During the pandemic, while ‘real world’ get-togethers are discouraged, I’ve opened up a ‘Virtual Doodle Inn’ – quite simply an online room – for people to drop in at scheduled times each week, to take some time out and draw, in the company of others from around World.
Free To Access
Although the Virtual Doodle Inn uses a subscription based online meeting room provider (called Whereby) to avoid any limit on attendees or time, thanks to the generosity of the first Doodle Inn patrons, the cost is currently being covered by donations.
So, like all Doodle Inns, these sessions are free to access (although a donation via the Doodle Inn Patreon page – link at the bottom – is always very much appreciated).
Where And When
At the moment these Virtual Doodle Inn sessions are around two hours long and are run on an occasional basis, usually with two to four sessions a week, at times to suit different time zones across the world – at least one each a week of 9am-11am UK time (currently BST) and 4pm-6pm UK time.
A weekly schedule is published here on or before midnight UK time on a Sunday.
How To Join In
To join in, simply check the schedule and during an opening time, go to the Whereby.com website, click to Join a Room, and type in the room name: doodleinn. (You’ll need to give your browser access to your computer’s microphone and camera.) Type in your name when asked and Knock to enter.
After knocking you’ll be welcomed into the room, and asked by the Doodle Innkeeper to confirm you’ve read and agree to abide by the Doodle Inn Code of Conduct. This can be found here. (To keep the Virtual Doodle Inn sessions places of safety, mutual respect and friendship, anyone not adhering to the CoC will be removed from the room and not permitted to re-enter.)
Virtual Doodle Inn Schedule For The Coming Week
|Mon 10 May 2021||TREES|
|Tue 11 May 2021||9am-11am||FACES|
|Wed 12 May 2021||4pm-6pm||KITCHEN|
|Thu 13 May 2021||BEACH|
|Fri 14 May 2021||9am-11am||GARDEN|
|Sat 15 May 2021||10am-12noon||STREET|
|Sun 16 May 2021||4pm-6pm||PEOPLE|
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