What we're about

This is a group for artists interested in drawing/painting the dancers as they dance/rehearse their dance routine. This is a drawing/painting workshop with moving dancers. I am starting this group with my friend Sangeeta Yesley, who is the co-organizer. She is a dancer and all the inspiration behind this meet up is her passion for dance and art. She did similar workshops with Dance and Art in London, UK, which were loved and appreciated by the artists who attended them. And we both feel this is a rare opportunity for artists to find workshops with moving figures that can create an interesting challenge. We are excited to organize these workshops for the artists. We expect you to have prior knowledge of drawing and painting to be able to try out these challenging workshops. Please bring your own supplies. ~ Rupa (Organizer) and Sangeeta (Co-Organizer)

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No photography or video recording without permission.

Be friendly and respectful.

Please turn off your cell phones when in workshop sessions.


We try to have a workshop once every two months but sometimes we have overlaps. And we try do have it either on Saturdays or Sundays in the afternoons. Please check the schedule.

Location is Dixon Place Theater in the Lower East Side. 161A Chrystie Street, btwn Delancey and Rivington, NY 10002.

RSVP via Meetup and also via Eventbrite and also via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/nycdrawingthedance/) Event.

Regular session fee: $10 advance booking only through eventbrite. And $15 at the door.

Arrive 15-20 minutes before the event to set up.

Overall session time is 2 hours. We will have a 3 sets of 30 minutes drawing sessions of dancers doing their dance routines or rehearsing or improvising or exploring dance sequences. There will be 5-10 min intermissions between each set. The sessions will consist of poses for 3, 5, 7 and 10 minutes. You are welcome to socialize & network during the breaks and also after the completion of the workshop.

Everyone cleans up.

BRING ALL YOUR OWN MATERIALS, drawing boards, portable easels, or draw on pads on your laps, etc. There is a sink available in the bathroom for rinsing your brushes.

Be mindful of your belongings (wallet, phone, etc). The organizers of this meet up or the venue are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Each artist keeps his/her own drawings/paintings. The dancers and/or the organizers may request the artists for a photo of the art work. It will be in the artists' discretion whether they want to share their art or not.


I DON'T KNOW HOW TO DRAW; IS THERE ANY INSTRUCTION OR WILL THERE BE AN INSTRUCTOR? No, there won't be any instruction or any instructor. We expect you to have prior knowledge of drawing and painting to try these challenging workshops.

This workshop is a project of Creative Performance (https://creativeperformances.com/).

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