1. Organise a group visit to a local place of interest such as a cultural, historical or heritage venue, place of natural interest, or a walking tour of the city and landscape. As part of the trip leave plenty of time at multiple locations to stop and sketch the surroundings.
2. Issue each participant with their own sketchbook and encourage them to use it to record sketches of places they visit and things they see. They can also make notes and stick in flyers etc. Over several stops, or a range of different visits, the sketchbooks will document their early experiences of their new city and places of interest within it.
3. Select a location as part of the tour where there are a variety of interesting raised surfaces with different textures, such as plaques, signs and markers; leaves and bark; floors and walls. Give each participant a large sheet of paper and a graphite stick and show them how to use the graphite on its side to create a rubbing (frottage). Place the paper on top of the surface they would like to capture, hold in place with one hand and capture the texture by rubbing over it. Ask them to explore the place they are in and fill their page with the surfaces they find. They can either collect as many as they like or choose to fill their page in a creative way.
4. Bring the group back together to share what they have done and see which surfaces make the most interesting rubbings.