Sunday 24st October, at Merrion Square / National Gallery


On Sunday
 24st October, Dublin Sketchers will be out and about in Merrion Square/The National Gallery to sketch from 2pm. Please keep in mind current government guidelines on Covid.

    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 when we get together at 4pm. Don't worry if you're late, most of us usually are! You need to bring your own paper and pens/pencils etc.

Suggested theme of the week: Oscar Wilde

It was Oscar Wilde's birthday last week and if you'd wish to pay hommage to the famous playwright and poet, this could be a perfect opportunity. As you know he grew up in the house facing his statue in Merrion Square and studied in Trinity college before moving to London.

Other motives/themes: Yeats houses, the colourful doors of Merrion Square, the park itself and its sculptures, the National Gallery buildings, etc. In case of rain, we'll be able to sketch in the National Gallery opposite. 

    Rather than meeting in a pub or coffee shop, we'll gather outdoors to catch up and check out each other's work. At 4pm, we'll gather at the entrance (Merrion Sq.) of the National Gallery.

    If you would like your sketch to be added to the website, email it to dublinsketchers @ gmail .com or post it to the Dublin Sketchers Social WhatsApp group if you are on that. Please edit your image so that it is low res and properly oriented for posting to the website. If you're on Instagram, use #dublinsketchers #urbansketchers.