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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Drawn from Within with a New York Artist

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 395 reviews.New York, United StatesPart of Airbnb Online Experiences collection

Online experience hosted by Ben

60 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 100
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

What you'll do

HALF PRICE TUES NIGHT!

Explore your creative potential & access new ways of seeing!

No art experience necessary. No drawing skills required! This is not a technical drawing exercise but an experience in enlivening the imagination & accessing the creative capacity of body & mind.

As experienced by team Google, Facebook, Nike, Netflix, NPR, Amazon, Linkedin, Twitter, Spotify, Accenture & featured in Travel & Leisure, Mercury News & Downtown Magazine. Great for team-building, holiday parties, group bonding & creative reflection.

On this experience, we explore how drawing enhances the relationship between inside & outside & allows us to see beyond familiarity with renewed curiosity.

I provide simple exercises to guide entry into the creative mind. We explore how creativity works, unraveling what is often thought to be a mysterious process & distilling creative principles that can be applied to any work environment or situation. It is relaxing, meaningful and fun way for teams, families & friends to connect.

As host of the much loved in-person experience "Sketch & the City," I have witnessed the transformative power of art with thousands of guests from all around the world. Now, from your office or home, discover the creative energy that is & always will be “Drawn from Within”!

Now accepting groups up to 200! Request a time that suits or ask me about longer sessions!
HALF PRICE TUES NIGHT!

Explore your creative potential & access new ways of seeing!

No art experience necessary. No drawing skills required! This is not a technical drawing exercise but an experience in enlivening the imagination & accessing the creative capacity of body & mind.

As experienced by team Google, Facebook, Nike, Netflix, NPR, Amazon, Linkedin, Twitter, Spotify, Accenture & featured in Travel & Leis…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Download Zoom for free on a desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Ben can host private groups of any size, up to 100 guests. Private group rates start at $176.

What to bring

  • Pencil and paper
  • Imagination and curiosity
  • No art experience necessary
  • No drawing skills required
From $15
/ person
Mon, 2 Nov
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (EST)
Join 4 other guests
$25 per person
$25 per person
Mon, 2 Nov
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm (EST)
$25 per person
$25 per person
Wed, 4 Nov
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (EST)
$28 per person
$28 per person

Meet your host, Ben

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 395 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a New York based artist who specializes in distilling creative principles within an organizational context. I hold a Masters of Fine Arts in Painting & Drawing & have exhibited in solo & group exhibitions in New York & internationally. Previous clients include Google, Nike, Netflix, Amazon, Spotify, Linkedin & Cisco.

I am deeply interested in & passionate about the transformative power of art & its ability to unite & provide insight across cultural, linguistic or geographical boundaries. I maintain a holistic approach to art making & as a host strive to make the deeper realms of the imagination accessible to people of all ages & backgrounds.

Check my full bio & other experiences to read from over 1000 genuine five star reviews.

To view my work visit: benponte.com
Socials: @benponte @sketch_and_the_city @drawn_from_within
I am a New York based artist who specializes in distilling creative principles within an organizational context. I hold a Masters of Fine Arts in Painting & Drawing & have exhibited in solo & group exhibitions in New York & internationally. Previous clients include Google, Nike, Netflix, Amazon, Spotify, Linkedin & Cisco.

I am deeply interested in & passionate about the transformative power of art & its ability to unite & provide insight across cultural, linguistic or geographical bou…
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Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 395 reviews.

Kim
October 2020
i liked how Ben helped guide the interior vision with the exterior vision, he articulated the drawing or painting "experience" as opposed to the drawing or painting exercise, which I have had from other art classes
Karson
October 2020
My mom and I did this for her birthday and we both had a great time! Ben was so engaging and helped us expand our horizons without feeling stressed or on the spot.
Colleen
October 2020Private booking
We did this as a virtual team building exercise for 15 of us who are in 5 different countries on two continents. Many of us have never even met face to face. Ben’s session was incredibly engaging and everyone had an incredible time. Over the hour we learned a lot about each other, ourselves, and the creative process I highly recommend this to anyone wanting to better understand the artistic process (even for those of us who don’t see ourselves as artists!).
We did this as a virtual team building exercise for 15 of us who are in 5 different countries on two continents. Many of us have never even met face to face. Ben’s session was incr…
Sol
October 2020Private booking
We had an amazing experience with Ben. He was a wonderful and encouraging facilitator that helped us disconnect, look within and thought us new ways to see the world around us. Thank you Ben for hosting it! I recommend this to everyone!
Franccesca
October 2020Private booking
Great way to unwind and be creative with friends. Ben is very encouraging and has a wonderful perspective on sketching. Had a lovely time overall!
Hannah
October 2020Private booking
This was a wonderful team activity, Ben did a great job of making everyone feel comfortable. The team were really engaged, would highly recommend!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.

More tips

As a host I strive to foster a space where guests feel comfortable to explore their imagination, to share their work & their insights. The experience is enriched by what you bring to it. Openness, kindness & joy in the creative process are wholeheartedly encouraged!