DUBLIN SKETCHERS End of Year Christmas Party 2017


Date: Sunday 26th November 2017

Time: 2pm – 4PM sketching followed by party 4PM onwards

Location: Drimnagh Castle, Longmile Road, Dublin 12

Description: A medieval castle with great hall, tower, moat, bridge and a 17thc formal style garden

Public Transport: Buses 18, 56A and 151 stop outside the castle. Buses 27 and
77A stop at the Half Way House pub 5 minutes away. The Luas (Red Line) stops at Bluebell, 10 minutes away


Food: Please bring something, anything will do but something to share would be nice

Mulled wine provided- use public transport if you plan to partake

The castle has tables and chairs

Dress: Warmly with woollens, coat and hat. Although the fire will be lit in the great hall remember you will effectively be living in the 15thc. A small donation will be asked for to cover the cost of the firewood.

Music: There is a minstrels gallery in the great hall with wonderful acoustics so those in the group who play a violin, guitar, ukulele or whatever please bring them along.

Hopefully see you there.


Sketches from the National Gallery of Ireland (19 November 2017)

An exhibition of the prints and drawings of Käthe Kollwitz was an excellent focus for the Dublin Sketchers outing at the National Gallery of Ireland on Sunday.

And apparently, we gave the security guards some extra work on a busy Sunday afternoon: Yours truly was told to leave her backpack and "other item" at the cloakroom - the "other item" being a small sketching chair neatly packed in a long black sleeve - mmm - in retrospect, I can see why. And one of our sketchers overheard the chatter on the security radios about a suspect looking male in biking leathers, whom she could see clearly was sketching and posing no threat to anyone! By the way, welcome to Dublin Sketchers, stranger in biking leathers - you didn't look suspicious to us, and we hope you enjoyed the afternoon - we look forward to meeting you over coffee next time!

Alice
Marie-Hélène - yes, that was me who wasn't allowed in. So I worked outside. A lot more to do.
Richard
Des
Des

Laura R.

Laura R.

Pat
Pat

Mary O'C.

Mary O'C.

Christine

Emma

Emma

Mary S.

Mary S.

Mary O'S.

Mary O'S

Sunday 19th November we are going to The National Gallery

Sunday 19th November we are going to The National Gallery

Hi Sketchers!

On Sunday the 19th November. The Dublin Sketchers will sketch in National Gallery there is an excellent exhibition on kathe-kollwitz-life-death-and-war https://www.nationalgallery.ie/kathe-kollwitz-life-death-and-war Her drawings are excellent and have a lot of emotion in them, really amazing! hope you like them

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.

We'll share our drawings over coffee/tea at 4.00 in https://www.nationalgallery.ie

Sketches from Connolly Station

Connolly Station is one of the main transportation network hubs in Dublin - trains to the North of the country, DART commuter trains serving stations from Malahide to Greystones, and even a Luas tram terminus. It's close to the Liffey and to bustling shopping streets. A perfect area for urban sketching!

The station itself is a beautiful building with an ornate façade and a tower or two - it was opened in 1844 and was called Dublin Station.
Interesting fact 1: in 1941, it took a direct hit from a German bomb
Interesting fact 2: In 1966, the 50th anniversary of the Easter Rising, the station's name was changed to Connolly Station after Irish revolutionary and socialist James Connolly

It was a cold day, and, when we were done with our sketching, we were all glad of a hot coffee/tea/chocolate (and pastries) at the Parlor Café in the North Star Hotel, a lovely quiet spot on a Sunday afternoon with a nice big table for all weary sketchers to gather around and chat.

Mary O'C.


Bridget

Marie-Hélène

Pat

Alice

Stephen - Welcome back Stephen. It was great to see you!

Christine
Mary S.
 

Mary O'S.

Mary S.

Richard

Sunday 12th November we will be sketching at Connolly Station

Hi Sketchers!

On Sunday the 12th November, the Dublin Sketchers will sketch at the Connolly Station. Amiens Street, Dublin 1. Opened in 1844 as Dublin Station, the ornate façade has a distinctive Italianate tower at its centre.


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.

We'll share our drawings over coffee/tea at 4.00 in Parlor Cafe in the North Star Hotel

Dublin Sketchers is now a Chapter of Urban Sketchers

Some of you may have heard of an international movement known as Urban Sketchers.  It began in the city of Seattle, USA about ten years ago … at about the same time that Dublin Sketchers began here.   It is the brainchild of journalist and illustrator Gabriel Campanario who created an online forum for sketchers who love to draw in the cities they live and visit.  There are now over 200 Urban Sketchers Chapters in cities all over the world. 

The principles of Urban Sketchers are pretty much the same as the concept we use for Dublin Sketchers:  it’s open to everyone; free to take part; and sketches are shared online.  So we felt it was appropriate for Dublin Sketchers to join the movement and see what happens. 

So what will change?  Well, not much to begin with.  There is now a link to our website on urbansketchers.com and we have posted the Urban Sketchers Manifesto on our blog.   We will continue to call ourselves Dublin Sketchers, although we are listed on their website as Urban Sketchers Dublin

Maybe in the future there will be opportunities to link up with other chapters of Urban Sketchers.  Maybe we can share ideas or arrange sketching exchanges.  Who knows what might happen.  But for now, it’s nice to be part of a network of sketching groups. 

You can read more about Urban Sketchers on urbansketchers.com

Sketches from RHA

Dublin Sketchers went to the VUE exhibition at the RHA. Here's what we got up to.





    
         By Leyho                                                                               By Alice

 By Chris                                            By Christine
     
2 By Mary S.
          By Mauro                                                                          By Mary O'C

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Davey

Marina

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