Belvedere Castle!

Finally it's spring! Let's celebrate at one of the city's best landmarks, the castle in Central Park. It's been 3 years since the group has been here, believe it or not. We're going to meet at the castle - walk into the park from 79th st (either east or west) and it's in the center of the park. It's easy to bump into. Follow the signs or ask people for directions. Or use your fancy smartphone.

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



What makes our Meetups different from other art groups and classes? There's no instruction, but we like to share our work, and chat and be inspired. Share tips and learn from people in a casual environment where all levels of artists are welcome! Don't be shy to ask anyone anything!

• We sketch for a bit, usually 45 minutes or so, and then get back together and share our drawings, and then sketch again, etc. There's usually time for 3 or 4 sketches.

• Feel free to bring any media you like to work with - pens, pencil, watercolor, pastel, small sketchbook or large paper, iPad, 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 let people know early in the morning if it is canceled, and then reschedule for another day.

Looking forward to sketching with you!

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  • Barbara K.

    Thanks once again, Jesse, for arranging our meeting today at Belvedere Castle. They've become such a fun part of my life.

    April 6

  • Ping

    Good

    April 6

  • Melissa

    Great to finally be outside sketching with a group, lovely views from the castle, thank you!

    April 6

  • Tashi H.

    I'm stuck uptown but will try to make it before the end.

    April 6

  • Annalisa

    It's a lovely day today for the park, but I'm wiped out from a previous obligation yesterday. I changed my RSVP to let someone else take my place. Have a great time!

    April 6

  • Veró R.

    Yay got confirmed! I can't wait! Perhaps someone could help me with some directions to the castle it's gonna be my first time in Central Park & I don't wanna get lost! :)

    April 5

    • Jesse R.

      It's at the equivalent of 79th street. Walk into the park from 79th either east or west towards the center and you should hit it. Smartphone maps help, or ask friendly passerby if you can't find it!

      1 · April 5

    • Veró R.

      Thank you! See you there!

      April 6

  • Kathryn t c.

    So sorry Jesse Thot I could make it but still not doing so well after pneumonia the last four weeks. Hopefully i'll be better for the next one. .

    April 6

  • Gilly L.

    Can't make it tomorrow, see you next time

    April 5

  • Dennis

    Why not create a second group at another location instead of wait listing so many people? NYCPL perhaps?

    April 5

    • Jesse R.

      Because someone would need to run and organize that group. And in the case of the library, you'd need to contact them and get permission for group attendance.

      1 · April 5

    • Jesse R.

      We've got plenty of events coming up in the coming months, don't worry!

      1 · April 5

  • Alba

    Looking forward to a creative spring drawing days

    April 1

  • M. L.

    Hi Jesse its a good decision as weather will be a factor on a lot of our work today. I am excited about next Sunday.

    March 30

  • Kate S.

    I'm disappointed but good call and just in time, thanks Jesse

    March 30

  • Jesse R.

    Sorry everyone, this is not a pleasant sketching day. It's raining here, so I've moved the event to next Sunday the 6th. Hope to see you then. Stay indoors today and sketch some still lifes!

    - Jesse

    4 · March 30

  • TallTom

    Sorry for dropping at the last minute. The weather is just awful. I'll see you for the next event with favorable conditions.

    March 30

  • Kate S.

    I am going with that it's on, because many of us have to travel to get there by 11 - so Im headed out, Please speak now if off --thanks! K

    March 30

  • Sadia R.

    Is this still happening? Because it seems like it's going to be raining all day tomorrow as well? =\

    1 · March 30

  • Diahann S.

    Hi, sorry for the last minute. But I can't make it to this event. Really wish I could. This would have been my first. :(

    March 29

  • Alesia D.

    I can't make it yet again...but I hope someone on the waiting list can !

    March 29

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've had to take myself off the waiting list, but I'm happy I was put on it!! Have fun, all!

    March 29

  • Pat

    altho I sogned up for Sunday's meeting, I am unable to attend. Catch you next time. Pat

    March 28

  • Jesse R.

    Heads up - as some folks have noticed, forecast calls for rain this weekend. Forecasts are notoriously wrong, so I always wait until the morning of the meetup to decide if it's still on. If it's raining, I'll update everyone and reschedule the meetup to the following Sunday, April 6th. Thanks, Jesse

    1 · March 27

    • Kathryn t c.

      But Jesse were coming all the way from central CT? How early will you know?

      March 28

    • TallTom

      I will need to know at least 3 hours in advance.

      March 28

  • Susan S.

    if it must move to 6th I can attend and so have joined the waiting list. Meanwhile, looks like Noah 's Ark time here in Wash. D.C.

    March 27

  • Kate S.

    Well I had a guest coming, and my guest can't come, so I just changed my status to just me coming - At least I think the change went through. Looking forward to it. Kate

    March 26

  • Tashi H.

    I am really looking forward to meeting everyone!

    March 26

  • Susan S.

    THX for this good, strong reminder , Jesse.

    March 25

  • Arlene F.

    Looking forward to it!

    March 24

  • Jenny S.

    Ahhhh I really hope a spot opens up :D This would be so amazing.

    March 24

  • Susan

    I would really like to go to this event. I'm hoping a spot will open up. :/

    1 · March 24

    • Rrrager

      Hi Susan - I'm going to have to cancel. So be sure to look for a free spot!

      1 · March 24

  • Kathryn t c.

    Yeah! Thank you Jesse! Look soooo forward to seeing you all again! :-)

    March 21

  • amber "aj" j.

    I would like to come!

    March 18

  • Susan S.

    Going to be out of town Castle Meetup weekend. DEF be here for April one.

    March 9

  • Anna K.

    sorry I will miss it....what a great venue.

    February 9

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