Drop-In Sketching in the Galleries

Experience Cooper Hewitt’s collection and exhibitions through drawing! In this session, we’ll sketch in An Atlas of Es Devlin, the first monographic exhibition of British artist and stage designer Es Devlin. The exhibition traces the throughline from Devlin’s early artwork, to sketches and stage plans, to models and videos of her stage designs activated. This exhibition is full of visual imagery to spark the imagination for sketching! 

Drawing prompts, seating, and materials will be provided. Drawing will also be available in the Cooper Hewitt Garden, weather permitting. Space is limited; first come, first served. 


  • Program Length: 2 hours. Please join us any time between 2:00pm – 4:00pm.
  • Interactivity Level: High. This is an open sketching program facilitated by museum educators.
  • Intended Audience: Anyone interested in sketching museum objects, exhibition galleries, or the architecture of the Cooper Hewitt Carnegie mansion. No drawing experience required. 


  • Location: This program will take place in person in the An Atlas of Es Devlin exhibition galleries at Cooper Hewitt (2 East 91st Street, New York, NY). The exhibition is on the third floor of the museum and is fully wheelchair accessible. Read more about accessibility at Cooper Hewitt.
  • What to Expect:  Participants will meet in the third-floor galleries. Drawing prompts will be available to participants. All materials will be provided. No drawing experience is required.
  • Accommodations:For general questions, or if we can provide additional accessibility services or accommodations to support your participation in this program, please email us at CHEducation@si.edu. Please make your accommodation request as far in advance as possible—preferably at least one week before the program date when possible.