Sunday 27th - Trinity College

This week we will be drawing in Trinity College, starting from 2 pm.
 

At 4pm we will meet for a drink at The Lincoln's Inn, a pub on Lincoln Place around the back of Trinity.


If you can’t find any sketchers at the beginning don’t worry … and if you’re late you won’t be the only one.  It’s Sunday afternoon and we’re not famous for our punctuality.  Just get started and keep your eyes open for other sketchers.


We hope to see you there!

Sunday 20 May - Harold's Cross Festival

This week we will be drawing at the Harold's Cross Festival  http://www.haroldscross.org/, starting from 2 pm.
 
Most of the action will be in and around Harold's Cross Park, where there will be music for most of the afternoon.



 

At 4pm we will meet for a picnic in the park. It's not a very big park, so if it's your first time, look for people with sketchbooks and come over and say hello! It looks like there are food stalls and toilets!


If you can’t find any sketchers at the beginning don’t worry … and if you’re late you won’t be the only one.  It’s Sunday afternoon and we’re not famous for our punctuality.  Just get started and keep your eyes open for other sketchers.
 
The weather forecast is a little uncertain. If it starts raining, you can try some of the local cafés - Five Points Café at 288A Harold's Cross Road (towards Leinster Road) and HX46, at 46 Harold's Cross Road (nearer to the bridge) both come highly recommended.
 
Also, there is an interesting exhibition, called "Queens of Art" at the Galerie Impromptu , 286 Harold's Cross Road, across from the Maxol Station. Local artist, Sheila Flaherty, who occasionally joins us on our outings, has invited us to the opening on Thursday evening. So drop in and say Hi!

To find out more about other events during the festival, check their programme at: http://www.haroldscross.org/
 
Hope to see you on Sunday!
 

Sketches from around Westland Row 13-May-18

Alice

Alice

Aoife

Aoife

Aoife

Balazs

Chirstine

Des

Emma

Emma

James

Jessie

Jessie

Mauro

Mauro

Marie-Helene

Maire-Helene

Mary O'C

Mary S

Pat 

Pat

Pippy

Pippy

Richard

Sunday 13th of May - Westland Row - sketching inspired by James Joyce's Ulysses

On Sunday 13th of May Dublin Sketchers are going to sketch around Westland Row. We will be inspired by James Joyce's epic book about Dublin - Ulysses.
Sketch by Pat
Note: this will not be a sketch crawl, but feel free to move around the area to explore the setting of the Lotus Eaters chapter!

If you want a bit of background to Ulysses and the Lotus Eaters chapter, meet on the steps of St Andrews Church at 2pm.

Spots of note:
Sweny's Chemist, at the top of Westland Row, where Bloom buys lemon soap. This location is available from 1 to 3pm. There is a reading in German at 2pm, but it's generally not too busy. The Italian reading at 3 is often busy so they would like us to make room for the Italian visitors by then.

St Andrews Church, referred to as All Hallows (just in case you're searching through the chapter). I have checked with one of the priests, and they are happy for us to sketch inside the church, but note that there is a mass from 2 to 3, so try to go in earlier or later. Preferably earlier as the priest told me that some of the other priests close the church after the mass on Sundays! So 1 to 2pm, preferably.
Note that Bloom enters the church "by the rere", which is on Cumberland Street South, an area that looks worth exploring!

Post Office near Pearse Station, where Bloom collects a letter from a lady friend. Unfortunately this no longer exists, but the Centra has a post office sign, so you could sketch in the café there, particularly if the weather is wet.

Pearse Station: there are some references to the trains passing by and to the station itself.

4pm meet for a drink in Kennedy's Pub at the top of Westland Row

If you want to, you can draw on the theme of the Lotus Eaters chapter from James Joyce's Ulysses. Short video below, presented by Jessica Peel-Yates.



If you're joining in the Ulysses sketch book project, you might want to get a dedicated sketch book for it. Or work on A4 or A3 loose leaf pages. 

If it's your first time out .... bring your own paper and pens/pencils, turn up, say hello to anyone who looks like a sketcher and get stuck in! You'll meet everyone at 4pm over a drink in Kennedy's Pub at the top of Westland Row.  

Ulysses sketchbook project 2018

Between February and June, Dublin Sketchers will get down and dirty with James Joyce. We’ll sketch in some of the places that appear in his big book Ulysses – a 700 page crazy epic that takes place on one day in Dublin in 1904. That day is celebrated every year as Bloomsday, 16th June.  Here's an 18 minute intro to the whole book.

The Drawing on Joyce sketchbook project will take inspiration from Ulysses – the stories, the characters, the rumour and humour. We’ll sketch pubs, chemists and cafés. Parks, martello towers and cemeteries. The sketchbooks will be a record of time and place, now and then. They will reveal Ulysses, one drawing at a time.

The sketch books will be exhibited during the Bloomsday Festival. If you don’t want to exhibit your sketches, that is totally fine. Just come out with Dublin Sketchers as usual.
You can follow the development of the project on the website, and Twitter @DublinSketchers and @DrawingonJoyce.

If you can’t join the sketch crawls in Dublin, then tweet your related sketch during the week of the sketch out. Next project date will be Sunday 10th June.

Sketches from Dun Laoghaire (6 May 2018)

It felt like the whole population of Dublin headed off to Dun Laoghaire on Sunday, drawn by the sunshine and the sea! We all found our own places to sketch, in quiet spots or right in the middle of the action. And we even managed to get a drink afterwards, despite the queues at the bar! And Aodh did get her Teddy's ice-cream after all!
Ireland is the best place on earth when the sun shines!
Aodh

Eamonn McA.

Louise McA.


  
Alice

Mary S.

Mary S.
Pat

Pat

Jennifer

Jennifer

Christine

Laura R.

Laura R.

Louise

Mary O'C.

Pippy

Marie-Hélène (MHBD)

 MHBD
MHBD

                                                                         Caithriona S.


                                                                           Caithriona S.



Sunday 6th May 2pm - Dun Laoghaire pier and seafront. Meet for drinks at 4pm at Haddington House Hotel

This Sunday, the forecast is good, so let's go to the seaside and draw around the East Pier and seafront in Dun Laoghaire. 

Dun Laoghaire is easily accessible by Dart or bus (46A, 75 and many others) .

If you like to sketch food, markets and people, the DLRCoCo market is in People's Park on Sundays until 4pm. 
If there is a shower, you can take shelter and sketch inside the DLR Lexicon Library!

At 4pm we will meet for a drink in the Lobby Bar in the Haddington House Hotel on Haddington Terrace (directions marked from Dart Station). Or in their garden at the front if it's warm enough!

 
If you can’t find any sketchers at the beginning don’t worry … and if you’re late you won’t be the only one.  It’s Sunday afternoon and we’re not famous for our punctuality.  Just get started and keep your eyes open for other sketchers.

Hope to see you on Sunday.