ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Sketch a work of art with Gregory Burns

Worldwide Paralympic Partner

Paralympian experience hosted by Gregory

  1. 60 mins
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

This is a unique opportunity to explore art and travel.

Each class will open with us getting to know each other. This will be followed by a short video or slideshow of one of my painting expeditions to an exotic location such as diving with Manta rays in the Maldives or a secluded medieval village in Italy.

Then I will share some of my sketches, journals, and paintings, demystifying the sketching-on-location process and sharing some simple, personal drawing tips for sketching on location through a short demonstration.

It will then be time for you to try your hand at sketching from a photo or scene of your choice while I stand by for questions.

After folks are finished, there will be time for a gallery review, during which guests will share what they have created with the group.

Other things to note
Re-engage with the artist and traveler in you. Bring along a few art supplies and photos of your favorite places on the planet and see how you can sketch and connect with your inner explorer.
This is a unique opportunity to explore art and travel.

Each class will open with us getting to know each other. This will be followed by a short video or slideshow of one of my painting expeditions to an exotic location such as diving with Manta rays in the Maldives or a secluded medieval village in Italy.

Then I will share some of my sketches, journals, and paintings, demystifying the sketching-on-location process and sha…

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
    Gregory can host private groups of any size, up to 10 guests. Private group rates start at $369.

What to bring

  • Pencils. Ideally an assortment of 4H, HB and 6B sketching pencils.
  • A sketch book with blank paper or some sheets of blank paper. Ideally 300gms spiral bound sketch book size 13x17inch or larger.
  • A set of oil pastels. Ideally Caran-D'Ache neocolor II watersoluble pastels or oil pastels.
  • Several good photos of some places that are close to your heart.

Meet your Host, Gregory

Paralympian · Representing USA · Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • Identity verified
People often ask me about the world records I hold in swimming, the 30 years I spent painting across 60 countries, and what it takes to lead a life informed by Paralympics, painting, and travels.

I won medals in Barcelona, Atlanta, and Sydney and survived the Korea and Singapore IronMan races.

I chose to backpack alone for 16 months through China, Tibet, Nepal, India and Pakistan, to sit on holy ground and sketch Buddhist, Hindu and Muslim sacred sites.

I ended up sailing from Tahiti to China for a year while painting and making television documentaries.

The only answer I have is that I hope someday, somehow, by living a big life, that I might have something meaningful to share as an artist and as teacher to inspire and uplift others.
People often ask me about the world records I hold in swimming, the 30 years I spent painting across 60 countries, and what it takes to lead a life informed by Paralympics, painting, and travels.

I won medals in Barcelona, Atlanta, and Sydney and survived the Korea and Singapore IronMan races.

I chose to backpack alone for 16 months through China, Tibet, Nepal, India and Pakistan, to sit on holy ground and sketch Buddhist, Hindu and Muslim sacred sites.

I ended u…
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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 18 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total.
You’ll need to stream audio and video to participate.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.