“ Great ”
— Wendy on Mar 18, 2017.
“ Great group ”
— Pat on Feb 11, 2017.
“ I absolutely love this meetup group. IWas well worth the long drive and hectic traffic to share the opportunity to participate with this wonderful group! Again, thank you jesse ”
— Kathryn t c. on Oct 16, 2016.
“ Awesome! I'm so glad I was able to come back after some time away ”
— Weintana on Sep 6, 2016.
“ I always enjoy sketching and seeing other people's work ”
— Dave B. on Sep 5, 2016.
“ excellent ”
— Russell E. on Sep 3, 2016.
“ best art meetup ever. Jesse rules. ”
— Janette R. on Jul 30, 2016.
“ terrific ”
— hilda f. on Jul 2, 2016.
“ People can join the group no matter what level of drawing experiences you have.for beginners, this is the time people get to practice and improving; for those who already have drawing experiences, this is the chance to continue practicing and improving ”
— Tony T. on Jun 11, 2016.
“ This is a great group. I hope to see everyone again sometime. ”
— Andy A. on Mar 29, 2016.
“ Really and truly one of the best groups! Jesse is authentic and does his best to provide the group with regular activities. And it hasn't been infiltrated by all the "pre-pay only event" type groups that seem to pop up everywhere. Go Jesse! ”
— Rrrager on Feb 28, 2016.
“ A fun group with some wonderful artists. ”
— ElyseF on Jan 30, 2016.
“ Greating meeting some of you guys, hopefully will be able to meet more people next time. Thanks for organizing this! ”
— Wonil S. on Jan 13, 2016.
“ Excellent MeetUp. Unlike any other. One of the best. ”
— meredith n. on Sep 19, 2015.
“ Fun and laid-back! ”
— Margaret M. on Jul 18, 2015.
“ It is terrific in general! ”
— Iona G. on Jun 27, 2015.
“ This is truly a wonderful group, Jesse did a great job in guiding us all. What a wonderful day with terrific people. ”
— Judy C on May 30, 2015.
“ Excellent way to meet diverse people and do different types of drawing. ”
— Dykeman on Feb 7, 2015.
“ Good Group. Tough to sign up on short notice though... :) ”
— Amir on Sep 15, 2014.
“ Really nice group, very talented artist from different backgrounds, and very inspiring. ”
— Billy F. on Sep 4, 2014.
“ Loved it, it was GREAT fun. I enjoyed the feeling of the group and the varied locations Jesse. I like how you share our work laid out, there is so much expressive talent and diversity in this group. ”
— Audrey E. on Aug 16, 2014.
“ the best sketch group! ”
— Marcelo on Jul 19, 2014.
“ Excellent; see comments above. ”
— Barbara K. on Jun 28, 2014.
“ Great, and professionally well organized, inspiring and motivating ”
— Eran on Jun 7, 2014.
“ Awesome! It was my first time meeting up with the group. Jesse was great, organized and led us to some really nice areas. Looking forward to the next one. ”
— Sophia M. on Jun 7, 2014.
“ fantastic ”
— YuRi on Jun 7, 2014.
“ I'm impressed how Jesse kept things simultaneaously informal yet well-structured. I also appreciate how he scouted the location prior to the Meetup to provide us artists the best sketching possibilities. This was my first experience with the Group and I look forward to participating again. ”
— Phil M. on Jun 7, 2014.
“ It was my first time the Meetup and it was great. Looking forward to the next one. ”
— Damaris on May 27, 2014.
“ This is a great group! It's well organized, pleasant and motivates my creativity. ”
— Danna F. on May 25, 2014.
“ perfect, the weather the interesting things to paint, just great ”
— Janet W. on Apr 13, 2014.
“ couldn't find any1 else there from group @ 10. expected the room 2 b blank 4 us.... was covered floor 2 ceiling. ”
— pauli m. on Mar 9, 2014.
“ Had a great time. ”
— Ying on Jan 12, 2014.
“ Thanks Jesse, as usual you did an outstanding job and it was wonderful. My friend Janet Woelk came for the first time and loved it. See you in March! Have a great, restful February! ”
— Arlene F. on Jan 12, 2014.
“ I love this group! ”
— J. J. on Jan 12, 2014.
