Burlesque Life Drawing Comes to Dayton!
When many artists think “life drawing,” they think of sterile rooms, bad lighting, and bored, silent, models with nary a hint of personality. Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School is here to change all that.
Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School is the little New York art event that became a movement. Started in 2005 by artist Molly Crabapple, the concept is simple: Artists draw glamorous models, compete in contests, and win drinks and prizes. From it’s humble Brooklyn beginnings, Dr. Sketchy’s now has over 100 branches around the globe, including Los Angeles, London, Rome, Tokyo, and Melbourne. Since it’s inception in 2005, Dr. Sketchy’s movement has received coverage from the likes of The LA Times, The Washington Post, BBC Radio, NPR, The Village Voice, WNBC, Time Out London, and The New York Times.
A Dayton branch has been started by Sarah Musick and Crystal Ash, who are organizing monthly Dr. Sketchy sessions at Therapy Cafe. These events feature burlesque babes, roller derby girls, belly dancers, drag queens fetish models, and a plethora of other strange lovely people along with contests, prizes and alcohol galore.
Sarah Musick explains: “In a nutshell, Dr. Sketchy is all about creating the perfect fantasy comic book world you’ve been looking for. Therapy Cafe brings you the best cocktails in Dayton while we bring you the inspiration you’ve been looking for. And by inspiration we don’t just mean unique costumes and sets, but also suggestively dressed, gorgeous men and women emanating your favorite stories ready to become your next creation. This month we are honored to introduce her royal majesty, Queen Elisabeth I! She will show you the path to true artistic power… And she will probably do it with a sumptuously pale bosom.”
Sounds like fun!! The next Dr. Sketchy is July 1st at Therapy Cafe from 7-10pm. Tickets are $5 pre-sale, and $7 at the door. For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/762127940566718/