What you'll do
I look forward to meeting you at my private artist's studio. After introductions we will get started making art together. A large sheet of paper will be setup for each participant, and we will begin by gesturing on the page with crayon. With each mark, you will rotate to the next sheet, so the work becomes collaborative. From there, I will introduce colored pencils and a few tips for observational drawing. By the time you draw on each of the sheets, you'll be surprised at how you've improved! By this point the sheets will have many lines, so we will spend some time filling in shapes with watercolors. In the last part of the evening, you'll get to collage onto the work, adding in unique elements from books found on the streets of New York! At the end of the night, you will each have an original artwork created by you and your friends! This is a unique souvenir that will absorb your experience learning about your own creativity in the capital of the global art-world. You will be amazed at the abstract talent you and your friends have.
I'm a New York City artist with a passion for sharing creativity, and encouraging others to find their artistic voice. I studied art throughout high school and college, and have worked at many arts-institutions since, including printmaking shops, artist's studios, and galleries. In the last two years, I have also been curating and organizing art shows in alternative or underground spaces.
You will get one sheet of large painting paper, as well as watercolors, oil pastels, colored pencils and collage materials.
Where you'll be
These art sessions take place entirely in my own studio. This space is an authentic creative lab made by artists for artists. The studio is in Long Island City, a historic artist's neighborhood. The waterfront Gantry Plaza State Park, is a five minute walk. Five local breweries are also walking distance!
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
This experience is not about how well you can draw, or your skill with materials. It is about the fun you can have expressing yourself and experimenting with new ideas! This is a chance for you and your friends to collaborate to create a unique, memorable experience together.
$35 / personNew experience
$35 / person