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Sketch and the City

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Sketch and the City

565 reviews
Sketch your way around New York with a local artist.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
Featured

Sketch and the City

Featured

Sketch and the City

565 reviews
Sketch your way around New York with a local artist.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

RATED ONE OF THE BEST REVIEWED EXPERIENCES IN NEW YORK. THIS IS AN ALL WEATHER EXPERIENCE. INDOOR ROUTES FOR COLD AND RAINY DAYS! NO SKETCHING EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. 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

Learn more about 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! To read more about me and my work please visit: www.benponte.com

What's included

Equipment
MUJI pocket sketchbook- ideal for on-the-go sketches, sketching pencil, and pocket sharpener. I also provide my personal…

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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!

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 8 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!

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    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

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    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

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Ben
Sketch and the City
565 reviews
From ₹2,132/person
565 reviews
From ₹2,132/person