How is Dr. Sketchy’s different from a normal life drawing class?
In normal life classes, silent students sit in a silent room and draw a bored, oft-uninteresting model but Dr. Sketchy’s is a life drawing class turned cabaret extravaganza!
Artists draw glamorous underground performers, compete in ridiculous contests, and win booze and prizes. Founded in 2005 by artist Molly Crabapple, from its humble Brooklyn beginnings, it has spread to 100 cities on five continents- including London, Rome, Tokyo, Paris, Sao Paulo and Melbourne.
At Dr. Sketchy’s, we don’t care if you picked up a pad yesterday or 50 years ago. Come to drink or to draw. We’re happy to have you.
Dr. Sketchy’s Dublin.
The Dublin Branch of the infamous Dr. Sketchy’s Anti Art School was established in 2010. Since then, the branch has grown out of smaller venues and now hosts monthly sessions in 4 Dame Lane.
As well as our regular sessions, Dr. Sketchy’s Dublin has created unique sessions and special events including Castlepalooza 2013 and 2012, Sky Arts’ Portrait Artist of the Year Festival, Culture Night 2010 – 2013 and Pride 2012. Also featured on Sky Atlantic’s travel documentary series “Urban Secrets” presented by Alan Cumming.
What are people saying about Dr. Sketchy’s Dublin?
“Dr. Sketchys is more fun than a barrel of drunken tap-dancing monkeys”
“Dr.Sketchys is fun and sexy and got me back into enjoying life drawing while being social.”
“Modelling for Dr. Sketchys was a lot of fun. The atmosphere was electric and no one there takes themselves too seriously. Of course, the great tunes from Scarlett Nymph, cupcakes and sambuca shots definiately helped me feel completely at ease! I will def do it again and would encourage anyone in the modelling scene to do the same!”
“Hi Guys ..I just wanted to let all you lovely ladies..and Brian know how much we have been enjoying our monthly sessions with Dr. Sketchys. It’s totally worth the 3 hour drive!!!! Thanks again, looking forward to the next session!! <3″
“I have had the great pleasure of modeling twice for Dr. Sketchys and its such fun I just cant wait to do it again. Having spent allot of time on stage as a burlesque dancer, I just love how Sketchys manages to translate that fantasticly fun tongue-and-cheek atmosphere into the every session. As a model I really enjoy interacting with our guests, who never cease to blow me away, not only with their talent but with their enthusiasm and sense of good craic. Im really looking forward to getting myself behind a drawing board for the next one. Im a hopeless artist but that doesnt mean I have to miss out on the fun!”
“As someone who’s managed to attend every Dr Sketchy’s Dublin event so far, I can admit to having a truly brilliant time at each and every one! The changing themes keep it fun and fresh for the familiar faces while the cupcakes and upbeat music make this an experience like few others!”