Drawings from our visit to IMMA and the Royal Hospital Kilmainham 15th January 2017

We had a huge turnout for our meeting at IMMA on 17 January.  Our usual photographer wasn't there, so the quality of the photographs isn't great, but it was the best I could manage.  I think I missed a few people too, so apologies for that also. 
Adrain

Alice

Dave

Delan

Des

Erin

Harry

Ina

Jane

John C

Laura

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Mandy

Marian

Marie Helene

Mary

Mauro

Owen

Pat

Ricahrd

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Dublin Sketchers 15th January IMMA from 2pm and IMMA coffee shop at 4pm

On Sunday the 15th of January Dublin Sketchers will sketch in the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Kilmainham from 2pm and meet for coffee in the IMMA coffee shop at 4pm.

PLEASE also read the next post about a TRIP to the ARAN ISLANDS....

The loose starting point is the foyer of IMMA.

This week's optional challenge is to incorporate a snippet of over-heard conversation in your sketch. People say great things when looking at modern art.

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.

Here's a website http://www.imma.ie/

From 4pm, we'll gather for a coffee at IMMA coffee shop in the basement. A bunch of people who look like sketchers will magically appear.

Hope to see you there!
Dublin Sketchers trip to Inis Oirr (Aran Islands) 2-5 Feb

It is proposed that a loose gathering of sketchers heads to Inis Oirr, the smallest of the Aran Islands, for Thursday 2th - Sunday 5th February. 

Loose plan is to go, stay, feed ourselves and sketch, with everyone pitching in to make it happen.

This plan is taking shape because Pat has connections with the island and her people. 

Paddy Crowe, the manager of the island cooperative, says the island is quiet this time of year so we are waiting to see if anything will be open!

Interested?
We are emailing now to see if people are interested. Please email by 7pm on Sunday 15th January if you are interested to participate. 

Getting there
You'll need to get there! 

Transport from Dublin city to Galway city: Various buses from Dublin city such as 'Go Bus' www.gobus.ie (13 Euro one-way)or the train www.irishrail.ie

Once people have said they would like to participate, car sharing from Dublin could take shape.

Transport from Galway city to Inis Oirr: By ferry or plane http://aerarannislands.ie/ a bus is provided by these companies to take you to either the ferry terminal at Rossaveal, Co Connemara or to the airport in Connemara.

The ferry from Rossaveal is www.aranislandferries.com

Accomodation
There will be some. We are looking to see whether it will be a hostel or B&B. Accomodation is limited at this time of year, as it is out of season. If we stay in the hostel you might need to provide your own bedding and towels.

Food
If we stay in the hostel it will be self catering. Everyone will need to help out with cooking, washing up etc. We'll hatch a plan about what to eat, make a lovely shopping list, and bring all our food with us to the Island. Each of us will need to carry a back of food with their luggage from the main land to the Island.

Weather
There will be a lot of weather off the west coast of Ireland in early February. You will need to dress for it! And it might just rain all weekend.

Location
Inis Oirr, the smallest of the the Aran Islands, very beautiful, in Galway Bay, off the coasts of Connemara, Co Galway and the Burren Clare.

The island
Grey Karst limestone rock pavement throughout with tiny fields and 100's miles of dry stone walls, cows, sheds, fishing boats, nets and lobster pots. The sea is everywhere under a big sky. The highest point of the island is O'Brien's castle looking out to sea where they used tax incoming Spanish ships by taking barrels of wine. St Gobnait's (protector of bees) little early Irish Christian church lies in ruins and St Caomhan's church too, which appeared one night after a great storm took away the surrounding sand. There is an historic burial site, holy wells, the road of the 7 sisters etc. The Plassey ship (seen in the TV series, Father Ted) lies on the east shore washed up on the rocks after the islanders saved everyone on board. You can see the Burren and Connemara across the bay and the lights of Galway city in the distance at night. The island also has a thriving cooperative and an art centre-Aras Eanna.

Solititude and Sketching
Going at this time of the year will guarantee a level of solitude and sparse bleakness, which in itself is most beautiful, away from the Summer crowds, and a time for meditation, being with fellow sketchers and most importantly having the time to draw and to paint.

Schedule
Like on Sundays, the schedule will be very loose, with participants participating to make it happen. 

Costs
There will be costs. Like - accommodation, transport, food, beer. Like on Sundays, we're all individually responsible.

Sketches from the Hugh Lane Gallery, Sunday Jan. 8th 2017


                                                                         By John C.





2 By Owen


3  By Ina

By Linda



3  By Marie Helene.

By Adrian

By  Mauro

By Pat


2  By Barra

By Chris



2 By Mary S.

BY Oona

By Mary O C.



Four by Alice

Sunday 8th January Hugh Lane Gallery from 2pm and meet for coffee at 4pm in The Old Music Shop, North Frederick Street

On Sunday the 8th January Dublin Sketchers will sketch in the Hugh Lane Gallery from 2pm and meet for coffee at 4pm in The Old Music Shop, North Frederick Street.

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

The starting point at 2pm is at the entrance foyer.

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 at The Old Music Shop, North Frederick Street. A bunch of people who look like sketchers will magically appear.

Hope to see you there!

Sketches done in National Museum, (Archeology) Kildare St. D.2. on Sun. 18th Dec. 2016

 




2 By Alice

                                                                          By Barra

By Federica


3 By Marie Helene


2 by Kerri

                                                                    By James

By Mauro

By Peter



By John C

By Jessica

By Pat

By Orla




2 By Arianna


 3 by Mary O'C