Dr Sketchy’s Anti Art School – Newcastle Branch June Anti Art ClassThe Edwards
Burlesque Life Drawing Comes to The Edwards Bar, Newcastle
When many artists think “life drawing,” they think of sterile rooms, bad lighting, and bored, silent, models with nary a hint of personality. Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School is here to change all that.
Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School is the little New York art event that became a movement. Started in 2005 by artist Molly Crabapple, the concept is simple. Artist’s draw glamorous burlesque dancers, compete in contests, and win wacky prizes. From its humble Brooklyn beginnings, Dr. Sketchy’s now has over 100 branches around the globe, including Los Angeles, London, Rome, Tokyo, and Melbourne.
Now, Ana Seethe is bringing Dr. Sketchy’s to The Edwards Bar, Newcastle. The monthly sessions will feature burlesque babes, roller derby girls, drag queens and fetish models, along with contests, prizes and alcohol galore.
Since its inception in 2005, Dr. Sketchy’s has received coverage from the likes of The LA Times, The Washington Post, BBC Radio, NPR, The Village Voice, WNBC, Time Out London, and The New York Times.
Dr. Sketchy’s happens at the fabulous Edwards Bar Newcastle hosted by burlesque performer, and producer Ana Seethe. Our June Session will feature Diesel Darling, who has just returned from headlining the New Caledonia Burlesque Festival!
Ana Seethe is the ‘Headmistress’ of the newly granted Newcastle Branch of Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School, which will return to The Edwards Bar on Thursday June 14th. This is a great opportunity to dust of your old art class pencils, watercolours, paints, charcoal and easels for a fun, adults only Thursday night life drawing activity. Then be entertained with a burlesque performance at the end of the session. You don’t even need to be an artist or even participate in the drawing aspect. That’s the beauty of Anti-Art Classes!
Doors open 6:30pm for a 7pm start. The class closes with a performance at 9:15pm.
Tickets are available for $20 plus booking fee via https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/june-14th-dr-sketchys-newcastle-anti-art-class-tickets-46045292710?aff=ebdssbdestsearch or can be purchased for $25 at the door. Limited tickets available.
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