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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Drawn from Within with a New York Artist

New York, United StatesPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Ben

60 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 100
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Explore creativity from the inside out on 2020's most booked experience!

No art experience necessary. No drawing skills required!

This is not a technical drawing exercise but an exercise in enlivening the imagination & accessing the creative capacity of body & mind.

As experienced by team Google, Apple, Facebook, Nike, Netflix, YouTube, NPR, Amazon, Linkedin, Twitter, Spotify, & more. Featured in Travel & Leisure, Mercury News & Downtown Magazine. Great for team-building, group bonding, quarantine connection & creative reflection.

On this experience, we explore how drawing enhances the relationship between inside & outside & allows us to see beyond familiarity with renewed curiosity.

I provide simple exercises to guide entry into the creative mind & distill creative principles that can be applied to any work environment or situation. We explore how creativity works, unraveling what is often thought to be a mysterious process. This is a relaxing, meaningful & fun way for teams, families & friends to connect.

As a host I strive to foster a space where guests feel comfortable to explore their imagination, to share their work & insights. The experience is enriched by what you bring to it. Openness, kindness & joy in the creative process are wholeheartedly encouraged.

Request a time or ask me about longer sessions & group discounts! Groups up to 200 welcome!
Explore creativity from the inside out on 2020's most booked experience!

No art experience necessary. No drawing skills required!

This is not a technical drawing exercise but an exercise in enlivening the imagination & accessing the creative capacity of body & mind.

As experienced by team Google, Apple, Facebook, Nike, Netflix, YouTube, NPR, Amazon, Linkedin, Twitter, Spotify, & more. Featured in Travel & Leis…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Ben can host private groups of any size, up to 100 guests. Private group rates start at $120.

What to bring

  • Pencil and paper
  • Imagination and curiosity
  • No art experience necessary
  • No drawing skills required
From $15
/ person
Wed, Mar 3
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (EST)
Private groups only
From $120 per group
From $120 per group
Wed, Mar 3
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
Private groups only
From $120 per group
From $120 per group
Wed, Mar 3
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (EST)
$20 per person
$20 per person

Meet your host, Ben

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 588 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a New York based artist who specializes in distilling creative principles within an organizational context. I hold a Masters of Fine Arts in Painting & Drawing & have exhibited in solo & group exhibitions in New York & internationally. Previous clients include Google, Apple, Nike, Netflix, Amazon, Spotify, Linkedin & Cisco.

I am deeply interested in & passionate about the transformative power of art & its ability to unite & provide insight across cultural, linguistic or geographical boundaries. I maintain a holistic approach to art making & as a host strive to make the deeper realms of the imagination accessible to people of all ages & backgrounds.

Check my full bio & other experiences to read from over 1000 genuine five star reviews.

To view my work visit: benponte.com
Socials: @benponte @sketch_and_the_city @drawn_from_within
I am a New York based artist who specializes in distilling creative principles within an organizational context. I hold a Masters of Fine Arts in Painting & Drawing & have exhibited in solo & group exhibitions in New York & internationally. Previous clients include Google, Apple, Nike, Netflix, Amazon, Spotify, Linkedin & Cisco.

I am deeply interested in & passionate about the transformative power of art & its ability to unite & provide insight across cultural, linguistic or geographi…
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Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 588 reviews.

Chesley “Akiva”
March 2021
I really liked the insights into how so many of our activities are integrated. As part of the experience we deconstructed the drawing activity into memory and experience, while normal drawing is both. I am interested in thinking about other integrated experiences outside drawing and possibility to deconstruct to see what happens with creativity.
I really liked the insights into how so many of our activities are integrated. As part of the experience we deconstructed the drawing activity into memory and experience, while nor…
Rainier
February 2021
We attended Ben's experience as a team summit experience and it was really great! Fun excercises that required no drawing background but we all took away valuable skills and lessons. Ben was a fantastic facilitator and made everyone feel really comfortable.
We attended Ben's experience as a team summit experience and it was really great! Fun excercises that required no drawing background but we all took away valuable skills and lesso…
Kamryn
February 2021
My drawing session with Ben was absolutely lovely and fun! I am an artist myself and Ben was very intuitive in working with me. Bens presence is very unique, heart-felt and wise. I learned new techniques and found the whole process very soothing. I learned a whole new way to look at drawing and “embodied visualization”. I have so much appreciation for this experience and hope to connect again soon! I plan to get a group together or join a group session myself! This was my first ever Airbnb experience and it set the bar very very high! Ben is amazing!
My drawing session with Ben was absolutely lovely and fun! I am an artist myself and Ben was very intuitive in working with me. Bens presence is very unique, heart-felt and wise.…
Faith
February 2021
My husband and I really enjoyed this as a weekend activity! I like getting us experiences as gifts and this exceeded our expectations! I’ve sketched a couple more pages because I was inspired to practice some of the tips gotten on this session! We loved seeing other people’s processes and being with people from around the world! I’ll definitely be looking into this again, and I highly recommend it!
My husband and I really enjoyed this as a weekend activity! I like getting us experiences as gifts and this exceeded our expectations! I’ve sketched a couple more pages because I w…
Angelina
February 2021
Ben is a wonderful host and teacher. This was so special because it brought many of us together from around the world. It was a lovely way to feel connected. An easy way to learn helpful techniques. I highly recommend this class!
Kerry
February 2021
Ben is knowledgeable, kind, fun.. a wonderful host! One of the best online experiences I've had. He took us through some thought provoking and mindful sketching exercises, they got me reflecting a lot.. the whole experience was kinda meditative. The rest of the group was encouraging and inclusive, it was a really special bunch coming from all over the world. I just loved this class and will definitely take it again. Thank you Ben for a great Saturday night!
Ben is knowledgeable, kind, fun.. a wonderful host! One of the best online experiences I've had. He took us through some thought provoking and mindful sketching exercises, they got…

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  • Wed, Mar 3
    8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $120 per group
  • Wed, Mar 3
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $120 per group
  • Wed, Mar 3
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $120 per group
  • Wed, Mar 3
    6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (EST)
    $20 per person
  • Thu, Mar 4
    8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $120 per group
  • Thu, Mar 4
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $120 per group
  • Thu, Mar 4
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $120 per group
  • Thu, Mar 4
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $120 per group

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.