Like Kurt Vonnegut said “practising an art, no matter how well or how badly is a way to make your soul grow”.
So let’s grow!
Dr Sketchy’s believes in drawing. The phrase ‘I can’t draw’ should be thrown out as much as “I can’t sing” and “I can’t dance”. Drawing is fun, creating is fun.
And as Mel recently announced, after 9 years Dr Sketchy’s Melbourne has only 2 SESSIONS LEFT!
Dr Sketchy’s is unquestionably the world’s premier alternative drawing movement, the idea based on turning our cities finest and fearsome performers and entertainers into the courtesians and muses that filled the world of Toulouse-Lautrec, Klimt, Schiele and more.
The count down is on and Mel is being utterly indulgent and requesting her nearest and dearest hit the stage.
SUNDAY MAY 31 prepare for myth, grace, mystery, beauty… and a bit of danger to sweep the stage.
Vesper White. Creatrix, Burlesque Performer, Visual Artist, Conceptualist, and all-round force to be reckoned with.
Best loved for her darkly alluring burlesque acts, Vesper has no fear in exploring the traditional, the horrifying and the bizarre. With her powerful, enchanting eyes, cheeky smile, an energy that has been likened to Bettie Page, and a hip-shake reminiscent of the Chicago State Fair exotics Vesper brings her jaw-dropping performance of ARTEMIS to Dr Sketchy’s Melbourne this month.
Dr Sketchy’s is wildly inclusive – young and old, those who have drawn before, and those who have never picked up a penci. You don’t need to be good at art to get something out of Dr Sketchy’s we want people to draw, and to gather together to draw, in the same way that they gather together to sing. Come watch an exotic performance, be inspired by what Melbourne has just beneath it’s surface and sketch your heart away.
Harxest Mag describes the event as “a room full of friendly people, an appreciation for art,
beautiful models, unreal costumes and a truck load of fun times”.
Don’t forget your sketch pad and pencils!