“ A-OK ”
— Douglas H. on Nov 10, 2013.
“ Nice people, nice to work with and chat ”
— Nefeli on Oct 13, 2013.
“ I enjoy the reviews and sketchesI can't wait to go to the next one. ”
— Ruth R. on Sep 29, 2013.
“ so far, so good. brilliantly run. excellent company. ”
— Eric L. on Sep 28, 2013.
“ I believe that the group is really exceptional. We have some really talented people in the group. I found people willing to share ideas about what they are doing. I found exposure to the group to be a benefit and I left feeling uplifted. ”
— Barry W. on Sep 8, 2013.
“ Super sites, organization. Dependably. Many excellent drawings and paintings. Jesse can just mark me in for five stars per Meet Up. His events are a joy. ”
— Susan S. on Aug 24, 2013.
“ Great......friendly, talented people....thanks Jesse for making it happen. ”
— Joyce on Aug 24, 2013.
“ HAPPY SMILING TV.SHOW is looking for Sketching Artist. E-mail:[masked] It is a good group with great people. ”
— daniel f. on Jul 21, 2013.
“ Great one! really had a good time :) ”
— Einav T on Jul 6, 2013.
“ Nice group - everyone just does his/her thing and reviews kindly after each exercise. ”
— JB on Jun 16, 2013.
“ good! ”
— Kate S. on Jun 16, 2013.
“ Great! ”
— Winnie L. on May 26, 2013.
“ I am excited to have found such a group and know my sketching can only improve. ”
— Caren A. on May 19, 2013.
“ Very comfortable group. ”
— Tricia on May 18, 2013.
“ this group rocks ”
— eden h. on Jan 15, 2013.
“ Very welcoming. ”
— Francesca on Jan 13, 2013.
“ Great group, looking forward to going another time. ”
— Kirstine on Jan 12, 2013.
“ Dynamic, great, very talented, friendly crowd. ”
— Pam on Jan 12, 2013.
“ So far, excellent (my first meet with you) ”
— Ploompit on Jan 12, 2013.
“ Fun! ”
— Chian-Ju on Jan 12, 2013.
“ I love this group! I love to see the wonderful variety of styles people have, and it's always a fun surprise to see what people choose to draw sitting two feet away from me. Every once in awhile I see myself in someone else's drawing. It's a kick! ”
— Deborah G. on Dec 15, 2012.
“ there was room for more for the group size ”
— Susan on Dec 9, 2012.
“ It was nice to sketch at the Morgan Library and see all the Master Drawings. Thank you Jesse for organize the group! ”
— Charles on Dec 8, 2012.
“ A well-organized, friendly group of people. ”
— Ryoko on Oct 13, 2012.
“ haven't a clue ,at this time ”
— jerry on Oct 13, 2012.
“ Loved it! Very relaxing, hope there's more interaction time. ”
— Shawn L. on Sep 30, 2012.
“ Very convivial. ”
— denise m. on Sep 30, 2012.
“ I love this group! Thanks to Jesse and Rachel! ”
— HONG Z. on Sep 30, 2012.
“ This is a great group of people. ”
— Natalie F. on Sep 10, 2012.
“ A very friendly and talented group. So enjoyable to sit and sketch. ”
— Roz on Sep 9, 2012.
“ Friendly, easy-going! ”
— Violetta on Sep 9, 2012.
“ Wonderful group ”
— Ena on Aug 26, 2012.
“ Diversified group of people with common interest. Some great artists. ”
— carole k. on Aug 26, 2012.
“ I really enjoy the instant galleries that are created. There are myriad styles/ideas to appreciate! ”
— Jewel on Aug 26, 2012.
“ I missed the sign-in and did not follow the group when they moved on to the second location. It was all very relaxed, organized-looking and low-key. A great group to sketch with. I did not feel scrutinized, although I get the sense that had I wanted feedback, I most certainly could have found it among those in attendance. ”
— Melanie T. on Jul 31, 2012.
“ It's a very relaxed group & a lot of fun. ”
— karen on Jul 30, 2012.
“ People were very friendly and encouraging; looking forward to meeting Jesse and other artists in future. ”
— Patricia H on Jul 29, 2012.
