Harlem Meer Sketch

The Harlem Meer is a beautiful quiet pond at the far north end of Central Park. We'll meet at the northeast corner entrance of the park: Central Park North (110th street) and 5th Avenue. The area is called Duke Ellington Circle. Then we'll walk over to the Discovery Center for a nice view of the Meer and its ducks. Then we'll circle around to a few great high points overlooking the whole area and sketch some more. Please note that there will be a little bit of walking, and some of it is uphill.

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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  • Phil M.

    Another terrific Meetup. Thanks, Jesse. I was so inspired by the location and my talented fellow artists I stayed afterwards to build on my drawings. Great fun!

    August 18

  • Sheena J.

    I've had an awesome time at this meetup. It was great looking at beautiful artwork from talented people and having fun sketching.

    2 · August 17

  • Purvi

    I had a wonderful time drawing with the group. Learned a lot. Beautiful location and people and great talent too.

    1 · August 17

  • danielle w.

    Thanks to all I learned a lot from all of you and Jesse a big hug for finding the best views of this little paradise and for a new place NYC Danielle

    1 · August 17

  • Catherine S.

    Very satisfied with the experience. .great group..good talent..good venue.

    August 17

  • Catherine S.

    Very satisfied with the experience. .great group..good talent..good venue.

    August 17

  • Barbara K.

    Wonderful again..thanks, Jesse.

    1 · August 16

  • Susan S.

    Again and again: Splendid site, good art, convivial group. Big THX, Jesse.

    1 · August 16

  • Susan S.

    Again and again: Splendid site, good art, convivial group. Big THX, Jesse.

    1 · August 16

  • Citigirl

    Terrific! Beautiful day beautiful views! Thanks again Jesse. you are the best organizer!

    1 · August 16

  • HC

    This was a great experience. Definitely hope to make it to the next one. Thanks Jesse for organizing this. I didn't make it to the Studio Museum Harlem. Another day.

    1 · August 16

  • Barbara G.

    Another great day! I stayed an extra hour because it was so beautiful and peaceful! Thanks Jesse!

    3 · August 16

  • Janette R.

    Another outstanding meetup, thanks Jesse!

    2 · August 16

  • Melissa

    Perfect weather, sublime gardens, really enjoyed trying out watercolors, nice people, thanks Jesse

    3 · August 16

  • Audrey E.

    I enjoyed this and the people. It was a beautiful day !

    1 · August 16

  • Jonathon

    sorry. wasn't able to make the meetup. was out of town for a day longer than I expected.

    August 16

  • Giuseppe T.

    Running late, on my way will try to meet the group.

    August 16

  • Brigid

    Last minute cancel! Sorry I can't make it

    August 16

  • Deborah

    The fun of being a manager is everyone has you on speed dial. Sorry guys have fun for me.

    August 16

  • Annalisa

    Fought all morning with my stomach, just not going to be able to get out there, sorry. Hope you guys have a great sketch!

    August 16

  • Audrey E.

    Good to see you all with pad and pencils etc. [masked] cell - Audrey

    August 16

  • Lisa

    Sorry, can't make it today! Last minute out of town visitors

    August 16

  • Ratna

    Hi , I won't be able to make it for this meet up. I hope someone else can take my spot. Apologies, and look forward to the next one!

    August 16

  • A former member
    A former member

    I won't be able to go, but I'm looking for the next meeting! 8D I hope someone else can take my place, have fun!

    August 16

  • Hans H.

    Sorry all, have a funeral but hopefully my space can be filled for the meetup

    August 16

  • Kathryn t c.

    Stuck at a funeral, not going to make it. :-( Hope someone else can enjoy my spot. Wishing you all a really nice day. Hopefully see you next time.

    August 16

  • Laura B.

    Sorry I won't be able to attend today. Hope to draw with everyone another time.

    August 16

  • Roman S.

    I had to back out too :( Hope yo draw with y'all another time!

    August 16

  • Heidi

    I won't be able to attend today. Enjoy!

    August 16

  • Mike M

    I won't be able to make it today.

    August 16

  • Mike M

    Sorry but some last minute plans

    August 16

  • Purvi

    Hi, my guest would not be able to make it today. So it's just me coming. Someone else can take that spot.

    August 16

  • g

    I'm sorry today doesn't seem like it will work. Enjoy it in my place

    August 16

  • jan

    I'm so sorry but I woke up feeling sick this am..I hope someone else can take my place....

    August 16

  • Roz

    We're getting some last-minute, out of town visitors, so another space will open up on the waiting list (sigh). I will miss you guys!

    August 16

  • Sabena P.

    Hi! This is my first meet up ever and I'm not sure of the protocol. Is there a deadline for finding out if we get in from the wait list? I'm keeping my fingers crossed for this :)

    August 12

    • Jesse R.

      When someone on the regular list cancels, the top person on the waiting list gets bumped up. This could happen up to the last minute before the event.

      August 12

    • Sabena P.

      Thanks!

      August 12

  • elyse

    this is one of the best groups!

    2 · August 11

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had to cancel my RSVP, something came up. Perhaps someone can take my place now.

    August 10

    • Jung In H.

      i wanna go

      August 10

    • Jesse R.

      Please be patient. The waiting list automatically bumps up the next person in the list.

      August 11

  • Catherine S.

    Just in town for a bit..would love to sketch with other sketchers!

    August 7

    • Jesse R.

      The waitlist is short right now ... hang tight and you will most likely get bumped up before the event.

      August 7

  • Purvi

    My first visit to the meet up. Really excited.

    1 · July 26

  • Arlene F.

    Never been to this part of the park and am looking forward to it.

    1 · July 21

  • Kathryn t c.

    Can't wait to see you again been such a long time. Really miss our group.

    July 18

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