Sunday, January 12, 2020

Weekday Sketchers Gets on Board Trains on Thursday

Join us for a day of sketching and riding trains.  We will start the day by sketching the Annual Holiday Exhibit at Grand Central's Transit Museum. Then board the train for a scenic ride along the Hudson River to Yonkers where we will join the Westchester sketchers for an afternoon at the Hudson River Museum.

New York Transit Museum’s Grand Central Gallery plays host to a city within a city with the display of a miniature electric railroad running over, through, and beneath some of New York’s most magnificent landmarks. This year’s exhibit is set against a mural designed by cartoonist Julia Wertz. 

Hudson River Museum:

James McElhinney: Discover the Hudson Anew presents the painter’s sketch books and prints related to the River in a comprehensive showing for the first time. A video program, animating turning pages, will allow visitors to see additional sketchbook paintings.
· Bring an orange pen.
· Look closely at how James McElhinney uses the orange pen and try it for yourself.
· Weather permitting we could go outside. If not, there is a good view from the Hudson Riverama exhibit on the lower level. Sketch the river by trying to replicate James' technique and color palette.

Thomas Cole’s Refrain: The Paintings of Catskill Creek This exhibit features 12 original oil paintings by Thomas Cole, regarded as founder of the Hudson River School of Art, as well as works by several other 19-century artists inspired by him, including Frederic Edwin Church, Asher B. Durand, and Charles Herbert Moore.
NOTE: While sketching in this gallery is not permitted, don't miss the chance to see these wonderful paintings.

 Try sketching some urban sketchers into the scene.
Red Grooms "Book Store" exhibit.

Glenview Historic House tour at 1 PM. 


DATE: THURSDAY, January 16, 2019 

10:00 AM Meet at the New York Transit Museum, Grand Central Terminal on the Main Concourse in the Shuttle Passageway near Station Masters Office. Admission is free. 

12:20 PM Board the HUDSON LINE train to Glenwood station, Yonkers (please purchase tickets ahead of time) 

1:00 PM Meet at the Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave. Yonkers, NY (914) 963-4550

 LUNCH:  Bring it on Board.  We will have lunch while traveling to Yonkers on the train.  Bring it from home or purchase it in the food hall in Grand Central. 

Drawing Challenge: Can you capture the Red Grooms Book Store in your sketchbook??

SHOW and TELL: 3:00 PM in the Multipurpose room at the Hudson Museum. This is the social part of our day when we share our drawings, techniques, and stories. It is a time not to be missed.

-The trip to Westchester is optional. If you don't want to go, just continue with your sketching in Grand Central Terminal
-If you come later just get a train on the Hudson Line to the Glenwood Station Yonkers. The museum is a 10 minute walk from the station. Trains run about every hour.
-Returning to Grand Central, trains run every 1/2 hour. Take any train back the works with your schedule. 
Admission $8 for seniors, $5 for seniors. The Hudson Museum accepts the American Alliance of Museum membership card. 
-We will not be able to use stools at the model trains.  Stools will be available for our use at the museum,  
- The Multipurpose room has been reserved for us from 2:30- 5 PM.
DRY MATERIALS ONLY (Museum Galleries). Wet materials may be used in the Multipurpose room.

Please RSVP to Raylie ( or Cathy (

Looking for us?
Call/text: Raylie at (201) 978-6387Cathy at (914) 625-0766 or Marianne at (914) 355-6507.

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