Watercolor Workshop & Artists’ History of Washington Sq Park

– October 23 2022

Sketch in Washington Square Park in the fall!

On Sunday, October 23rd from 3-5pm join artist and WSPC Community Arts Grantee Nick Golebiewski (partnered with Village Preservation) for a Watercolor Workshop and Artists’ History of Washington Square Park for artists of all experience-levels. Materials will be provided, including: a watercolor paint kit, brush, sketchbook, pencil and watercolor paper.

Please pre-register on Eventbrite, as space is limited.

Participate in this unique experience and practice drawing exercises such as blind-contour drawings to focus on line quality. Learn watercolor basics or expand your technique while learning some of the artistic history of the Park (incl. Edward Hooper, Marcel Duchamp, and more…) 

Attendees will meet in the NW corner of the park and pick up their art supplies provided by a grant from the Washington Square Park Conservancy. Nick will give an introduction and then lead the first drawing exercise, to break the ice and to discuss line quality. Each participant will take a seat at the tables in this area, for a hands-on watercolor component. Participants will then walk towards the Arch and paint it using the skills discussed. At the end share and discuss their paintings. 

Take home your artworks and sketchbooks, to continue to sketch throughout the city.

Nick believes that the park is a source of artistic inspiration to be drawn upon for generations to come. He hopes that in this class you experience the park in a new way through sketching and observation. 


Do I need to bring my own art supplies?

Not necessary, 15 watercolor kits will be provided. However, let us know if you plan to bring your own kit so we can accept more participants.

Is this a program intended for children?

This watercolor workshop is geared towards adults, however, you know your kids best and Nick would be happy to field your questions, please contact him at hey@nickgolebiewski.com

How long is the program?

Approximately 2 hours in length?