Sketching in Battery Park

I really enjoyed this spot when we visited a year and a half ago. You can draw the Statue of Liberty! And the boats, and the tourists, and the vendors, and the scenery. We'll do some sketching in the park and then walk slightly west to an adjacent park/overlook as well. We'll meet at the flagpole at the main entrance to the park where State St and Battery Place and Broadway meet. That's right near the 4-5 Bowling Green Subway stop.


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 sketch for a half hour or so 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 usually lasts three hours, but is not rigid.
  • The Meetup is free and everyone at all skill levels is welcome! Including friends and innocent bystanders!

In case of rain: If it is raining, I will probably re-schedule the event. Our Meetups are weather-dependent, so it can be confusing if it is sort-of-raining. If in doubt, call me at[masked]-9816. Looking forward to sketching with you!


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  • jeannette m.

    Great sites, terrific job by Jesse

    July 23, 2012

  • Alice

    Got there late and took awhile to find, but all in all, had a lovely time!

    July 18, 2012

  • Annalisa

    I'd never been to the park before - there was lots of wonderful things to sktech there. If it wasn't so hot, I probably could've spent a day there.

    July 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great spots. Jesse you have a good eye. Unfortunately, the heat was a bit overwhelming, but you can't be expected to control the weather! Looking forward to the next meet-up!

    July 16, 2012

  • Gina

    Always a great group, although Mother Nature did Her best to melt us down!

    July 16, 2012

  • Rachel R.

    Lucked out with the weather and had an awesome meetup! Thanks to everyone for fun, relaxing, creative Sunday!

    July 16, 2012

  • Dana D.

    Great place to sketch. A good crowd came out and the weather was surprisingly good!

    July 16, 2012

  • will

    I went there late ... Didnt see anyone :(

    July 16, 2012

  • Shirley L.

    Very hot, but no thunderstorms. Jesse went to the site an hour early and emailed all of us re: likelihood of rain. He is really an amazing leader for this group!

    July 16, 2012

  • Janette R.

    Another inspiring sketch session, but ridiculously humid!

    July 15, 2012

  • Dana D.

    Can't wait to see Jesse's photos from this event! It was smashing!

    July 15, 2012

  • Dan

    Another great sketching meetup!

    July 15, 2012

  • Cindy L.

    It is a very nice group. wonderful and wonderful people. I had a very pleasant experience.

    July 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm going. Forecast has changed from 50% to 30% but hotter.

    July 15, 2012

  • Dana D.

    Two hours till starting time. Forecast says rain will hold off til 1pm. Shall we try it?

    July 15, 2012

  • Chasity C.

    Looks very cloudy outside. Not sure whether I should go.

    July 15, 2012

  • Annalisa

    50% chance of thunderstorms tomorrow...crossing fingers & toes that happens much later in the day.

    July 14, 2012

  • songluna

    love sketching but never got chance learn, this will good for me to
    learn from others.

    July 11, 2012

  • lauren

    I can come, but only for an hour... is that ok?

    July 7, 2012

  • Anais O.

    See you soon.

    July 1, 2012

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