Let’s Be Tourists Again!
Have Breakfast in New York (10 AM) and Les Aperos (Aperitifs) in Paris (4pm)
We're trading cities for a day as we visit the many “Statues of Liberty!”
The Statue of Liberty officially celebrated her 125th birthday on October 28, 2011. The people of France gave the Statue to the people of the United States over one hundred years ago in recognition of the friendship established during the American Revolution. Over the years, the Statue of Liberty’s meaning has grown to include freedom and democracy as well as this international friendship.
Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi was commissioned to design a sculpture with the year 1876 in mind for completion, to commemorate the centennial of the American
Declaration of Independence. Bartholdi required the assistance of an engineer to address structural issues associated with designing such a colossal copper sculpture. Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel (designer of the Eiffel Tower), was commissioned to design the massive iron pylon and secondary skeletal framework which allows the Statue’s copper skin to move independently yet stand upright.
Old pictures and the history of the construction of Lady Liberty
For the New York City Team
There are six different copies of the Statue of Liberty in Paris. You are invited to sketch some or all of them. Give your sketches a Parisian context.
• Sketch the statue by the river Seine with the Eiffel Tower in the background:Statue de la Liberté sur l’Ile aux Cygnes: Metro stop at rer c, station Champs de Mars :
- The Five Parisian Statues of Liberty: https://www.parisladouce.com/
• Or, sketch the statue of liberty at the Jardin du Luxembourg!Statue liberté au Jardin du Luxembourg: Metro stop at rer Luxembourg:• Here are all the places where you can find the statue of liberty in Paris:Swan Island, The Luxembourg Garden, at the Musée d'Orsay at the Museum of Arts and Crafts (2 statues), Place Michel Debre,https://www.pariszigzag.fr/
secret/lieux-insolites/ou-se- cachent-les-six-statues-de-la- liberte-parisiennes• Sketch the hidden statueLa sculpture Centaure by Cesar cache une mini sculpture de la statue de la liberté: Metro stop Saint Sulpice :
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
- You need to register here to participate:
- For Part 1: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/
- For Part 2: https://www.eventbrite.
com/e/saturday-the-paris-nyc- sketch-event-part-2-tickets- 143830726575
- To participate in both sessions you need to register for the morning and the afternoon events.
- The virtual sketching event will be this Saturday and starts at 10 AM ET for Part 1
- The Afternoon portion begins at 1 PM ET (Part 2)
- Registration closes on Friday at noon.
- On Friday afternoon if you registered you will receive the login info you’ll need to participate in separate emails - one for Part 1 and another for Part 2.
There are no fees. All drawing skill levels are welcome