Dr Sketchy was founded in 2005 by artist, author and former artists model Molly Crabapple. It's a little Brooklyn event that has become a movement. Now taking place in 150 cities (and counting) around the world. See more of our Dr Sketchy creator Molly Crabapple at www.mollycrabapple.com
Opening it's doors in 2007 Dr. Sketchy London is organised by Clare Marie and hosted by Dusty Limits the king of underground cabaret. We want life drawing to be more than just nude models and serious sketching.
So we've scoured this great city to find beautiful burlesque performers, bizarre circus acts, and rippling hunks of man-flesh. Then we let them loose on stage to release the artist in you! In between each round of sketching our larger-than-life models you get a chance to grab a drink get comfortable and take in some of the finest burlesque, comedy, music, poetry and quirky cabaret performances the big smoke has to offer.
Dr Sketchy isn't about being an amazing artist, as long as you can put pencil to paper and move it around that's good enough for us and you never know you might just unleash that artist inside.
It's what art classes would be if the class was let loose in the Moulin Rouge.
Questions & Answers
We provide loose sheets of A4 and A3 paper and pencils. You are welcome to bring your own sketchpads, dry mediums and neat watercolour sets.
We are always looking for new and excitingm male and female models to work with. What we're looking for is an interesting look or/and performances and the ability to strike and hold a pose.
We love performers with fabulous costumes and tons of personality.
Classes are non-refundable however we can issue credits for future classes if we are made aware 1 week in advance of the event. Please get in contact to let us know you are unable to attend and we’ll happily transfer you to another date.
Of course, if you’re unable to attend, you may send someone in your place. Please provide us with that person’s name, as it will be your name on the door.
Absolutely! We’d love to organise a bespoke Dr. Sketchy event for your group. Please contact Clare Marie on 07988 308 321 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Yes please! We adore seeing the drawings that you have produced at our events. You can either send them to email@example.com and/or post them on the 'Dr Sketchy's group art blog'
We're always on the lookout for sponsors at our events. Please contact Clare Marie at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Dr Sketchy is an international phenomenon so there may well be a branch near you. Go to our links page to find you nearest UK Dr. Sketchy or go to Dr Sketchy headquarters at www.drsketchy.com to find a Dr. Sketchy worldwide.
Yes, you must be over 18 to attend one of our classes.