Sunday February 11, 2007
Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School Cabaret Life Drawing Class
1222 Commonwealth Ave (corner of Harvard and Commonwealth) Allston
$7 time: tbd (2:30ish) 18+
Dr. Sketchy's is what happens when cabaret meets art school.
"Why can't drawing naked people be sexy?" *
Starting in Brooklyn, in 2005, artists Molly Crabapple and A.V. Phibes combed New York to find the most beautiful burlesque dancers, the most bizarre circus freaks, and the most rippling hunks of man. Then, they let people draw them for three hours, interspersed with posing are ridiculous drawing contests (best left handed drawing? Best incorporation of a woodland animal?) where you can win booze or prizes.
Now they have a book out called Dr. Sketchy's Official Rainy Day Colouring Book. Written by Molly Crabapple and John Leavitt, The Colouring Book is one part official Dr. Sketchy's history and DIY compendium, one part activity book on acid. Filled with drinking games, paper dolls, dirty word finds, and almost a hundred illustrations. It will be available at Great Scott and Molly will be here to sign it for you.
So, you see where we're going with this, right? Boston's a huge art school town, plus it has a huge burlesque, drag and performance art scene. Artists like drinking and drawing and what better place to do these things than in a bar! You don't have to have any experience, or you could be the guy who does the pointalist portraits for The Globe. Dig out your dusty sketchbooks or hit the store and get a pad, and come join us for a little late afternoon nudie drawing date.
Our fabulous model is lovely, sinister and curvy, Devilicia of Black Cat Burlesque! If people love drunk drawing, maybe we'll make it a monthly event.
Official Website: http://www.truthserum.org
Added by mollycrabapple on January 14, 2007