Code of Conduct

In order that the Doodle Inn – both virtual, and its real world counterpart – is a safe and welcoming space, and that it runs in line with Doodle Inn’s core values, we ask that all participants read and agree to adhere to this Code of Conduct:

Be kind and respectful 

  • Simply put, treat others the way you’d like to be treated. We welcome discussion and candour — but please be constructive and thoughtful.

Do not indulge in harassment of any kind

  • Doodle Inn are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone – participants and organisers – regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices.

    Failure to adhere to this rule will not be tolerated and if perpetuated will result in immediate removal from the space.

Virtual Doodlers must be over 18

  •  The Virtual Doodle Inn is only open to people over the age of 18. Anyone wishing to attend must be prepared to offer proof of age if asked by the Virtual Doodle Innkeeper.

Act with integrity and treat everyone with respect, including respecting one another’s boundaries

  • You are of course welcome to share information about your lives, and to connect with one another outside of a Doodle Inn session, if mutually agreed, but please respect other people’s wishes if they decline to do so.

Let everyone have a voice, if they wish

  •  Please try not to dominate the conversation! Equally don’t badger people to engage in conversation if they don’t want to. 

    Doodle Inns are not intended to be somewhere to come just for a catch up, but quiet chatting between members of the group while you draw can be enjoyable and is not discouraged.

    Please respect one another by giving all attendees the chance to contribute without interruption if they wish, and by not dominating or disrupting the conversation.

Respect one another’s confidentiality and anonymity

  • Do not name anyone or discuss anyone’s personal details that you may hear in a meeting with others who have not attended, unless with the express permission of the person concerned.

Do not bring politics, religion, or the promotion of personal business interests into the room

  • Again, it’s important that the Virtual and Real World Doodle Inns are spaces that are welcoming to all. We have no religious, political or commercial affiliations and ask that participants refrain from promoting any that they might have. 

    Other Doodlers may have different perspectives and beliefs to you, but when in a Doodle Inn, please just focus on the simple pleasure of drawing together.

Please be present

  • To benefit fully from the session and stay present in the room, please try to avoid distraction from phones or other devices. If you need to answer a call:
    • in the Virtual Doodle Inn – please mute yourself, and if the conversation looks set to be a lengthy one, please turn your camera off, or leave the (virtual!) room, until it’s done;
    • in a real world Doodle Inn – please take the call outside of the space.

Be Kind, Be Respectful, Be Safe; Doodle!

“Drawing helps me…

… to feel connected, part of something basic and timeless. Not having drawn for a time, I feel that now; I can identify what was missing.”

“Drawing and doodling…

are very meditative for me. They make me feel calm and relaxed, and bring out my creative energy. The more I draw the more creative I get in other areas of my life too.

“My sketchbooks…

are a record of happy moments, of quotes that have inspired me in the down moments, of friends, and of my evolution as an artist (with a small ‘a’!).