Wednesday, June 22, 2022

SATURDAY - June 25 - Sketch Cuba

Colorful buildings and old cars in Havana

Join NYC Urban Sketchers for a day of sketching the people, culture and landscapes of Cuba. This beautiful and colorful country will give you much to choose from. 

Trinidad, Cuba

There are nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Cuba, including the beautiful city of Trinidad. Time seems to have stopped in 1850 in this city in central Cuba that is the country’s most popular tourist destination. As the center of Cuba’s sugar trade in the 18th and 19th centuries, it is known for its well-preserved Spanish architecture. cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages and live music. 

Verdant countryside near Vinales, Cuba

The town of Vinales is another UNESCO World heritage site in an agricultural region in western Cuba. It is known for one-story wooden houses with porches and for using traditional methods for growing coffee, vegetables, fruit and especially tobacco. The flat, fertile valleys of the area are dominated by a range of limestone mountains.

Morro Castle, Havana, Cuba

Perched on a promontory on the opposite side of the harbor from Old Havana, Morro Castle, is more fully known as Castillo de los Tres Reyes de Morro. It was designed by an Italian architect and dates from 1589. The fortress features a lighthouse and has long defended Havana from pirates and other invaders. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site that includes the greater Havana area. 

Galician Palace, Havana

The Galician Palace is better known as the Grand Theater of Havana. It was designed by a Belgian architect in a Baroque style and built in 1914, with funds donated by Galician immigrants. The Palace is the home of the Cuban National Ballet. 

There are no fees. All skill levels are welcome.

Registration for this virtual event is required.  Please click on the Eventbrite link below:
Sketch Cuba-inspired Tickets, Sat, Jun 25, 2022 at 10:00 AM | Eventbrite

Photo references for Sketch Cuba are below:

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