Sketch Night at Society of Illustrators

Sketch Night at Society of Illustrators Experience Society's original sketch nights where Jazz/Sketch was born. Draw to Jazz on Tuesday or sketch the finest fashion on Thursday. 6:30 - 9:30 PM
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Operating as usual

03/14/2020

The Society of Illustrators will temporarily close starting Saturday, March 14.

In the interest of safety for our staff and visitors, the Society of Illustrators has made the hard decision to temporarily close our headquarters to the public starting this Saturday, March 14th. We have no known cases of staff testing positive for Coronavirus at this time.

We will review our closure on a weekly basis until New York City health officials and the Centers for Disease Control announce an improvement on the situation. Next week’s events, including Sketch Night have been canceled and we will be reviewing future events on a week-by-week basis. The MoCCA Arts Festival will be rescheduled, with a date to be determined soon.

While we don’t have any confirmed cases connected to the Museum, we believe that we must do all that we can to ensure a safe and healthy environment for our community, especially to our most vulnerable members.

Thank you for your understanding. We will send updates via email and through our social media platforms.

Please follow the guidelines that have been put forward to protect your safety and the safety of your loved ones.

TONIGHT! Draw costumed models inspired by the art of Georgia O'Keeffe in this unique, one-night-only sketch event! Featu...
03/05/2020

TONIGHT! Draw costumed models inspired by the art of Georgia O'Keeffe in this unique, one-night-only sketch event! Featuring burlesque performers Jantina (pictured) & Anne Mary Wynter!

* Long AND short poses!
* No reservations needed — Walk-ins encouraged!
* Enjoy a FREE small plates buffet!

Thursday March 5
From 6:30-9:30pm
at Society Of Illustrators
128 E 63rd Street NYC
$20/ $15 seniors + students with I.D.

Draw costumed Burlesque models inspired by the art of Georgia O'Keeffe in this unique, one-night-only sketch event! Feat...
03/04/2020

Draw costumed Burlesque models inspired by the art of Georgia O'Keeffe in this unique, one-night-only sketch event! Featuring Anne Mary Wynter (pictured) & Jantina!

* Long AND short poses!
* No reservations needed — Walk-ins encouraged!
* Enjoy a FREE small plates buffet!

Thursday March 5
From 6:30-9:30pm
at Society Of Illustrators
128 E 63rd Street NYC
$20/ $15 seniors + students with I.D.

Draw the stuff of Myths & More when Fantastical Legends descend from the heavens to be drawn by your mortal hands! Featu...
09/04/2019

Draw the stuff of Myths & More when Fantastical Legends descend from the heavens to be drawn by your mortal hands! Featuring special guest burlesque artists-as-models, Kita St Cyr & Mx Macabre!
* Long AND short poses!
* No reservations needed — Walk-ins encouraged!
* Enjoy a FREE small plates buffet!

Lefty Lucy Presents "Gods Among Us" Burlesque Sketch Night
Thursday September 5
From 6:30-9:30pm
at Society Of Illustrators
128 E 63rd Street NYC
$20/ $15 seniors + students with I.D.

Illustrations by Society of Illustators Regular Clifford Faust from Lefty Lucy's Monthly Burlesque Sketch EventIllustrat...
07/06/2019

Illustrations by Society of Illustators Regular Clifford Faust from Lefty Lucy's Monthly Burlesque Sketch Event
Illustrations are of Lefty Lucy unless otherwise noted

Illustrations by Society of Illustators Regular Clifford Faust from Lefty Lucy's Monthly Burlesque Sketch Event
Illustrations are of Lefty Lucy unless otherwise noted

TONIGHT! Get spooky, get sexy, get SKETCHING!!!
10/04/2018

TONIGHT! Get spooky, get sexy, get SKETCHING!!!

Tues. June 19th, join the Associate Council of the New York Civil Liberties Union (@nyclu) and the Society of Illustrato...
06/01/2018

Tues. June 19th, join the Associate Council of the New York Civil Liberties Union (@nyclu) and the Society of Illustrators for a unique event celebrating SOI's exhibit The Art of MARCH: A Civil Rights Masterpiece! Enjoy drinks, a private viewing of the exhibition and hear from engaging panelists of artists and organizers on voting rights.
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We are honored to have joining us Andrew Aydin, award-winning creator and co-author of the graphic memoir series, MARCH which chronicles the life of Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis, and currently Digital Director & Policy Advisor to the congressman.⠀
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Event starts at 6:30pm at the Society of Illustrators. Tickets: $30.⠀
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#ArtofMARCH #graphicnovel #illustration #NYCLU #votingrights #andrewaydin

Enter for a chance to attend Dinner and Dumb Questions w/ Illustrators @pingszoo and @dadushin! Tuesday, June 12th at 6P...
05/31/2018

