OpenHouse Limerick

Sketch Out


Event Type: Architectural Drawing Workshop (All Ages)

When: Sunday 31st October

Time: 13:30 - 16:30

Where: St. Marys Girls National School


Capacity: 60

Cost: FREE


Saint Mary's Girls National School, Bishop's Street, King's Island


This all ages architectural drawing workshop focuses on capturing details of Modernist Architect Andy Devane in his design for Saint Mary's National Girls School, King's Island, Limerick.


Complimenting the Architectural Cycle Tour, we have programmed an intergenerational ‘Slow Architecture Day’ event, aimed at giving people time to view, draw and enjoy the details of Andy Devane's beautiful Modernist school courtyard at their own pace. 


Sketch Out invites artists of all ages and abilities to take part in a free architectural art workshop within the school yard of Saint Mary's Girls National School, Bishop's Street, King's Island, Limerick.


Guided by experienced artist facilitators from ArtLimerick community group, participants will have the unique opportunity to spend time observing and illustrating the built environment of this sophisticated Modernist masterpiece. A Limerick born architect and Taliesin Fellowship awardee, Andy Devane left Ireland for the US in 1946 aged 29 to be an apprentice architect to Frank Lloyd Wright. 


No art experience is necessary, and all ages and abilities are very welcome. The workshop will last for three hours, and although participants are asked to bring their own drawing materials; some materials will be provided.


This three hour workshop will take place outdoors and will adhere to all Irish public safety measures.

To learn more about the architect and the building, we would recommend that you watch 'A Conversation with the City' by Peter Carroll which was specially commissioned in 2021 to celebrate this building's 70th anniversary.


This project is funded by Limerick City and County Council’s Festivals and Events Grant Scheme 2021/2022.

Open House Limerick 2021 is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland, Heritage Council and Limerick City and Council Culture and Arts Office.

Open House Limerick is sponsored by Roadstone and RIAI and supported by the Irish Architecture Foundation, Open House Worldwide and