SUNDAY 20 JULY - HERBERT PARK & THE RDS

 
This week we are going to meet at The Herbert Park Hotel in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. 
 
From there we can wander through Herbert Park or cross the bridge to sketch the RDS buildings.
 
We will meet at 2pm at the main entrance to the hotel.  If it's your first time, just keep a look out for people with sketchbooks - that's us
 
We'll meet again at 4pm at the same place for a coffee and a chat.
Hope to see you there.

From St Ann's Park

Lovely day out in St Ann's Park. It rained a little here and there, but most folks found some shelter to sketch. The cafe staff were really friendly, and didn't mind Carolina pouring her tea on her water colour paper! Lovely to see Phil from Pleine Air as well.

Carolina

Collette

James

Jessica

kat

Margaret

Marta

Mary

Mary S

Mary

Maura and Grainne

Riccardo

Sally

Yazmin

Yazmin
Art

SUNDAY 13 JULY - THE RED STABLES, ST ANNE'S PARK CLONTARf

Hi Sketchers,
This week we are going to meet at The Red Stables in St Anne's Park, Clontarf.  http://dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-recreation-culture-arts-office/red-stables
We will meet at 2pm at the main entrance to the stables.  If it's your first time, just keep a look out for people with sketchbooks - that's us
We'll meet again at 4pm at the same place and go for a coffee at the Tir na nOg Caife: www.tirnanog-caife.ie
Hope to see you there.

Sunday 6 July - Glasnevin Cemetry

Hi Sketchers,

This week we are going to Glasnevin Cemetary in Dublin 11.

There are more dead people buried in Glasnevin than living people in the whole of Dublin. Some of them are quite famous: like Daniel O Connell, Charles Stewart Parnell and Michael Collins. Read more at www.glasnevintrust.ie

We will meet at 2pm at the main entrance.  If it's your first time, just look out for other people with sketch books - that's us.

We'll meet again at 4pm at the main entrance and go for coffee or a pint at the famous Gravediggers Pub (aka John Kavanagh's).

Remember it's July so protect yourself from sunburn.

Hope to see you there.

Photos from Chester Beatty

There was a good turnout and lots of different things drawn this week.

Chris



Yasmin


Ricardo
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Jennifer



Lise


Liz


Art


Grainne

Mary

Mandy










29 June-Chester Beatty

HI sketchers. This week we are heading to Chester Beatty Library. For those of you haven't been there before, it is at the back of Dublin Castle. If it stays dry outside, the garden area can be a good place to draw or the courtyard of Dublin castle and there's also a small roof garden. Inside there are books, paintings and sculptures from a few different religions. I personally like looking at the covers of the old books or looking at the buddha statues. The exhibition spaces are a bit dark to preserve everything so just be aware of that.

At 4pm we will meet at the Silk road cafe on the ground floor for coffees and to look at each others sketches. If you're new, introduce yourself to anyone that is drawing or painting and come say hello at 4pm.
This week's optional challenge is to imagine something from another era. If you are drawing something inside, you could imagine the figure is really holding a mobile phone or camera. If you are drawing people, maybe you could imagine them wearing something from a different decade or holding a scroll.
Mandy

Sketches from Blessington st

Here are the sketches from Blessington st Basin. It was a really sunny day so almost everyone stayed outside while sketching. The park-keepers lodge was the most drawn element. Sorry for taking so long to post them.

Art- one of the paintings in Hugh Lane Gallery


Mauro- drawn on an ipad

Mandy




John K

Des




Yasmin



Jessica

John B




Sinead

James


Chris

Hilary








Sunday 22nd June-Blessington st Basin


HI creative people.
This week we will go somewhere new- Blessington st Basin. It is about 5 minutes walk from O Connell st. We will meet at the Blessington st entrance at 2pm and then at 4pm we will meet at the Candy Cafe. To get to the park from town walk north from O Connell st (opposite end of the river) and follow the road and you'll see a gate that spans part of Blessington st. This is the entrance to the park. The candy cafe is at the corner of Frederick st and Gardiner Row, diagonally opposite the garden of rememberance. If you don't want to sketch at the park, Hugh Lane Gallery and the writers museum are nearby. If you are new and don't see anyone at 2, introduce yourself to anyone you see drawing or come to the cafe at 4- its not that big so we should be easy to find. 

The optional challenge for the week is to do either a continuous line drawing( you don't take your pen from the paper so its all one line) or negative space drawing (google it if you don't know what that means.) 

I have been trying to tidy up the email addresses so I deleted some that were bouncing back as unknown address or permanent failure. If you usually get an email and you haven't received one this week, can you email dublinsketchers@gmail.com and I'll add you again.
Thanks
Mandy

Some of the Sketches from NCAD 15th June 2014

Here is a selection of sketches from NCAD today, however there were other sketches done, and if you would like to e mail them to Dublin Sketchers (see side panel) I would be glad to put them here  also. 

                                                                   Maura

                                                                                 Des

                                                                           Mary O C

                                                                               Sarah O R

                                                                           Ciaran

                                                                            Jennifer 1

                                                                         Jennifer 2

                                                                                 Jane

                                                                         Yasmin 1

                                                                      Yasmin 2

                                                                          Yasmin 3

Yasmin 4

                                                                       Art O Connor      
                                                                    View from Arthurs Pub