Wednesday, January 15, 2020

SUNDAY: Sketch Behind the Lions



*** NEW ***   
SEE CHANGED HOURS:
We're starting at 1:00 PM - not 10 as originally posted.


We're meeting on Sunday this week.  (The day before I'll be supporting my wife and daughter  marching in NYC, ... if the predicted snow storm cooperates.)

The main branch of the NY Public Library is one of my favorite buildings.  It's a visual treat both inside and outside and is filled with the Beaux-Arts details that are so much fun to sketch.


Some Library facts for you.
-   It was officially opened in 1911
-   Up to that time it was the largest marble structure in the United States
-   The main reading room was contemporaneously the largest of its kind in the world (You can't quite see the curvature of the earth but there are lots of perspective challenges to work out.)

You can't quite see the curvature of the earth


DETAILS

WHEN: This SUNDAY, January 19, 2020 starting at 10:00 AM.  We're starting at 1:00 PM - not 10 as originally posted.

WHERE:  NYC Public Library - The Main Branch, 5th Avenue and 42st.  Meet in the area by the stairs on the right as you enter.

HOW:
By Subway
The B, D, F, M, to Bryant Park/42nd St Station.
or the 7 to 5th Avenue

LUNCH:  12:00  Noon - Meet by the stairs.  We will be leaving the building.  Bring your own food or purchase from local vendors or stores.

AFTERNOON:  1:15 PM - Back to sketching at the library.

SHOW and TELL:  3 PM. Meet by the stairs in the main lobby.  We'll be walking to Reichenbach Hall,  5 W 37th St (phone (212) 302-7744) for some beer, wine or other refreshments or food.  Show and Tell is the social part of the day where we share our day's drawings and tell cool art stories.  We might even talk about art supplies

NOTE:
-  Bring a stool if you have one.  It increases your options and run the past the library doesn't mind.


If you can’t find us
call or text Mark at 973-809-9128

There are no fees.   All drawing skill levels are welcome.


REMINDER:  PORTRAIT PARTY FEBRUARY 1st



Request for 2020 Workshop Proposals: NYC Urban Sketchers



We are accepting applications to run a Workshop in 2020 
for NYC Urban Sketchers.  

We ​all have unique skills that ​could be shared.  

The form you need to complete can be accessed using the link below:



Sunday, January 12, 2020

THURSDAY: JOINT Weekday/Westchester event

NYC Urban Sketchers at the Hudson River Museum



Current exhibitions include:

James McElhinney: Discover the Hudson Anew presents the painter’s sketch books and prints related to the River in a comprehensive showing for the first time. A video program, animating turning pages, will allow visitors to see additional sketchbook paintings.
· Bring an orange pen.
· Look closely at how James McElhinney uses the orange pen and try it for yourself.
· Weather permitting we could go outside. If not, there is a good view from the Hudson Riverama exhibit on the lower level. Sketch the river by trying to replicate James' technique and color palette.

Thomas Cole’s Refrain: The Paintings of Catskill Creek This exhibit features 12 original oil paintings by Thomas Cole, regarded as founder of the Hudson River School of Art, as well as works by several other 19-century artists inspired by him, including Frederic Edwin Church, Asher B. Durand, and Charles Herbert Moore.
NOTE: Sketching in this gallery is not permitted, but don't miss the chance to see these wonderful paintings.

 Try sketching some urban sketchers into the scene.
Red Grooms "Book Store" exhibit.

Planetarium shows.

Glenview Historic House tours.

















DETAILS for Westchester Sketchers: 

DATE: THURSDAY, January 16, 2019 

LOCATIONHudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave. Yonkers, NY (914) 963-4550
Directions: https://www.hrm.org/plan-your-visit/

START TIME: 12:00 PM

LUNCH: Since the Museum opens at Noon, we won’t have a scheduled time for lunch. Please bring your own lunch/snack, or purchase something from the Museum Shop.

SHOW and TELL: 3:00 PM in the Multipurpose room. The NYC Weekday Sketchers will join us for this social part of our day.  We will share our drawings, techniques, and stories. It is a time not to be missed.

NOTES:
Admission $8 for seniors, $5 for seniors. Free for members.  
- Accepts: American Alliance of Museums, North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association.
- Stools will be available for our use.
- The Multipurpose room has been reserved for us from 2:30- 5 PM.
- DRY MATERIALS ONLY (Museum Galleries). Wet materials may be used in the Multipurpose room.

Please RSVP to Cathy (cathygutterman@verizon.net).

Looking for us?
Call/text: Cathy at (914) 625-0766 or Marianne at (914) 355-6507.


There are no fees. All drawing skill levels are welcome. 



Weekday Sketchers Gets on Board Trains on Thursday

Join us for a day of sketching and riding trains.  We will start the day by sketching the Annual Holiday Exhibit at Grand Central's Transit Museum. Then board the train for a scenic ride along the Hudson River to Yonkers where we will join the Westchester sketchers for an afternoon at the Hudson River Museum.


New York Transit Museum’s Grand Central Gallery plays host to a city within a city with the display of a miniature electric railroad running over, through, and beneath some of New York’s most magnificent landmarks. This year’s exhibit is set against a mural designed by cartoonist Julia Wertz. 


Hudson River Museum:

James McElhinney: Discover the Hudson Anew presents the painter’s sketch books and prints related to the River in a comprehensive showing for the first time. A video program, animating turning pages, will allow visitors to see additional sketchbook paintings.
· Bring an orange pen.
· Look closely at how James McElhinney uses the orange pen and try it for yourself.
· Weather permitting we could go outside. If not, there is a good view from the Hudson Riverama exhibit on the lower level. Sketch the river by trying to replicate James' technique and color palette.

