I teach drawing at Algonquin College. One thing that we do every Spring and Summer when school is out, is meet once a week to sketch. It all started about 7-8 years ago when a bunch of recent grads and I would sketch at my house for fun. Word got around pretty quick and my little studio office was out grown. So we started to meet at a variety of places like the conference room at a local Chapters bookstore and various shopping mall food courts.
We eventually settled at the college’s rotunda, a mini food court. It’s really a seating with tables area with only one shop, the Portable Feast. The great thing about this is that the area is usually empty enough to accommodate all of us, there is food and since it is close to my office, I can bring out some of my books.
Always a fun time.
If you are in the Ottawa area, consider yourself invited!