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Carl Schurz Park's Waterfront

An ideal park for the group: not too crowded, incredible views both within the park and along its scenic promenade high above the river ... and convenient bathrooms. :) You can also draw Gracie Mansion, the 59th street bridge, and a lighthouse. We'll meet at 84th street and East End Ave (2 blocks over from 1st avenue). Come sketch with us!

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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  • Joyce

    So inspiring....beautiful art, lovely scenery, nice people..thank you Jesse

    July 20, 2014

  • Anna

    Great meetup, as always! Well chosen location, outstanding group of artists, thank you Jesse!

    July 20, 2014

  • Ryoko

    Had a great time in a beautiful park with a great bunch of people. Thank you very much, Jesse!

    July 20, 2014

  • Phil M.

    Another splendid Meetup. It's a pleasure to draw with you all. Carl Schurz Park was an inspirational location. Big Thanks to Jesse for making it happen.

    July 19, 2014

  • Barbara K.

    Tons of sketching opportunities, glorious weather and enjoyable participants, graciously led by Jesse.

    July 19, 2014

  • Janette R.

    Jesse, You are the best! Thanks for choosing such a nice location and getting us all together. Great work, everyone!

    2 · July 19, 2014

  • Maite

    good time with good people.

    July 19, 2014

  • Susan S.

    Sublime weather, superb site and the best batch of sketchers I've seen yet. THX, as ever, Jesse.

    2 · July 19, 2014

  • Laura B.

    Great location and I really like that we take breaks to share our sketches with the group - great group of really nice people and talented artists!

    July 19, 2014

  • Arlene F.

    Absolutely great! Did it again, jesse!

    July 19, 2014

  • Melissa

    Super and peaceful, excellent river views and shady, great drawings and people! Thanks Jesse

    July 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey- really sorry but i had to leave. Realized i forgot some key supplies! So I'm having trouble working

    July 19, 2014

  • Camilla A.

    Sorry to be very last minute- we are moving apartments today at 3pm and the removal men just called to say they have a 12pm cancellation so i have changed my RSVP- hope someone sees this and can take my spot! very annoyed to be missing today- will certainly come to the next one :) have fun!

    July 19, 2014

  • Kathryn t c.

    Is there a wait list for this event?

    July 18, 2014

  • William P D.

    I am so sorry I can't make it on Saturday, unfortunately stuff comes up I need to attend to from time to time that are out of my control.
    Bill

    July 18, 2014

  • Jill S.

    I hope I am not making any problems here. I planned on joining the group today but had an accident this morning which will unfortunately keep me home. I am sure i will catch up ith you guys soon. I am sorry for any inconvenience and hope someone on waitlist will grab the chance to join you. Have a great day. I will be very immobile today. Hope I gave enough notice for you to fill my place. I am truly sorry. Jill

    July 18, 2014

  • Helen

    Im new to NY meet up. I think I am the 150th person on the wait list. Will there be spaces opening up for this event or I'm better off with another plan?

    July 17, 2014

    • Jesse R.

      Helen, I'm estimating that the first 10 or so spots on the waiting list may get in (i.e. 10 people on the rsvp list cancel). If you're lower than that, probably not, sorry.

      July 17, 2014

    • Ten

      Last Time I was 35 on the wait list, so I counted on not getting in. However, less than 24 hours before the event, I had been moved up off the wait list and could've went, but by that time i had made other plans and gave it to #36. So, you never know!

      1 · July 17, 2014

  • Kathryn t c.

    How do we donate to help our group?

    July 17, 2014

  • Gilly L.

    Hi Jesse can I bring my daughter Maya? She hasn't gone in a while

    July 17, 2014

    • Jesse R.

      We won't hold it against her. She's welcome to come.

      July 17, 2014

    • Gilly L.

      LOL thanks Jesse!

      July 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are there shady spots to work from before I sign up?

    July 13, 2014

    • Jesse R.

      Yes, all of the park is shady except for right along the water's edge,

      July 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am excited to enjoy the company of other artists and the beautiful world outside for three hours of sketching!

    July 10, 2014

  • Zhana

    My niece, 15 years old wants to join is it ok?

    July 5, 2014

    • Jesse R.

      Sure thing, no problem.

      July 5, 2014

  • William P D.

    I paint mostly in oils,although I still love to draw from life. Unfortunately I am on the wait list. I do hope that changes before the nineteenth. If so, I look forward to meeting the other artists.

    June 29, 2014

  • Ten

    I so look forward to this meetup! I'm shy but I really want to meet some like minded people. Although, I'm no professional level artist, I am passionate about the art/crafts that I do. Plus, I really need to work on my sketching for the art journal/smash book I'm starting. So, this is perfect :)

    June 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am looking forward to this experience.

    June 16, 2014

  • Antonio

    Jesse - I am a new member. Can you confirm a few details. I assume I should bring my own materials, correct? Am i free to bring any medium or does each meeting have a certain theme such at sketch, water color, etc. Please let me know. Thanks.

    June 10, 2014

    • Jesse R.

      Yes, please bring your own materials. Feel free to bring any media you like to work with - pens, pencil, watercolor, pastel, small sketchbook or large paper, iPad, whatever suits you.

      June 11, 2014

  • Janet W.

    looking forward to this, thanks

    June 2, 2014

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