What we're about

Drawing America is a community of over 10,300 members who love to draw and paint!

DA 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, in-person and online. to draw from a live model. We have both instructed and uninstructed classes.

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

DA 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 sessions and exhibitions throughout New York.

Upcoming events (4+)

In-Person Wednesday Night Figure Drawing

Drawing New York

$25.00

We are so excited to be back Live and In-Person for Wednesday Night Figure Drawing!

This uninstructed drawing session begins with short poses to warm up and then moves to longer and longer poses throughout the session. We end with a 40-minute pose for you to develop a drawing a bit more fully.

Please bring dry media only and no pastels. This is important so we can remain great renters at this beautiful venue.

PLEASE NOTE: Proof of vaccination is required by both the venue and our group. You can present any of the following: CDC Vaccination Card. A photo or photocopy of this card is also acceptable, NYC COVID Safe App or Excelsior Pass (or Excelsior Pass Plus). For now, we are also requiring our patrons to mask.

Bushwick Figure Drawing - Sketch and Sip

456 Johnson Ave

$25.00

Join new friends for 2 hours of figure drawing in our amazing new space in Bushwick. We will be ordering a few pizzas and please BYOB.

Poses will range from 1 minute up to 20 minutes with 5-minute breaks every 20 minutes.

We play music and this is a BYOB event so please do not plan on a pin-drop quiet drawing. We look forward to a great vibe and positivity all around.

Please bring your own materials. We will have some for you to use but as we start out our sessions it is better to make sure and have some with you.
Let us know if you have any questions. We can't wait to see you in Brooklyn!

Instructed Figure Drawing - Drawing New York Studio

Drawing New York

$35.00

All levels are welcomed.

In this class, we will focus on figure drawing and various drawing techniques. We begin with a short discussion/demo of different approaches to drawing. There is a live model for each session.

Please bring a pad up to 18×24, a 2H, HB, and 4B pencil, and an eraser.

PLEASE NOTE THE DOORMAN WILL CHECK YOUR VACCINATION PROOF AND PHOTO ID before you can enter the building.

You may use NYS Excelsior Pass (link below) or present a photo of your completed vaccination card. We will also require quests to wear masks - These policies as needed to keep our community safe.

REGISTER BELOW OR EARN 5% ON FUTURE SESSIONS AT OUR SITE. https://drawingamerica.com/events/

Because of the limited space, we can not offer any refunds for the session. Thank you for your understanding.

Absolutely no photography while the model is posing.

PLEASE NOTE: we can not accommodate dry pastels (for health reasons), open ink containers, or paint other than watercolor.

Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the moderator to prevent disruption to other artists.

Looking forward to seeing you!

https://epass.ny.gov/home

Saturday Figure Drawing - Drawing New York Studio

Drawing New York

$30.00

The uninstructed session starts with short poses at the beginning to warm up. The longest pose will be 20 minutes. We take a 5-minute break every 20 minutes.

We recommend a drawing pad and pencils or charcoal. We can also accommodate small watercolor sets.

PLEASE NOTE THE DOORMAN WILL CHECK YOUR VACCINATION PROOF AND PHOTO ID before you can enter the building.

You may use NYS Excelsior Pass (link below) or present a photo of your completed vaccination card. We will also require quests to wear masks - These policies as needed to keep our community safe.

REGISTER BELOW OR EARN 5% ON FUTURE SESSIONS AT OUR SITE. https://drawingamerica.com/events/

Because of the limited space, we can not offer any refunds for the session. Thank you for your understanding.

Absolutely no photography while the model is posing.

PLEASE NOTE: we can not accommodate dry pastels (for health reasons), open ink containers, or paint other than watercolor.

Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the moderator to prevent disruption to other artists.

Looking forward to seeing you!

https://epass.ny.gov/home

Past events (1,711)

In-Person Monday Night Figure Drawing

Drawing New York

$25.00

Photos (5,691)