Artist free to sketch on a Friday? Like to draw from life but a bit shy about doing it alone? Meet other artists for a sketch over a casual lunch (actually, most meets stretch until teatime :- ) Venue-based for comfort and sociability, but informal and inexpensive. We gather every week in various relaxed eateries and coffee shops, from the West End to Richmond, to draw our surroundings and chat through the afternoon. You're welcome to join us - just bring a small sketchbook and some food money.
Note - We meet at lunchtime because it's only fair we put some money across the counter before hogging the tables for the afternoon - it isn't a class and we're not booked in to draw - we're just normal cafe customers and they are not expecting us. So best to order before getting materials out, in the same way you would if using a laptop in a cafe, and please keep things neat at tables. If you use watercolours bring a container - no washing brushes in cafe glasses please as we want to be welcomed back. There's no charge from me, but it's nice to leave a tip as we're there for so long, so a contribution of 50p - £1 on the table is always welcome.
If sharing your cafe drawings on social media, you may want to use our hashtag #cafesketchers, and feel free to add your work to the Meetup page.