What happens at Dr Sketchy’s?

I often meet people who tell me, “oh yes I love Dr Sketchy, but, I can’t come….  I can’t draw”

WRONG!

That is WHY we are here!  An all inclusive, fun space where we find the most talented, electrifying and wondrous performers for you to watch, get to know, and draw.
It’s all about scribbling and being creative, not about how impossible it really is to draw fingers!

Want to see what happens!  Well, watch these videos and get along to a session.

BABY GOT BACK

THE REBIRTH

THE CLOWN

 

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Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School celebrates 8 years in Melbourne with Music Maker/Heart Break, TANZER.

We are turning 8!!!

8 years art monkeys!    Every.damn.month. for 8 years!


Plus all the glorious festivals and pop-ups like that time Sylvia Ji came out and we invaded Outre Gallery Dios de le muerte style, or the time we took over Rites of Passage Tattoo festival, and of course when Kevin Jackson and Vivienne Wong from The Australian Ballet joined us for Midsumma..

Mel went to New York after a big crowd funding campaign got her a ticket to speak at the 2nd International SketchyCon and year after year we return to The Famous Spiegeltent.

How on earth do we say Happy Birthday to ourselves?

On Sunday 29 June we have a party.  Need one helluva model to bring the partay.  I think we’ve done it too.  Our objet d’art is Music Maker/Heart Breaker, TANZER .

“If I created a new depravity I would be a priestess, while my imitators would founder, after my reign, in abominable filth…”


Crackling melodrama, cinematic love stories and big ass beats – Tanzer is a pop diva translating film noir nostalgia into bombastic modern love anthems. Blinged-out like a female Frank N’ Furter with the haughty glare and big hair of a 60s film siren, this commanding chanteuse spins tales of OTT love affairs and fabulous heartbreak to a swelling, thumping soundscape. It’s the soundtrack to your most devastating and delicious passion.


TICKETS AT http://tickets.thetoffintown.com/event/view/tg7fjk5pw

See you all SUNDAY 29 JUNE at The Toff in Town.  Doors open 3.30pm. Session 4.00pm – 6.00pm

Below is a little love story on how we came to be.

Part art, part cabaret, all fun.

Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School is the little Brooklyn event that became a movement.

Founded in 2005 by New York illustrator Molly Crabapple, Dr. Sketchy’s went viral after local tattooist and illustrator Melanie Knight made plans with Molly from her apartment in New York to bring Dr. Sketchy’s to Melbourne becoming the world’s premier alternative drawing movement.

There are now over 150 branches in cities around the globe.

Melbourne is now the longest running session in the world, celebrating 8 years this June, appearing on the last Sunday of every month at The Toff in Town located in the vertical laneway that is Curtain House.

Recent years has seen a formidable array of performers hit the Dr. Sketchy stage. In keeping with our ethos of providing an eclectic and exiting display of the country’s most unique and inspiring performers we greeted Tim Rogers of You am I, dancers of The Australian Ballet, a now traditional run of summer sessions in The Famous Spiegeltent hosting the talents of Opera star Ali McGregor with globetrotting burlesque star Gypsy Wood, cabaret chantuese Simoncee Page Jones and star of BRIEFS – all male vaudeville, The King of Boylesque Mark “Captain Kidd’ Winmill.

Dr Sketchy’s has been a boon to the art scene since its inception, promoting creativity and community in every city that runs one. Providing a space for people of all abilities to draw the flourishing alternative scenes that might otherwise be inaccessible to the lone artist.
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”.

MORE:
W: drsketchymelbourne.com
E: hello@drsketchymelbourne.com
I: @DrSketchyMelbourne

Photos by Carbie Warbie – The Famous Spiegeltent 2012
www.tonedeaf.com.au/photos/galleries/129777/dr-sketch.htm#1
Outre Gallery vs Dr Sketchy’s (Sylvia Ji launch) – http://youtu.be/-EXSJ3sD-Gs
Feature on FringeLane TV – http://youtu.be/TyX0crvSkL0

The Wives of Henry VIII with reigning Queen of Burlesque, Strawberry Siren

Part art, part cabaret, all fun.  Melbourne’s original burlesque life drawing event.

