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1-Day Sketching Workshop at the Met!

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10028 USA (map)

What could be more enjoyable than a full day sketching at the Met?  Brian Bomeisler has introduced a new one-day class 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.  Brian will lead you through a practical, hands-on day of sketching in the museum, using a sketchbook, and he will expand upon the formal drawing instruction you have already received. 

Sketch by Brian Bomeisler--Degas' "Little Dancer"

The class will take place at the incomparable Metropolitan of Art in New York City, and will be an intensive and fun day of drawing with other students.  The museum has a wealth of material to use as reference, and the sculpture galleries offer ample material to practice your sketching techniques.  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.

For those students who have not taken Brian's 5-Day DRSB Workshop, it will be especially helpful to read ahead of time Betty Edwards' Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, particularly Chapters 7 and 8.  

The workshop will take place at the Metropolitan Museum or Art from 10am to 5pm, and the cost is $425.  Admission to the museum is included in the cost of the workshop.  Reservations are required in advance, so please contact either Sandy Manning at or go to our Register for a Workshop page to sign up.

We will meet inside the main entrance just to the right of the information desk, in front of the coat check.