I recently went to a lecture at Nook Collective at 156 Augusta. The lecture was by a really great illustrator and all-around-guy named Leif Peng who runs the blog Today's Inspiration.
The Nook is a really neat group studio that is also holds workshops on mysterious things like Final Cut Pro and self promotion (by Kathryn Addams!). Some workshops are free, some are modestly priced, all are worth checking out! Find their schedule at their website Nook Collective