What we're about

Drawing New York is a community of over 9200 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)

Will Weston Costume Drawing Late Fall 2020

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REGISTER HERE https://drawingamerica.com/courses/will-weston-costume-drawing-late-fall-2020/ Join Will Weston for a LIVE, in-depth 6-part class on Costume Drawing! Students will learn "mannequin" proportions and basic costume construction. The class will then proceed through costume design focusing more in-depth on costume design for characters. Students will be given weekly homework assignments and receive personalized video critiques on their work. Class Schedule: Live sessions, Nov, 7, 14, 21, 28, & Dec 5, 12. All classes meet from 12:00 - 1:30 EST via Zoom. Replays available the day after. REGISTER HERE https://drawingamerica.com/courses/will-weston-costume-drawing-late-fall-2020/

Will Weston Drawing for Composition Late Fall 2020

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REGISTER HERE https://drawingamerica.com/courses/will-weston-drawing-for-composition-late-fall-2020/ Drawing for Composition is a 6-week class that I’ve taught in the US and in Europe. It gives students the object drawing skills needed to later excel at compositional techniques used by contemporary Illustrators, entertainment artists, and landscape artists. Students learn drawing methods that allow for differences in style, that cover a variety of objects, and allow students to draw anything they may encounter in reference photography or out in the world. Live Class Schedule (Zoom): Nov 7, 14, 21, 28, & Dec 5, 12. All classes from 2:30 - 4:00 EST. Replays available the next day. REGISTER HERE https://drawingamerica.com/courses/will-weston-drawing-for-composition-late-fall-2020/

Will Weston Composition for Animation and Film Late Fall 2020

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REGISTER HERE https://drawingamerica.com/courses/will-weston-composition-for-animation-and-film-late-fall-2020/ Working from an instructor-provided story prompt, students spend 6 weeks learning to execute all stages of a composition's development, from initial storyboards and prop design through rough sketches and on to final the composition (layout). This is important because, professionally, every developmental stage is used in review processes that determine the future direction of a project. Everything, thumbnails to the final layout, must be clear and provide visual information needed for creative decision making. There are no requirements for this class, however, it assumes students enter with reasonable drawing skills. If in doubt, consider taking Drawing for Composition, or MAD SCIENCE (recommended in this order) first. Those courses prepare students for this one. Live Class Schedule (via Zoom) Nov. 8, 15, 22, 29, Dec 6, 13. All classes meet from 12:00 - 1:30 EST. REGISTER HERE https://drawingamerica.com/courses/will-weston-composition-for-animation-and-film-late-fall-2020/

Fashion Sketch Saturday with Leonard Cadiente

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Join host Leonard Cadiente for two hours of open Fashion Sketching from a live model via Zoom. Fashion, poses, lighting, and camera angles are optimized to get the very best from the Zoom format. REGISTER HERE: https://drawingamerica.com/drawing-sessions/ Poses run from 2 minutes to 10 minutes and are curated by our host. Classical music is played during the session (though you can mute it if you like). The ZOOM LINK will be emailed to you with your purchase. About your host: Leonard Cadiente – After moving to New York City from Hawaii and graduating from Parsons School of Design, Leonard worked with the prolific fashion illustrator, Antonio Lopez and his business partner, Juan Ramos in their studios where they were both instrumental in encouraging him to explore the discomfort of navigating the unknown. Since the 1980’s he has been a creative designer for several brands at Condé Nast including Glamour and Vogue. Presently, with over four decades of graphic design experience, Leonard still smokes (air) cigarettes in the studio as his confident styles continue to evolve with each finished work. All artwork by @bycadiente REGISTER HERE: https://drawingamerica.com/drawing-sessions/

Past events (1,406)

Haunted Costume Drawing - Wed October 28th

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