Wednesday, June 5, 2024

SATURDAY: Sketch at the Draw-a-Thon


A fun artistic way for us to raise money and practice our craft. Grab your sketchbook, paints, brushes, pens; whatever your medium and join us as we bring back this amazing event to the school. This event is unique among draw-a-thons because it introduces the tradition of live model drawing to high school art students. The nine-hour drawing and painting event will provide an opportunity for art students and professional artists to work side by side from a group of live models. Poses will vary from short sessions of five minutes, twenty minutes and one hour poses. Extended poses of three and six hours will also be available. There will be a dedicated room for costume (heroic/cosplay) figure drawing and a separate room for nude/traditional figure drawing

I enjoy this event.  The opportunity to do some life drawing is always appreciated.  It's also a good cause.  We support the High School and see it as an important NYC institution.  A number of our sketchers are graduates.  The list of art people who attended the High School is impressive.  Lastly we have held our annual Portrait Party there for several years.  

So, for so many reasons I hope to see you there.



What:   We will be sketching at the High School of Art and Design Draw-a-Thon

Where:   The High School is located at 245 E 56th St  (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)

When:  It opens at 10:00 AM Saturday, June 8, 2024.  (Note:  Modeling extends from 10 am to 6 pm)  Come when you like - leave when you like.  It's nine hours of sketching if you're up for it!

How:   This is a fund raiser - admission is $25.  You can get your ticket by clicking this link:

Lunch:  We’re not going to be taking a formal lunch.  This event brings out art-interested people from all over the city.  Urban Sketchers will be a small part of the day.  Eat when you like, bring food or go out to the Avenues, there are many choices. 

Show and Tell:  We will not be having our usual Show and Tell


-      The HS will supply chairs, no need to bring a stool.

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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