Seasoned artists and novices alike are invited to indulge their creative side at Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School, held the second Sunday of each month at The Comedy Spot. There’s drawing, drinking and burlesque all wrapped in an inviting atmosphere that welcomes all skill levels.
Each month Dr. Sketchy’s features a different burlesque performer to model in a series of poses ranging from 20 seconds to 20 minutes. The premiere Dr. Sketchy’s Sacramento event in July featured Bay Area burlesque performers Mynx D’Meanor and Jet Noir (a pretty luscious combo as anyone who attended knows).
“This is something different for Sacramento and for me,” said Jay Siren, head of Sac’s own Sizzling Sirens Burlesque Experience. She said it’s a relaxed environment for people to “reconnect with their creative side.”
Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School originated in 2005 in Brooklyn, and now has more than 100 branches around the globe. It’s a life drawing experience that certainly doesn’t take itself too seriously.
“The fun thing about Dr. Sketchy’s is it’s kind of irreverent and lowbrow,” Jay Siren said.
If you’re looking to connect with your creative side – or discover one you didn’t know you had – Dr. Sketchy’s Sacramento is a great place to do it.
The next Dr. Sketchy’s will be Sunday, Aug. 10 and feature Szandora LaVey. Cover is $10, $8 for students, and participants must be 18 or over.
Photos Melissa Uroff