Tuesday, May 2, 2017

SUNDAY: Sketch the New West Side

May 7, 2017
 New York City is a work in progress

New York City is a work in progress.  Our city is a profusion of architectural styles and mixed purposes.  I went to have a closer look at the new pyramid shaped building on the west side.  It’s visually fascinating. But what’s even more interesting is the counterpoint.  Look here and there.  Everywhere you look there are interesting combinations of periods and shapes.  It’s an area that I would never have thought to sketch, but one look changed my mind.


The Basics:  We’ll start at 10:30 AM.  Meet at the corner of 11th Avenue (AKA West End Avenue) and West 59th Street

Lunch:  Noon.  We will dine al fresco.  Bring your own or purchase food at several locations.  Rex - 864 10th Ave  (or The Greek Kitchen-889 10th Ave, … backup to the backup =  Ousia - 629 W 57th St)

Afternoon:  1 PM - Back to sketching

Show and Tell:  3:30 PM.  Instead of Show and Tell the afternoon option is to attend Dr. Sketchy.  This month the Dr. Sketchy's modeling podium will be graced by Miss Coney Island 2016, Miss Bushwick Burlesque 2014.  Dr. Sketchy is edgy and not for the easily offended, however it presents unique sketching opportunities and is always interesting.  Located at the Flûte Bar, 205 West 54th St.  $12 in advance, $15 at the door.  They have a suggested 2 drink minimum (which is not enforced).

-   Bring a sketching stool or chair, it always helps for street sketching
-   If you’re driving almost all parking spots are legal on Sunday, the trick (not impossible) is finding one.

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If you can’t find us
call or text Mark at 973-809-9128
There are no fees.   All drawing skill levels are welcome.

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