January 31, 2012 | John Berendzen | Extracurricular, Fun, Uncategorized

Coffee Shop Sketch Fridays

We started our summer sketch series this year in Lafayette Square.  After hitting the neighborhood coffee shop several times, Jessica came upon the brilliant idea of starting a “coffee shop sketch series”.  We seek out neighborhood coffee shops and meet there Friday mornings to sketch.  Great coffee, cool weather, great sketching.  Kind of like Hemingway and Gertrude Stein hanging in the cafes of Paris but with pencils and coffee instead of cigarettes and wine.  It’s the perfect way to end the week at work.

So far we have visited Hartford Coffee (twice), Park Avenue Coffee, Coffee Cartel, the Mud House, Shaw Coffee and Soulard Coffee Garden.  These are all great neighborhood coffee shops.

The following are images from those mornings.

The gang at Mud House, Benton Park
The gang on the patio at Hartford Coffee
Sketches, Coffee Cartel, Central West End
the gang-at-shaw-coffee-the-hill
The gang at Shaw Coffee, the Hill
Arlo hanging out on a chilly morning, Coffee Cartel
John Hager in action, Shaw Coffee
Rudy's Crew outside Park Avenue Coffee
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