Draw With Ilene Sunshine This Sunday

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM


Join us this Sunday, May 5th for a Drawing Session led by artist Ilene Sunshine at the oldest tree in Manhattan! Find us at the foot of the English Elm in the northwest corner of Washington Square Park between 11:30am and 1pm to observe, draw, and wonder.  


You are welcome to RSVP, but registration is not required to attend! Just stop by the tree on Sundays to say hello and draw with us.  

Follow us on Instagram for weekly updates & announcements and to explore our archive of over 1,000 drawings of the monumental English Elm!  

Tree Wonder is a community eco-art initiative to raise awareness of nature in the city and promote ecological learning through in-person contact. The focus is Manhattan’s oldest tree, the striking English Elm in Washington Square Park, said to be more than 350 years old. Thousands of park visitors from the neighborhood, the city, and the world walk by this awe-inspiring tree, but rarely stop to observe and wonder.

On thirteen Sundays this Spring, we’ll be hosting free drawing sessions at the base of the English Elm. Each session is led by an invited artist who shares drawing techniques with participants or inspires them with prompts to draw from. Free drawing materials and paper are always provided and all ages and experience levels are encouraged to participate!

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