Wednesday, December 6, 2023

SATURDAY: Sketch Outdoors in December?!?!



I am astounded.  It looks like it's going to be warm enough to sketch outdoors.  In case you don't consider temperatures in the low 50s to be suitable, we have an indoor plan too.

We will be sketching at the southwest corner of central park.  We'll be meeting at the Maine National Monument, which honors the American sailors lost when the Navy vessel, the U.S.S. Maine, exploded in 1898 and sank in Havana harbor in Cuba.  The monument is located at the Merchants' Gate entrance to Central Park, at Columbus Circle.

We will sketch at the monument for a while .  You can decide if you want to stay outdoors and sketch in the park, or if you'd prefer to be indoors at the Warner Center on the other side of Columbus Circle.  There's lots to sketch at the Center -  stores, restaurants, and people rushing about shopping.  The basement has a Whole Foods and a cafeteria.

For outdoor sketchers we are within easy walking distance of an example of each of the three types of bridges found in Central Park - brick, stone or cast iron.  Lots to see and sketch, people walking, kids playing, lovers strolling,  dogs running around, as well as the park's permanent residents, the squirrels and birds.  Central Park is a joy for sketching - every vista pleases the eye.


WHAT:  We’re sketching o​utdoors in the southwest corner of Central Park

WHEN:  We’ll meet at 10:00 AM S​ATURDAY, December ​9th, 2023- a​t the Maine National Monument in Columbus Circle (Eighth Avenue and West 59th Street)

WHERE:  See the map below,


-   By Subway:  

There are two sets of trains you can use:

  • ​59th St - Columbus Circle - A, C, B, D, and the #1

By Car:  Parking is difficult 

LUNCH:  12:00 PM  - ​Bring your own, or purchase from local vendors and stores.  My hope is that we can eat together outdoors.  We'll make a plan to meet the indoor people.  (I'm being an optimist. If it's colder than expected we'll all be together drawing in the Warner Center.)

AFTERNOON:  1:00 PM  Back to sketching.

SHOW AND TELL:  3:00 PM  Location to be determined. This is the social part of our day where we will share our sketches, tell stories, and probably talk about art supplies.


-  Bring a stool - it gives you more options.  

click to enlarge

Can't find us?  

Call or Text Mark - 973-809-9128

There are no fees or attendance taken. 

All drawing skill levels are welcome

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.