Recently, I had been looking for new ways to get involved in my local art community. Enter: Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School. This regular drawing session takes place all over the country and puts a new twist on life drawing with sexy models in outrageous costumes – I heard something about a latex clown for tonight. I can’t make it tonight, but I plan to be at the next on October 24th in Manhattan.
“Dr. Sketchy’s is the little Brooklyn event that became a movement. Founded in 2005 by artist Molly Crabapple, Dr. Sketchy’s asked a simple question. Why can’t drawing naked people be sexy?
Here’s our attempt at an answer.
We combed New York to find the most beautiful burlesque dancers, the most bizarre circus freaks, and the most rippling hunks of man. Then, every other Saturday, we let you draw them for three hours. Interspersed with posing are comedy skits and ridiculous drawing contests (best left handed drawing? Best incorporation of a woodland animal?) where you can win booze or prizes.”
(Excerpt from Dr. Sketchy’s Photoblog)