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 Ireland
The Dublin branch of Dr Sketchy’s Anti Art School has been hosting sessions since May 2010 and the Galway branch launched in March 2014. As well as our regular sessions, Dr. Sketchy in Ireland has created unique sessions and special events for the Bram Stoker Festival, Galway Tattoo Show, Castlepalooza 2013 and 2012, Sky Arts’ Portrait Artist of the Year Festival, Culture Night 2010 – 2013 in Dublin, Culture Night 2014 in Galway and Pride 2012. Also featured on Sky Atlantic’s travel documentary series “Urban Secrets” presented by Alan Cumming.
"Dr Sketchy’s works brilliantly in any festival or participatory arts event – as part of Castlepalooza Shake-Shops 2012 and 2013 as well as Shakefest 2014, they rocked the Ballroom with their fun, sassy, colorful and innovative themes. All participants enjoyed themselves and I’m sure each one came away with a little more Sketchy in their hearts."
Terri Dale - Shake Fest
"Scarlett and her team did a fantastic job for us at the Galway Tattoo Show. The Dr Sketchy's performance is a very entertaining and interactive show that spoke to the many 'walks of life' we had in attendance at the Radisson Hotel. If you're looking for a fun, unique, art driven slice of entertainment for your event, then look no further"
Martin McIvor - The Galway Tattoo Show