Africa Day 24 May

Hello creative people.
This sunday, we will take a visit to Farmleigh. There will be lots to draw as there will be 3 stages as well as a market. There is also an exhibition of work from art and design students from Ballyfermot College in the Cowshed Gallery. If you want a bit somewhere a bit quieter, the sunken garden or the walled gardens might suit you.
We will meet at 2pm at the front of Farmleigh House and then at the 4pm at the Boathouse, which is the cafe on the grounds.
There is a free shuttle bus on the day from the Parkgate entrance of the park to Farmleigh. For other transport options the africa day website has some options
If you are new and don't see anyone at 2, don't worry- some of the regulars sometimes come later but if you see anyone with a sketchbook, it might be one of us so say hello.

Sketches from Des from Harolds cross

Hi sketchers
This week we are  heading to Grand Canal Dock for their summer festival. We will meet at two at Bord Gais Energy Theatre and then at 4 we'll meet in the Marker Hotel to look at each others sketches. If you are new and don't see anyone at 2,
chances are people are late but if you see anyone with a sketchbook, say hello as it's probably one of us.

Also, if you would like to do some drawing on Saturday, it's National Drawing Day so check out this link for events

National Drawing Day on Saturday16th May

In case anyone is interested in going along, Pearse Museum is celebrating National Drawing Day on Saturday 16 May. 

Pearse Museum Facebook link
Are you going to the Pearse Museum for Drawing Day? Drawings completed on site on 16 May can be entered in a competition in which you can win free entry for you and your family into all OPW Heritage Sites for one year! We're going to post a few suggestions for things you can sketch on Saturday on this page throughout the week  

The Pearse Museum is very near to Marlay Park in Rathfarnham. It is a great museum with a pleasant garden and a beautiful tree surrounded parkland walk with it's own stream flowing through it. So there is plenty to draw inside or outside whatever the weather is doing.

Map link here
The number 16 bus goes from O'Connell St. to Grange Road, St.Enda's every 15 minutes or so.

You can ask the driver to let you out at the Pearse Museum or St.Enda's Park  - the museum is in the park, it's free into the park and museum and there is a coffee shop there aswell.

Sketches from Harold's Cross Festival

Really great atmosphere at the Harold's Cross Festival, and the sun came out!

Here's what we got up to.

Chris and Marion


Jessica and Des


10th May Harolds cross

Hello sketchers
This week, we will head to Harold's cross park as there is a community festival on so there might be a few performers etc to draw. We will meet at 4 o clock at Peggy Kelly pub on the Harold Cross rd. (its beside the park)
For directions/ bus routes check out this website

If you are now, don't worry if you are late as a few of us usually are. If you see anyone with a sketchbook, say hello- it'll probably be one of us.

Sketches from Chester Beatty

The weather was a bit changeable at the weekend but we still had a good turn out. Here are the
sketches from Chester Beatty Library.












Botonic Gardens Sketch

One person's sketch is all I got for The Botonic Gardens outing on the 26th April, so here it is. Thanks Art!


3rd May- Chester Beatty

Hello sketchers.
This week we will meet at Chester Beatty Library at the back of Dublin castle. We will meet at 4 at the Dubh Linn Tearooms. There are stairs and a small bridge outside Chester Beatty will bring up up to them. If you are new and don't see anyone, people are probably just late but if you see anyone with a sketchbook, say hello- it will probably be one of us. 
In the paper, it said the buses might be extending their strike. As well as that, some trains on the northside won't be running due to maintenance works so check out your transport options

Sunday 26th April Botanic Gardens.

On Sunday the 26th April,  Dublin Sketchers are going to The Botanic Gardens.

We'll meet at 2pm at the main entrance.

If you haven't been before keep your eyes open for anyone carrying a sketch book and come and say hello. Don't worry if you're late, most of us usually are! 

From 4pm, we'll gather The Gravediggers pub (also known as Kavanagh's, I think). This is easy to walk to from the Botanic Gardens: find the new gateway between the Botanic Gardens and Glasnevin Cemetery. Walk through it and follow the cemetery wall round to the left until you find a big imposing gateway. Go through it and you'll find a green with the pub on it.

If Im not there for any reason, please send photos of your sketches saved as a jpg to by Monday and I will put them on the blog. If Im there on the day, Il take the photos.

Hope to see you there!

Sketches from Grand Canal Dock April 19th

After a sunny, but chilly Sunday afternoon at Grand Canal Dock the sketchers still managed to produce a lot of work! Here they are:






Jane B

Jane B

Jane B

Jane C

Jane C