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Weekend Figure Drawing
Join us for three hours of figure drawing in the heart of Gramercy Park at the beautiful National Arts Club. This session is open to sketchers of all levels. What makes our sessions different? We work in a clean, well-lit space. Sketchers can concentrate because our room is quiet while the model is posing. Materials: If you are looking for a good pencil set to bring we recommend these and a good drawing pad like this one At the middle, long break we look at each other's drawings (if you choose to put yours out.) This is a nonjudgmental and very valuable part of the session. We start with 5-minute poses and work up to 20-minute poses by the end of the session. We take a 5-minute break every 20 minutes. • There are seats for everyone tables and several lightweight easels. • Bring your own materials (no oil or acrylic paint and no sprays please.) As always if you have any questions please feel free to email me. I look forward to seeing you there. Simon

The National Arts Club

15 Gramercy Park South · New York, NY


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Drawing New York is a community of over 7800 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.

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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. (

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