“ I haven't done pencil sketch in ages and this was the perfect motivation to try again! The group allows you to freely find a subject to sketch and focus in on that, while knowing there is the safety of a group nearby. You get to see other peoples work and get new ideas. Everyone looks, no one judges - a great way to practice and learn. ”
— Annalisa on Jul 18, 2012.
“ Wonderful people and thanks for Jesse's effort to organize such great event ! ”
— Cindy L. on Jul 15, 2012.
“ great group, excellent leader ”
— jeannette m. on Jun 24, 2012.
“ I loved this meetup group..a wonderful idea in a fabulous setting :) ”
— Anna on Jun 24, 2012.
“ Nice casual meet up for people wanting to sketch together. ”
— renee on May 28, 2012.
“ Lots of fun. It's been awhile since I've sketched. Helped me reconnect my eye, hand, brain and my love for putting lines, smears and smudges on paper to create something new. ”
— Alice on May 28, 2012.
“ This is a friendly, relaxed group, and thanks to Jesse, this art meetup is very well organized and documented. Dogs and children are welcome if they can behave. ”
— Rachel B. on May 27, 2012.
“ This is a nice group with a wonderful and passionate Organizer, Jesse Richards. It is nice to be around people that you share common interests with. The members are friendly and inspirational! ”
— RoseAnn P. on May 7, 2012.
“ what a great meetup! it's a real treat to get to sketch with company, with all different mediums and levels of experience, with a super non-judgmental vibe. thank you, jesse! ”
— Hadas on May 6, 2012.
“ Nice group. ”
— Cheri on May 6, 2012.
“ nice meet up and no rules ,no levels restriction ”
— Lily on May 6, 2012.
“ Love this Meet up group. Great bunch of people and excellent artists! ”
— Giovanna Ponzio T. on May 6, 2012.
“ The Central Park Sketching & Art Meetup Group is the most well run Meetup Group I am a part of. The group consists of all ages and backgrounds, as well as various skill levels which is ideal for someone like me who is new to art. I highly recommend attending an event to see what it's like! ”
— Julie M. on Apr 17, 2012.
“ Great friendly and talented people. :) ”
— Lisa C. on Apr 16, 2012.
“ Well run. good job Jesse ”
— Maura K. on Apr 16, 2012.
“ Wonderful, friendly ”
— janet on Apr 16, 2012.
“ Well organized...Nice people...fun times... ”
— Raviraj G. on Apr 1, 2012.
“ It is a very nice group. ”
— Juan H. on Mar 12, 2012.
“ I am a member of many drawing or fine art related meet up group. This group is the consistatnly good. I want to thank you to Jesse for all the efforts. ”
— Michelle on Feb 6, 2012.
“ Friendly group of people. ”
— arlene on Feb 6, 2012.
“ Great group, thanks Jesse! ”
— Christine on Feb 5, 2012.
“ A nice friendly group of people and some with amazing talent. ”
— Kathy on Jan 8, 2012.
“ was nice ”
— Elizabeth on Jan 8, 2012.
“ Thumbs up ”
— Wendy L. on Nov 14, 2011.
“ Love it! Thanks Jesse. ”
— ronnie on Nov 13, 2011.
“ A well-organized, relaxed group of people with a nice common interest. I will be back! ”
— Bef on Oct 26, 2011.
“ Nice people. ”
— Mei C on Oct 23, 2011.
“ quite a good/exceptional group - attractive, intelligent, approachable, and interesting............ ”
— Bill B. on Oct 23, 2011.
“ Too bad events aren't more frequent ”
— Sherwin on Oct 23, 2011.
“ The group has a great concept. I kind of wish there was some particular sketch challenge that could be presented but still make it as free to sketch what you wish. I did feel a little lost as to what to draw so I guess it helps for those who aren't really sure what to draw. ”
— May on Oct 23, 2011.
“ Like it and look forward to next time ”
— Beth B. on Oct 3, 2011.
“ If you like to sketch and you'd like to meet other nice people who like to sketch too, this is the place. ”
— Dan on Oct 3, 2011.
“ Keep up skills, meet others and have a good time, all in one. ”
— Rodney on Oct 3, 2011.
“ I really liked it and would definitely do it again. The group is friendly and supportive and not to mention quite talented. ”
— Maggie on Oct 3, 2011.
“ great ”
— gayle on Sep 6, 2011.
