My good friend Stephen Gardner invited me to join him at the Society of Illustrators where he was a guest instructor for the Summer Illustration Art Academy. It was great seeing so many young kids getting excited about art, some of them handling art supplies for the first time. Kudos to everyone at the Society who worked hard to get this grant from the NEA. More info on the Summer Illustration Art Academy: Society of Illustrators
I managed to get in a quick sketch of one of the young ladies busy mixing watercolors on a rock by the lake in Central Park.