Life drawing feature on ABC ARTS

A few months ago ABC ARTS came to film Dr Sketchy’s Melbourne, the phenomena it has become and how it has changed they way people engage life drawing around the world.

Here’s the link to the video which will remain online for a little while longer.
https://iview.abc.net.au/show/mix

Enormous thanks to all who contributed.

See you November 29th for our farewell session with Agent Cleave and Miss Jessi Leigh xx

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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.

 

Ever wondered what happens inside Dr Sketchy’s?

Gorgeous Art Monkeys!

We have something VERY SPECIAL!!!

I’m very excited to share a new project we’re working on. Creating videos of Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School Melbourne so peoples can see all the fun and art making that happens.

60 seconds of goodness. Please  share and spread the good word!!

This is from our recent Halloween session with Betty Blood and of course all you very good looking people!

Join us for our 2014 Finale with Porcelain Alice on SUNDAY DECEMBER 7!

Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School and the sideshow scallywag..

I remember when I turned 8, there were balloons, pin the tail on the donkey and jelly-filled orange wedges. I wondered how I could top something as awesome as that birthday party for Dr Sketchy’s 8th birthday..

I think we did! A giant blackboard, blindfolding and spinning people till they fell over (sorry Harrison Chua!), cupcakes and cocktail giveaways, and a gorgeous guest of honor, Tanzer who serenaded and posed for us all afternoon.
Thank you to all who came to party, continue to share your sketches here and over at Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School Melbourne

And now! We get ready to announce our next session on SUNDAY JULY 27th!

Be prepared to wiggle and squirm as Little Laa Laa the tap-dancing clown and side-show scallywag brings her curious talents to the Dr Sketchy stage.

Little Laa Laa is a red-headed ragamuffin who serves up a perplexing platter indeed. Blending acts of absurdity with feats of death-defying lunacy,  mind-boggling buffoonery and a wee little splash of salacious scalwaggery. You will squeal and squirm as this mischievous little mime
and her delightfully dark, vaudevillian antics play out in front of your very eyes.

Little Laa Laa is tap-dancing clown and side-show scallywag, Gemma Lark.  Born the bastard son of an alchemist and spent the first 10 years of her life surviving on a diet of split peas and cigarettes.  At the age of 14 she was married to a travelling salesman who kept her in the glove box of his 1967 Ford Falcon, though when she failed to produce him with an heir he sold her to a troupe of wandering minstrels for the price of four bags of oats and an arthritic goat. She considered this to be a reasonable exchange.By the age of 16 Lark had developed a nervous twitch, a whiskey dependency and an impressive collection of facial scars. By 20 she had lost touch with reality entirely and by 25 she was shamelessly lying in her biographies.


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!

WHEN Sunday 27 July
Doors open 3.30pm Session 4-6pm
WHERE The Toff in Town 5/252 Swanston St (Curtain House)
TICKETS $18.00 http://www.thetoffintown.con and on the door

MORE:
W: drsketchymelbourne.com
E: hello@drsketchymelbourne.com
F: http://www.facebook.com/groups/7707942862/
I: @DrSketchyMelbourne

Evie Red wants to Play(Boy Bunny)

Our muse of the month, Evie Red will steal your hear and stun your senses with her tribute to the Blues, followed be her very cheeky PlayBoy Bunny number!

Charming, energetic and provocative, Evie transforms the art of tease and pushes the boundaries laid down by legends before her. With a distinct fusion of classic elegance and hard-edged sensuality, she is unlike any you have seen before.

Modernism inspires Evie’s performances, producing burlesque that is fresh, contemporary and unpredictable. Evie Red, the ever intoxicating charmer, likes to leave her audiences satisfied, even if on the edge of their seats.


A favourite of Dr Sketchy’s art monkeys performing her Toy Soldier routine last year and splashing around in a bath full of gold the year before that. This year she looks forward to turning on the blues at The Toff in Town as she takes hold of a new direction and loses herself in the seductive, velvety tones of rhythm and blues.

 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”.


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.


Dr. Sketchy’s Melbourne is proud to attract the most accomplished performers in their field and bring them to our lovely, open community where we celebrate the fun often forgotten about as adults in creativity and drawing. The aid of killer tunes by Dj Knave Knixx and glorious cocktails supplied by The Toff in Town babes always helps release our inner muse.

Don’t forget your paper and pencils!


What: Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School presents Evie Red

Time: 4pm-6pm (doors open 3.30pm)


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

Tickets: $18 +booking fee.


W: drsketchymelbourne.com
E: hello@drsketchymelbourne.com
F: http://www.facebook.com/groups/7707942862/
I: @DrSketchyMelbourne

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