The Amazon Rainforest

Celebrating Earth Day

"Step inside the Amazon rainforest and you’ll be immersed in the cacophony of the jungle, surrounded by the rich biodiversity that holds secrets to medicine and beauty. As the world’s largest tropical rainforest, the Amazon sprawls across much of northwestern Brazil and spills into Peru, Colombia and other South American countries." It is home to millions of diverse species of plants and animals. it is one of the most one of the richest areas of nature on Earth. (source: Amazon Rainforest)

Video: Amazon Rainforest
Video: 25 Facts About the AMAZON RAINFOREST


All Virtual New York Urban Sketchers events are one session (10 am -12 pm EDT) held on Saturdays. For participants wanting to challenge themselves sketching more of a particular locality or theme, you are welcome to do the EXTENSION SKETCH PROJECT below:

Amazon Extension Sketch Project:
Choose of the following prompt to sketch:
  • (a)  Amazon indigenous person
  • (b)  snaking river basin
  • (c)  dense foliage with wildlife
  • (d)  birds of the Amazon 
*Please post your finished sketches to the USk NYC Facebook site. Be sure to add the hash tag #NUS. Please also note that while we are sponsored by USk NYC, our online event is grounded on reference images, which is a very different approach from doing the in-person, on-site urban sketch event promoted by the Urban Sketchers Manifesto.

Facilitators of Virtual NYC Urban Sketchers:
  • Theresa Smith
  • Lynda Greeley (Mama Bear)
  • Cecilia Evasco (Maricel)
  • Dina Schlesinger
  • Michael Skelly
  • Alan Wernicke
  • Elizabeth Birkby
with the assistance of Mark Leibowitz
founder of USK NYC.

Web site design by Cecilia Evasco
for Virtual NYC Urban Sketchers
under the auspices of USk NYC.
Scheduled for April 23, 2022

Upcoming: Living History Museums:
(Colonial Williamsburg, Mystic Seaport, and Plimoth Plantation)

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