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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Drawn from Within with a New York Artist

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

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 exercise in enlivening the imagination & accessing the creative capacity of body & mind.

As experienced by team Google, Facebook, Nike, Netflix, YouTube, 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 & distill creative principles that can be applied to any work environment or situation. We explore how creativity works, unraveling what is often thought to be a mysterious process. This 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”!

Request a time that suits or ask me about longer sessions and group discounts! Now accepting groups up to 200!
Other things to note
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!
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 exercise in enlivening the imagination & accessing the creative capacity of body & mind.

As experienced by team Google, Facebook, Nike, Netflix, YouTube, NPR, Amazon, Linkedin, Twitter, Spotify, Accenture & featured in Travel & Leisure, Mercury News & Downtown…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your 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 $168.

What to bring

  • Pencil and paper
  • Imagination and curiosity
  • No art experience necessary
  • No drawing skills required
From $21
/ person
Mon, 30 Nov
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (EST)
Private groups only
From $168 per group
From $168 per group
Mon, 30 Nov
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (EST)
Private groups only
From $168 per group
From $168 per group
Mon, 30 Nov
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (EST)
Private groups only
From $168 per group
From $168 per group

Meet your host, Ben

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 443 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 443 reviews.

Melissa
November 2020
Drawing with Ben was a lovely, inspiring experience! Sharing this heartfelt experience with strangers on a Zoom call was really special. Each person brought a unique story and perspective to the drawing activities, and I really loved that. Highly recommended!
Drawing with Ben was a lovely, inspiring experience! Sharing this heartfelt experience with strangers on a Zoom call was really special. Each person brought a unique story and pers…
Desiree
November 2020
This is more than just unlocking inner creativity it is almost like therapy without the cringe factor. I felt a light bulb moment during the class about my personal life and self. I’m not sure why drawing helped me reach an epiphany but it did. If you’re hesitating don’t, at the very least you will learn something about yourself and make new friends
This is more than just unlocking inner creativity it is almost like therapy without the cringe factor. I felt a light bulb moment during the class about my personal life and self.…
Brett
November 2020
A really great activity! Great as a fun activity but the class is also super insightful! I highly recommend it. Did it with my family over the holidays to enjoy an experience together when we couldn’t be in person
Aditi
November 2020
It was such a nice experience and a way to slow down in the middle of the week. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Ben is a great teacher and his insights were valuable not just for drawing but for life.
Adam
November 2020
Drawn from Within was a really enjoyable and relaxing experience. Ben takes you on an interesting journey with an enlightening conclusion. We joined on a Sunday evening and would definitely recommend.
Adina
November 2020
It is a wonderful experience with Ben. He provided a great value during this one hour session. It brought joy and insights from drawing. Highly recommended!

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  • Mon, 30 Nov
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $168 per group
  • Mon, 30 Nov
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $168 per group
  • Mon, 30 Nov
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $168 per group
  • Mon, 30 Nov
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm (EST)
    Join 1 other guest
    $24 per person
  • Tue, 1 Dec
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm (EST)
    Join 2 other guests
    $24 per person
  • Wed, 2 Dec
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $168 per group
  • Wed, 2 Dec
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $168 per group
  • Wed, 2 Dec
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $168 per group

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.