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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Van Gogh Find Yourself

New York, United StatesPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Walter

60 minsHosted in English
Join online
Meet your host live on Zoom.
Up to 10 people
Private groups available for up to 30.

What you'll do

Hello and welcome to Van Gogh Find Yourself Online.
The Important thing is that there is no judgement.
Remember this. We are here to let go and have a little fun. So relax a bit, breathe and #GetDrawnIn by the Master.
Vincent Willem Van Gogh

Online:
Please be on time as late comers interrupt the session and will not be allowed to join in most cases.

After the initial greeting and everyone joins in, you will be assigned breakout rooms to draw and chat for 3-5 Minutes in private, and do a quick sketch of the person in the room with you, without judgement.

We will share our initial drawings after the 5 minute sketches.

At this point,
Vincent will reveal the stories and secrets behind his paintings

You will draw along and add colors to your initial drawing. If anyone has a question please raise your hand.

When Vincent is done telling you his story, Walter arrives and we will share our our art and chat about your experience.

If you have no paint supplies you can just be happy with that and if you feel adventurous you can always add some color from household items. I personally have used coffee before for a little shading.
Other things to note
The experience is best viewed from a computer, phone, tablet. Please leave a review w/pictures of the art, this is one way to support an artist while they are alive.

“A great fire burns within me, but no one stops to warm themselves at it, and passers-by only see a wisp of smoke” ― Vincent Van Gogh
Hello and welcome to Van Gogh Find Yourself Online.
The Important thing is that there is no judgement.
Remember this. We are here to let go and have a little fun. So relax a bit, breathe and #GetDrawnIn by the Master.
Vincent Willem Van Gogh

Online:
Please be on time as late comers interrupt the session and will not be allowed to join in most cases.

After the initial greeting and everyone joins in, you…

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
    Walter can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at $50.

What to bring

  • Pen and paper or art supplies to draw sketch or doodle

Meet your host, Walter

Host on Airbnb since 2012
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I'm doing 3 shows a day for the month of August and will break the world record for Most Portraits in 12 Hours as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe's response to the festival being canceled:
More info here:
https://crowdfund.edfringe.com/vgfy-the-film

I am doing 90 shows (3 a day*) , except for August 10th when I attempt to break the World Record for the 5th year in a row.

Why 3 shows a day?
To give everyone around the world a chance to experience Vincent's story and stay inside.

I am an award winning international traveling artist based in NYC. I have created an interactive live art making/storytelling experience performing around the world the past 5 years. I have performed this experience/show in museums, 250 seat theatres, bars, lounges, dining rooms and while bartending (1 time).

Somethings are more important than money.
I'm doing 3 shows a day for the month of August and will break the world record for Most Portraits in 12 Hours as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe's response to the festival being canceled:
More info here:
https://crowdfund.edfringe.com/vgfy-the-film

I am doing 90 shows (3 a day*) , except for August 10th when I attempt to break the World Record for the 5th year in a row.

Why 3 shows a day?
To give everyone around the world a chance to experience Vincen…
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Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 365 reviews.

Mary
May 2021
A year ago my son gifted me with an AirBnb experience for Mother's Day. He knew that I loved Vincent Van Gogh. We did drawings and listened to Vincent's life story, his relationships with family members, father, mother and his positive encouraging brother Theo. We were captivated and it was rather a shock when Vincent turned into Walter. A year later we met Vincent again - a remarkable man who loved life, colors, and caterpillars. Thank you, Walter, the work you've done means something.
A year ago my son gifted me with an AirBnb experience for Mother's Day. He knew that I loved Vincent Van Gogh. We did drawings and listened to Vincent's life story, his relationsh…
Katja
April 2021
Thanks again Walter - super storytelling! We really enjoyed this - such a nice and relaxing activity, great for team bonding. Highly recommended!
Allie
April 2021
I booked 5 sessions with Walter over the course of a month in various time zones for colleagues around the world. Walter was nothing but accommodating and helpful when I reached out to explain what I was looking to do - he made it all work! His experience is unique, relaxing and the hour we spent drawing and listening to the story flew by. I heard great things from colleagues about this experience, and everyone learned something new! It was a win-win. Definitely a great story telling session. Unfortunately, we had to cancel the last few sessions because Walter's wife was giving birth (amazing!!!) but Walter hooked us up with his friend and we were able to book last minute with him!
I booked 5 sessions with Walter over the course of a month in various time zones for colleagues around the world. Walter was nothing but accommodating and helpful when I reached ou…
Camila
April 2021
Walter is an awesome storyteller and really gets you into sketching what comes to you at the moment. Highly recommend it if you want to just free your mind of daily tasks.
Agnieszka
March 2021
It was definitely something different. We were able to express ourselves creatively but we also had a chance to learn more about Vincent. Creative and educational.
Ingrid
March 2021
I've had drawing books and many pens, pencils and markers to draw with at home, but somehow through my busy job I just never find the energy and time to draw. Thinking back, the last time I created a drawing was in 2010. Walter (Van Gogh) is extremely talented in taking all fears away. His theme through the event was "No judgement". Our workshop had young children and then I was probably the oldest at 57. Walter (Van Gogh) made us all feel welcome. As if magically our age difference didn't exist. Then we had people from many different countries in our workshop, which was a lot of fun to draw with people from around the world...with No Judgment! What made this workshop even more special was, it was his birthday. Or better said it was Van Gogh's birthday. I can only highly recommend joining his event with the entire family. You'll be surprised how good you are able to draw in the safe space creates....
I've had drawing books and many pens, pencils and markers to draw with at home, but somehow through my busy job I just never find the energy and time to draw. Thinking back, the la…

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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.