Wednesday, May 24, 2017

SATURDAY: Sketch the Chinese Scholar's Garden

Saturday, May 27, 2017

One of the most relaxing places in NYC.  The peacefulness and tranquility of the gardens will find its way into your sketches.  Getting there via ferry adds to the adventure. The New York Chinese Scholar's Garden is a part of the Staten Island Botanical Garden, located in the Snug Harbor Cultural Center.

Photos and Watercolor by Joan Tavolott

“All the architectural components of The New York Chinese Scholar's Garden were prefabricated in Suzhou, including roof and floor tiles, columns and beams, doors and windows, bridges and paving materials and carefully chosen rocks.  This is the ONLY Chinese Scholar's Garden in the United States.”
(description by Victoria V. via Yelp)


-   We meet at the Staten Island Ferry, our starting point at 10:00 AM.

Take subway to lower Manhattan, via the 1 train to South Ferry or the 4/5 train to Bowling Green or
the R train to Whitehall.

Exit and walk south to blue neon Staten Island terminal to take FREE ferry.

After landing in Staten Island take the S40 bus at Gate D to travel along Richmond Terrace, less than a 10-minute ride. Let the bus driver know that you want to get off at Snug Harbor.

There is a $5 entrance fee to the Garden.

12:30 - We will have lunch at Adobe Blue which as .3 miles from the Snug Harbor campus (or bring your own and stay on the beautiful Snug Harbor campus).  Show and Tell will be there too at 3 PM.

NOTE:  Bring a folding chair or stool if you have one - it provides more sketching choices.

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

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

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