Sketching @Chapelizod Village this Sunday (13th April)

On Sunday 13th of April the Dublin Sketchers are going to Chapelizod village (just beyond Islandbridge/ Beside Phoenix park

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chapelizod

Buses: 66/67/25/26/66b/66a etc takes 15/20 minutes from the city and come every 5/10mins(from merrion square)/ Westmoreland st/ the Southside Quays
Interesting buildings in the village include the church of St Laurence (Church of Ireland) with its medieval bell tower. The fine Georgian house where Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu wrote stands at the corner of Park Lane facing Main Street in front of the church. The renovated old RIC barracks on Main Street predates the old Constabulary, serving as an army barracks from the reign of William and Mary.
The Kings House, a Royal Residence built and maintained by and used as an out of town residence by the Viceroy the Duke of Ormond, faced the millrace from the southside of the westbound highway opposite the Mullingar House.
The village is the setting of James Joyce's short story A Painful Case from Dubliners. It is the setting as well as the scene of the home and hostelry of the protagonist Humphrey Chimpden Earwicker, his wife Anna Livia Plurabelle, and their family Shaun, Shem and Issy in Joyce's final major work, Finnegans Wake.

We'll meet at 2pm at Mullingar House in the center of the Village and back here again for coffee at 4pm. There is a pedestrian Entrance to phoenix park accessible from the village and there is also a lovely view of the liffey from the bridge opposite mullingar house (bring colours if you like). The Church of Ireland has a 14th century bell tower is interesting to draw along with some of the period houses in the village adjacent to the Liffey. There is also the chapelizod end of the war memorial gardens.

This week's optional challenge is to draw the Liffey

If you've not been before, you'll spot us easily as we'll be holding our sketch pads. Don't worry if you're late - just get stuck in with the drawing.
 
Hope to see you there!

Sarah

Sketching at Heuston station this Sunday (the 6th)

On Sunday 6th of April the Dublin Sketchers are going to Heuston Station.
The station opened on 4 August 1846[1] as the terminus and headquarters of the Great Southern and Western Railway (GS&WR). It was originally called Kingsbridge Station from the nearby Kings Bridge over the Liffey, but was renamed in 1966 after Sean Heuston, an Easter Rising leader who had worked in the station offices.

We'll meet at 2pm at the main entrance

This week's optional challenge is to draw one of the trains.

If you've not been before, you'll spot us easily as we'll be holding our sketch pads. Don't worry if you're late - just get stuck in with the drawing.

We'll meet at one of the not so busy cafes inside afterwards.
 
Hope to see you there!

Sarah

30th March at the National Gallery 6 Year Birthday for Dublin Sketchers

Yazmin

Sally,Des and Diane

Mauro Nina

Austin, Farrah, Art and Jessica

Mandy, Sophie and Mary

Maura, Balazs and Stephen

Sketchers session from March 15th at the Botanic Gardens

Aideen

Des
James


Cornellisen Sketchbooks Mmmm!

Jessica

John C

John McM

Lenka

Roisin

?? Sorry let us know ??

Susan

Yazmin

Dublin Sketchers Sunday 23rd March at Collins Barracks Museum


We had a great week last week at the Botanic Gardens, and most people found the pub!

On Sunday 23rd of March Dublin Sketchers are going to Collins Barracks Museum

We'll meet at 2pm at the main entrance. There's great objects of intrigue in the Museum, or if the weather is fine a great view of the Guinness Factory...oops, brewery.

This week's optional challenge is to capture the ghost of the barracks in your sketch!

If you've not been before, you'll spot us easily as we'll be holding our sketch pads. Don't worry if you're late - just get stuck in with the drawing. If you're on time that probably means you are new! Say hi to other sketchy looking people.

We'll meet again at 4pm at the museum coffee shop to enjoy looking at each other's work.
If you've got a camera and fancy helping out with photographing folks work - just get snapping on Sundays! You can either post them on www.dublinsketchers.com or email them to dublinsketchers@gmail.com and someone else can post them for you.

Hope to see you there!



Sunday 16th of March The Botanic Gardens 2pm, Gravediggers Pub 4pm

On Sunday 16th of March Dublin Sketchers are going to The Botanic Gardens.

