Tuesday, December 12, 2023

SATURDAY:: Sketch the Philippine Consulate

Maligayang pagdating sa Konsulado ng Pilipinas 

 a Tagalog welcome 

to the Philippine Consulate.

As we started sketching at Rockefeller Center two weeks ago a gentleman approached us.  He asked if we were with NYC Urban Sketchers.  He mentioned his daughter had joined us for her first sketching event the previous week.  It turns out that in addition to being the proud father of an artistically inclined daughter he is also the Deputy Consul General of the Philippine Consulate General.  Mr. Cruz took out his phone and showed me photos of the lobby of the consulate which has been decorated for the holiday season.  

In appreciation for welcoming his daughter he has invited us to spend this Saturday sketching the Consulate!.  This is a very unusual opportunity that could only come about because of a connection. The Philippine Consulate is on Fifth Avenue.  It will be warm inside, with restrooms nearby.  The consulate will provide coffee and tea for us, -  but eating must be done outside the building.  We will probably need to dash out to eat in small groups or solo.  Our Show and Tell session at the end of the day will take place indoors at the consulate.

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When:  SATURDAY, December 16, 2023, starting at 10 AM

Where: The Philippine Consulate 556 5th Ave, between 45th and 46th Streets, NYC.   It should be an easy place to find.  Enter the consulate when you arrive.

Lunch: 12:00 Noon - We need to eat outside the consulate.  There are loads of places nearby that provide food, but it will be difficult for us to eat together.  Return to the consulate when you’re done.   

Afternoon:  1 PM (approx) - Back sketching.

Show and Tell:  We’ll find a likely spot at the consulate  at 3:00 PM to share our artwork, tell stories, and talk about art supplies.


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

-      This is actually more than just a connection - the Philippine Consulate has a love for art.  Their website lists dozens of Philippine artists - you can click to see their work:  https://philippinecenterny.com/artists/

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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