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Sketch Experience Dublin

Dublin, Ireland

Experience hosted by John

90 minsHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

Sketching is one of the most unique ways to observe a bustling city like Dublin. Immerse yourself in the heart of Dublin's city center and find yourself seeing things from a sketchers perspective.

We'll meet at the Molly Malone statue in the city centre and explore Dublin like you've never seen it before. From historical structures in Trinity College to bustling life drawing on Grafton street to blooming gardens in Stephens Green, Dublin is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Weather depending we can work indoors or outdoors and we often finish off in an Irish pub or a local cafe to sketch and enjoy a refreshment. The sketch tour usually takes 1.5-2 hours.

Whether you are a full time artist or you haven't drawn since school , this is a great way to meet people from around the world and sketch your own personal response to Dublin city.

Times of trails are flexible so if you see a day you'd like but the time doesn't suit you please let me know. See you then!

John
Other things to note
Ireland's weather changes fast so we are always prepared to work indoors. Dublin has lots of open indoor markets and beautiful churches, libraries and galleries which we can sketch in for free.
Sketching is one of the most unique ways to observe a bustling city like Dublin. Immerse yourself in the heart of Dublin's city center and find yourself seeing things from a sketchers perspective.

We'll meet at the Molly Malone statue in the city centre and explore Dublin like you've never seen it before. From historical structures in Trinity College to bustling life drawing on Grafton street to blooming gardens in Stephens Green, Dub…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Your Own Sketchbook, Art Supplies (Pencils, Pens, Markers, Watercolors Etc)...

Meet your host, John

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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Hi I'm John, I work in animation and I love to sketch! There are lots of beautiful spots to sketch people, architecture and nature all around Dublin city so come join me. It's a great way explore the city from a different perspective. John
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From $31
/ person

Where you'll be

Each sketch trail is unique but some locations include:

Trinity college,
South William Street,
Temple Bar,
Smithfield Square,
St Stephens Green,
Liberty Market,
St Patricks Cathedral,
Christchurch,
Merrion Square
The National Art Gallery.
Various Dublin Cafes
Various Traditional Irish Pubs.
Lauren
June 2019
This was a great experience. I had an interest in travel sketching as a way of journaling but didn't really have the confidence to jump in. John offered tips and explored a few different mediums from pencil and ink to watercolor. John gave great advice at how to start the process and also how to bring more of a mood to your sketches, rather than worrying about precision and the details. It was a delight to spend the morning with John. He was extremely friendly and it felt like sketching with a friend. He also gave some great recommendations of museums and things to do in the are. I am looking forward to continuing my journey with sketching.
This was a great experience. I had an interest in travel sketching as a way of journaling but didn't really have the confidence to jump in. John offered tips and explored a few dif…
Matt
June 2018
The sketching tour was a great experience. It provided a unique way to look at parts of Dublin, one very different from taking photos or just sightseeing. John was an excellent host. I enjoyed chatting with him and learning more about Ireland as well as getting some sketching tips. We stopped at two Trinity College spots plus the National Gallery, spending about 20-25 minutes at each area. I would recommend this tour to anyone regardless of their level of drawing experience.
The sketching tour was a great experience. It provided a unique way to look at parts of Dublin, one very different from taking photos or just sightseeing. John was an excellent hos…
Justin
June 2018
The Workshop with John was awesome and very instructive. He was able to give many helpful tips to draw a scenery or people. It was one of the highlights of my journey in Dublin.
Nicole
June 2018
This was an awesome and unique way to see Dublin! It doesn’t matter if you have art skills or not; John walks you through the sketching process and you are left feeling like you really saw Dublin! I highly recommend you do this, you won’t regret it!
This was an awesome and unique way to see Dublin! It doesn’t matter if you have art skills or not; John walks you through the sketching process and you are left feeling like you re…
Jenna
June 2018
The sketch trail was a fun way to see the city and learn a little bit about sketching! John was great to hang out with for a bit and I loved that we could keep our sketch books. Thank you!
Stacy
June 2018
John is very passionate with his sketching and he shows you his various technics. He even provides a sketch book and some paint :) it was truly great to have a master guide you along while basking in the sun and people watch!

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    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

    What to bring

    Weather appropriate clothing!