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Sketch and the City

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Sketch and the City

531 reviews
THE NYC HOLIDAY SEASON SKETCHING EXPERIENCE!
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
Featured

Sketch and the City

Featured

Sketch and the City

531 reviews
THE NYC HOLIDAY SEASON SKETCHING EXPERIENCE!
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

THIS EXPERIENCE HAS OVER 500 REVIEWS & IS CONSISTENTLY RATED ONE OF THE BEST REVIEWED EXPERIENCES IN NEW YORK! EXPERIENCE AN ALL NEW HOLIDAY SEASON SKETCHING ADVENTURE! SEE NEW YORK IN NEW WAYS- NO SKETCHING EXPERIENCE NECESSARY- EVERYBODY IS AN ARTIST (Trust me!) This is an all weather experience. Indoor routes for cold days! Beginners Kids and families welcome. Sketchbook & supplies included! We meet in the visually stunning Grand Central Terminal for an intro & some warm up sketching exercises. I introduce some philosophy of drawing, share a few of my sketchbooks & hand out sketchbooks to the group. We sketch our way through Grand Central, exploring the main concourse & some hidden architectural surprises. We head outside to 42nd Street to take in some classic NYC street scenes & the Art Deco elegance of the Chrysler Building. We sketch our way toward 5th Avenue & Bryant Park, sketching near the New York Public Library & the Empire State Building. One of the great things about this experience is that people come from all around the world to share in the creative process. Whether you are an artist yourself or have not drawn since childhood, this is a great way to fully engage with the city, connect with visitors & New Yorkers, & share your unique vision of NYC!

Your host

Ben

Ben

I am a New York based artist inspired by the visual energy of Manhattan street life. I have a Masters of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing and have been sketching my whole life. I draw upon my background in both art and yoga and approach sketching as a daily practice available to anyone regardless of talent or training. I truly love hosting meaningful experiences and sharing in the creative process with people from around the world! Recently featured in Downtown Magazine “Sketch and the City” has now hosted thousands of guests of all ages & backgrounds, from major organizations, families, locals & travellers. Whether you are an artist yourself or have not drawn since childhood this experience will help you see the city with fresh eyes, a sense of wonder and a heightened appreciation for the uniqueness of each moment.

What's included

Equipment
MUJI pocket sketchbook, sketching pencil, pocket sharpener

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Where you'll be

We begin the experience in the magnificent Grand Central Terminal before going outside into one of the most visually stimulating areas of Central Manhattan. We sketch in & around Grand Central, from 42nd Street, past 5th Avenue to the New York Public Library. Route varies according the weather & the needs of the group. On wet days we stay in & around Grand Central- also a great cold/rainy day activity!

Availability

Save 20% when you book 2 weeks in advance. 

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 7 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. No drawing experience necessary. The experience is open and available to everybody. All you need to bring is your own eyes, your enthusiasm, and a sense of…

More tips

This experience is a non-technical sketching experience that is enjoyable & meaningful for everybody. Guests receive their own pocket sketchbook to record their unique NYC impressions. Sharing sketches with the group is one of the joys of the experience, often leading to new insights and friends!
Ben
Sketch and the City
531 reviews
From $39/person
531 reviews
From $39/person