On Sunday the 28th of January Dublin Sketchers will sketch around Smithfield Square from 2pm and meet for drinks at 4pm at the Cobblestone.
Smithfield Square is a great spot to sketch. Walking around the square you'll find a huge variety of subjects such as the square in itself with it's impressive modern structures, the Old Jameson's Distillery chimney (try to sneak into the museum or at least go see the giant copper barrel at the entrance), The Generator Hostel, the Lighthouse cinema (kind of an interesting achitectural and colourfull place), the quays nearby and two vintage shops. The Cobblestone might not be open until 4pm, but if you manage to find a good sitting spot by then, you will be abble to sketch the open irish music session there.
If it’s your first time out and you can’t spot anyone at 2pm, just choose something to sketch and get stuck in. Keep your eyes open for anyone carrying a sketchbook and say hello. It's a friendly crowd who you’ll get to know over a drink 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 drink at the Cobblestone, right on top of the square. A bunch of sketchers will magically appear.
This week's optional challenge is to sketch one person of the shops/cafes staff.
Hope to see you there!