Q: What is Dr. Sketchy’s?
A: Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School is an alternative figure drawing salon. The original Dr. Sketchy’s was founded by Molly Crabapple in New York. Today, there are nearly 100 Dr. Sketchy’s branches worldwide.
Q: What is the Dr. Sketchy’s Roadshow?
A: The Dr. Sketchy’s Roadshow is a roving offshoot of Dr. Sketchy’s Los Angeles. The Roadshow travels to cities and towns that do not have a permanent Dr. Sketchy’s branch.
Q: So is the Dr. Sketchy’s Roadshow an art class, or a workshop, or a meetup, or what?
A: The Dr. Sketchy’s Roadshow (like Dr. Sketchy’s Los Angeles) is a pop-up social club where artists and art lovers can gather to create and celebrate art. The club’s mission is to host alternative life drawing salons that offer top-notch models, refreshments, prizes, and casual networking opportunities… all wrapped up in an entertaining package.
Q: How much does it cost to attend Dr. Sketchy’s?
A: Membership for each Dr. Sketchy’s Roadshow session is a suggested donation of $10 at the door.
Q: Is it okay to arrive late (or leave early)?
A: It is perfectly acceptable to arrive at any time during the session. Dr. Sketchy’s Roadshow provides up to three hours of drawing and socializing, so attendees are welcome to walk in (or out) as their schedules permit.
Q: Do people who attend Dr. Sketchy’s need to bring their own art supplies?
A: Yes, attendees should bring their own art supplies.
Q: Is photography allowed?
A: Photography of the event is allowed, but solo photos of the model are not. Essentially, it’s okay to photograph the model in the context of the life drawing event, but not as if she is posing for a photo shoot.
Q: Is there an age limit?
A: Dr. Sketchy’s Roadshow sometimes features artistic nudity (and maybe a bit of salty language), so there is an age requirement of 18 years or older.