Unforgettable art

Words fail me.

In 11 years of Dr Sketchys Melbourne I have never experienced a session like that.

I am humbled by all the art monkeys that come to draw each month, I am in awe of AGENT CLEAVE & DANDROGYNY and the skill, bravery & commitment they give to their art, and grateful to 24 Moons Bar for being the perfect home.

Feast your eyes on some of what was captured and join our Facebook group for more.

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Strutt’s Sketching Studio

Calling aspiring artists and seasoned sketchers!

Presented in collaboration with the State Library of Victoria, Strutt’s Sketching Studio is special pop-up artist space, inspired by William Strutt’s acclaimed artistry.

Drop in to this free 2 day sketching studio and practise your craft, as always, we are all inclusive and this is suitable for all levels and abilities.

Relive Melbourne’s golden age, when Victoria became a separate colony, gold was discovered, bushrangers roamed and explorers launched bold expeditions into the Australian interior.

These dramatic transformations were captured in stunning paintings, sketches and drawings by William Strutt (1825–1915), whose work encompasses the brutal fury of the Australian landscape and the human drama of life in the mid-19th century.  In collaboration with, Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School Melbourne these images and characters will be bought to life for your inside of Strutt’s Sketching Studio.

Art tools, boards, a selection of pencils and drawing paper will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own personal sketchbook, but please note that ink and paint are not permitted in the studio.

On Friday 23 Sept: practise portraiture and still-life with 40-minute live model sit times (20-minute poses).

On Saturday 24 Sept: contribute to a giant historical drawing, capturing models in authentic bushranger costumes, with landscape elements and a life-size model horse.

During your day, visit Heroes and villains: Strutt’s Australia and see examples of William Strutt’s masterful portaiture, preparatory sketches and large-scale historical paintings.

 

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

Meow…. More like Roar! with Glamour Puss L’amour

Dr Sketchy’s brings you the purrrfect sex kitten for your sketching pleasures this month.

A tantalising blend of old time glamour puss with 60’s sex kitten please welcome the pelvis thrusting, hip shaking, bump and grind of traditional tease, Melbourne’s Lady Provocateur, L’amour!

L’amour brings a wealth of experience and variety to the stage.  A seasoned performance artist spanning vaudeville and contortaion through to the most risqué of pole routines and all that shimmers and shimmeys in between.  A natural talent for blending the naughty with nice, this femme fatale will trap you with her feline charms.

After a recent hiatus L’amour has exploded back onto the East Coast scene performing most recently at the Australian Burlesque festival.

Be prepared for a lot of glitter, a lot of hair, and a lot of skin.  Get ready for L’amour…

DJ The Knave 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!

When: Sunday June 24
Doors open 4.00pm Session runs 4.30 to 6.30pm

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

Bookings: $18 at the door, or pre book at Moshtix phone 1300 GET TIX (438 849) online www.moshtix.com.au or Moshtix outlets including Polyester (Fitzroy & City)
(Please bring your own sketchpad and art materials)

Contact: hello@drsketchymelbourne.com
http://www.drsketchymelbourne.com

Mikelangelo and St Clare transport us to another world, Sunday 31st July

Last month Dr Sketchy’s celebrated 5 years of sketching entertainment.  Confirming our place as the world’s premier alternative life drawing movement with a tribute to US artist,  Sylvia Ji at Australia’s original alternative gallery,  Outre Gallery!

The session summed up by Harxest Mag “a room full of friendly people, an appreciation for art, beautiful models, unreal costumes and a truck load of fun times.”

So how on earth do we follow up a session like that?

Simple.

We upscale Dr Sketchy’s to ensure that you guys are guaranteed to have a great few hours of fun and sketching.

How.

Curtin House in Melbourne’s CBD has become a hub for literature, film and drinks.  It’s second floor bar,
The Toff in Town is a premier boutique performance space including a dedicated bar and dining area.

Dr Sketchy’s has joined forces with The Toff in Town to bring Melbourne a new era of
Dr Sketchy’s drawing entertainment.

Over 5 years we have hosted a veritable smorgasbord of beautiful, creative, passionate and sincere performers.  Each session has had its own life because of these people.

It is with upmost excitement that we bring you not one, but two incredibly talented and astonishingly handsome performers to celebrate this inaugural session at The Toff in Town in the historic Curtain House.


Internationally acclaimed and immaculately dressed, Mikelangelo.  Part-ringmaster, part-crooner, part-beast possessed. Mikelangelo has toured the world starring in the Olivier award-winning La Clique and with Kaberet Noir Band Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen.


Saint Clare has a growing reputation nationally and internationally as a self styled singer, dancer and model. As described by the press St Clare is ‘ridiculously glamorous’, ‘a melodious and enchanting songbird’, ‘mysterious and mesmeric’.

Together Mikelangelo and Saint Clare create music that evokes an era of
sultry sophistication, another world and another time.

Mikelangelo and St Clare will be performing a selection of songs at this special session.
To see more of the stunning duo visit;

Mikelangelo and St Clare – ReverbNation
Mikelangelo and St Clare – Facebook
Watch the duo on YouTube

A fantastic venue, spectacular models, last but not least – great tunes!  
Brought to you by resident Sketchy DJ, The Knave!  Bringing a massive collection of boogie woogie, hip shakin’, room-a-quakein’ tunes!  Expect an infectious blend of nostalgic flavour that will have you toe tappin while you sketch..
(The Knave is not liable should you lose your bananas)

What: Dr Sketchy’s at The Toff

Featuring Mikelangelo and St Clare

When: Sunday 31st July 5-7pm
Doors open 4.30pm

Where: The Toff in Town
Curtain House 2/252 Swanston St Melbourne

Bookings: $15 at the door, pre-sales details to follow shortly

Contact: hello@drsketchymelbourne.com

More:  www.drsketchymelbourne.com
www.facebook.com/groups/7707942862
www.thetoffintown.com
www.reverbnation.com/mikelangeloandsaintclare
www.melbourneburlesque.com.au/portfolio_item/knave-knixx/

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