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Sketching Carl Schurz's Promenade

It's been a year and a half since we visited this large uptown park. If you have never walked along its promenade, you are in for a treat. And its wooded areas have great sketching spots, too - as you can see from this sketch, from our last trip.

We'll meet at the south end of the park, on 84th st and East End Ave.

Any problems on the day of the event, I can be reached at[masked]-9816.



What makes our Meetups different from other art groups and classes? There's no instruction, but we like to share our work, and talk and discuss. Share tips and learn from people in a casual environment where all levels of artists are welcome!

  • We sketch a few poses and then share our drawings, and then sketch again, etc.
  • Feel free to bring any media you like to work with - pens, pencil, watercolor, pastel, small sketchbook or large paper, whatever suits you.
  • We hand out nametags so everyone can meet one another!
  • We take photos to share on the site later. Bring your camera!
  • The event will last three hours.
  • This Meetup is FREE and everyone at all skill levels is welcome!

In case of rain, I will probably try rescheduling the event for the next day, Sunday.

Looking forward to sketching with you!

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  • zuhra

    thank u for this amazing day! i really enjoyed this day:)

    May 19, 2013

  • Caren A.

    I enjoyed it immensely. My first sketch meetup had me a bit nervous with sketch #1. As the day wore on , I got more relaxed and found my groove.

    1 · May 19, 2013

  • john

    Great!

    May 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I loved it! Great location for sketching, and I also think it's a well organized meetup! Thumbs up!

    2 · May 18, 2013

  • Arlene F.

    It was great even though the weather was not cooperating. Jesse inspires me to sketch and paint with his planning. A bigger treat was his wife and daughter Sienna joined us and we met for the first time. Sienna is a dream and his wife is delightful. Jesse always is on time and has the place scouted before we get there so he can disperse us in the different areas.

    3 · May 18, 2013

  • Tricia

    Sketching was great. I had a great time

    1 · May 18, 2013

  • Susan S.

    Welcome to the Meet Up to S.R.! I got two cute snapshots out of four tries (if this were baseball I'd be we'll ahead of Miguel and Prince!)

    May 18, 2013

  • Tonito

    Great sketching , Great People, Cute baby, Dogs barking......aweSOMe day....... thanks JesSE

    May 18, 2013

  • Tina

    Nice day out :)

    1 · May 18, 2013

  • Suzanne

    Sorry, it started raining in Bklyn this morning but now it stopped!

    May 18, 2013

  • Jesse R.

    We're on the promenade everyone - feel free to join us, even late!

    May 18, 2013

  • Marla J

    Anyone attending the dance fest afterwards?

    May 18, 2013

  • Stephanie C

    Turns out I can't make it. Changing my RSVP so someone on the wait list can go.

    May 18, 2013

  • Curtis

    Glad I got in, but can't make it - another time. The last one was great!

    May 17, 2013

  • Tina

    Weather got pretty bad at around 4 really strong heavy rain :/

    May 11, 2013

  • Susan S.

    Maybe the reason you saw no others: You were on West 84th by your report and the site was at East 84th as clearly indicated in this Meet Up announcements. Again: excellent call by Jesse. The weather was threatening all day. Onward...

    May 11, 2013

  • Nirmal M.

    i meant to say I was there today. Sorry for the garbled msg.

    May 11, 2013

  • Nirmal M.

    Wish I had seen your post. I was up, and it wasnno one showe and 't raining. Anyway, I took some pics and sketched a riverside scene so it wasn't a waste. Can't make it next Saturday. It's a nice spot. Good luck next Saturday.

    May 11, 2013

  • Susan S.

    Excellent decision

    May 11, 2013

  • Barbara L.

    Unfortunately the weather isn't looking good. I would prefer next week.

    May 11, 2013

  • Jesse R.

    Sorry everyone - it's raining right now and while the forecast says there will be a respite, there's then a large chance of thunderstorms throughout the day. The ground's wet too, and no one wants their sketchbooks to get caught in the rain. I'm going to push this to next Saturday. Thanks for understanding.

    3 · May 11, 2013

    • Tina

      Kk will go next week then @.@

      May 11, 2013

    • Amanda

      Thanks for the update, Jesse

      May 11, 2013

  • Carlos M. C.

    Sorry to cancel a the last minute! Hopefully someone can use the vacant spot :)

    May 11, 2013

  • Marquis W.

    Wish I couldve made it out. Was really looking forward to it. Maybe next time

    May 11, 2013

  • Suzanne

    When I google weather it doesn't say it's going to rain for sure between 11am and 2pm so I'm hoping for the best.

    1 · May 10, 2013

    • Tina

      It's still dance rain x.x

      May 10, 2013

    • Tonito

      WHatEVERRR...:P

      May 10, 2013

  • Jesse R.

    hey everyone, heads up that if it rains (which unfortunately looks likely), I will probably reschedule for the following Saturday, since this sunday is Mother's Day. (My seven-week-old really dropped the ball in the gift department so it looks like I'm going to be busy finding gifts for my wife.)

    May 9, 2013

    • zuhra

      hello :) so this saturday or next ?

      May 10, 2013

    • Jesse R.

      I'll send out an email here around 9:00 - 10:00 tomorrow morning.

      May 10, 2013

  • Bryan C.

    Won't be able to make it

    May 10, 2013

  • Caren A.

    It turns out I am away on Saturday, so I won't be able to make it. I guess I only replied to the individual who asked for my spot. Have a great session.

    May 10, 2013

  • Vivianna L.

    ^^

    May 10, 2013

  • Annalisa

    I won't be able to make it for a very good reason... I'm going to a wedding! Hope to see you all again soon.

    May 10, 2013

  • Margaret D.

    Sorry-something came up and I won't be able to attend

    May 10, 2013

  • Susan S.

    Happy Mom's Day to all! A small -- in our holiday -oriented family, a small occasion -- but a nice one. We put a $5 limit on mom/Dad day gifts. Challenging, but fun. -- See you this or next weekend for the usual fab Meet Up. S

    May 9, 2013

  • Kel

    If it rains I'm heading over to the @metmuseum since I'll be out of town the following day. If anyone cares to join me, please do. I'll start off at the Temple of Dendur in the Sackler Wing.

    ::fingerscrossed:: Hope it doesn't rain tho.

    May 9, 2013

  • Vivianna L.

    I will go with friend

    May 8, 2013

  • Arlene F.

    Really looking forward to it. Hope the weather cooperates!

    May 7, 2013

  • Jeffrey W.

    Can I have your spot please? It's right around the corner from my place, and I LOVE my park! JW

    May 7, 2013

  • John J. C.

    Gotta fly out to Houston for my nieces and nephews. Someone take my spot.

    May 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    hyewon kim

    April 30, 2013

  • Andrea Do C.

    I'll go this time!!!

    April 20, 2013

  • Tina

    Can't wait :D

    April 15, 2013

  • Michael

    Hey, guys /gals I just made a new meetup last night. I think it's an awesome concept for group power, so come check it out and read the pages section to get to know the concept. The link is http://www.meetup.com/saveit/ Hope you like the idea and join us and make the concept a reality.

    April 10, 2013

  • M

    I think so!

    March 28, 2013

  • Arlene F.

    Looking forward to it. So glad I found you guys! This is the first time this year that I am attending and actually found you. I have long been painting on Long Island and it's not easy to get to these events from Queens. This is a gift!

    February 24, 2013

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