Dun Laoghaire gets creative for Drawing Day with ArtNetdlr
Annual celebration of drawing in association with National Gallery of Ireland on Saturday 21 May 2022
People from across Dun Laoghaire are invited to grab a pencil and paper on Saturday 21 May 2022 to join with ArtNetdlr and the National Gallery of Ireland in National Drawing Day. Now in its eighteenth year, the annual event will see the Gallery joined by over 70 arts centres, galleries, museums and libraries across the country to celebrate drawing.
Three celebrated artists will lead a day of free drawing workshops at Walters, Dun Laoghaire (upstairs).
People of all ages and abilities are encouraged to find the joy in drawing, with something for everyone, experts and beginners alike.
Brigid O’Brien – 1.00 pm
Brigid O’Brien is always drawing. She draws on the dart and in cafes, sitting in her car and at her kitchen table.
And much as she likes making drawings, she loves encouraging other folk to indulge in the same satisfying practice. So come and celebrate National Drawing Day with her. All materials supplied but bring your own if it feels more comfortable.
Aoife Fitzgerald – 2.30 pm
Elizabeth Shaw – 4.00 pm
Drawing Fast and Slow
Local artist Elizabeth Shaw will lead some mindful Drawing exercises to develop synchronised communication between the hand and eye, breath and hand. Slowing down the process of drawing, looking, and breathing to remind ourselves that we can create from an ever – deeper place within. Join in and discover peaceful flow in our drawings and our experience of the moment. Explore how to unlock creativity, focus, and attentiveness.