Thomas Cole’s Refrain: The Paintings of Catskill Creek This exhibit features 12 original oil paintings by Thomas Cole, regarded as founder of the Hudson River School of Art, as well as works by several other 19-century artists inspired by him, including Frederic Edwin Church, Asher B. Durand, and Charles Herbert Moore.
NOTE: While sketching in this gallery is not permitted, don't miss the chance to see these wonderful paintings.

 Try sketching some urban sketchers into the scene.
Red Grooms "Book Store" exhibit.


Glenview Historic House tour at 1 PM. 

DETAILS:

DATE: THURSDAY, January 16, 2019 

10:00 AM Meet at the New York Transit Museum, Grand Central Terminal on the Main Concourse in the Shuttle Passageway near Station Masters Office. Admission is free. 

12:20 PM Board the HUDSON LINE train to Glenwood station, Yonkers (please purchase tickets ahead of time) 

1:00 PM Meet at the Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave. Yonkers, NY (914) 963-4550

 LUNCH:  Bring it on Board.  We will have lunch while traveling to Yonkers on the train.  Bring it from home or purchase it in the food hall in Grand Central. 

Drawing Challenge: Can you capture the Red Grooms Book Store in your sketchbook??

SHOW and TELL: 3:00 PM in the Multipurpose room at the Hudson Museum. This is the social part of our day when we share our drawings, techniques, and stories. It is a time not to be missed.

NOTES:
-The trip to Westchester is optional. If you don't want to go, just continue with your sketching in Grand Central Terminal
-If you come later just get a train on the Hudson Line to the Glenwood Station Yonkers. The museum is a 10 minute walk from the station. Trains run about every hour.
-Returning to Grand Central, trains run every 1/2 hour. Take any train back the works with your schedule. 
Admission $8 for seniors, $5 for seniors. The Hudson Museum accepts the American Alliance of Museum membership card. 
-We will not be able to use stools at the model trains.  Stools will be available for our use at the museum,  
- The Multipurpose room has been reserved for us from 2:30- 5 PM.
DRY MATERIALS ONLY (Museum Galleries). Wet materials may be used in the Multipurpose room.

Please RSVP to Raylie (raylie@verizon.net) or Cathy (cathygutterman@verizon.net).

Looking for us?
Call/text: Raylie at (201) 978-6387Cathy at (914) 625-0766 or Marianne at (914) 355-6507.


Friday, January 10, 2020

LAST MINUTE REASONS




Is the Holiday Party going to happen without you?  

...  Oh no!

Here are a couple of reasons you should sign-up right now.

  1. Free stuff.  Art supply goodie-bags
  2. Great people.  Some of your favorite NYC artists will be there.
  3. Cool things to draw.  A Drum Circle and a String Quartet plus more
  4. Continuous conversation on the one topic you most enjoy.


Won't be the same without you.

For all the details and to get your last minute ticket click this link:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holiday-party-nyc-urban-sketchers-tickets-86963126051



Monday, January 6, 2020

IT WON'T BE THE SAME!



Our Holiday Party won't be the same without you.

 Saturday, January 11th, 2020


  • If you've gone before - you know! We're getting our final headcount and need to know you'll be there.

  • If you've never gone or are new to our group - this is a great way to meet people and get to know everyone.


Click here for all the details and to sign up:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holiday-party-nyc-urban-sketchers-tickets-86963126051



Thursday, January 2, 2020

SATURDAY: Sketch the Museum of Natural History



The Holiday crush is hopefully over and our museums have returned to their normal bustling state.  Natural History might be my favorite museum place to sketch.  So much to see, and because it's family oriented there are lots of people sketching too.

Special events this Saturday include the Origami Holiday Tree and the T.Rex: The Ultimate Predator exhibits

Akeley Hall of African Mammals.


DETAILS

WHEN: This Saturday, January 4, 2020 starting at 10:00 AM.

WHERE: The American Museum of Natural History, 200 Central Park West.  

SUGGESTION:   Enter the museum from the 81st entrance instead of the main entrance on Central Park West.  It's less cr
owded, has shorter lines and a coat check that is less crowded.

MEET AT:  We'll meet on the second floor in the Akeley Hall of African Mammals.  This is the room that features a heard of elephants.

HOW:
By Subway
Subway: Take the C to 81st Street.
Two blocks west of the Museum, the 1 train stops at Broadway and West 79th Street.

ADMISSION
The American Museum of Natural History has a suggested admission price. This pay-what-you-wish option is only available on-site at the ticket counters

-  Adults $23
-  Students $18
-  Seniors (65+) $18


LUNCH:  12:00  Noon - There is a Cafe in the museum on the lower level. If you're there first sit in an area with open available seating - so we can sit together. The food is good but on the expensive side.  Bring your own food if you like.  We've done that many times.

AFTERNOON:  1:15 PM - Back to sketching at the museum

SHOW and TELL:  3 PM. At our lunch spot in the lower level cafeteria. Show and Tell is the social part of the day where we share our day's drawings and tell cool art stories.  We might even talk about art supplies 



NOTE:
-  Bring a stool if you have one.  It increases your options and the museum doesn't mind.
-  Mostly the guards a friendly and happy to see us sketching, but always be courteous and friendly. 


If you can’t find us
call or text Mark at 973-809-9128

There are no fees.   All drawing skill levels are welcome.