Thursday, December 13, 2018

SUNDAY: Sketch the RUBIN


SUNDAY:  December 16, 2018


The Rubin Museum of Art is a museum dedicated to the collection, display, and preservation of the art and cultures of the Himalayas, India and neighboring regions, with a permanent collection focused particularly on Tibetan art.

This surprisingly large beautifully designed museum is a real NYC treasure.  Each item on display tells a story, and was lovingly collected and beautifully displayed. The Rubin Museum reminds us that artistic expression is part of what it means to be a human, a message the resonates for Urban Sketchers.



DETAILS:


WHAT:  We will be sketching indoors at the Rubin Museum

WHEN:   The museum opens its doors at  11:00 AM.  Sleeping late?  Come anyway - we'll be there, but you'll miss the astounding feeling of being nearly alone in a wonderful museum.

WHERE:  The Rubin is located at 150 W 17th St, NYC.  There are loads of subways nearby: , -   A,
C, or E to 14th Street (at 8th Avenue)
-   1 to 18th Street (at 7th Avenue)
-   2, 3 to 14th Street (at 7th Avenue)
-   F, L, M to 14th Street (at 6th Avenue)
-   N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th Street-Union Square

How: 
Admission:
-   Adults $19
-   Seniors (65 and over), Visitors with Disabilities and Students (with valid identification)  $14

LUNCH:  12:30 PM - The museum has a really good cafe
AFTERNOON:  1:30 PM  Back to sketching.

SHOW and TELL:  3 PM   Location to be determined.  We will share drawings, good stories and a snack, beer or wine if you're so inclined.



Can't find us?  
Call Mark - 973-809-9128

There are no fees or attendance taken. All drawing skill levels are welcome



Sunday, December 9, 2018

Weekday Sketchers at American Folk Art Museum Tuesday


Please Note:  The Ford Foundation Atrium is still not open to the public but when it is open it will be on our schedule. 


The American Folk Art Museum across from Lincoln Center is featuring an exhibit a series of large scale architectural models of the Gold Coast castles and forts that served as way stations for more than six million Africans sold into slavery and sent to the Americas and Caribbean in from the 16th -19th century.  Titled "Gates of No Return" these pieces were commissioned and created by Paa Joe, African artist, mostly known for his inventive figurative coffins. 

Also on view are the paintings and carved figures of John Dunkley, noted Jamaican artist. 

Following our drawing session at the museum we will gather in the nearby David Rubinstein Atrium  for lunch and sketching. Bring lunch or purchase something at the restaurant in the atrium. 


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American Folk Art Museum: Gates of No Return














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David Rubinstein Atrium 


















DATE: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2018

STARTING TIME: 11:30 AM (Museum opens at 11:30) 

Want to start earlier? Meet in Alice Tully Hall directly across the street to sketch the Atrium.

LOCATION: AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM
                      2 LINCOLN SQUARE ( Columbus Ave btw 65th /66th Sts.)

TRANSPORTATION: 1 Train to 66th St Lincoln Center. 


Please RSVP directly to Raylie Dunkel at raylie@verizon.net. Looking for us? Call/Text Raylie at 201-978-6387.


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

SATURDAY: Sketch the Frick




I'm always amazed to think that this museum was once a family's private home, complete with its world-class art collection.  Everywhere you look you're seeing a view filled with objects that were carefully selected and displayed.  The Frick Collection is one of NYC's best cold weather sketch spots.  Join us there for a day of sketching this coming Saturday.



DETAILS:

WHAT:  We will be sketching indoors at the Frick Collection

WHEN:   The museum opens it's doors at  10:00 AM.  Sleeping late?  Come anyway - we'll be there, but you'll miss the astounding feeling of being nearly alone in a great museum.

WHERE:  The Frick is located at 1 East 70th Street and Fifth Avenue.  The two closest subways are:

6 train to 68th Street,
Q train to 72nd Street

How: 
Admission:
-   Adults $22
-   Seniors (65 and over)  $17
-   Visitors with Disabilities $17
-   Students (with valid identification)  $12

LUNCH:  12:00 - Noon - The museum does not serve food and has no place to eat.  We'll make our individual food choices by going into Central Park to find vendors or walking to Madison Avenue of find stores.

AFTERNOON:  1:00 PM  Back to sketching.

SHOW and TELL:  3 PM   Location to be determined.  We will share drawings, good stories and a snack, beer or wine if you're so inclined.


NOTES:
-  Bring a stool if you have one, it gives you more options

Sketching in the Galleries
All visitors are permitted to sketch in the galleries on paper not to exceed 12 x 18 inches and with charcoal or lead pencils only. If individuals need to sharpen their pencils, they must use their own boxes to collect the shavings.

The use of pens, colored pencils, oil paints, easels, or watercolors is not allowed. Be careful to not interfere with the flow of visitors through the galleries.


Can't find us?  
Call Mark - 973-809-9128

There are no fees or attendance taken. All drawing skill levels are welcome




Sunday, December 2, 2018




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WEEKDAY SKETCHERS AT QUEENS MUSEUM


Join us this week as we travel to Queens and the Queens Museum on the site of the World's Fair.  Captures the indoor space in the atrium, the renowned Tiffany Glass Collection and the panorama model of every building in New York City.....this alone is worth the trip!  Or, look through the expansive glass walls for a view of the Unisphere, the iconic symbol of the 1963-64 Worlds Fair.



