Wednesday, November 16, 2022

SATURDAY: Sketch the Met


For Saturday, November 19, 2022​

Sadly, the warm outdoor sketching weather is over.  The good news is we live in a city with fantastic resources that will sustain us in the cold months to come.

Our first indoor sketch event of the season will be at the Metropolitan Museum.  We will likely return to this wonderful museum many times.  We will be visiting with a sketch strategy, to focus on one area, or collection at a time.

The Petrie Court houses a magnificent collection of Western sculpture. The light is beautiful and the setting offers loads of perspective challenges for you to solve.  It's warm, bathrooms are nearby and the museum even has an attractive cafeteria.

The museum allows stools, but gets fussy about moving the chairs they provide.  The Met Sketching Policy:The use of ballpoint pens, ink, markers, fountain pens, or watercolors is not permitted at any time.  They like pencils. While sketching, please do not hinder visitor traffic flow in the galleries.  The policy is unevenly enforced - do not argue with the guards.


What:   We will be sketching at the ​Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave

Where:   We’re meeting ​and sketching ​at ​the Petrie Court - The Hall of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts ​ ​ (see map)

When:  Meet at 10 AM.  Sleeping late?  Come anyway - we’ll be there the whole day.  


-   By Subway:  

East Side:
​86th St.​ ​- 4, ​5 or ​6 train
West Side:
​86th St. - B, C train
​Take the cross town bus - a free transfer to the east side of Central Park​

Lunch12:30 PM .  Bring your own or ​buy from the museum cafeteria

Afternoon1:30 PM  Back to the sketching

Show and Tell3:00 PM - We’ll find a likely spot (possibly where we had lunch) to share our work, tell stories and talk about what artists talk about.


-     Bring a stool, it gives you more options. ​Be careful where you place your stool so you're not blocking people.

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Can't find us?  

Call or Text Mark - 973-809-9128

There are no fees or attendance taken. All drawing skill levels are welcome

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