Wednesday, June 28, 2023

No Sketch Event July 4th Weekend


Have a wonderful July 4th weekend.

NOTEAlthough there is no group sketch event we are running a workshop on Saturday.  

Mário Linhares is visiting from Portugal.  He is an accomplished artist and teacher.  

There are still a few openings for what will be a really good workshop.  

For more information and to register, click here:   


Monday, June 26, 2023

THURSDAY: Westchester Sketchers at Muscoot Farm in Katonah



Muscoot Farm was originally a gentleman's farm owned by the Hopkins family and used as their summer estate and dairy farm from 1880 to 1924. In 1924 the family moved to the farm year-round and continued the dairy business until 1967 when Westchester County acquired the property.

Today, Muscoot Farm has many of the original buildings, some of which were moved to accommodate the Muscoot Reservoir. Visitors can walk through the dairy barn, milk house, ice house, blacksmith shop, and several other barns and buildings. Livestock and poultry are breeds typical of an early 20th-century gentleman's farm and many represent minor rare breeds. The Main House is used to exhibit monthly art shows by local artists.

Where: Muscoot Farm 51 NY-100, Katonah, NY Phone: (914) 864-7282

When: Thursday, June 29, 2023. 

Start time: 10:00 AM.

Directions: Muscoot Farm is on Route 100 nestled between Somers, Katonah, and Yorktown. The farm is located about 1 mile south of the intersection of Route 100 and Route 35.

Transportation from NYC: The closest Metro-North train station is Katonah, on the New Haven line. Please contact Cathy at (914) 625-0766 to arrange a ride from the station.

Lunch1 PM. We will have lunch by the picnic table area. Bring your own food and beverage.

Show and Tell: Following lunch, we will share drawings and tell stories. This social part of our day is not to be missed.

- Come early for the best parking spots.
- Bring a stool if you have one. It gives you more options.
- Dress for sunshine. Bring a hat and sunscreen.

Please R.S.V.P. to Cathy Gutterman at

If you can’t find us call: Cathy at (914) 625-0766

There are no fees.  All drawing skill levels are welcome.

Friday, June 23, 2023

Weekday Sketchers at Conservatory Waters in Central Park

Looking across the water to the boathouse and trees on the far side and the buildings of Fifth Avenue behind them. 

Oh, to be a child again on a summer day, to sail a model boat or read a story by Hans Christian Anderson or hear about Alice in Wonderland.  But can do all that and more at the Conservatory Waters better know as the Model Boat Pond in Central Park.  Located on the east side at 75th Street, this oasis offers shady benches and very sketch-able views. 

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                        CENTAL PARK AT 5TH AVE AND 75TH ST


Hans Christian Anderson


  • Please RSVP directly to Meryl Greenblatt at
  • Looking for us? Call or text Meryl at 646-248-9362
  • Water and bathrooms are available 
  • There is a cafe at the boat house but you might want to bring your own lunch
  • Plenty of benches but a stool always offers you more options
  • In case of rain, the program will be canceled.  Watch for an announcement for cancellation. 

There will be NO meet up the week of July 4th.  
The next event will be on THURSDAY July 13 at the Hispanic Society.  

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

SATURDAY: Sketching in Brooklyn


On Wednesday afternoon, the weekend forecast shows rain.  It might rain the entire time or we might have gorgeous sunshine for most of the day followed by rain when we're done.  There's no reliable way to know, so we need a sketching plan that accommodates both contingencies.

The Brooklyn Museum is located at a very sketchable location. The Brooklyn Botanic Gardens is next door, and the entrance to Prospect Park is a block away.  Grand Army Plaza has that incredible Civil War arch (like the Arc de Triomphe in Paris).  

If we're confronted by rain we'll sketch the day at the Museum.  If the weather looks promising, we'll be outside sketching the arch and the entrance to Prospect Park.  It's a great spot, buzzing with activity.  Here's the plan, we'll meet inside the museum at 11 AM when the museum opens.  Don't get an entry ticket  until we've made a decision about the day.  

Inside or out - either way; a day sketching is a good day.  (New people - hold your sketchbook so we see you.)


