A regular urban sketching meet-up in Drogheda. 2:00pm – 4pm on a Saturday.
We meet weekly during the summer and monthly during winter.
Bring pens, pencils and a sketchbook and sketch whatever ‘draws’ your interest.

It is very relaxed and unstructured.

Don’t worry about turning up late.
Chances are if you spot someone with a sketchbook they are with the group so say hi.

Then meet for a coffee and chat at 4pm to share our terrible drawings (only if you want to).

The goal is to have fun. Hope to see you there.

• Drogheda Sketchers, • Louth Sketchers, • Urban Sketching Drogheda, • Plein Air Drogheda, • Sketch walk

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Future Saturday meetups
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May 2023
Sat 20th – Highlanes Gallery
12:30pm – €10 Life Drawing Workshop with Sahoko Blake – National Drawing Day
3pm – €10 Drawing Workshop with Diana Copperwhite – National Drawing Day

Sat 27th – Drogheda Quays Northside – Meet at Courtyard Coffee and back there for coffee

3rd – Oldbridge Estate – 11-1pm – (bring a picnic) – 2-4pm
10th – Millmount – Coffee in the Millmount bar afterwards.
17th – West Street, Steps of St Peters Catholic Church. – Esquires for coffee (try the roof garden first)
24th – Laurence Gate and shopping centre – M&S for coffee

01st – Trinity Street Car Park, Mell, Drogheda. Then move down towards the river. – The Trinity Quarter garden for coffee afterwards.
8th and 9th – Louth Plein Air Art Festival 2023
15th – Public meeting space at top of Peter’s Hill / Peters Street

22nd – Cancelled – Rain.
29th – Starbucks, Scotch Hall Shopping Centre

1st – Tuesday Evening Drink and Draw – 7-9pm Gleesons Pub.
12th – Drogheda Quays Northside – Meet at Courtyard Coffee and back there for coffee
26th – Train station Steps

2nd – Old Abbey Lane
9th The Princess Grace Rose Garden / The Ramparts
16th – No event this week. Alan away at CBI conference
23rd – St Dominics Bridge
30th – Mother Hughes

The Highlanes residency 2023

We are delighted that the Highlanes Gallery have offered their wonderful space for a Winter residency where we can meet in the gallery and respond to their various exhibitions over the year.

Saturday 11 February (lower gallery within the current exhibition The Tyranny of Ambition)

Saturday 11  March (Lower Gallery within Diana Copperwhite’s exhibition Onomatopoeia, but you and the group are also invited to respond to the Breaking the Mould exhibition in the upper gallery, but where space is limited)

Saturday 15 April (also lower gallery within the same exhibition, and same exhibition in upper gallery for you to consider to respond to too) 

Saturday 21 October (In the Lower Gallery where Martina O’Brien’s Midnight Zone).

Saturday 18 November (upper gallery, within a local-topography focused Collection exhibition)

Saturday 2 December (within lower gallery and Michéal O’Connell’s Systems Interference

The Highlanes Gallery
Photo from our February meetup.

Past meetups 2022

Code of conduct

This event is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone (regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion). We do not tolerate harassment of attendees or staff members in any form.

Be nice. Do not put down or speak down to fellow attendees or staff members. If you disagree with a point someone makes, do so in a professional and reasonable manner (harassment will not be tolerated). We want to make sure you have a good time but sexist, racist or exclusionary jokes of any nature are not appropriate for this event (and will be met with serious action, not amusement).

If you or someone at home has Covid please look after yourself, give this week a miss, and we will see you next week.

Attendees violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event at the discretion of the organisers. Thank you for making this a friendly and enjoyable event for everyone.