“ This is only my second time to join the group, and people are nice and it's very comfortable crowd to draw together for someone like me, who simply loves to draw for leisure without an experienced artistic background. It is really great way to start your weekend, getting yourself out to sketch in the Saturday morning and meet people who appreciate art like yourself. It definitely will make you feel better. ”
— Ikuko on Sep 5, 2011.
“ a Fun group. Nice bunch of artists, beginners and enthusiasts. ”
— Clovia N. on Aug 14, 2011.
“ So far so good. First time out left a good impression. ”
— Stuart A. on Jul 12, 2011.
“ I love the Sketching group. Jesse and the group are so supportive. We go to different places every meet-up - outdoor parks, museums. There are some excellent artists in the group. I'm a beginner - but all are treated the same. It's a wonderful way to spend a few hours on the weekend. ”
— Wanda on Jul 10, 2011.
“ Great group- well organized, friendly & open to all levels of artistic develooment. Enjoyed it! ”
— Jules on Jun 27, 2011.
“ well attended, nice people. well organized. Jesse did a great job. ”
— Monica on Jun 27, 2011.
“ The groups was great. Very nice members. Jesse, he was such a nice guy and was easy to talk to. ”
— Fatima on Jun 13, 2011.
“ A great group of friendly people. LOTS of creativity in a supportive and stimulating atmosphere. ”
— Richard T. on May 23, 2011.
“ People in this meetup group are all very lovely. ”
— Eunjoo on Apr 18, 2011.
“ One of the best Meetup groups. This will inspire me to sketch more. I've been drawing on the computer, so I've been out of touch with spontaneously sketching. I hope to become familiar with it again. Thank you so much. ”
— Thoa on Apr 18, 2011.
“ Really nice, friendly group of people. ”
— Jo N. on Apr 17, 2011.
“ It's great to be in a group where everyone is positive/encouraging and enjoy sketching together. ”
— Maureen B on Apr 4, 2011.
“ This is a good meetup for people who want to practice their drawing skills without any pressure or criticism. ”
— Cynthia on Apr 3, 2011.
“ keep up the great work jesse! i've attended 2 meetups now and had a great time sketching and socializing at both. ”
— nima on Apr 3, 2011.
“ Friendly atmosphere, a great way to enjoy your drawing hobby with others. It's also a nicely organized group with regular meetups ;) ”
— Erica W. on Mar 14, 2011.
“ Friendly and not critical or intrusive. Just great to work side-by-side with others all focused on the subject and their art. ”
— Mary V. on Mar 14, 2011.
“ The group is very laid back. :-) ”
— Jasmine on Mar 14, 2011.
“ Who would think that a group of NYers can have a great time with pencil and paper and go three hours without having to tweet or text! ”
— Leo on Feb 20, 2011.
“ What a super time had at the museum...thank you Jesse!!!!! ”
— Bill M. on Feb 20, 2011.
“ Great group of people, everyone friendly. ”
— Gina on Feb 20, 2011.
“ Great! ”
— Shruthi on Feb 20, 2011.
“ Four stars worth of pleasantness - and a lot of good talent ”
— Abe de la H. on Feb 20, 2011.
“ Love it! Thank you Jesse! ”
— Pei-Cen on Feb 19, 2011.
“ The group was very friendly and non-judgemental. Non-intimidating. ”
— Wanda on Jan 24, 2011.
“ Inspiring! It was great to get back into drawing...it's been a while. ”
— Kristy O. on Jan 24, 2011.
“ cool group to be a part of to flex your creative muscles. ”
— Russell on Nov 14, 2010.
“ others should join because this group venue provides a sort of inspiration for those who want to sketch outside but might be intimidated by the prospect of doing it by themselves. and also everybody can learn from somebody and when we all showed our work to each other i was inspired by other peoples' work. one other reason...this is a prime example of what is good about new york city...all the diversity in the people who attended. ”
— roderick on Oct 25, 2010.
“ It can help motivate you to draw and improve your skills. It's very relaxing. Fun! ”
— Veronica M. on Oct 25, 2010.
“ It's a friendly group for all art levels. ”
— tina_in_ny on Oct 10, 2010.
“ Consistently good. It's an organized un-organization :-) ”
— Tommy on Oct 10, 2010.