What  We’ll be sketching inside the Brooklyn Museum or in the surrounding area

Where  200 Eastern Pkwy,  Brooklyn

When:  Start time - 11 AM.  (when the museum opens)  



  • 2-3 trains to Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum
  • You can transfer to 2/3 from 4/5 (at Nevins Street) and B, D, Q, N, R, and LIRR (at Atlantic Terminal-Barclays Center).

-  BY CAR -

  • On-site parking is available in the lot behind the Museum, off Washington Avenue. You can also sometimes find street parking.

Lunch:  We'll break at 12:30 PM.  Eating in the museum cafeteria on the first floor

Afternoon:  1:30 PM  Back to sketching.  

Show and Tell:  3:00 PM - Location to be decided.


    Bring a hat and an umbrella.  Hoping you'll need the first for the sun, and not the second 

-      Bring a stool if you have one, it gives you more options.

If you can’t find us

call or text Mark at 973-809-9128

There are no fees.   

All drawing skill levels are welcome.

Sunday, June 18, 2023

Date changed to WEDNESDAY: Westchester Sketchers at Lasdon Park in Katonah


Lasdon Park, Arboretum, and Veterans Memorial is a magnificent 234-acre property consisting of woodlands, open grass meadows, and formal gardens.  During this season, there is so much to inspire your sketches, including the beautiful colors of the many flowers, shrubs, and historic trees which adorn the property.

The Veterans Memorial is a pathway, known as The Trail of Honor, and is dedicated to the veterans of Westchester County, from The American Revolution to Desert Storm.  On this trail, you will walk among the natural surroundings and wildlife featured in Lasdon Park as you journey through our nation’s past.

The Fairy Hollow Trail (NEW this year) is a one quarter mile woodland path that transports visitors on a magical journey in search of fairies and fairy homes. The trail is free for visitors to enjoy.  Dotting the pathways children young and old will enjoy more than 50 handmade houses and accessories that have been created with recycled and natural materials.


WHERE: Lasdon Park, Aboretum, and Veterans Memorial
2610 Amawalk Road (Route 35) Katonah, NY 10536 Phone: 914-864-7270

WHEN: WEDNESDAY,  June 21, 2023

START TIME: 10:00 AM. Meet on the patio courtyard near the restrooms.  The park is open from 8 am to 4 pm, so you can come anytime during those hours.

Transportation from NYC: Metro-North Harlem Line to Katonah Station.
The 8:43 AM peak train from Grand Central arrives in Katonah at 9:51 AM.
Please call Cathy to arrange for pick up and ride to the garden.

LUNCH: 1:00 PM Bring your own food and beverage.  Meet on the patio courtyard near the gift shop.  The gift shop will not be open.

SHOW and TELL: Following lunch, we'll share stories and sketches during the social part of our day.

- The park has free admission, free parking, and restrooms. 
- Bring water, sunscreen and bug spray.
- The Shop at Lasdon and Veterans Museum will be closed during the construction of the Main House.
- Bring a stool for more options.

Looking for us? Call: Cathy at (914) 625-0766

Please R.S.V.P. to Cathy Gutterman

There are no fees. All drawing skill levels are welcome.

Saturday, June 17, 2023


Weekday Urban Sketchers at Grotto in Central Park

Can you believe that there is a hidden grotto right in Central Park? 

Our destination this week is a series of connecting waterways that traverses the north end of Central Park. This lesser known area of the park, known as The Ravine, consists of The Pool, The Glen Span Arch and the Loch going through the Huddleston Arch (made without any mortar) and eventually into the Harlem Meer, offers us a small slice of the Adirondacks with a bit of the urban skyline to capture in our sketches.  Join us for sketching and the search for the "headwaters" of the waterways of Central Park.

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The Pool

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The Waterfall

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TIME:  10:30 AM

LOCATION:  We will meet by The Pool, then work our way down through the Grotto to capture various scene.  

Enter the park on at 103rd Street and Central Park West.  Follow the path to The Pool. Look for us along the paths that lead from The Pool to the Loch.  

TRANSPORTATION:  C or B to 103rd Street. 


Please RSVP directly to Raylie Dunkel at 

Looking for us? Call  or text Raylie at 201 978 6387.  

Bring lunch, a stool and water.  

Bathrooms are available 

NOTE: this is a change from the published schedule as the Theological Seminary garden is closed for renovations. 


