10 Drawings in 20 Minutes : National Drawing Day 2021

Join us for some quick fun drawing exercises with Julie Cusack for this year’s National Drawing Day.

10 drawings in 20 mins!!

This is a fun and playful way to generate alternative approaches to your drawing.

Exercises will include – blind drawing, two-handed drawing, fast drawing, and some other surprises.




What is National Drawing Day? 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. This is the eighteenth annual National Drawing Day.

When is it? Saturday 15 May 2021

Where is National Drawing Day taking place? For the second year, we’re bringing National Drawing Day into people’s homes through online platforms, with online workshops, videos, blog posts and more! As cultural institutions in the Republic of Ireland will open their doors from 10 May, some venues might encourage individual visitors to come and draw some of their favourite artworks and artefacts.

Who is National Drawing Day for? National Drawing Day is for everyone! People of all ages and all abilities are encouraged to pick up their pencils on Saturday 15 May and get creative! Inspire your audiences to get involved in whatever way works best for you and your organisation – there are no rules! Some ideas: Schedule events or workshops; Invite local artists to participate; Highlight drawings from your collection; Create specific drawing challenges for your followers.

Website: We have a National Drawing Day hub on the National Gallery of Ireland’s website here where we have lots of drawing activities and resources and a list of participating venues.




 What you will need:

  • Markers
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Paper
  • Tape ( masking tape preferably)
  • A few household objects ( To create a Still Life with a twist)


Date: May 15th (Saturday)

Facilitator: Julie Cusack

Venue: Online

Title: 10 drawings in 20 minutes

Capacity: 164

Booking: Free

Booking: Online Garter Lane. ie