Sketch & Sip | Making Faces: Sketching Portraits
Wednesday, May 11, 18, 25
at the Museum of the City of New York
from 6:00 – 7:30 pm on all listed dates:
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd St.
Put pencil to paper and relax with drinks as Sketch & Sip returns to the Museum of the City of New York just in time for spring. Sketch and Sip is a sophisticated, participatory experience that combines drinking and socializing with an immersive tour of critically acclaimed Museum exhibitions. For the May 11 program, Simon Levenson, celebrated artist and instructor, will guide guests as they learn the techniques of sketching portraits and see how early American painters captured the likenesses of New York’s elite in the new exhibition Picturing Prestige: New York Portraits, 1700-1860.
Held directly in Museum galleries or on the beautiful MCNY terrace overlooking Central Park, Sketch & Sip allows art lovers to enjoy libations and learn to sketch in the presence of the landmarked building’s stately architecture, the hilariously touching cartoons of Roz Chast, or masterful portraits of Alexander and Eliza Hamilton.
Sketch & Sip offers a uniquely full experience, combining drinks and socializing with artistic and educational immersion.
Sketch & Sip is open to participants aged 21 & up, of all artistic abilities. Ticket includes two drinks (wine, beer, and soda will be served) and drawing materials for use during class time. Registration required.
Additional Sketch & Sip Dates
Wednesday, May 18, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Explore the work of New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast in Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs and learn how to capture the quintessential elements of figure and scene in your own line drawings.
Wednesday, May 25, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Sketch the Museum’s Colonial-Revival building while focusing on mastering mass and proportion.
$20 for Museum members; $30 for adults; $25 for seniors and students
Sketch & Sip is open to participants ages 21 & up, of all artistic abilities. Includes two drinks (wine, beer, and soda will be served) and drawing materials for use during class time. Registration required. For more information, visit: Sketch & Sip