  By Orla
                                                                                               Right: By Colette


(1)   By Mary                                   (2)By Joanna               (3) By Kathleen


By John Kenny.                                       By Chris                                              By Jane B

Hello all,

After a great day in St. Stephen's Green last Sunday, we have decided to go to the national botanic gardens this Sunday. There is a fantastic Sculpture in Context exhibition on at the moment to enjoy. We will meet at the usual time of 2pm outside the cafe and meet back there again at 4pm, when we will decide on somewhere to go for a cup of coffee.

I am away this weekend so won't be able to meet up - but look forward to seeing the work done next week!

Enjoy :-)




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