What you'll do
As experienced by team Google, Nike & Amazon. Featured in Travel & Leisure, Mercury News & Downtown Magazine. A fun & meaningful experience for families, friends, dates, colleagues & people of all ages & backgrounds. In challenging times art offers one of our most primal ways of connecting with ourselves & each other. As the host of the in-person experience "Sketch & the City," I have witnessed the transformative power of art with people of all backgrounds, ages, and abilities. I have led experiences with thousands of guests from all around the world who have exchanged perspectives & seen the magic of New York City in new ways. On this new online sketching experience, we will explore how drawing strengthens & enhances the relationship between inside and outside, particularly when you are feeling isolated or confined within a small space. This is not a technical drawing exercise but an exercise in revivifying the imagination & looking with renewed appreciation at the internal spaces we inhabit & create. No art experience necessary. No drawing skills required. Looking to reconnect with your colleagues & teammates while working from home? Send me a message to discuss group discounts! Check my bio & in-person experience to read from over 700 genuine 5 star reviews by full paying guests and professional clients: https://www.airbnb.com.au/experiences/98988
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I am a visual artist based in New York City. I am the host of the much loved experience "Sketch and the City". 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 have always maintained 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. I have a Masters of Fine Arts in Painting & Drawing & have exhibited my work in solo & group shows in New York & internationally. Previous corporate clients have included Google, Nike and Amazon. To view my work visit: benponte.com Socials:@benponte @sketch_and_the_city @drawn_from_within To read from over 700 genuine five star reviews: https://www.airbnb.com.au/experiences/98988
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. As a long term experience host I have learnt the value of genuine human exchanges & real connections. All my 700+ 5 star reviews are unsolicited from full paying guests & professional clients. I host from my studio in New York & am always available after the experience for further discussion & an inside look at my art practice!"
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 $212.
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Things to keep in mind
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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