Sunday 29 March - Royal Hibernian Academy

On Sunday 29 March Dublin Sketchers are going to meet at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Ely Place, Dublin 2.  http://www.rhagallery.ie/visit/

We’ll meet at 2pm at the entrance to the gallery.  There are a number on interesting exhibitions on display at the moment or, if you prefer to be outdoors, Ely place is a fine example of a Georgian Dublin 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 RHA coffee shop 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!

Sketches from the Dead Zoo (and Merion Square) 22 March 2015

Amy (her first time out with us)

Art, Yazmin and Balazs

Chris

Ciaran

Des

Jessica

Kohei, Maura and Mary

                                                            Lily (her first time out with us)       

                                                                 Mauro, James and Mary


Sunday 22 March - The Dead Zoo

On Sunday 22 March Dublin Sketchers are going to meet at the Natural History Museum (Dead Zoo) on Merion Square West.   http://www.museum.ie/en/intro/natural-history.aspx

We’ll meet at 2pm at the entrance to museum.  We can potter about among the stuffed animals or - if the weather’s fine - ramble across to the park and draw some living things. 

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 place and adjourn to the Mont Clare Hotel for refreshments and a chat.   
Hope to see you there!





Sketches from Smock Alley (15 March)

We had a great turn out Smock Alley last sunday.  Here are some of the sketches.  Apologies for posting some of them sideways and upside down.  I can't seem to fix them.

                                                       
                                                                             Alex

                                                                          Balasz

                                                                             Ciaran
                                                                                                                           
                                                                             Ciaran
                                           
Dave
Dave
Dave
Des

                                                                              Harry

Jane
Jessica

                                                                                  John

                                               
                                                                           Keith


                                                                          Kohei
                                             
                                                                         
                                                                                  Kohei

                                                                       Yasmin

                                                                                Lisa


                                                                        Mauro  

                                                                           Yasmin

                                                                             Yasmin


Sketches we did at the Brazen Head a couple of weeks back

Sorry for taking a couple of weeks to post these, but here are the sketches from the fine afternoon we spent in the Brazen Head, welcoming some American sketchers to join us! Sorry the photos are not so hot, the light was low





Sunday 15 March - Smock Alley Theatre

Hello all,

Something different this weekend: Dublin Sketchers have been granted permission to meet inside Smock Alley Theatre on Wood Quay.

Smock Alley is the oldest theatre in Ireland or Britain and is one of Dublin’s lesser known gems.  It dates back to the 1662 and retains many of its original features, making it one of the most important sites in European theatre history.  Read more about Smock Alley here.  http://smockalley.com/

We will meet at the entrance to the theatre at 2pm.  Smock Alley is not usually open on a Sunday so you may have to knock on the door and ask someone to let you in.  The staff will be expecting us.

The venue includes three performance spaces and an impressive Banquet Hall – plenty of stuff to inspire you. The “Main Space” theatre will be available to us from 3pm while the Banquet Hall is free all day.  There will be some rehearsals taking place in the “Boys School” space and we are welcome to observe them as long as we don’t get in the way. 

Smock Alley are delighted that we are coming.  The events manager is interested in perhaps using some of our work for their own promotional purposes or on social media.  It is up to each sketcher to decide for themselves if they are happy to share their work in this way, but I think it would be nice to give them something back by way of a thank you.  They will of course give full credit for your work.

We will leave the theatre at 4pm and head towards the Queen of Tarts café on Cows Lane for refreshments and a chat.  Hopefully we’ll have a good turn-out for what is a great chance to see something really special.

Hope to see you there


Sketches from Martcade Rathmines (08 March)

Ann Marie

Chris


                                                                            Ciaran 1

Ciaran 2
Jen

Kaylo (?)


Jane 1

Jane 2

Yazmin

Sunday 08 March - Martcade, Rathmines

Hello all,

On Sunday 08 March Dublin Sketchers are going to meet at Martcade in Rathmines. 

Martcade is a new creative and social hub at 46 Lower Rathmines Road.  It is next door to the Church of Mary Immaculate (the one with the big green dome).  Find out more at http://www.mart.ie/martcade/

We’ll meet at 2pm at the entrance to Martcade.  We can draw in the café inside, stay outside and draw the church or wander down the street and attempt the magnificent town hall building or the beautiful old library. 

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

At  4pm, we'll meet again at the same place and adjourn to the Blackbird Pub 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!

The Brazen Head - Two pieces from Jane



SUNDAY 1st MARCH - THE BRAZEN HEAD


Hello all,

A big thank you to James who organised all the venues in February.  

We begin the month of March on Sunday with a visit to Ireland’s Oldest Pub - The Brazen Head.

http://www.brazenhead.com/

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

Outside the Brazen Head there is a great view of the Four Courts, or you could stroll up to Cook Street and attempt to draw the Medieval City Walls.

Here's a website

At  4pm, we'll meet again at the same place 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. 

Hope to see you there!


Des

Sunday 22 February 2pm Sketchers Meetup at Main Entrance to Georges Street Arcade (Georges Street side)




Meet at 2pm at the main entrance on Georges Street, but if you're late just get stuck in and draw whatever takes you fancy, or try the optional weekly challenge below.

Here's a website
Map

From 4pm, we'll gather for a coffee in Accents coffee and tea lounge which has a downstairs area as well as an upstairs area.
Accents
23, Lower Stephen Street
,

Dublin 2
, Ireland

This week's optional challenge is to see how abstract you can go, or simplify, without losing a sense of place and atmosphere.

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

Hope to see you there!