Friday, June 16, 2023

Fine Tuning the Saturday Sketch


We Have a New Meeting Spot 

for the Saturday Sketch

It's going to be an indoor sketch event tomorrow at the Met..  Same meeting time - 10 AM.

We have a new meeting spot at the Metropolitan Museum.  We'll meet by the column on the first floor, which is towards the end of the left corridor when you enter the museum coming up the main stairs.  (see map)

I generally don't use the main stairs to enter the museum.  The lines are usually long.  It is usually faster  to enter using the school entrance on Fifth Avenue at 81 St.  Anyone can enter there, it's not just for school trips.  There is also a coat check in the basement.  If you take the elevator to the first floor or walk up the stairs you are right in front of our meeting spot by the large column (see photo)

Text me for our location.   973-809-9128.  We are not going to stay by the meeting spot past 10:30.

Our New Meeting Spot by the Column

Map of the Met showing our meeting spot and the two ways to enter the museum.

Thursday, June 15, 2023

 Elmira Pentecostal Assembly - Unfortunately due to the rain we'll have to  postpone Serve Night. The new date is this Tuesday August 20th. See you  then! | Facebook

New Jersey Sketch Event Canceled 

New Jersey Sketchers at Freylinghuysen Arboretum June 22nd

Frelinghuysen Arboretum in morristown nj | Arboretum, Mansions, House styles

Please note:  The Blauvelt Museum scheduled for June 22 will be postponed until mid July since they are closed for installation of a new exhibit. Watch for details. 

Join us as we explore the 124 acre home of the Freulinghuysens.  He was the son of the Secretary of State under President Chester Arthur and she was the granddaughter of the founder of the Ballentine Brewery.  Their magnificent summer home and gardens are now open to the public year round.  Come and explore this wonderful retreat in Morris Township. 

For more information about the Arboretum, click here:

The Official Web Site for The State of New Jersey | Frelinghuysen Arboretum



                        353 EAST HANOVER AVE
                        MORRIS TOWNSHIP

DIRECTIONS: For driving directions, click here:

Review of Frelinghuysen Arboretum


  • Please RSVP directly to Margaret Casagrande at
  • Looking for us? Call or text Margaret at 646-515-9913
  • There is no entrance or parking fee
  • Bring a stool, hat and sunscreen
  • Watercolors are permissible
  • The Mansion is open to the public
  • Water and bathrooms are available
  • There is no food service.  Bring your own lunch and snacks
  • Remember that we are now meeting twice a month!
Frelinghuysen Arboretum ⋆ Your Next Destination Awaits - Morris County, NJ

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

SATURDAY: The Sandwich Sketch


We’re sandwiched between a rainy day forecast for Saturday, and lots of existing Sunday plans for Father’s Day.

I"m up for sketching!   The Met has an exhibit - The African Origin of Civilization.  Let’s use that exhibit and the many beautiful African objects on display as a springboard for our creativity.  The challenge is to sketch more than what you’re seeing.  Loads of ways to interpret that!


The optimist in me says rain might not happen and we could also have a beautiful day.  If we get a great day, let's be outside.  We'll meet by the statue of the bears (See map below - Enter the park at 79th St. and walk in 200 feet)


What:   Join us sketching at the The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Where:   The Met is at 1000 5th Ave,, between 84th and 80th Streets.  We'll meet in the Africa Room (see map above)

When:  Sketching starts at 10 AM and runs until 3 PM on Saturday, June 17th, 2023.   Sleeping late?  Come anyway.  We’ll be there. 

Lunch:  12 PM Noon.  There is a good cafeteria in the basement.  (see attached map to locate stairs).  We’ll meet all the way in the back on the left side.  Buy their food or bringyourowni.

Afternoon:  1 PM - Back to sketching

Show and Tell:  3 PM  We’ll meet in the back of the basement cafeteria to share our drawings, tell stories and talk about art supplies.


-    Stools are always a plus - they give you more options.

-   The Met enforces sketching rules unevenly.  Pencils are always welcome.

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The Statues of the Bears is our outdoor meeting spot -  if we get good weather!

If you can’t find us

call or text Mark at 973-809-9128

There are no fees.   All drawing skill levels are welcome.