SKETCHING GROUPS are an increasingly popular way for amateur artists and people interested in drawing to meet and explore their shared love of paper, pen, and line.
Galway is home to such groups and the newest is Urban Sketchers Galway, founded by Róisín Curé, Donal Fallon, and Jay Penn. The group meets monthly (the next meeting is 2pm on June 22 in Quay Street ), but people curious to find out more about the group, what it does, see examples of ‘urban sketching’, and how to get involved can go to a free talk taking place in Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop this evening at 6.30pm.
“The worldwide craze for drawing your urban environment has finally arrived in our town,” says Róisín. “Urban Sketchers Galway is a community of sketching enthusiasts who meet to draw together in public. If you’ve always wanted to try sketching, come and find out all about Urban Sketching; what it is, the tools you need, how to gain confidence drawing in public and plenty of tips and techniques to make this addictive hobby as easy as possible.”
Urban Sketchers Galway is affiliated with the main Urban Sketchers community, based in Seattle. Check out the Urban Sketchers’ blog.