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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Drawn from Within with a New York Artist

New York, United StatesPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

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 ﺩ.ﺇ455.
  • Request availability
    Can’t find a date that works? Ben can schedule and customize an experience based on your preferences.

What to bring

  • Pencil and paper
  • Imagination and curiosity
  • No art experience necessary
  • No drawing skills required
From ﺩ.ﺇ57
/ person
Sat, Nov 28
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
ﺩ.ﺇ76 per person
ﺩ.ﺇ76 per person
Sat, Nov 28
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)
Private groups only
From ﺩ.ﺇ454 per group
From ﺩ.ﺇ454 per group
Sun, Nov 29
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)
Join 2 other guests
ﺩ.ﺇ72 per person
ﺩ.ﺇ72 per person

Meet your host, Ben

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 437 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 437 reviews.

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!
Renée
November 2020
This experience is about so much more than drawing. It’s also a delightful mashup of introspection, philosophy, poetry, and psychology. I walked away humbly challenged to think more deeply about how my engagement with the outer world influences the quality of my inner world. Thank you, Ben!
This experience is about so much more than drawing. It’s also a delightful mashup of introspection, philosophy, poetry, and psychology. I walked away humbly challenged to think mor…
Artem
November 2020
We had an amazing and fulfilling experience with Ben, and we could not be more grateful. Our group had such an uplifting time exploring our creative inspirations, and gained unique and unexpected insights about how we perceive the world and how we relate to our surroundings. We bonded, we laughed and created really impressive works of art - despite the fact that most of us were total novices or not artistically inclined at all. Ben is a very excellent facilitator, an incredible host and an outstanding artists. We were SO impressed, it completely surpassed all of our expectations and my wife had an amazing birthday treat. We couldn't recommend Drawing From Within with Ben Ponte highly enough. Thank you so much Ben!!!
We had an amazing and fulfilling experience with Ben, and we could not be more grateful. Our group had such an uplifting time exploring our creative inspirations, and gained unique…
Alissa
November 2020
We attended Ben's class as a work team activity and it was a fun, meditative hour and such a great break from the monotony of the day. I appreciated the opportunity to actually look more closely at the objects and world around me that I see every day without really *seeing*.
We attended Ben's class as a work team activity and it was a fun, meditative hour and such a great break from the monotony of the day. I appreciated the opportunity to actually loo…

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  • Sat, Nov 28
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    ﺩ.ﺇ76 per person
  • Sat, Nov 28
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From ﺩ.ﺇ454 per group
  • Sun, Nov 29
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)
    Join 2 other guests
    ﺩ.ﺇ72 per person
  • Mon, Nov 30
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From ﺩ.ﺇ454 per group
  • Mon, Nov 30
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From ﺩ.ﺇ454 per group
  • Mon, Nov 30
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From ﺩ.ﺇ454 per group
  • Mon, Nov 30
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From ﺩ.ﺇ454 per group
  • Mon, Nov 30
    8:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
    Join 1 other guest
    ﺩ.ﺇ65 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled 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.