SKETCH YOUR WAY AROUND NY
Sketch Your Way Around New York
I am now hosting on site sketching experiences in New York City.
The emphasis of the experience is upon looking afresh, extending awareness and honing perception.
The experience is a chance for visitors and locals to be 'drawn together',
while extending the eyes and mind toward a unique and personal image of New York City;
to look closely and to explore the process of seeing through the simple medium of pencil on paper.
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"It seems to me that drawings do not lament distance, but reply with single word:
Drawings offer hospitality to an invisible company which is with us."
This is such an interesting and immersive way of interacting with the city. Every moment is made into art, including travel time between destinations. Your sketchbook will be filled with wonderful captures of the city and the life within it. Ben is a wonderful and friendly host who connects deeply with each member of the group personally.
Sketching with Ben is a great way to discover one’s artistic soul while visiting some of the most memorable NYC sites and admiring works of the great artists at Met. Ben is a very knowledgeable and inspiring guide.
Now I see New York the way I've never seen before. I've never imagined that just having a pencil, sketch book and walking around the city will be this fun. It's like you are having your own moment but still feel connected to the people and environment around you through sketching.
Students sketches from South Korea...
Thanks to all the wonderful guests for sharing in the experience!
Surely all art is the result of having gone through an experience all the way to the end, to where one can go no further...
...therein lies the enormous aid the work of art brings to the life of the one who must make it,
-:that it is his/her epitome... the ever returning proof of unity and genuineness.
Rainer Maria Rilke