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One-Day Sketching Workshop at The Met, New York City

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 5th Avenue New York, NY, 10028 United States (map)

What could be more enjoyable than spending a full day sketching at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City? On Saturday November 18, Brian Bomeisler, son of Betty Edwards, will lead you through a practical, hands-on day of sketching in the galleries of this beautiful museum, and expanding upon the formal drawing instruction offered in the 5-Day DRSB Workshops.  There is still time to sign up!

As a special treat, there are two wonderful drawing exhibitions on view -- From Leonardo to Matisse: Master Drawings from the Lauder Collection and Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer.  Brian will teach you how to maximize your sketching techniques, and you can be inspired by some of the greatest artists who ever lived!

This one-day class was designed for anyone interested in learning sketching techniques and keeping a sketchbook.  The prerequisite is to have taken the 5-Day Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain® Workshop. However, it is also open to those who already have drawing experience and training.  For those students who have not taken the 5-Day DRSB Workshop, it will be especially helpful to read Betty Edwards' Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, particularly Chapters 7 and 8, before the workshop.  

Demonstration by Brian Bomeisler

Demonstration by Brian Bomeisler

Join us for an intensive and fun day of drawing with an expert artist as your guide, along with fellow drawing students.  The Met has a wealth of material to use as reference.  They have a large number of sculptures in all galleries which are especially engaging to draw.  Sketchbook drawing is an art unto itself, requiring skills that can be taught:  e.g., how to hold the sketchbook, how to use the “basic unit,” how to perform “sighting” while sketching.  The variety of mediums we will use include pencil, pen and ink, and a specific technique using an ordinary felt tip marker.

The cost of this One-Day Workshop is $425.  Admission to the museum is included.  Reservations are required in advance, so please contact Sandy Manning at to sign up or if you have any questions..  Brian looks forward to spending a day at the Met with you!  Just click to register

Earlier Event: October 16
Chicago: DRSB 5-Day Workshop