“ There is no pressure to be anything. Anyone who enjoys sketching - regardless of skill or background - is very welcome. This meet up may be just the thing to get the would be (or lapsed) sketcher to come out with pad and pencils in hand. ”
— Gerry C on Oct 10, 2010.
“ To meet a nice group of artists who enjoy sketching and sharing their work. I also like having more limited choices and only 30-45 minutes for each sketch. ”
— Shirley L. on Oct 10, 2010.
“ Jesse organized this Meetup so seamlessly I am amazed. He explained the procedure, somehow got us to disperse, magically got us together for "show and tell", dispersed us again, etc. all without us being aware of what he was doing. Magic. Plus it was a very friendly group. ”
— PatriciaG on Sep 27, 2010.
“ Wonderful group/ wonderful sketching,wonderful host-cant wait till the next one! ”
— Margaret D. on Aug 15, 2010.
“ Excellent!!! and thanks to Jesse for a HOT time at the Harlem Meer today. Great people, good time. ”
— stephen on Jul 25, 2010.
“ Good group. ”
— Jeanne on Jun 28, 2010.
“ awesome way to meet creative folks like myself, to share our work and ideas, and to enjoy beautiful central park! ”
— Rachel R. on May 24, 2010.
“ Jesse is a great organizer/host. The other group members are very supportive. ”
— Yumi K. on May 23, 2010.
“ Jesse really picks some nice spots for us to draw. ”
— Paula on May 23, 2010.
“ Very serious, noncritical bunch of amateur artists -- terrific opportuity to get off the couch and out to make art.- ”
— Anna S. on May 23, 2010.
“ Meet a very down to earth crowd and sketch! ”
— Catarina on May 8, 2010.
“ It's a wonderful group of people & our Leader Jesse is great. It was raining, so drawing outside was not an option. His alternate plan was inside the Met Museum & it went on without missing a beat...I'm very far from being an accomplished artist, but I was made to feel very at home. It was a wonderful experience & can't wait to attend the next meetup. ”
— Diane R. on Apr 27, 2010.
“ Well organized and nice people. ”
— Julia N. on Apr 10, 2010.
“ It really was a learning experience for me. We talked about different media supplies and the group was very open about where they purchased them and how they liked using them. What I really liked was that everyone was so supportive. They gave positive feedback and saw so much beauty in your work, even if you didn't thing so. Some of the artwork was so amazing, I was so impressed. It was very inspiring day. This is a great group of people, you will love it. ”
— Redina H. on Mar 22, 2010.
“ This Meetup provides you with the place to begin your art or continue with it at almost no cost (the cost is only when there are models involved and that too is moderately priced). ”
— Roseann M. on Mar 7, 2010.
“ I've been coming around for upward of a year now - and I really love this group. Friendly and very supportive! ”
— Michael K. on Jan 11, 2010.
“ Jesse does a great job organizing. Anyone with even the slightest artistic inkling should try this. ”
— Kevin on Dec 13, 2009.
“ It doesn't matter what level you're at. ”
— Shelly on Oct 10, 2009.
“ Because it is well-run, supportive and fun. ”
— Susan P M. on Aug 30, 2009.
“ Meet other people and have a good time sharing while also drawing. ”
— Jerry C. on Jul 13, 2009.
“ This meetup group has a very friendly environment with plenty to see and do afterwords. ”
— scott v. on Jul 12, 2009.
“ This group is a wonderful way to get to know and enjoy the Park on a different level. And of course to spend a wonderful Sunday afternoon! ”
— Laura on Apr 20, 2009.
“ Just a fun time! The range of skill runs the gamut and everyone is encouraging. I really enjoyed the diverse group. Just the right mix of leaving you to do your own thing, and a quick, informal viewing of everyone's work. If you love to draw, want a group to be with while drawing, looking to find your artistic groove, this is the group to join. ”
— Melinda on Mar 21, 2009.
“ This is a great way to practice your drawing in a very relaxed pace....Great people and fantastic models! ”
— lourdes on Feb 23, 2009.
“ A very good group of people and a great organizer! ”
— arlene on Feb 22, 2009.
“ This was my first time at the meetup so I did not know anyone yet I did feel comfortable. If there are others out there that enjoy the ability to concentrate on drawing this was a good place. It got VERY QUIET when we were drawing and you could practically feel the energy of creative process. ”
— Anna K. on Jan 19, 2009.
