Dr Sketchy's Anti Art School
Last Monday of each Month
Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School is both a burlesque cabaret and life drawing event originating in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at the Lucky Cat. Dr. Sketchy's was founded in New York City in 2005, by illustrator and former artist's model Molly Crabapple and illustrator A.V. Phibes. Phibes later left to attend to her design studio.
A Dr. Sketchy's class consists of a burlesque dancer (or other performer, possibly a drag queen, trapeze artist, or roller derby girl) modeling, with drawing contests during breaks. Sketchers are known as "art monkeys", a term borrowed from the Madagascar Institute. Dr. Sketchy's features heavy drinking games, comedic skits and onstage go-go dancing. Its alcoholic content was created by John Leavitt, a cartoonist for The New Yorker referred to as a "wino" by The Village Voice. John Leavitt is (as of 2007), the creative director of the New York branch.
Time Out NY magazine featured Dr. Sketchy's in "The Scene" section in issue 555, May 18-24th, 2006. Other articles on Dr. Sketchy's have appeared in the LA Times, the Washington Post, the New Yorker, Time Out London, Time Out NY, the Village Voice and the Onion.
In spring 2006, Dr. Sketchy's expanded into an international franchise. As of September 2007, Dr. Sketchy's branches exist in 40 cities around the world. Branches vary in their conservatism, nudity levels and the skill of their artists.
This month is Cat on a Hot Tin Roof featuring Kevin as "Brick" and Jennifer as "Maggie".
Doors at 7pm, $10 at the door