Wednesday, November 15, 2017

SATURDAY: Sketch Sotheby’s … Plus

Saturday, November 18, 2017

The world famous Sotheby’s not only auctions works of art and other valuables, they also display them on many floors in galleries that are open to the public.

Founded in 1744 Sotheby's is the place to see exquisite highly sketchable art objects of all kinds - that then become available at their high profile auctions.   Collections are only up for a week or two, and they change constantly.

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PLUSThe High School of Art and Design in holding their annual fundraising Draw-A-Thon. Grab your sketchbook, paints, brushes, pens; whatever your medium and join us.

The nine-hour drawing and painting event provides an opportunity for art students and professional artists to work side by side from a group of live models. Poses vary from short sessions of five minutes, twenty minutes and one hour poses. Extended poses of three and six hours are also be available.  There is a dedicated room for costume (heroic/cosplay) figure drawing and a separate room for nude/traditional figure drawing.

We’re going to skip our usual Show and Tell to support this event.


Where:  Sotheby’s  New York City, 1334 York Avenue - On the east side between 71st and 72nd Streets

When:  We will meet in the lobby at 10:00.  From 10:00 till 12:30, pick your spot and have fun sketching.  Please be respectful - this is a place of business filled with high value art objects.
The View from Sotheby's

Lunch12:30 we’ll head up to the Sotheby’s café on the 10th floor for lunch, chat, and sketching (of

Afternoon1:15 - return to the galleries or the lobby,... or try your hand at the views off the roof outside the café, if the weather is inviting.  The views are stunning.

The Draw-A-Thon -   3:00 For everyone who can’t get enough sketching we’re off to the High School of Art and Design, 245 East 56th Street (bet 2nd and 3rd Ave).  It’s a one mile walk or take the M31 bus down York Ave and across 57 St to 2nd Ave.  The event ends at 7 PM.

Directions to Sotheby’s:

-  The nearest subway stop is the Lexington Avenue local stop at 68th Street (the 6 train).  The express trains (the 4 and 5) stop at 59th Street and 86th Street.

-   The 72nd Street crosstown bus will take you right there; the 68th Street crosstown will get you to 68th and York.

-  If you’re coming by subway and the weather is bad, you can hop onto the 68th Street crosstown at Lex and 68th Street, instead of walking the four rather long blocks from the subway to York Avenue.

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

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

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