We'll meet at 2pm at the main entrance

This week's optional challenge is capture a feeling of spring time, or the spirit of St Patrick.

If you've not been before, you'll spot us easily as we'll be holding our sketch pads. Don't worry if you're late - just get stuck in with the drawing.

At 4pm we'll meet at The Gravedigger's Pubs - a fantastic little pub.

John Kavanagh's - The Gravediggers Pub
1 Prospect Square.

It's an adventure to find: from the Botanic Gardens head through the newly opened gate to Glasnevin Cemetery. Then head leftwards to the bottom of the oldest part of the cemetery and go through the pedestrian gate (it might look closed, but push it and it will open) to find yourself in Prospect Square.
 
A couple of people each week kindly photograph everyone's work to put on the blog. If you've got a camera/phone and fancy helping out with photographing folks work - just get snapping on Sundays! You can either post them on www.dublinsketchers.com or email them to dublinsketchers@gmail.com and someone else can post them for you.

Hope to see you there!

Dublin Sketchers at The Fusion Market

Great atmosphere, music and sketching at Fusion Market!


Aideen


Balazs


Chris


James


Jessica


John McM


Mandy


Mauro


Sophie


Stephen


Susan

Art


On Sunday 9th of March Dublin Sketchers are going to The Fusion Market at Dublin Co-Op, New Market Square Dublin 8.

The website is https://www.facebook.com/fusionsundaysmarket

We'll meet at 2pm at the main entrance

This week's optional challenge is to draw people deep in conversation and imagine what they are saying to each other - give them speech or thought bubbles

If you've not been before, you'll spot us easily as we'll be holding our sketch pads. Don't worry if you're late - just get stuck in with the drawing.

We'll meet again at 4pm in the cafe in Fusion Market to enjoy looking at each other's work. If the cafe is too busy, we'll head up to Thomas Street. There is a nice pub near the top of Francis Street called Thomas House.
 
Hope to see you there!

From the Kildare Street branch of the National Museum

Here's what we got up to today at the National Museum on Kildare Street.
Art, Colette, Ciaran 
Balazs

Conor

Des, John C

Jessica

Paudie and Lenka

Sinead, Grainne, Marco, Farrah

Susan

Yazmin

Sunday 2nd March - 2pm Museum on Kildare Street, 4pm Kilkenny Shop Coffee Shop

On Sunday 2nd of March Dublin Sketchers are going to the National Museum on Kildare Street. This is where the gold, bog bodies and Egyptian stuff is, not where the dead animals are (they are round the corner on Merrion Square).

Oh, actually, the proper name for it is The Archaeology and Ethnography Museum, which fairly rolls off the tongue.


We'll meet at 2pm in the front reception area

This week's optional challenge is to draw something from an unusual angle, or make an unusual composition by cropping something (eg, make half a vase fill your page)

If you've not been before, you'll spot us easily as we'll be holding our sketch pads. Don't worry if you're late - just get stuck in with the drawing.

We'll meet again at 4pm in the Kilkenny Shop on Nassau Street - they have a coffee shop upstairs. We'll enjoy looking at each other's work.

And finally - making Dublin Sketchers happen...
 
.. A big thank you to Melanie for arranging the locations for Dublin Sketchers for the month of February. This year, we're aiming to have a different person arranging the locations for each month. Hopefully, we'll end up in some wonderful and stimulating locations as we explore Dublin through sketching. We've had a few people offer to do a month, which is great. Do email if you'd like to contribute 15 minutes of your life once a week for a month to make Dublin Sketchers happen.

Sketches from Stephens Green Shopping Centre

The challenge was to copy someone else's sketching style, or draw the arch. It was lovely sitting gazing out the window capturing the hubbub of the city below.

Thanks to Melanie for arranging the locations for Dublin Sketchers for the month of February. In March, Jessica will be sending us here, there and everywhere. Do give her ideas!


Ciaran and Mandy


Tim and Dave


One arch, so many styles, copying each other's styles


James by Tim


James


Jessica


Des and John C


Sally and Andres


Stephen


Yazmin