Drawn from Within New York City

New York, United States

Experience hosted by Ben

2 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

RATED ONE OF THE BEST REVIEWED EXPERIENCES IN NEW YORK.

Where it all began...from the host of Drawn From Within Online.

Beginners, kids and families welcome. Sketchbook & supplies included.

We meet in the visually stunning Grand Central Terminal for an intro & some warm up sketching exercises. I introduce some philosophy of drawing, share a few of my sketchbooks & hand out sketchbooks to the group. We sketch our way through Grand Central, exploring the main concourse & some hidden architectural surprises. We head outside to 42nd Street to take in some classic NYC street scenes & the Art Deco elegance of the Chrysler Building. We sketch our way toward 5th Avenue & Bryant Park, sketching near the New York Public Library & the Empire State Building.

One of the great things about this experience is that people come from all around the world to share in the creative process. Whether you are an artist yourself or have not drawn since childhood, this is a great way to fully engage with the city, connect with visitors & New Yorkers, & share your unique vision of NYC!
RATED ONE OF THE BEST REVIEWED EXPERIENCES IN NEW YORK.

Where it all began...from the host of Drawn From Within Online.

Beginners, kids and families welcome. Sketchbook & supplies included.

We meet in the visually stunning Grand Central Terminal for an intro & some warm up sketching exercises. I introduce some philosophy of drawing, share a few of my sketchbooks & hand out sketchbooks to the group. We sketch our w…

What's included

  • Equipment
    MUJI pocket sketchbook- ideal for on-the-go sketches, sketching pencil, and...

Meet your host, Ben

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 574 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a New York based artist inspired by the visual energy of Manhattan street life. I have a Masters of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing and have been sketching my whole life. I am the host of "Drawn from Within Online" which has been praised by CEO's, thought leaders and artists from all around the world as "Brilliant, engaging and necessary."

To read more about my work please visit: www.benponte.com or drawnfromwithin.online
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Where you'll be

We begin the experience in the magnificent Grand Central Terminal before going outside into one of the most visually stimulating areas of Central Manhattan. We sketch in & around Grand Central, from 42nd Street, past 5th Avenue to the New York Public Library. Route varies according the weather & the needs of the group. On wet days we stay in & around Grand Central- also a great cold/rainy day activity!

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 574 reviews.

Julie
February 2020
My experience with Ben was fantastic! He shared secrets of the Grand Central Station and gave me tailored exercises to improve my sketching skills. I would recommend this experience to anyone who’s interested in sketching, drawing and meeting artist folks on the way! Bravo and Merci Ben! Namaste
My experience with Ben was fantastic! He shared secrets of the Grand Central Station and gave me tailored exercises to improve my sketching skills. I would recommend this experienc…
Rosalind
February 2020
We loved our time with Ben! Even though we had different levels of skill in our group, Ben made it accessible and fun for everyone. It was engaging, fun and interesting and we all left feeling inspired to keep drawing! Thanks Ben!
Joseph
February 2020
Great experience from start to finish, Ben was kind and really good at leading us around the city and making it exciting whether you knew how to draw or not. We had a blast worth every penny
Jules
February 2020
It was a super nice experience fitting every level of sketching skills. It gave i new insight and perspective not only on the city but also on the act of sketching. Also great anecdotes on the city landscape. Ben is super nice and I had a great time
It was a super nice experience fitting every level of sketching skills. It gave i new insight and perspective not only on the city but also on the act of sketching. Also great anec…
Juliane Maria
February 2020
Definitely a must when visiting NYC! As a complete beginner, I was intimidated at first but Ben made me feel so welcome and his process quickly made me feel at ease. A fun way of commemorating the city in a truly unique way as none of will sketch quite like you.
Definitely a must when visiting NYC! As a complete beginner, I was intimidated at first but Ben made me feel so welcome and his process quickly made me feel at ease. A fun way of c…
Ginny
February 2020
My daughter and I shared a great morning with Ben, rediscovering our artist eyes. Zen Ben was encouraging and thoughtful showing us that drawing is much more than what's on the paper at the end.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 7 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Eyes wide open!