Enter for a chance to attend Dinner and Dumb Questions w/ Illustrators @pingszoo and @dadushin! Tuesday, June 12th at 6PM. Apply today!⠀
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Open to students and emerging professionals (those within their first ten years of an Illustration career), this is a chance to ask professionals anything about the business.⠀
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Image one: Ping Zhu, illustration for The New York Times. Image two: Dadu Shin, illustration for NAUTILUS.⠀
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#illustration #dinneranddumbquestions #pingzoo #dadushin #newyorktimes #thenewyorker

Tues. June 19th, join the Associate Council of the New York Civil Liberties Union (@nyclu) and the Society of Illustrato...
05/31/2018

Tues. June 19th, join the Associate Council of the New York Civil Liberties Union (@nyclu) and the Society of Illustrators for a unique event celebrating SOI's exhibit The Art of MARCH: A Civil Rights Masterpiece! Enjoy drinks, a private viewing of the exhibition and hear from engaging panelists of artists and organizers on voting rights.
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We are honored to have joining us Andrew Aydin, award-winning creator and co-author of the graphic memoir series, MARCH which chronicles the life of Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis, and currently Digital Director & Policy Advisor to the congressman.⠀
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Event starts at 6:30pm at the Society of Illustrators. Tickets: $30.⠀
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#ArtofMARCH #graphicnovel #illustration #NYCLU #votingrights #andrewaydin

Join us THIS Saturday June 2nd from 11am-1pm for Saturday Stories, a new monthly story hour & illustrator-led, hands-on ...
05/30/2018

Join us THIS Saturday June 2nd from 11am-1pm for Saturday Stories, a new monthly story hour & illustrator-led, hands-on workshop for children! ⠀
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Next month, Selina Alko (@selinaalko) will read "Why Am I Me?" and lead 4-8 year olds through a unique workshop based on the book. $25 for one adult admission and one child; additional children $10 each.⠀
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Tickets required! Limited number available. Click link in bio for more info. ⠀
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#illustration #childrensbooks #workshop #museum #education #picturebook #whyamime? #selinaalko

Join Us Thursday May 31 to experience Inspiration and Fashion through the vision of Aarron Hicks. Bring your patterns an...
05/29/2018

Join Us Thursday May 31 to experience Inspiration and Fashion through the vision of Aarron Hicks. Bring your patterns and disrupt your paper. See you there.Bil

Sketch Night at SocietyThursday Jan 28 2018 All photos by Ally Lindsay (The French FryModels Scarlet Envy + Gretchen Wyl...
02/05/2018

Sketch Night at Society
Thursday Jan 28 2018

All photos by Ally Lindsay (The French Fry
Models Scarlet Envy + Gretchen Wylder

tag your friends!!!

Sketch Night at Society
Thursday Jan 28 2018

All photos by Ally Lindsay (The French Fry
Models Scarlet Envy + Gretchen Wylder

tag your friends!!!

01/23/2018

Excited to facilitate and referee a boxing match this Thursday between Greer the Grater! ter and Sarah the Slammer.
6:30-9:30 bring your gloves and supplies for a KO night!

Philip Burke's "Portrait of Peter de Sève " (oil on canvas, ca.2007) is now hanging in the exhibit "Under the Influence:...
01/17/2018

Philip Burke's "Portrait of Peter de Sève " (oil on canvas, ca.2007) is now hanging in the exhibit "Under the Influence: The Private Collection of Peter de Sève", on display through March 17, 2018. Opening Reception: January 26th.
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#PeterdeSeve #oil #canvas #portrait #curator #art # exhibit

Join us for a Very Special 1950’s themed Fashion Sketch Night on January 11th in association with Focus Features’ film, ...
01/09/2018

Join us for a Very Special 1950’s themed Fashion Sketch Night on January 11th in association with Focus Features’ film, @PhantomThread. Attendees will receive exclusive sewing kits, collectible post cards and film posters. There will also be a chance to win tickets to see the film in theaters! Bring your drawing material and a tapemeasure to capture Daniel Rowan and Arielle as they recreate fashion and scenes from Phantom Thread. Fifties attire encouraged. 6;30-9;30 PM SOI 128 east 63rd street between Park and Lexington.

Join us for a Very Special 1950’s themed Fashion Sketch Night on January 11th in association with Focus Features’ film, ...
01/09/2018

Join us for a Very Special 1950’s themed Fashion Sketch Night on January 11th in association with Focus Features’ film, @PhantomThread. Attendees will receive exclusive sewing kits, collectible post cards and film posters. There will also be a chance to win tickets to see the film in theaters! Bring your drawing material and a tape measure to capture Daniel Rowan and Arielle as they recreate fashion and scenes from Phantom Thread. Fifties attire encouraged. 6;30-9;30 PM SOI 128 east 63rd street between Park and Lexington.

