Sunday 2nd August Temple Bar Food Fiesteval

Hello Sketchers, 

on Sunday the 2nd August we are going to the first ever Temple Bar food Fiestaval in Meeting House Square. http://templebarfiestaval.com/

"Meeting House Square will become an urban picnic area where you can sit and savour the culinary delights. There will be plenty of non-food related things for families to do too with free family entertainment including giant games, a craft club and face painting and a live DJ"

Meet outside the Photography Archive on Meeting House Square at 2pm and again at 4pm at Costa Coffee just round the corner on the junction of Essex Street and Eustace Street to share sketchbooks. The square has big umbrellas if it rains so don't be put off by the weather! 


Sunday 26 July - Urban Plant Life

This Sunday 26 July, Dublin Sketchers have been invited to Urban Plant Life at 110 Cork Street, Dublin 8.

Urban Plant Life is the only garden centre in the City Centre.  It is located within an old factory complete with a chimney stack and many old features.  It is full of nooks and crannies, garden furniture, statues and of course plant life.  Whatever you prefer to draw, you’ll find it here.  http://plantlife.ie/index.php?route=common/home

We will meet at 2pm at the front entrance.  Don’t worry if you’re late - just get stuck in and draw whatever takes your fancy.

We’ll meet again at 4pm at the coffee shop inside the garden centre for refreshments and a chat.   

If you haven't been before, keep your eyes open for anyone carrying a sketch book and come and say hello.  Dublin Sketcher’s is FREE – just bring your own drawing materials.


Hope to see you there!

Des

Sunday 19 July - Blessington Street Basin

On Sunday 19 July Dublin Sketchers are going to meet at the Blessington Street Basin Park.  http://www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-recreation-culture-dublin-city-parks-visit-park/blessington-street-basin

This is a quiet little park hidden full of foliage, birdlife and a pretty little lodge house.  At the entrance to the park there are some fine Georgian Houses on Blessington Street. 

We’ll meet at 2pm at the entrance to the park. Don’t worry if you’re late - just get stuck in and draw whatever takes your fancy.

We’ll meet again at 4pm at the same place and adjourn to one of our usual spots – the Candy Café on North Frederick Street. 

If you haven't been before, keep your eyes open for anyone carrying a sketch book and come and say hello.  Dublin Sketcher’s is FREE – just bring your own drawing materials.

Hope to see you there!


Sunday 12 July - Iveagh Gardens


On Sunday 12 July Dublin Sketchers are going to meet at the Iveagh Gardens. 
http://www.heritageireland.ie/en/dublin/theiveaghgardens/

We expect town to be quite busy on Sunday.  There is a huge event taking place on Merion Square called the City Spectacular which – by the way – is well worth checking out over the weekend.  Some people might like to sketch at that event.  If so, feel free … but drawing in big crowds is not everyone’s cup of tea, so we will meet nearby in the Iveagh Gardens which is a much more peaceful park. 

We’ll meet at 2pm at the entrance to the park on Clonmel Street (off Harcourt Street)

Don’t worry if you’re late - just get stuck in and draw whatever takes your fancy.

At 4pm we'll meet again at the same entrance and retire for refreshments at Dicey’s Garden in the Russell Court Hotel on Harcourt Street. 
If you haven't been before, keep your eyes open for anyone carrying a sketch book and come and say hello.  Dublin Sketcher’s is FREE – just bring your own drawing materials.


Hope to see you there!

Des

sketches from Merrion Square 5th July

We all went here, there and everywhere around Merrion Square. It rained a bit, it was sunny for a while and there was a slight breeze.


Sunday 5th July - Around Merrion Square

Hello Sketchers,

We are looking forward to a Sunday with changing weather... time to get inside perhaps?

This Sunday, the 5thh July, Dublin Sketchers are going to Merrion Square area. We'll meet at the Oscar Wilde statue at 2pm.

Depending on the weather, things to sketch in the area include - 

- Merrion Square
- Swenys Chemist on Lincoln Place (inside and out)
- The Dead Zoo (Natural History Musem)
- National Gallery

From 4pm, we'll gather for a tea and see what's in each others sketchbooks at the Café of the National Gallery. The National Gallery is just across the road on Leinster Street South.

If you haven't been before don't worry. Just 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!

See you there!

Trinity Zoological Museum - 28 June 2015



Neil


Philip

Philip 


Davy


Davy


Georgina

Georgina

Georgina

Georgina


Sally



Gearoid



Gearoid


Ciaran


Ciaran


Mary



Neil



Neil



Stephen



Stephen



Stephen






Who will organise the locations for July?

