What we're about

Drawing New York is a community of over 8700 members who love to draw. It is FREE to become a member of this group.

DNY helps people make "real and tangible progress" with their drawings whether they are absolute beginners, intermediate sketchers or professional artists.

We meet several times a week to draw from a live model. We have both instructed and uninstructed classes.

Drawing New York hosts full-day workshops with exceptional drawing and painting teachers as well as presenting artist demonstrations and drawing competitions.

DNY also creates original content for museums and cultural institutions in New York City including The Morgan Library, The Museum of The City of New York and The Museum of Arts and Design.

We hope this group provides both a place to practice your drawing as well as learn about exciting drawing session and exhibition throughout New York.

Please take a moment to read our group reviews to see what other members are saying. (http://www.meetup.com/New-York-City-Drawing-Group/about/comments/?op=all)

Artist and organizer Simon Levenson teaches oil painting at The Art Students League and is a drawing instructor at, The Morgan Library and Museum, The Museum of The City of New York and The National Arts Club. You can learn more about him at his website. (http://www.simonlevenson.com)

Upcoming events (5+)

Sunday Long Pose Figure Drawing

Drawing New York

$40.00

Join us for our new weekly Long Pose Figure Drawing Session in our new studio overlooking Gramercy Park. This session is 4 hours. This is a long-pose figure drawing session so the model will take one pose for the entire session. We have a 20-minute break in the middle of the session. Space is very limited so we require preregistration. Materials: If you are looking for a good pencil set to bring we recommend these http://amzn.to/2G5Uff2 and a good drawing pad like this one http://amzn.to/2oRJkxV • Please bring your own drawing supplies. • We play classical music during our drawing sessions. Headphones are okay if you wish to wear them. • (Latecomers can be seated at a break.) As always if you have any questions please feel free to email me. I look forward to seeing you there. Simon

Semi Private Oil Painting Lessons - Gramercy Park Studio

Drawing New York

$125.00

Join us for Semi-Private oil painting lessons every Monday from 1-4 pm. "The class is in one of the most gorgeous studios I’ve ever seen." MJ instructor "Anyone who wants to improve their work, this is the way to do it." MP - student Classes are limited to 4 students. You can leave your work onsite between sessions. Lessons are focused on the individual needs of each artist/student and include, value, color, proportion, brushwork, etc... We are located within the beautiful Tilden Mansion on Gramercy Park South. Easels, palettes, odorless mineral spirits, tables, and stools are provided. Complimentary coffee and tea are also provided. We play classical music during the sessions. We are located on the third floor of a building with no elevator so please book your spot if that works for you. We look forward to painting with you. DNY

Monday Night Figure Drawing

The National Arts Club

$15.00

Join us for our weekly figure drawing session at The National Arts Club. This session is open to all levels. Open to the public. We operate on a first come first served basis. Arriving by 6:45 is a good way to guarantee a seat. Materials: If you are looking for a good pencil set to bring we recommend these http://amzn.to/2G5Uff2 and a good drawing pad like this one http://amzn.to/2oRJkxV • Bring your own drawing supplies. • Sketchers can concentrate because our room is quiet while the model is posing. • We have cookies at the long break. • We finish on time so you can be headed home at 9:00 p.m sharp! • (Latecomers can be seated at a break.) • We start with short 2 minute poses and work up to a 20 minute pose by the end of the session. We take a 5 minute break every 20 minutes. As always if you have any questions please feel free to email me. I look forward to seeing you there. Simon

Figure Drawing with Long Pose

Gina Gibney Dance Studio

$20.00

Join us for our weekly figure drawing session in the heart of Union Square. This session is open to all levels. Open to the public. Materials: If you are looking for a good pencil set to bring we recommend these http://amzn.to/2G5Uff2 and a good drawing pad like this one http://amzn.to/2oRJkxV We operate on a first come first served basis. Arriving by 6:00 is a good way to guarantee a seat. • Bring your own drawing supplies. • Our room is quiet while the model is posing. • We have coffee and homemade cookies at the long break. • We finish on time so you can be headed home at 9:00 p.m sharp! As always if you have any questions please feel free to email me. I look forward to seeing you there. Simon

Past events (1,092)

Weekend Figure Drawing with One Hour Pose

Drawing New York

$30.00

Photos (4,896)