Looking forward to seeing all of you and your ink jars at the ready for the Nightmare Queens to model the house down Thu...
10/24/2017

Looking forward to seeing all of you and your ink jars at the ready for the Nightmare Queens to model the house down Thursday night

06/14/2017

So Excited to Host Raul Penaranda Fashion Night this Thursday June 15th 6:30-9:30PM Two gorgeous models floating in his incredible designs..Bring your style and supplies.

Burlesque themed costume sketch nights produced by Miss Coney Island VP, Lefty Lucy as part of Sketch Night at Society o...
12/10/2016

Burlesque themed costume sketch nights produced by Miss Coney Island VP, Lefty Lucy as part of Sketch Night at Society of Illustrators

Burlesque themed costume sketch nights produced by Miss Coney Island VP, Lefty Lucy as part of Sketch Night at Society of Illustrators

Thanks to all of the artists who came out to sketch this Thursday!Lefty Lucy would love to see and share the sketches yo...
11/05/2016

Thanks to all of the artists who came out to sketch this Thursday!

Lefty Lucy would love to see and share the sketches you created of Logan Laveau and Miss Vivian. Please send them to ILoveLeftyLucy at gmail.com

Burlesque themed costume sketch nights produced by Miss Coney Island VP, Lefty Lucy as part of Sketch Night at Society of Illustrators

Illustration by Ditto Funky Sketch for Lefty Lucy's "Burlesque Boudoir" Sketch Night at Society of Illustrators 10/6/16
11/05/2016

Illustration by Ditto Funky Sketch for Lefty Lucy's "Burlesque Boudoir" Sketch Night at Society of Illustrators 10/6/16

Burlesque themed costume sketch nights produced by Miss Coney Island VP, Lefty Lucy as part of Sketch Night at Society of Illustrators

POLE DANCERS pose TONIGHT atSpecial Sketch Night at Society of Illustrators NYC!Draw two professional Pole Dancers from ...
07/21/2016

POLE DANCERS pose TONIGHT at
Special Sketch Night at Society of Illustrators NYC!
Draw two professional Pole Dancers from Pole Dance Fitness!
Poses will be on a professional pole and stage installed at the Society of Illustrators!
Facilitated by Ted Michalowski

THURSDAY 6:30-9:30pm July 21:
Society Of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street
New York, NY (between Park Ave & Lexington)

Admission
Special Sketch Nights include complimentary small plates buffet.
$20 | $10 seniors/students with ID
No reservations required. Pay at the door.
Bring your own supplies.

07/12/2016

Fashion Sketch Night this Thursday with Reign and Tziporah!!!

Ted Michalowski will be facilitating a costumed life drawing session, informal, personable, and lively, this Saturday 11...
06/22/2016

Ted Michalowski will be facilitating a costumed life drawing session, informal, personable, and lively, this Saturday 11-2pm June 25 for Illustrators Day at Tudor City South Park NYC, in the spirit of the weekly Special Sketch Night for Society of Illustrators. Emperor Vanity and Zuzia shall model in Surreal Summer Picnic theme. Join the fun and draw with us 11-2pm! Demonstration at 1pm.
#societyofillustrators #illustrators #day #illustration #livedrawing #livemodels #costume #models #surreal #summer #picnic #sketchbook #fun #drawing #demonstration #drawinglife

Hosting/Refereeing Chikara Pro Wrestling Special Sketch Night TONIGHT!Kodama vs. Jigsaw posing in classic and signature ...
06/09/2016

Hosting/Refereeing Chikara Pro Wrestling Special Sketch Night TONIGHT!
Kodama vs. Jigsaw posing in classic and signature moves in sequence and sensation of a Luchador battle!
Thursday 6:30-9:30, June 9
Society Of Illustrators
128 East 63 Street, NYC
$20 general admission/$10 seniors and students. Small buffet included. Cash bar.
SEE YOU THERE TO DRAW ACTION!!!

TONIGHT!"Wild things leave skins behind them, they leave clean skinsand teeth and white bones behind them, and these are...
05/26/2016

TONIGHT!

"Wild things leave skins behind them, they leave clean skins
and teeth and white bones behind them, and these are tokens
passed from one to another, so that the fugitive kind can always
follow their kind . . ."
–Tennesee Williams, Orpheus Descending

DRAW Jantina Parker & Betsy Propane - two wild women - as they show their second skins!

*poses ranging from 2 to 20 minutes.
*No reservations needed
*Full bar
*complimentary small plates buffet

Sketch Night at Society of Illustrators
TONIGHT
From 6:30-9:30pm
$20/ $10 seniors + students with I.D.

