Sketches from Merrion Square and Natural History Museum, 19 March 2017

The afternoon turned out to be drier than forecast and the Merrion Square area was thronged with families enjoying the day. And the Natural History Museum's collection was as fascinating as ever.

(And a few sketchers managed to pop in to see the Graham Norton portrait before meeting for coffee at the National Gallery)
Mary O'C.
Davey
Davey
Marie-Hélène
Marie-Hélène
Mauro
Balazs
Balazs
Vivion
Vivion
Ciarán
Chris
Mary S.
Mary S.
Mary S.
Laura R.
Laura P.
Alice
Alice
Pat

Sunday 19th March - Festival Big Day Out on Merrion Square

On Sunday the 19th of March Dublin Sketchers are going to the Festival Big Day Out on Merrion Square

http://www.stpatricksfestival.ie/events/event/big_day_out


"Merrion Square comes alive with a vibrant street carnival, bursting with street theatre, music, aerial performances, workshops, crafts, Irish language activities and more."


The starting point is at 2pm in Merrion Square

The weather forecast is not great, but hopefully we'll get some dry weather. If it's too wet or cold, let's retreat to the Natural History Museum, also on Merrion Square. If you're planning to stay outside, wrap up well!
  
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 to 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 coffee at the National Gallery of Ireland, just round the corner on Clare Street. A bunch of people who look like sketchers will magically appear.

This week's optional challenge is to draw someone dressed in green

Hope to see you there!

Marie-Hélène

Sketches from the RHA - 12 March 2017

Despite the fact that the main room upstairs was closed while a new exhibition is being installed, everybody found something interesting to sketch. It was a sunny and showery afternoon, typical March weather - and some sketchers went out to St Stephen's Green to catch the first signs of spring.

Gráinne

Isabelle

Richard

Mary O'C

Mary O'C

Dave

Dave

Léo

Léo
Peter
William

William

Des

Ciarán

Pat

Mauro (channeling his inner Paul Heaston)

Maura

Maura

John

Mary S

Mary S

Mary S

Christine

Balazs

Marie-Hélène

Marie-Hélène

Marie-Hélène

Marie-Hélène

Sunday 12th March - Royal Hibernian Academy

On Sunday the 12th of March Dublin Sketchers are going to the RHA on Ely Place Upper in Dublin 2, near St Stephen's Green.




The starting point is at 2pm in the Royal Hibernian Academy

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 to 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.

Here's the RHA website with information about exhibitions etc.: http://www.rhagallery.ie

From 4pm, we'll gather for coffee at the RHA café (at the front of the RHA - it's smaller than it looks on the website, but it tends to become quieter after 4). A bunch of people who look like sketchers will magically appear.

This week's optional challenge is to paint a white wall!

Hope to see you there!

Marie-Hélène