Wednesday, October 23, 2019

SATURDAY: Sketch the view of the UN

We're sketching on Saturday but the day can't seem to make up its mind.  Yesterday's forecast said rain and today's calls for an overcast day, ... but no rain.  The smart move might be to play it safe, but I think there's a way we have a great day without worry.

Tudor City Greens

We think of NYC as being mostly flat, however there's a bit of a cliff overlooking the UN, with a drop of at least 30 feet.  It provides a great sketching view. 

The Sharansky Steps and the Isaiah Wall
Nearby is a lovely neighborhood park - The Tudor City Greens.  If you've never seen it it's an amazing green oasis located at the corner of 43 St there is a wonderful view of first avenue below and the United Nations. 

Leaving the park and walking to the view of the UN you'll notice a flight of stair - the SharanskySteps bring you down to First Avenue where you'll get a full view of the Isaiah Wall (from the Bible verse - Isaiah 2:4; ...they shall beat their swords into plowshares). 

It's a wonderful sketching spot and best of all of the weather turns we can easily retreat to Grand Central Station for some epic perspective sketching and loads of people bustling about for us to sketch.


WHEN: We're meeting at 10 AM. Come late if you must we'll be there.

WHERE: We're meeting at Tudor City Greens an urban oasis of green located between E 43rd and E 42nd Streets  (see attached map)

*    IN CASE of RAIN:  We'll meet in Grand Central Station if it rains.   Look for us in the area between the Information Booth and the Stairs to the Apple Store.  (10 AM start)

HOW: The nearest subway is at Grand Central Station.  You can use the 4,5,6,7 or the S train.

LUNCH 12:00  Noon - Pack your own lunch or use the stores on 2nd or 3rd Avenues.  We'll eat in Tudor City Park

AFTERNOON1 PM - Back to sketching the area

SHOW and TELL3 PM.  We'll meet outdoors - probably at our lunch spot to share our day's drawings and tell stories. 

-  Bring a hat.  Dress in layers.  Be prepared.
-  Bring a stool if you own one. It gives you so many more options. 

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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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