Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Sunday: It’s People Sketching Time


We’ve been visiting interesting places, sketching bridges, and lakes, buildings and the changing colors of the trees, but it feels like we’ve been neglecting the actors that fill these spaces.  People!  The most glorious and the most difficult subjects to draw!  (If they’d only stand still for a moment.)

On Sunday we’ll be in Washington Square Park, an incredible history-filled park at the center of Greenwich Village.  It is a space where you will always find interesting people in an urban setting.  The perfect place for us to practice our people sketching skills.

The Promise:   If you come, ... there will be someone in the park, ... doing something so memorable that you’ll be glad you were there to sketch it!


What:   We’ll be sketching in Washington Square Park (see attached maps below.  One shows where we’ll be meeting and the other shows the walking route from the nearby subways.)

Where:   Meet on the grass to the left side of the arch as you face north.  (Looking up 5th Avenue.) 

WhenStart time - 10 AM.   Running late?  Messed up by the subways?  Come anyway - we'll be there.


By Subway:  

  • West 4th St. stop on the A,C,B,D,F or the M train
  • The 8th Street Stop on the R or W trains.
  • The Astor Place stop on the 6 train.

By  Car:  

Parking is usually challenging in the village, but on Sunday there is no alternate-side of the street parking rules limiting the number of spots.

Lunch:  We'll break at 12:00 to have a luncheon on the grass.  (Probably at our meeting spot) Bring your own food and drink or depend on the vendors in the park or the stores nearby.   

Afternoon1:00  Yes!   More people sketching.

Show and Tell3:00 PM - When we will share our sketches, tell stories and talk about art supplies.   Location to be determined.  (Probably at our meeting spot)


  • Bring a hat (for the sun - hopefully!)
  • Dress in layers (it’s that time of year)
  • Bring a stool if you have one, it gives you more options.  

map #1 - click to enlarge

map #2 - click to enlarge

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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