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Unisphere from the Queens Museum




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Panorama Model of NYC
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Tiffany Collection



DATE: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2018

STARTING TIME: 11:00 AM

LOCATION: QUEENS MUSEUM
                        FLUSHING MEADOWS PARK, QUEEN
NOTE: There is an suggested entrance fee for this event: $4 for Seniors, $8 for "Juniors". 

DIRECTIONS: 7 train to Mets-Willis Point station.   There is a 15 minute walk from the station. You can use a ride share program for about $4-$6.  If you want to come by car there is plenty of free parking.  Please check the museum's web site for specific walking and driving directions: https://queensmuseum.org/directions

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Walking Directions from #7 Train

Please RSVP directly to Raylie Dunkel at raylie@verizon.net.  Looking for us? Call/text Raylie at 201-978-6387.   Bring a stool and lunch.  There is also a cafe with a limited menu on premises.  


Thursday, November 29, 2018

Westchester Sketchers at The Westchester Mall: MONDAY December 3rd

Let's get a jump on the holiday season!



Join the Westchester Sketchers indoors at The Westchester Mall, Westchester County’s answer to Rodeo Drive.  With 150 upscale stores spanning three floors under a skylit roof, Santa, holiday decorations, sculptures, shoppers, and much more, you're sure to find something special to sketch. 





Details:

WHAT:   Sketch indoors at The Westchester Mall.

WHEN:  Start time 10:30 AM Monday December 3rd.  
              Meet us at the Savor Food all located on Retail Level 4.

WHERE:  125 Westchester Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601 Phone number (914)421-1333 
                 https://www.simon.com/mall/the-westchester
                    
TRANSPORTATION from NYC: Metro-North (Harlem Line) to White Plains.  
                                                   The Westchester is a short cab ride from the station.                
                   
LUNCH:  12:30 PM  Savor Food Hall. Lots of food choices - or bring your own.  
                We'll stake out a table for the group.

SHOW and TELL:  Following lunch - time to share drawings, good stories and thoughts.

NOTES:
-     Some seating is available, but bringing a stool gives you more options. 


If you can’t find us call
Marianne at 914-355-6507or Cathy at 914-625-0766

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

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

SATURDAY: Sketch the Season



"Tis the Season," 
Let's get into the mood. 

Nothing says Holiday Season in NY like Rockefeller Center.  They're lighting the tree tonight for the first time this year. I'm looking forward to sketching but the weather report suggest rain for Saturday, making Rockefeller Center an even better choice.  It can be reach via subway without walking in the weather.  There are a series of underground connections that can bring you from the subway stop to a view out the window at the skating rink.  That's where we'll meet.


Why is this a great spot for us to sketch?  Loads of people to draw, views of the famous Christmas tree if the rain cooperates, incredible murals by Diego Rivera, interesting architecture, indoor warmth, bathrooms and hot food. 


DETAILS:

WHAT:  We will be sketching indoors at Rockefeller Center.

WHEN:   Starting at 10:00 AM.  Sleeping late?  Come anyway - we'll be there.

WHERE:  We'll be meeting on the floor below street level - so, one flight down. There are several places where you can see the Roller Skating Rink. We'll be starting the day there, and will be returning to that area

LUNCH:  12:00 - Noon - We'll take a break to eat and talk.  There are loads of food choices there - or bring your own.  We'll stake out a table for the group.

AFTERNOON:  1:00 PM  Back to sketching.

SHOW and TELL:  3 PM   Back to the table area where we will share drawings, good stories and a snack, beer or wine if you're so inclined.


NOTES:
-  Bring a stool if you have one, it gives you more options
-  Take my phone number (below) and text of call if you can't find us


Can't find us?  
Call Mark - 973-809-9128

There are no fees or attendance taken. All drawing skill levels are welcome



Sunday, November 25, 2018

Weekday Sketchers at St. Bart's plus Concert


Join us as we listen to beautiful music in a resplendent setting.  


St. Bartholomew's Church on Park Avenue is one of NYC's treasures.  Golden mosaics designed by Hildreth Meir, stained glass, gothic architecture, and wonderful wood carvings fill this building and make excellent subjects for our sketchbooks. For more information about the building and the art works, click here for a visual tour. http://stbarts.org/about-us/art-architecture/  

We will start our sketching in the sanctuary in the morning and break for an early lunch so that we can return for the free concert at 1:15 performed by the Mid Manhattan Performing Arts Foundation. For information about the concerts, click here: http://mmpaf.org/events_midtown_concert_series_gemsny_2018_2019.htm



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Main Sanctuary



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DATE: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2018

STARTING TIME: 10:30 AM

LOCATION: ST BARTHOLOMEW'S CHURCH
                         325 PARK AVENUE at 51st STREET


TRANSPORTATION: 6 TRAIN TO 51ST ST, E OR M TO 53RD/LEXINTON AVE.  
                                   Walk one block east to Park Avenue

Please RSVP directly to Raylie Dunkel at raylie@verizon.net.  Looking for us? Call/text Raylie at 201-978-6387.  

Note: Please bring dry materials only. There is no food allowed in the building. We will break for lunch at noon and go to a nearby food hall. Bring lunch or purchase it or try Uncle Gussie's Food Truck right outside the building.