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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!

HALF PRICE TUES/THURS NIGHT!

No art experience necessary. No drawing skills required! Great for team-building, group bonding, self exploration & creative reflection.

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.

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!

HALF PRICE TUES/THURS NIGHT!

No art experience necessary. No drawing skills required! Great for team-building, group bonding, self exploration & creative reflection.

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, Netfli…

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 $10
/ person
Mon, Mar 8
From $120 per group
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (EST)
Private groups only
From $120 per group
Mon, Mar 8
From $120 per group
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
Private groups only
From $120 per group
Mon, Mar 8
From $120 per group
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
Private groups only
From $120 per group

Meet your host, Ben

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 591 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 591 reviews.

Tricia
March 2021
Ben is a delightful and inspiring host. His passion for the creative process and for taking time to observe the lost aspects of daily life allows the participant to gain a new perspective on art and themselves. By connecting to the present moment and being mindful of the intricate visual experiences, the world becomes a richer place that is expanded beyond our "thinking" brain. Ben's instructions are easy to follow so that the participant can engage easily. I recommend this experience to everyone. My husband described his experience as "highly enlightening!" You don't have to have any artistic skill to have a great time!!
Ben is a delightful and inspiring host. His passion for the creative process and for taking time to observe the lost aspects of daily life allows the participant to gain a new per…
Adam
March 2021
Ben was very engaging despite the tough-to-navigate Zoom setting! The exercises we went through were both fun and educational. We were a group of work colleagues and this was a great way to relax--might have to take up drawing in my spare time! Thanks Ben, highly recommend!
Ben was very engaging despite the tough-to-navigate Zoom setting! The exercises we went through were both fun and educational. We were a group of work colleagues and this was a gre…
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…
Brad & Diana
February 2021
The experience was amazing, drawing skills are not necessary. We had so much fun. The host guides you through different stages and meaningful moments. Definitely I recommend it. Thank you! :)
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.…

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  • Mon, Mar 8
    8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $120 per group
  • Mon, Mar 8
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $120 per group
  • Mon, Mar 8
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $120 per group
  • Mon, Mar 8
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $120 per group
  • Mon, Mar 8
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $120 per group
  • Mon, Mar 8
    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $120 per group
  • Tue, Mar 9
    8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $120 per group
  • Tue, Mar 9
    11:00 AM - 12:00 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.