What you'll do
TUESDAY SPECIALS & GROUP DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE- NOW ACCEPTING GROUPS UP TO 100! No art experience necessary. No drawing skills required! This is not a technical drawing exercise but an exercise in revivifying the imagination & accessing the creative areas of mind & body. This Experience is great for team-building, families, date nights & solo travellers! As experienced by team Google, Nike, Amazon, Linkedin & Spotify. Featured in Travel & Leisure, Mercury News & Downtown Magazine. In challenging times art offers one of our most primal ways of connecting with ourselves & each other. As host of the in-person experience "Sketch & the City," I have witnessed the unifying, restorative & transformative power of art. I have led experiences with thousands of guests from all around the world who have exchanged perspectives & seen the magic of New York in new ways. On this new online sketching experience, we explore how drawing enhances the relationship between inside & outside, particularly when you are feeling isolated or confined within a small space. I provide simple exercises to guide entry into the creative mind in a relaxing, restorative, fun & meaningful way. Is your group larger than my listed max group size? Message me about group discounts or to request a time not listed.
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I am a New York based visual artist & host of the much loved experience "Sketch and the City". I hold a Masters of Fine Arts in Painting & Drawing & have exhibited in solo & group exhibitions in New York & internationally. Previous corporate clients include Google, Nike, Amazon, Spotify, Linkedin & Cisco. I am deeply interested in & passionate about the transformative power of art & its ability to unite & provide insight across cultural, linguistic or geographical boundaries. I maintain a holistic approach to art making & as a host strive to make the deeper realms of the imagination accessible to people of all ages & backgrounds. To view my work visit: benponte.com Socials: @benponte @sketch_and_the_city @drawn_from_within Check my full bio & other experiences to read from over 800 genuine five star reviews.
What to bring
Pencil and paper
Imagination and curiosity
No art experience necessary
No drawing skills required
How to participate
Join a video call
Download Zoom for free on a desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
"There is no better way to reunite across time & space than to be 'drawn together' to explore the creative process. I host from my studio in New York & am always available after the experience for further discussion & an inside look at my art practice. And if you don’t see a time or date on my calendar that works for you & your team, feel free to suggest a time that does. I’m always happy to try to schedule or tailor an experience just for you."
Book a private group
Want to join with just your family and friends? Ben will host a private group for up to 30 guests starting at $168.
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You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email. Up to 10 guests ages 3 and up can attend. Parents may also bring…
As a host I strive to foster a space where guests feel comfortable to explore their imagination, to share their work & their insights. The experience is enriched by what you bring to it. Openness, kindness & joy in the creative process are wholeheartedly encouraged!
Drawn from Within with a New York Artist