This month we lay out the red carpet and sound the trumpets for Australia’s reigning Queen of burlesque, The Strawberry Siren. The Strawberry Siren has been dazzling Burlesque audiences worldwide for the last 6 years drawing on her 18 year background in Circus, Theatre and Dance to provide a fresh and fancy take on Burlesque that she’s dubbed Cirlesque.

Not only a Burlesque Queen Downunder, Strawberry has recently been setting the northern hemisphere on fire, sizzling and scorching her way through the London BurlesqueFest, Los Angeles, Kansas, Vancouver and New Orleans Burlesque Festivals!

“The Strawberry Siren is the Tarantino of Burlesque…. Sexy and dangerous!”

King Henry the Eighth,
to six wives he was wedded.
One died, one survived,
two divorced, two beheaded.

Queen Strawberry will be paying homage to the Wives of King VIII with the most spectauclar of tudor inspired outfits.  Join us as we kill off these woman with our mighty pencils!

Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art Schools has been a boon to the art scene since its inception, promoting creativity and
community in every city that runs one. Providing a space for people to draw the flourishing alternative scenes that might otherwise be inaccessible to the lone artist, presenting hilarious and exciting performers as your unique muses.

Dr. Sketchy’s is for everyone, no previous artistic ability required. The world’s premier alternative drawing movement. 

Harzest 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”.

Please bring your own sketchpad and art materials

Join us on Facebook
Instagram: @DrSketchyMelbourne

Tickets: $18.00 +BF / $18.00 on the door
Time: 4.00am-6.00pm (Doors 3.30pm)
When: Sunday 27 October 2013
Where: The Toff in Town, 2/252 Swanston St Melbourne VIC 3000, Melbourne

Anything Goes! with Evie Red’s (BIG) Ruby Lips

Evie Red returns to Dr Sketchy’s this month with a session dripping with salacious intent,

bawdy burlesque and  lascivious desire.

Evie’s last session in January 2012 was a sell-out,

this time she brings us her tribute to the Queen of the double entendre, Mae West.

Joining Evie will be Dali’s iconic Red Lips.  Yes,  A BIG SET OF LIPS. 

Sounds sexy AND arty huh?

Well that’s just what Dr Sketchy’s is.

Look back on photos of Evie from her session in the Golden bath tub…. here

SUNDAY 28 APRIL
Time:
 4.00am-6.00pm (Doors 3.30pm)
Bookings: at MOSHTIX

Please bring your own sketchpad and art materials

More: www.drsketchymelbourne.com

www.facebook.com/groups/7707942862

Enter, Salome – The Red Goddess

Witness the epitome of dangerous female seductiveness,
with her iconic Dance of the Seven Veils.
Immortalised by Oscar Wilde, and made memorable in Richard Strauss’s Opera.

“No longer was she merely the dancing-girl who extorts a cry of lust and concupiscence from an old man by the lascivious contortions of her body;
who breaks the will,  masters the mind of a King by the spectacle of her quivering bosoms,  heaving belly and tossing thighs;

she was now revealed in a sense as the symbolic incarnation of world-old Vice,
the goddess of immortal Hysteria,
the Curse of Beauty supreme above all other beauties by the cataleptic spasm that stirs her flesh and steels her muscles,
– a monstrous Beast of the Apocalypse, indifferent, irresponsible, insensible, poisoning”
– Huysmans À rebours – Toni Bentley (2002) Sisters of Salome: 24

Kerryx is a smouldering and sultry bombshell waiting to be uncovered (literally!).

Join Kerryx as she takes you on a journey through the darker side of seduction.
With inspirations ranging from belly dance through to both classic and neo burlesque, she is known for her breath-taking performances with a touch of gothic enchantment.

Harzest 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”

DJ Knave Knixx spins the tunes to keep things funky throughout the evening and of course, The Toff has one of Melbourne best stocked bars to keep your creative spirits well lubricated!

What: Dr Sketchy’s at The Toff presents Salome, The Red Goddess

When:  Sunday 27th November 4.30-6.30pm
NOTE THE TIME CHANGE

Doors open 4.00pm

Where: The Toff in Town
Curtain House 2/252 Swanston St Melbourne
www.thetoffintown.com
www.drsketchymelbourne.com

Bookings: $15 at the door or pre book your seat (recommended) from Moshtix phone 1300 GET TIX (438 849) online www.moshtix.com.au or Moshtix outlets including Polyester (Fitzroy & City)

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