“ You shouldn't, because then you might take my spot! (grin) ”
— Marc S. on Jan 18, 2009.
“ Talented, friendly people. Share the experience and information. ”
— Kathy L. on Jan 18, 2009.
“ This is a fantastic group of people who love to sketch. No pretense, just great folks and each with their own special wonderful perspective. ”
— Andrea on Dec 14, 2008.
“ see a variety of points of view and talents ”
— Jennifer on Nov 9, 2008.
“ If you don't want to learn about drawing, meet others who love drawing, and have a good time, then don't join this group! ”
— Roman S. on Oct 19, 2008.
“ Enjoyed the group. Able to be inspired and encoureged to do their work. ”
— Daiell on Oct 19, 2008.
“ Everyone is so friendly and encouraging! ”
— Lori B. on Aug 10, 2008.
“ For anyone who want to sketch outside, this group would be perfect. I wish this group expand its activity into outdoor painting. ”
— Boa on Jul 27, 2008.
“ Many have said this, and after my first meet-up I can now confirm it: There are some very nice and very talented people in the group, but it's also a very laid-back atmosphere for those of us newbies to both the group and the art who are yet to develop our method and skill. Despite the part where we lay out our work side by side (and it's nice to be able to see and appreciate everyone else's work), it's really not a competitive or judgemental group, and everyone's very gracious and encouriging. It's an art meetup where you can just have fun drawing surrounded by nature and good company and simply enjoy the process... ”
— Tc on Jul 21, 2008.
“ loves it. ”
— Christopher R. on Jul 6, 2008.
“ It was laid back and fun. And great motivation to get back into drawing! ”
— Julie M on Jun 28, 2008.
“ great if you just want to do some no pressure sketching. it's good to see others techniques and see other ways of getting results, ways to give quick impressions of things, at least that's what i'm trying to work on, i'm so slow! it just takes time though... ”
— Danny on Jun 28, 2008.
“ Because it's a nice group of people who will keep you company while you practice sketching. ”
— Chris on May 28, 2008.
“ Gives you the impetus to draw. If you have other people, a place and a set time, it is enough to move me into action. ”
— GiGi on May 24, 2008.
“ sure.. it is a great way to get people motivated to go out and draw in central park... ! ”
— Rachel on Mar 30, 2008.
“ easy, friendly bunch! ”
— gelo on Nov 18, 2007.
“ I like this Meet up. ”
— Raj on Oct 29, 2007.
“ Friendly people ”
— brian on Oct 6, 2007.
“ I thoroughly enjoyed the time, am looking forward to the next. ”
— M on Sep 23, 2007.
“ I loved it. I'm a little shy sometimes, but I was able to just sit down and focus on the task at hand and then I spoke to others. I am looking forward to future meetings. ”
— Margaret R. on Aug 13, 2007.
“ Good way to sketch by meeting a group. Thanks ”
— Adrienne on Jul 29, 2007.
“ A very friendly and helpful group! ”
— anu r. on Jul 28, 2007.
“ I had a really nice time. Jesse was very nice, there were some really talented people there. That castle is beautiful. But MAN . . . it was so windy ! ! ! I have a suggestion for next meeting. If Jesse could buy a small banner, that says MEETUP, he could display the banner at a park bench and then just tell everybody "lets meet at the banner". ”
— Eddie C. on Apr 17, 2011.
“ people are joining in park with each other.every child are enjoy.but shahzad.................? ”
— muhammad shahzad i. on May 22, 2011.
“ it's a babefest. where's all the sketching guys? ”
— Christine on Jan 24, 2011.
“ Join this Meetup to relax and enjoy the company of your friendly creative neighbors. Plus it's a great motivation to keep up your drawing skills. Plus it's awesome. You like awesome. ”
— Jesse R. on May 23, 2010.
“ 'Because, merely, if they think that they may want to, but procrastinate, there may be no room for them. As the group has consistently had positive opportunities for drawing and networking.' ”
— derykdemmer on Feb 6, 2010.
“ Friendly people and relaxing atmosphere. ”
— Maria on Aug 30, 2009.
“ Nice to a pat on the back for one's hobby. ”
— Liz s on Feb 21, 2009.