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.
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.
It is very relaxed and unstructured.
Subscribe below and just confirm your attendance when I send out an event email as the Highlanes require an idea of numbers.
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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The Highlanes residency 2023
Saturday 11 February (lower gallery within the current exhibition The Tyranny of Ambition)
Saturdays 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
Past meetups 2022
7th May – The Cottage Market – Coffee location Odd Mollies Garden 14th May – Laurence Gate and shopping centre – M&S for coffee 21st May – Drogheda Quays Northside – Meet at Courtyard Coffee and back there for coffee 28th May – The Ramparts – Bring a picnic for coffee 4th June – The Cottage Market – Coffee location Odd Mollies Garden 11th June – Millmount – Coffee in the Millmount bar afterwards. 18th June – West Street, Steps of St Peters Catholic Church. – Esquires for coffee (try the roof garden first) 25th June – The Motor Tax Office, Fair Street. Odd Mollie’s garden for coffee afterwards or if it rains. 2nd July – The Cottage Market – Coffee location Odd Mollies Garden 9th July – Trinity Street Car Park, Mell, Drogheda. Then move down towards the river. – The Trinity Quarter garden for coffee afterwards. 16th July – Oldbridge House – Longer day and Picnic And/or attend the Louth Plein Air Festival on Saturday in Carlingford and Sunday in Drogheda. 23rd July – Drogheda Quays Northside – Meet at Courtyard Coffee and back there for coffee. 30th July – Odd Mollies Garden (As rain is forecast). 06th August – The Cottage Market – Coffee location Odd Mollies Garden 13th Aug – Drogheda Train Station (McBride), Dublin Road Drogheda. Coffer after in the garden of The Railway Tavern. 20th – The Ramparts – Bring a picnic for coffee 27th – West Street, Steps of St Peters Catholic Church. – Esquires for coffee (try the roof garden first) 3rd Sept – The Cottage Market – Coffee location Odd Mollies Garden 10th – Laurence Gate – M&S coffee shop for coffee.
- Where would you like to sketch? Tell me @AlanORourke (Twitter or Instagram)
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.