Draw dancers modeling in poses and costumes in Ballet, Ballroom, Tango, Modern/Contemporary, and Swing, TONIGHT, Thursda...
05/19/2016

Draw dancers modeling in poses and costumes in Ballet, Ballroom, Tango, Modern/Contemporary, and Swing, TONIGHT, Thursday 6:30-9:30, May 19!
DANCE ODYSSEY Special Sketch Night at Society of Illustrators NYC, with models/dancers Arielle & Brandon!
Everyone from beginners to advanced are welcome.
Sketch Night at Society of Illustrators
Location: 128 East 63 Street, NYC.
Time: 6:30-9:30pm
Admission: $20 general, $10 students and seniors.
Includes small plates food buffet.
Cash bar.
Bring your paper and drawing supplies and join us for a fun evening.

Boxing Night Thursday at the SOI 6:30-9:30PM Grab a ring side seat and capture the action. 6:30-9:30 PM Ten rounds of ac...
04/19/2016

Boxing Night Thursday at the SOI 6:30-9:30PM Grab a ring side seat and capture the action. 6:30-9:30 PM Ten rounds of action and mischief...a KO guaranteed!!!!!

Draw super villains TONIGHT!MoCCA Comic & Cartoon theme Special Sketch Night at Society of Illustrators NYC!Ariel Krupni...
04/07/2016

Draw super villains TONIGHT!
MoCCA Comic & Cartoon theme Special Sketch Night at Society of Illustrators NYC!
Ariel Krupnik as three versions of the Joker!
Maya Murphy as Beeteljuice, Black Canary, and Molotov Cocktease!
Everyone from beginners to advanced are welcome.
Sketch Night at Society of Illustrators
Location: 128 East 63 Street, NYC.
Time: 6:30-9:30pm
Admission: $20 general, $10 students and seniors.
Includes small plates food buffet.
Cash bar.
Bring your paper and drawing supplies and join us for a fun evening.

Alvaro Night at the Society Of Illustrators
03/13/2016

Alvaro Night at the Society Of Illustrators

Alvaro Night at the Society Of Illustrators
03/13/2016

Alvaro Night at the Society Of Illustrators

Join Us on Thursday March 17th 6:30-9:30PM for a Special Society of Illustrators Sketch Night and Meet the Legendary Alv...
03/12/2016

Join Us on Thursday March 17th 6:30-9:30PM for a Special Society of Illustrators Sketch Night and Meet the Legendary Alvaro as he facilitates a Fashion Sketch Night.

Alvaro is a world-renowned artist known for his celebrated illustrations of Celebrated Legends in Film, as well as his “Girls”, the Super models. A true New Yorker, raised in the South Bronx, his work affects a street-wise sensibility with a graphic sensibility that is visually stunning and unique.
Alvaro’s educational journey began at the high school of Art and Design and culminated in his earning a degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology, where he pursued his dream of meeting and eventually working for his Idol, Antonio Lopez.
His artwork evolved into a new direction combining his love of Hollywood Icons and Fashion by creating portraits of the Super models, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turtlington and Naomi Campbell, all of whom where drawn to Alvaro’s bright spirit and talent and became good friends.
Name a celebrity, model or figure in the limelight and chances are Alvaro has already captured that figure with style, concept, wit and beauty. Capture a bit of Alvaro’s magic as he styles and facilitates a special fashion sketch night.

I am facilitating a Special Valentine Fashion Sketch Night Sketch Night at Society of IllustratorsThursday February 11th...
02/09/2016

I am facilitating a Special Valentine Fashion Sketch Night Sketch Night at Society of Illustrators
Thursday February 11th 6:30-9:30 PM. Red Red and more Red. Bring your Heart and Supplies.

The Society of Illustrators presents The First New York Comedy Showcase Thursday January 14th 6:30-9:30PMNew York City i...
01/11/2016

The Society of Illustrators presents The First New York Comedy Showcase Thursday January 14th 6:30-9:30PM

New York City is the capitol of comedy and visual art. Worlds collide as the society of illustrators opens its doors to performances by Improv, Sketch, and Standup Comedians.
The Evening will be hosted by comedian and cartoonist Grant Lindahl.
Bring your supplies and humor for a night filled with Improv from UCB, The Annoyance, and The PIT theater. A special sketch performance by “Cartoon Monsoon” and a series of standup performed by renown comedians such as: Erik Bergstrom, Dan Perlman, Emily Winter and many more!

Disclaimer: This is not your grandmas drawing night, comedians will be moving around, there will be moments where the comedians will be holding poses but for the most part the comedians/models will be in comedic motion.

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128 E 63rd St
New York, NY
10065

Opening Hours

Tuesday 18:30 - 21:30
Thursday 18:30 - 21:30

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We are closed today. Preparations are underway for this evening's event, our annual Hall of Fame Award Ceremony and dinner!