On Sunday 3rd October, Dublin Sketchers will sketch at St Audoen's Church near the Liberties from 2pm and meet in the middle of the park at 4pm to chat and check out each other's sketches. Please bare in mind Covid advice.
We'll be participating in the #DRAWstonewalls event and competition for Féile na gCloch, Festival of Stones, that takes place most years on Inis Oírr but this year takes place virtually.
#DRAWstonewalls Competition Information
For those of you who have been to Féile na gCloch (Festival of Stone) on Inis Oírr, you may have taken part in the wonderful sketching workshops that take place as part of the festival. This year the festival is hosting a "Draw Stone Walling" sketching event. There will be spot prizes, with a first prize of a free event ticket to Feile na gCloch 2022 that will take place on Onis Oírr.
So wherever you are in the world and whatever age you are, get creative and get involved. You might want to draw, paint, cartoon or doodle your local dry stone wall or stone project that you are working on. Or you might like to sketch a scene from Inis Oírr or memory of Féile na gCloch. Check out some of the myths and memories on www.zibaldoneproject.com for inspiration.
Share your memories of the beauty of Inis Oirr’s dry stone walls and landscapes by taking part in our online sketching competition. This is an international competition that is open to all ages. To have your art included in the world wide event and be in with a chance of winning a prize, make sure that you post you photos or videos online using the hashtags #FeilenagCloch #DRAWstonewalls or email your creations to us at firstname.lastname@example.org along with your name, age (if under 16 years) and country, and we will post all your creations on the Féile na gCloch website and the Zibaldone Project website and on social media.
Closing date for entries is Sunday 10th October 2021. Prizes include: Event only ticket to Féile na gCloch 2022, Festival Tshirts & Hoddies and more.
Drawing out the Stones - This video conversation with stonemason Pat McAfee might inspire you when drawing out the stones.
Drawing and mark making workshop - This is a drawing and mark making online workshop presented by James Moore who leads the drawing workshop at Féile na gCloch each year. As part of the artistic duo JesseJames, he was an artist in residence on Inis Oírr in 2017 and created the Inisheer Zibaldone project.
You can either follow the ideas and techniques in these videos and online workshops, or use your own creative mark making ideas to capture your memories of Inis Oírr and Féile na gCloch.