I've discovered the AS220 open life drawing workshops on Tuesday evenings and have attended the last few weeks. The vibe in the space is laid-back and easy. It's becoming one of my fave things to do in Providence.
Using a black pen and an 11"x14" sketchbook, I intentionally work fast. Even when the poses are longer in duration, I will do them over and over instead of creating a finished piece. I am enjoying the exploration of gesture and weight. Moving my hand while observing is one of my happy places.