Welcome to our HALLOWEEN SPOOKtacular Sketching Event.
For the morning session, we will take a visual voyage to scenic places steeped in mayhem and shrouded in dark histories: Salem, MA and Amityville, NY
. Both locations are reknown for their Halloween theme.
For the afternoon session, we will venture into The Most Abandoned and Creepiest Places on the Planet
to capture some fascinating yet nightmarish tableau and landscapes. Be prepared to be chilled and thrilled with what you encounter on your sketching journeys. Beware my pretties, Halloween is a time when the veil between the living and the dead is at its thinnest.Note:As an artistic challenge, try to use dark, monochromatic colors and/or dark paper to portray and eerie, dreary scene. Sinister shadows, gossamer mist, and a full moon are most welcome in your artistic rendition of a scene. If you are truly afraid of the dark, stick to basic Halloween colors: orange, brown, yellow, red, green, and black.Tips for using dark mediums:https://www.artistsnetwork.com/art-techniques/color-mixing/art-hacks-mixing-black/CLICK on the GREEN or ORANGE links to take you to the designated web page.[Short Introduction to Salem ][Short introduction to Amityville Horror House ] SALEM, MassachussetttsGetty Images of SalemSalem AttractionsHouse of the Seven Gables(This is one of the most fascinating house tours I've been to. In 2003, I climbed the dark, swelteringly hot stairwell behind the pantry door to the servants quarters.) Pioneer VillageSalem Witch Trials Memorial
Best of Salem ToursWitchy Guide to SalemMagika- Lori Bruno
(Witch of Salem)
*watch Lori's short video at the bottomPickering WharfAmityville, NYAmityville Horror HouseInterior of HouseThe Red RoomAbandoned PlacesThe Best Abandoned Places
(LOTS of fascinating photos)Pinterest Abandoned MansionsRedbook Slideshow of Spookiest Abandoned Places
(50 photos)CNN Traveler- The Most Abandoned PlacesGOOGLE- Beautiful Abandoned PlacesPINTEREST- Abandoned Beauties
Beautiful Abandoned Places
Website by Cecilia Evasco
for NYC Urban Sketchers
courtesy of Mark Leibowitz