1210 H St, NE
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia

Burlesque Life Drawing Comes to Washington D.C.

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 and burlesque dancer Molly Crabapple, the concept is simple. Artist's draw glamorous burlesque dancers, compete in contests, and win wacky prizes. From it's humble Brooklyn beginnings, Dr. Sketchy's now has 16 branches around the globe, including Hollywood, London, Berlin, Edinburgh, and Melbourne.

It's also spawned a companion book, Dr. Sketchy's Official Rainy Day Colouring Book, by Crabapple and John Leavitt, published by Sepulculture Books. This adults-only colouring book is one part saucy activity book, one part DIY handbook, and one part history of Dr. Sketchy's first year. The Village Voice calls it "a hipster's wet dream", while New York's L Magazine praises it's "jovial yet biting Neo-Victorian wit."

Molly Crabapple's book tour is taking her to Washington DC. Sideshow venue Palace of Wonders plays host to a one-night-only Dr. Sketchy's, with the sultry burlesque girl Amber Ray posing and performing her peacock dance, and Crabapple signing books.

Dr. Sketchy's happens on Tuesday, February 27, 8-11 pm, at The Palace of Wonders, 1210 H Street NE Washington DC. Palaceofwonders.com. $10. 21+

Web Link: http://www.drsketchy.com

Official Website: http://www.drsketchy.com

Added by mollycrabapple on February 12, 2007