What we're about

Drawing New York is a community of over 8200 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+)

Figure Drawing with Long Pose

The International Seafarers House

$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 6:30 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 9:30 p.m sharp! As always if you have any questions please feel free to email me. I look forward to seeing you there. Simon

Figure Drawing and Pizza in Bushwick - 100 Bogart Street

Join Drawing New York for Sketch and Sip in an amazing gallery space located 2 blocks from The Morgan Avenue L Train Station. We have a great figure model, pizza, music, and a very welcoming group. BYOB. Doors open at 6:30 and posing begins at 7:00. There are chairs, tables, and easels for all attendees. Please bring your own drawing supplies. We will be working from a nude figure model. The session starts with short poses of 1 and 5 minutes and ends with a 40-minute pose. Drawing Brooklyn is thrilled to be a part of this amazing new development in Bushwick, Brooklyn. 100 Bogart is a brand new, state-of-the-art coworking space located in one of the most creative neighborhoods in New York City: Bushwick, Brooklyn. Check them out here. https://www.100bogart.com

Instructed Figure Drawing

The National Arts Club

$25.00

All levels are welcomed. We begin with a short discussion/demo of different approaches to figure drawing. Students then work from a live model holding a single pose for two hours. This allows them time to develop their drawing and its elements. 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 take a break every 20 minutes. During the session, I work with each attendee individually and talk about the work they are creating and their individual drawing challenges. The session is designed to be a combination of practice and theory in the same class. Since each attendee comes to the session at a different level and with different challenges it is my goal to work with each person individually. • Refreshments are served at the long break in the middle of the session. • Please bring a pad up to 18x24, a 2H, HB and 4B pencil and an eraser. • The price is $25 paid at the time of the class. • Please RSVP through this meetup so I know you are coming. I look forward to seeing you there! Simon Simon Levenson (http://www.simonlevenson.com) is an oil painting instructor at The Art Students League and drawing instructor at The Morgan Library & Museum and The Museum of The City of New York, The National Arts Club and The Pastel Society of America

Fashion Sketching with Live Models Free at The NAC

The National Arts Club

Fashion Sketching with Live Models Free at The National Arts Club. Join us for an hour and a half of sketching, music, drinks, and friends in a mansion built in 1845. This event is in conjunction with the amazing Fashion Committee at the club. We will have three styled models to draw from. This session is open to sketchers of all levels from beginners to pros! Watercolor, color pencil and odorless markers are welcome. This is a great chance to meet others in our group, hang out in an amazing environment (see below), listen to a wonderful DJ and of course create great work! There will also be a bar where you can buy a drink. We will be drawing in the Grand Gallery at The National Arts club one of the most historic and iconic arts buildings in New York City. If you have any questions please feel free to email me. Thank you. Simon

Past events (973)

Figure Drawing - National Arts Club

The National Arts Club

$15.00

Photos (5,401)