Thanks to Mandy for organising the locations for May and Balazs for doing the same for June.

Who wants to organise the locations for July? It's very easy - takes about 15 minutes on a Friday. Who's up for it.... Give a little to keep Dublin Sketchers going.

Email dublinsketchers@gmail.com if you want to, and we'll send you easy step by step instructions!



Sunday, 28th June - Zoology Museum at Trinity College Dublin


Hello Sketchers,

We are looking forward to a Sunday with changing weather... time to get inside perhaps?

This Sunday, the 28st June, Dublin Sketchers are going to the Zoological Museum at Trinity College Dublin. We'll meet at the entrance of the Zoological Department at 2pm.

The Zoological Museum has a small entry fee (3 euros) and is run by the Zoological Department. It runs only during the summer (June-August) and it is open every day between 10.30 and 16.00 (their info leaflet is not updated; they are open on Sundays). Their building overlooks the Green where you can see some cricket players from time to time. See Map attached. See the museums website for more info at https://www.tcd.ie/Zoology/museum/
The Campus of Trinity College Dublin is also a nice area to sketch... depending on the weather of course.

From 4pm, we'll gather for a tea and see what's in each other’s sketchbooks at the Café of the National Gallery. The National Gallery is just across the road on Leinster Street South.

If you haven't been before don't worry. Just 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!

See you there!


 



Sunday Sketches at NCAD

There was a lot to see and draw at NCAD and the neighbourhood... some of the sketches:



by Chris

by Des


by Marian


by Marian


by Patricia

by Balazs

Sunday, 21st June - NCAD, Thomas Street

This Sunday, 21st June, Dublin Sketchers are going to discover the Annual Graduate Exhibition at NCAD, Dublin. We'll meet at the main gate at Thomas Street at 2pm.

The National College of Art & Design has a great mixture of exhibitors in a lots of disciplines from art to fashion, etc... the exhibition is scattered around in the different buildings of the campus... a great place to discover... and there is a great outdoor space between the buildings! The location on interactive map:
http://www.ncad.ie/contact

Alternatively, in the vicinity, there is a great festival at the grounds of Christ Church - you could check this out: http://dublingardenfestival.ie/ 

From 4pm, we'll gather for a tea or a pint at the Lord Edward Pub. The pub is opposite Christ Church, beside the Jurys Inn Hotel. They have a lounge area upstairs; you'll find the stairs at the back of the pub... http://www.lordedward.ie/Contact.html
 
If you haven't been before don't worry. Just 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!

See you there!
 

Sketches of Sunday, 14th June

We had a great time outside and in the pub afterwards. Today's crop of drawings:


Ali - Street characters

Balazs - Streetlife

Cate - The bed of Molly

Davey - Action time
Des - Work in progress

Grainne - Brunch scene

Harry - Party time

John - Streetscape

Mandy - Bloomsday Brunch

Mary - at the Garden of Remembrance

Maura - at the Garden of Remembrance

Philip - Bloomsday feeling

Yazmine - Festival characters


Sunday, 14th June - Pre-Bloomsday Party in the City

After last weekend's seaside venue, let's get back to the city. Bloomsday is approaching so let's see what are all those Edwardian Dublin folks are up to...

On Sunday, the 14th June, Dublin Sketchers are going to North Great George Street, Dublin. We'll meet at the top of the street at 2pm.
There is a Bloomsday Brunch here from 12.00 to 17.00... what does this mean? Expect people dressed up in old clothes, having lunch, having great time and some fun with Molly... more can be found out here:
http://www.happenings.ie/events/35/bizarre-bloomsday-brunch

If this sounds too chaotic, the Hugh Lane Gallery or the beautiful Garden of Remembrance are just a few steps away.

From 4pm, we'll gather for a tea or a pint at the Hophouse (Kimchi) Pub. The pub is just around the corner on Parnell Street. See location on interactive map: http://www.hophouse.ie/contact.htm

Up to some challenge this week? Try to capture some interaction between two or more people.
 
If you haven't been before don't worry. Just 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!
 
See you there!
 
 

Sketches of this Sunday, 7th June

There was a great buzz out at Dun Laoghaire. Enjoyed our time at the market and the fresh air at the sea... here are the works:
 The Sunday Market (x2) by John



Seaside by Patricia
Places to relax by Balazs


Streetscape by Chris



Ciaran's 3 drawings full of action



 
Seascape by Mary



Sea snapshots by Stephen
(Detail below)