National Drawing Day 2022
Published on 9th May 2022
The annual celebration of drawing in association with National Gallery of Ireland is on Saturday 21 May 2022.
Colouring materials and images will be available in all our libraries on National Drawing Day. Just ask at the desk and get drawing!
The ability to draw is a skill that anyone can learn and does not depend on talent. It is a fundamental life skill, just like reading and writing. Want to learn how to draw? Or to improve your artistic skills and discover new techniques?
Here are some of our online classes:
Let’s look at How to Draw 101. Over the course of 15 lessons you will learn the following:
- The tools you'll need and how to use them
- Drawing lines
- Drawing Animals, Trees, Flowers, People
- To see the world as an Artist
Like all Universal Class courses, it includes tutorials, lessons, assignments, discussion boards, and feedback on work you’ve submitted. It is also one of the select few courses which offers a video only mode if you would like to watch the lessons only and not participate in assignments/exams or get instructor feedback. To access online, register with your library card number and email address.
How to Draw has 36 thought-provoking half-hour video lectures. You can play, pause, and rewind as often as you like. This course is taught by award winning art Professor, David Brody of the University of Washington. As with all courses in this collection, this has a supplementary guide book.
Among other things, you will
- discover that the ability to draw is a skill that anyone can learn and does not depend on talent
- study colour theory
- change the way you see art and the world around you and
- understand how to draw from observation and your imagination
Find Great Courses under Extras in Libby. When registering for Libby, do not put in your local branch please put in Dublin City.
Check out eMagazines. Regardless of which medium you prefer, drawing is essential to give your art foundation. Each issue of Paint and Draw will keep you enthused and inspired with exclusive interviews, features, news and reviews. Step-by-step tutorials from professional artists to help you improve at your own pace. It also covers all types of media from pencils and pastels to oils, acrylic and watercolours. Borrow recent editions like Image FQ presents how to draw & paint Manga.
Browse art on Oxford Art Online. Look to the left of the Oxford Reference screen for the prompt to - Sign in with your Library card, then select - Dublin City Libraries. Check out a full listing of all our great online resources.