Celebrate National Drawing Day this weekend with these fun events

By Lynda Keogh

May 12, 2021 at 4:29pm


If you love drawing or sketching, you might already be aware that this coming Saturday, 15th May is National Drawing Day and there is so much going on to celebrate!

There are so many free events taking place over the weekend to celebrate. There is bound to be something that sparks your interest or even a fun activity to do with your family!

The National Gallery in Dublin has invited members of the public to bring their dry materials with them, pick a spot and get drawing. Or if you have children, you can avail of the self-guided tour for a little inspiration. At 11.45 muralist Holly Pereira will also talk about her career journey, and her art practice. You can learn more about their events here.

Cork's Fota House and Gardens will be celebrating with a free outdoor event, hosted by artist Declan O'Meara. No pre-booking is required and sanitisted materials will be provided for you.

Art Net DLR will celebrate with live online drawing workshops; with artist Louise Neiland at 10am and an afternoon class at 2pm with Darina Meagher. You can find out more here.

Get the whole family involved with Sostice Arts' online family event with dance artist Daniel Selma in a workshop called 'Family Flow, Family Fly'. Bring paper, colourful crayons, pencils or markers and you'll be ready to go!


Kilkenny's contemporary art gallery the Butler Gallery has limited spaces for a free, 90 minute life drawing class. This class will be hosted by Central Saint Martins trained, and NCAD grad Tadgh McGrath. You can learn more about this event here.

The RHA in Dublin has a full line up of activities for a broad age range; for the kids there is a drawing workshop at 12pm with artist Sophie Behal and for adults a drawing tour of the gallery, and other artist-let activities.

There is so much to learn about, and there are so many different events happening.

Lead Image via Instagram/apolloprojectirl  *art by Holly Pereira and Instagram/nationalgalleryofireland

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