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"Draftsmen'­s Congress" at the New Museum

This will probably be one of the most unique art events you attend ... we've been invited to participate in a new version of the "Draftsmen's Congress" - a huge room in which artists have an ongoing conversation in layers of art and paint. Bring some bold charcoal or paint - and ideas! Since most of our meetups are about drawing from life, this will present a new creative challenge for the group.

We'll meet in the lobby, at Bowery & Prince St. Admission to the museum is waived for us for this event. Please be punctual; the museum says we must enter as a group, and they will not admit latecomers. If you have any trouble finding me, give me a call or text at [masked].




What makes our Meetups different from other art groups and classes? It's because we like to share our work, and talk, and enjoy the sights. Share tips and learn from people in a casual environment where all levels of artists are welcome!

We hand out nametags so everyone can meet one another!

We take photos to share on the site later. Bring your camera!

The event usually lasts three hours, but is not rigid.

Everyone at all skill levels is welcome!

Looking forward to sketching with you!

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  • Anne-Elizabeth S.

    I enjoyed myself!

    March 10, 2014

  • Anika

    Such a cool event! Nice group of people. Thanks Jesse.

    March 9, 2014

  • Deborah G.

    Great follow up photos, Jesse, as always. Thanks for sharing.

    1 · March 9, 2014

  • pauli m.

    i must have been in a parallel universe! did do some drawing

    March 9, 2014

  • pauli m.

    not what i expected

    March 9, 2014

  • Melissa

    Great fun, very nice people. Thanks for including us in this event, Jesse.

    March 9, 2014

  • Arlene F.

    Wonderful fun. Thanks Jesse,as usual'

    March 9, 2014

  • Tephany

    Cool event! Nice people!

    March 9, 2014

  • john

    Thanks to Jessie and to all the artists who participated.

    March 9, 2014

  • Deborah G.

    Great fun to add our scribbles and color to the layers and layers of previous art. Thanks for bringing the colored chalks, Jesse. What I brought just didn't have enough oomph to compete with what was already on the walls. As always, thank you for finding an intriguing venue for us.

    March 9, 2014

  • Brigid

    This was my first meetup & I really enjoyed meeting people & participating together. I hung around a couple of hours after most left & have some pics to share... Dramatic changes within an hour!

    March 9, 2014

  • kerri

    Very cool

    March 9, 2014

  • Yvette

    Lots of fun painting, charcoaling and penciling the arts on the walls. Thanks Jesse for having this event .

    March 9, 2014

  • Susan S.

    Supplies for New Mus meetup? THX

    March 5, 2014

    • Jesse R.

      They will have supplies there, but I've heard they're not very good quality. I recommend bringing your own - anything you like. No need for paper or pad, just drawing/painting tools.

      March 6, 2014

    • Susan S.

      OK. See you there briefly w my painter pal Susan Grucci as she indicated . -- S

      March 6, 2014

  • Joyce

    Joyce
    Hi Jesse...Sorry will not be able to make it this Sunday....see you at the next event in April...

    March 6, 2014

  • Elizabeth

    I can't make it , I just changed my RSVP.

    March 6, 2014

  • LC

    ~Want to really attend (Draftmen's Congress)
    If anyone knows they won't be able to attend,can. You please let organizer know:) (for those who are waiting)~ Thanks!:)

    March 6, 2014

  • Patricia H

    Thanks, Jesse. The event sounds wonderful!

    March 6, 2014

  • jerry

    Jesse,
    Not sure what to bring.....any point to bringing watercolor pad and watercolor paint?

    March 5, 2014

  • Susan G.

    Jesse, I'm excited to be there…I could only stay for an hour and 1/2 - I don't want to seem rude - but I would enjoy this experience even for a short time; Susan Stark has told me so much about this meet up. See you there - Susan G.

    March 5, 2014

  • Arlene F.

    Looking forward to Sunday. Should be lots of fun!

    March 4, 2014

  • PatriciaG

    Here's a link to a video of this event made by Marl Leibowitz of the NYC Urban Sketchers the other day. If the link doesn't work just google NYC Urban Sketchers and go to the blog, it is there.
    http://nyc.urbansketchers.org/2014/02/at-new-museum-for-draftsmens-congress.html?showComment=1392335305552#c[masked]

    February 13, 2014

  • Elizabeth

    Hi Rita I'm not that lofty, I just want to have fun! Looking forward to the meetup!

    January 30, 2014

  • Mary

    Awesome this sounds amazing :)

    January 27, 2014

  • Elizabeth

    I'm looking forward to meeting you Rita. It's good to already get positive feedback Kathryn. It already feels like a nice experience! Here's to new beginnings everybody!

    January 24, 2014

  • Kathryn t c.

    T o t a l l y agree! Terrific comment!

    1 · January 22, 2014

  • Elizabeth

    Hi, the concept of your group is what I've been looking for I.e. A place to explore my drawing skills while learning to let go of the notion that it's suppose to be perfect which I feel has kept me stuck and afraid to practice and explore through trial and error. I see kids decide to draw something in total abandonment and confidence that they can draw and create what they were inspired to. It would be nice to experience that once again.

    2 · January 22, 2014

  • Susan S.

    Can you please explain further how this works, Jesse? THX

    November 6, 2013

    • Jesse R.

      The invited groups comprise artists, art students, art professors, graphic designers, architects, cartoonists, engineers and other individuals who draw as part of their profession or privately as well as a diverse range of social and political groups from the local community. At the end of the Congress the work will be divided into manifold pieces and distributed to the public and the participants for free.

      The Draftsmen’s Congress was previously realized as part of the 7th Berlin Biennale in 2012.

      1 · November 6, 2013

    • Rodney

      will make efforts to come with significant other. . .

      January 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm going

    January 19, 2014

  • Alisa F.

    This sounds so cool! I cannot wait to attend.

    January 19, 2014

  • Arlene F.

    Really looking forward to it. Can we use pastels?

    January 14, 2014

  • Diana

    This sounds like so much fun!

    January 8, 2014

  • Susan G.

    Thanks, I'm sure it will be an enjoying experience.

    January 4, 2014

  • Suzanne

    looking forward to it. It sound unusual and a lot of fun. Thanks and a happy New Year to all.

    January 2, 2014

  • Yvette

    Can't wait for this event!

    November 17, 2013

  • Deborah G.

    I hope I can make it. I'm expecting a grandchild right around then and may need to dash off to Lake Tahoe. It sounds like great fun!

    November 10, 2013

  • Lily

    This is an excellent idea for a meet up.
    I love the idea of color painting.
    Hope to be there since its so far away...

    November 7, 2013

  • miclle

    I would love to join! This sounds like something amazing to get lost in! Wonderful! Yayyyy

    November 6, 2013

  • daniel

    great idea, thanks for making this happen. i look forward - just wish it was sooner

    November 6, 2013

  • Laura M

    What an amazing opportunity. Jesse - thank you so much for all your work organizing us!!
    Laura

    November 6, 2013

  • Kathryn t c.

    Thank you Jesse for this AWSUM invitation! I am so excited to participate as a Navy Gold Star Mother, I will take great pride in painting in memory of my brave boy and those like him.

    1 · November 6, 2013

  • Sono A.

    O!M!G! : this looks AnD sounds exactly wonderful! Count me in for sure!!! I will be there with my paints.

    November 6, 2013

  • chris

    Looking forward to this !

    November 6, 2013

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