a breeding ground for the American elite

Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, Cornell, Brown, U Pennsylvania, Dartmouth

  • Walk through the iron wrought gates and into the hallowed halls of America's most prominent and beautiful universities. Enter into a world of exclusivity and private clubs that have produced many presidents, Pulitzer Prize and Nobel winners, and world leaders who have left their personal stamp.
The Ivy League (otherwise known as The Ancient Eight) was founded initially as an American collegiate athletic conference comprising eight private research universities in the Northeast Coast of America. The League includes: Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, and Yale University. These academic institutions are viewed as some of the most prestigious universities in the world admitting less than 10% of their applicants vying for a degree that connotes academic excellence and almost always insures social currency.

For today's sketching event join Virtual NYC USk in capturing the distinctive aesthetic imprint of each of the Eight colleges: images of beautifully designed stone-clad buildings surrounding leafy quadrangles sprinkled with iconic statues and distinctive heraldry.

Introduction to The Ivy League (video)
The Ivy League  (video)

History of The Ivy league
A Day in the Life of an Ivy league Student
2020 Ivy League Acceptance Rate

Ivy League Architecture
Stock Photos-IVY League Schools
Getty Images- Ivy league Universities
Ivy League Statues and Sculptures

Harvard University Campus
Yale University Campus
Princeton University Gothic Affair
Columbia University Campus
Cornell University Architecture
University of Pennsylvania Architectural Wonders
Dartmouth College Campus Buildings
Brown University buildings


All Virtual New York Urban Sketchers events are one session (10 am -12 pm EST) 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:

Ivy League Extension Sketch Project:
Choose of the following prompt to sketch:
(a) wrought iron gate
(b) crests, banner, or heraldry
(c) distinctive hallway
(d) students studying

*Please post your finished sketches
to the USK NYC Facebook Site
Be sure to add the hash tag #NUS.

Facilitators of Virtual NYC Urban Sketchers
  • Theresa Smith
  • Lynda Greeley (Mama Bear)
  • Cecilia Evasco (Maricel)
  • Dina Schlesinger
  • Michael Skelly
  • 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 September 4, 2021

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