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.

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