Wednesday, January 28, 2015

SUNDAY - The 2nd Annual Portrait Party

Sunday, February 1, 2015:  One year to the day we will be returning to the IBM Atrium (a warm indoor venue) for the Second Annual Portrait Party.

The (warm and comfortable) IBM Atrium

This event has specific instructions so please read if you're thinking of attending:

1.  I will be bringing the paper.  We will be working on high quality 9 x 12 140 pound watercolor paper.  I have enough paper for the first 20 participants. The paper is yours to keep.   I will ask for a voluntary contribution of $5 to help defray the cost of the paper.

2.  When we're done we will be displaying the finished work in a grid (see picture below) so your work needs to be visible at a distance.  That means you need to work BOLD.  You won't be able to see pencil drawings.  So try to bring markers, dark pens, watercolor.  You want your work to be readable at fifteen feet.

3.  Each portrait is going to be timed so think about a medium that will allow you to cover the paper quickly

4.  We'll be sketching round-robin style, so you'll get a chance to sketch everyone and everyone will get a chance to sketch you.  For this reason coming late will create a bit of a problem.  Come late if you have to - but it works better if you're there from the start.

Video of the First Portrait Party:

Where:  The IBM Atrium at 590 Madison Avenue (between 56th and 57th Streets) – Take the 4/5/6 or N/R to 59th Street or the E train to Lexington Avenue

When:  Get there at 10 AM for the warm up.  Use your own paper during the warm up.  We'll distribute the paper and get started on the timed portraits at 11 AM.

Lunch:  We will have lunch at approximately 12:30. We will eat in the Atrium.  Food is available in the building and at a variety of stores nearby.  We will continue after lunch until everyone has had a chance to be the model.

After - Show and Tell:  The Show portion will be at the Atrium when we set up the Grid.  The Tell portion will happen when we're done.  We'll be at  Judge Roy Bean Public House, 38 W 56th St

Can't find us?  
Call or Text Mark - 973-809-9128

There are no fees or attendance taken. All drawing skill levels are welcome


  1. I have never participated but would love to do so on Sunday. How can I make arrangements to do so?


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