Dr Sketchy’s Bristol Celebrates a year of glamour, burlesque, and crazy kitsch
Old school glamour, captivating cabaret and local circus artists will all join Dr Sketchy’s Bristol in celebrating it’s one year anniversary, with a one off special event hosted at Pink Kitten Dance School in July.
Dr. Sketchy’s is the setting for life drawing classes with a difference. Fusing classic drawing techniques with contemporary trends and styles, it allows artists to express themselves in a fun and exciting atmosphere. Since its foundation in New York City in 2005 by Ms Molly Crabapple, Dr. Sketchy’s has wasted no time in spreading its creative vibe all over the world, and gaining credibility in each city it dwells.
Over the past year Bristol has hosted seven Dr Sketchy ‘sell out’ sessions in which talented artists have been inspired by Circus performers, burlesque artist, drag queens, singers and even ‘Alfred’ popped down from the museum for a session.
‘I’m overwhelmed and thrilled with the response we’ve had for our unique ever growing art school’ say’s Bristol’s Sketchy’s founder Boo, ‘Creative and vibrant; stylish and edgy: Bristol’s notorious underground art scene has proven to be the perfect home for Dr Sketchy’s ‘anti-art’ school.’
‘Our school is independently run and exists through hard work, persistence and support from our fans and friends! I would also like to thank local business Bristol Fine Art shop, Beesting events and Pink Kitten Dance School for they’re kindness and support through our first year…here’s to the next 10’
Dr Sketchy’s attracts a dynamic and varied crowd of artists, from graffiti fans, to fine artists and enthusiastic first-time scribblers, producing a giddying array of different styles. Some use pencil, others ink, chalk, acrylics, sometimes even iPads. You can see some of the fabulous work produced on the Dr Sketchy’s Bristol website and Facebook pages.
Each class is a three-hour, fun-filled session featuring fantastic costumes and the opportunity to see live performances from some great name on the UK’s alternative cabaret scene.
Unlike most art classes, silence is not mandatory and you can enjoy a drink from the bar while listening to there groovy psychedelic soundtrack as you sketch.
‘ There’s no need for fear: our doors are open to artists of all persuasions, experienced and amateur alike—even stick-man scribblers!’
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