National Drawing Day 2022

National Drawing Day 2022
Stephen Hurley Posted by Stephen Hurley on the 02 Aug 2022

National Drawing Day is almost here, and at Creative Spark we have a fantastic event for you to get involved in! National Drawing Day is an annual celebration of drawing and creativity, this National Gallery of Ireland initiative is supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and is co-hosted by dozens of partner venues around the island of Ireland. National Drawing Day coincides with Alice Bertolasi’s residency here at Creative Spark and she has prepared a wonderful event suitable for all ages.


Our Event

Join artist in residence Alice Bertolasi on an art walk around Dundalk Saturday 21st May. The walk will give people the chance to learn about the French drawing technique of 'frottage'.

Frottage is the French word for “rubbing”, which involves using graphite or pencil and paper to take rubbings of surfaces. Experiment with texture, play with the elements of composition and shape, try different mark making materials, and layer colours to create unique pieces.

Participants will meet at Creative Spark Downtown hub. From there we will set out will capture places of interest and significance which are discovered along the way. Mapping the town of Dundalk through surfaces and seeing the town in a new way.

Materials will be supplied.

Please wear weather appropriate clothes.

Start at 1pm (duration 1 hour)

Meeting point Creative Spark Downtown 42-43 Clanbrassil Street,

 For more information on this event and to sign up, click here 


If you can't make it for National Drawing Day - don't worry! Creative Spark would like to encourage you all to send us photos of your drawings for us to share with our community! Creative Spark is proud to participate in National Drawing Day and our creative community would love to see what you get up to! We have a variety of creative courses coming up throughout the Summer months that you can get involved with to perfect your craft or to learn about a new one. You can learn about our other events here . 

We will be sharing posts about what our current artist in resident, Alice Bertolasi gets up to during her time here, so keep an eye out on our social media for updates! 


We hope to see you all on the 21st of May!