Sunday 7th February Irish Museum of Modern Art




On Sunday the 7th February Dublin Sketchers are going to the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

The starting point at 2pm is at the reception area outside the bookshop.

If it’s your first time out and you can’t spot anyone who looks like a sketcher at 2pm, just choose something to draw and get stuck in. Keep your eyes open for anyone carrying a sketchbook and say hello. New people come along almost every week so don't be shy about introducing yourself.  It's a nice friendly gathering and you'll get know us over coffee from 4pm. Don't worry if you're late, most of us usually are! You need to bring your own paper and pens/pencils etc.

From 4pm, we'll gather at the IMMA Coffee shop to check out each other's work.  A bunch of people who look like sketchers will magically appear.

This week's optional challenge is to sketch looking as much as you can at the object rather than your sketch book.

Hope to see you there!

Sunday 31st January we are going to Collins Barracks Museum

On Sunday the 31st January Dublin Sketchers are going to Collins Barracks museum.

The starting point at 2pm is the reception area in the west wing of the museum.

If it’s your first time out and you can’t spot anyone who looks like a sketcher at 2pm, just choose something to draw and get stuck in. Keep your eyes open for anyone carrying a sketchbook and say hello. New people come along almost every week so don't be shy about introducing yourself.  It's a nice friendly gathering and you'll get know us over coffee from 4pm. Don't worry if you're late, most of us usually are! You need to bring your own paper and pens/pencils etc.

From 4pm, we'll gather Collins Barrack's Coffee shop to check out each other's work. A bunch of people who look like sketchers will magically appear.

This week's optional challenge is to use your weaker hand to sketch

Hope to see you there!


On Sunday the 24th Jan Dublin Sketchers are going to the exhibition of Turner's watercolours at the National Gallery.

On Sunday the 24th Jan Dublin Sketchers are going to the exhibition of Turner's watercolours at the National Gallery.

The starting point at 2pm is the entrance to the National Gallery (only one is open at the moment).

If it’s your first time out and you can’t spot anyone who looks like a sketcher at 2pm, just choose something to draw and get stuck in. Keep your eyes open for anyone carrying a sketchbook and say hello. New people come along almost every week so don't be shy about introducing yourself.  It's a nice friendly gathering and you'll get know us over coffee from 4pm. Don't worry if you're late, most of us usually are! You need to bring your own paper and pens/pencils etc.

From 4pm, we'll gather for a drink in the Lincoln Inn, opposite the National Gallery. A bunch of people who look like sketchers will magically appear.

This week's optional challenge is to capture a sense of Turner's style in your sketch.

Hope to see you there!

Sunday 17th January - National Museum on Kildare Street

On Sunday the 17th January Dublin Sketchers are going to the National Museum on Kildare Street.

The starting point is 2pm in the stunning entrance foyer.

From 4pm, we'll gather for a coffee in the Bar of Buswells Hotel on Molesworth Street.

This week's optional challenge is to sketch the bog bodies or some celtic gold.

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. Just choose something to sketch and get stuck in. 



You'll need to bring your own paper and implements for sketching.

Hope to see you there!

Sketches from Sunday 10th January at Teeling Whiskey Distillery Cafe

Here's what we got up to today. The Fusion Market wasn't on, but we all found our way to the Teeling Whiskey Distillery cafe and had a lovely time

Anthony

Chris

Emy

James

Jessica

John C

Katelyn

Liz

Mauro

Mishka

Patricia

Vivion

Sunday 10th January - The Fusion Market, Newmarket Square

On Sunday the 10th January Dublin Sketchers are going to the The Fusion Market in the Cop-Op market building on Newmarket, next to the new Teeling Whiskey Distillery.

We'll meet at 2pm in the 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! Just choose something to sketch and get stuck in. Bring your own materials.

From 4pm, we'll gather in the Teeling Whiskey Distillery Cafe next door (which has lovely big windows over looking the square if you are looking for a nice sketching spot).

This week's optional challenge is to incorporate a snippet of over-heard conversation in your sketch.

Hope to see you there!

Sketches from Hugh Lane on Sunday 3rd Jan. 2016

We had a fine day today (rainless, that is) and an enjoyable meet up in the Hugh Lane Gallery.  We also welcomed several new members and then met up in the Candy Cafe  nearby for coffee and chat!

Ying


                                                                                 Ina




                                                      Four sketches by Miska

                                                                              Mandy



                                                              Three sketches by Mary S.

                                                                                 
                                                                        Two Sketches by Maureen
                                                                           



                                                          Three sketches by Jennifer

                                                                               Mary O 'C

Sunday 3rd January - Hugh Lane

On Sunday the 3rd January Dublin Sketchers are going to the Hugh Lane Gallery at the top of Parnell Square.

We'll meet at 2pm in the entrance foyer. 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! Just choose something to sketch and get stuck in

From 4pm, we'll gather for a coffee at the Candy Cafe, at top right corner of Parnell Square.

This week's optional challenge is to incorporate your new year's resolution into your sketch

Hope to see you there!

Dublin Sketchers back on 3rd January

Dublin Sketchers will be back on Sunday 3rd January.

A big thank you to

Alex, Mauro, Balazs, Mandy, Jane, James, Jessica and Des

for organising a month (or more) of Dublin Sketchers this year.

Thanks also to everyone who has helped out with taking photos of our sketches each week and putting them on the website.

Dublin Sketchers has been going for 7 years! It's a simple formula - we get together on a Sunday afternoon somewhere in Dublin (and sometimes beyond) to share our love of sketching. Each month, a different person organises the locations and spreads the word on the website, on facebook and via a mailing list.

So, yes, we'll need 12 people for 2016 to do a month each!

Happy Christmas

Sketch App testing

Some of you will have met Georgina who is developing an App about sketching. She's looking for testers....


Pique is is an app for sharing sketches, arranging sketching meetups and growing your sketching community. Pique creators are seeking people with iPhones to help with testing the finished app before the end of December. If you would be be interested in checking out Pique, sign up here: http://goo.gl/forms/7uYEGZrq9i

The Pique team will be in touch shortly by email and it will only take 10-15 minutes to test the app and fill out a quick questionnaire. Check out their Facebook Page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/piqueappdublin

On Sunday the 20th December Dublin Sketchers are going to the Brazen Head, as it will be our last gathering for 2015, for a nice farewell, a couple of pints and something to eat.

We'll meet at 2pm in the pub.

Here's a website http://www.brazenhead.com

If you haven't been before it would be a great occasion to come. Don't worry if you're late, most of us usually are!
Hope to see you there!

Sketches from NGI on Sunday 13th December 2015

Some of these sketches are from the Exhibition "Pathos of Distance" It was a very interesting Exhibition.

Alex

 
2 more by  Alex

                                                                             Chris

                                                                            Davey

                                                                              Des

                                                                               Gloria
                                                                              Grainne
                                                                            Grainne

                                                                           Ina

                                                                           John C



                                                                     2 from Balazs
                                                                             Liz

                                                                          Mary O C
                                                                               Mary S

                                                                             Miska
                                                                       

                                         
2 by Muireann

Elena

                                                                            Sally