St. Patrick's Day & Ireland

“ day of high spirits and smiles like pots of gold”

Join Zoom Meeting for Saint Patrick's Day 3/12 10 am-12 pm EST- click on the link below

"St. Patrick’s Day, feast day (March 17) of St. Patrick, patron saint of Ireland. Born in Roman Britain in the late 4th century, he was kidnapped at the age of 16 and taken to Ireland as a slave. He escaped but returned about 432 CE to convert the Irish to Christianity. By the time of his death on March 17, 461, he had established monasteries, churches, and schools. Many legends grew up around him—for example, that he drove the snakes out of Ireland and used the shamrock to explain the Trinity. Ireland came to celebrate his day with religious services and feasts." -Brittanica

Video: A Brief History of St. Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick
Belfast -St. Patrick's Day Live/Parade
Dublin-St. Patrick's Day
Limerick - St. Patrick's Day
Cork- St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick's Day Parade Floats
St. Patrick's Day Irish Dancers

Famous Irish Pubs
20 Famous Pubs
Architectural Walk of Dublin

St. Patrick's Cathedral-Dublin
Dublin Castle
Blarney Castle Kissing Stone
Beautiful Ireland Landscapes

All Virtual New York Urban Sketchers events are one session (10 am -12 pm EST) held on Saturdays. For participants wanting to challenge themselves sketching more of a particular locality or theme, you are welcome to do the EXTENSION SKETCH PROJECT below:

St. Patrick's Day & Ireland Extension Sketch Project:
Choose of the following prompt to sketch:
  • (a)  Ireland Landscape
  • (b)  Irish Dancers
  • (c)  Flamboyant Parade Costume
  • (d)  St. Patrick's Cathedral-Dublin
*Please post your finished sketches to the USk NYC Facebook site. Be sure to add the hash tag #NUS. Please also note that while we are sponsored by USk NYC, our online event is grounded on reference images, which is a very different approach from doing the in-person, on-site urban sketch event promoted by the Urban Sketchers Manifesto.

Facilitators of Virtual NYC Urban Sketchers:
  • Theresa Smith
  • Lynda Greeley (Mama Bear)
  • Cecilia Evasco (Maricel)
  • Dina Schlesinger
  • Michael Skelly
  • Alan Wernicke
  • Elizabeth Birkby
with the assistance of Mark Leibowitz
founder of USK NYC.

Web site design by Cecilia Evasco
for Virtual NYC Urban Sketchers
under the auspices of USk NYC.
Scheduled for March 12th, 2022

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