Thursday, February 5, 2015

SATURDAY - Sketching the Beauty of Beaux Art

Saturday, February 7, 21015

Everyone visits the Metropolitan Museum of Art with the intention to see what is in the building.  This Saturday our focus will be the building itself, one of the most beautiful Beaux Arts buildings in NYC

We will sketch as a group or as individuals depending on what part of the museum catches your eye.  

Challenge:  Complete at least two drawings, one that shows the interior space and another that shows people viewing the art.

The Museum asks sketchers to work dry, rules are unevenly enforced.  Pencil, colored pencils and waterbrushes seem to be OK.


Where:  1000 Fifth Avenue at East 82nd Street

By Subway/Bus

From East Side of Manhattan: Subway: Take the 4, 5, or 6 train to 86th Street and walk three blocks west to Fifth Avenue. This walk is about a half mile and takes approximately ten minutes. Bus: Take the M1, M2, M3, or M4 bus along Fifth Avenue (from uptown locations) to 82nd Street or along Madison Avenue (from downtown locations) to 83rd Street.

From West Side of Manhattan: Take the 1 train to 86th Street, then the M86 crosstown bus across Central Park to Fifth Avenue; OR take the C train to 81st Street, then the M79 bus (free transfer) across Central Park to Fifth Avenue.

From Penn Station: Take the M4 bus to 83rd Street and Madison Avenue; OR take the C local train to 81st Street and transfer to the M79 crosstown bus (free transfer) across Central Park to Fifth Avenue

How:  The Museum asks for a suggested contribution:
  • Adults $25
  • Seniors - $17
  • Students - $12*
You are however welcome to pay whatever you want.

When:   We’ll start at 10 AM which is when the museum opens.  Sleeping late?  Come anyway and find us.  Call me (see below)

Lunch:  An early lunch is planned so we can sit together.  Bring you own or buy food at the Cafeteria   Noon 12:00 PM we'll meet in the Cafeteria located on the ground floor, with access from the first floor behind the Medieval Hall and from the second floor at the rear of the European Paintings galleries.

Afternoon:  1:15 PM - Back in the museum sketching.

Show and Tell:   We will share sketches and stories together at 3:30 - Will be located in the Carroll and Milton Petrie European Sculpture Court, located on the first floor of the musuem

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

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

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