What you'll do
First, I will meet you at the heart of the Crescent City-the Great Mississippi-at the dock of the Canal Street Ferry Terminal. From there, I’ll take you on a smooth sailing, short and informative ride to the other side, docking in quaint Algiers Point. Described as "New Orleans’ Brooklyn without the bustle" Algiers Point has the best views of the city from the riverfront that have inspired artists throughout history. Exploring the walking paths on the westbank levee, I will give you some quick tips and tricks for creating successful sketches as we provide historical and relevant information about the city... stopping along the way to draw. We'll end at a local bar for a drink to share our drawings and I can answer any questions you may have about NOLA and/or art. There I can assist with my knowledge of making and additional materials to be sure you have a unique keepsake unlike any other souvenir that you can take home and be proud to share with friends. I will walk you back to the ferry, or you can feel free to stick around explore the sites (Victorian cottages adorned with oak trees, community parks and a "village like" atmosphere outside of the city) on your own.
I have decades of experience and skills as a Professional Artist and Teaching Artist (beginners welcomed!) making me an expert at helping guide others to find their voice through the act of making. I want to provide a unique opportunity to create and have fun while sketching and exploring the -rarely seen- best views of our city! As a local of New Orleans, I know the greatest spots to draw, the best kept secret watering holes (if you need some spirits for inspiration) and want to show you the heart of NOLA as I share my passion for the arts and the place I call home.
Water & Spirits: I will provide one well cocktail or domestic beer for people consuming alcoholic beverages.
All materials provided
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Where you'll be
Canal Street Ferry: Mississippi River (east to west bank) to view & learn about the city; Algiers Point River Walk: Sketching Tour; The Dry Dock Cafe (133 Delaronde St): With its authentic New Orleans atmosphere, this tucked away treasure of Algiers Point (near the ferry landing) is where we will end our experience. Take in the local perspective of the traditional casual neighborhood cafe.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 8 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Guests need no previous experience in art to enjoy this adventure. I ask if you bring a child that they have a sincere interest in sketching/art making, as the majority of our time will be devoted to art.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
If you have any medical conditions, please travel responsibly and bring any medication you need with you. As well, we'll do this weather permitting! Other than that, let's just have fun.
Sketch NOLA! Riverwalk Drawing Tour
€42 / person
€42 / person