Event: Dr Sketchy Sheffield at Sheffield Burlesque & Cabaret Extravaganza 2016!
Date: Saturday 27th August (2016)
Venue: The Library Theatre
Time: 12pm – 2:30pm
(Doors open at 11:30am)
Fun and games, sketching galore, competition prizes, and a whole lot more – we hope you will come along to this fabulous session of shenanigans and sketching.
All artistic abilities welcome!
Price: £10.00 on the door. (No need to book – please just turn up.)
We hope to see you there!
The Sheffield branch is run by Burlesque Performer & Choreographer, Lara Gothique – “Hells Belle” – owner and founder of “The Velvet Burlesque”
* What is “Dr Sketchy’s”?
From illegal flashmobs to the Museum of Modern Art, Dr. Sketchy’s has brought artists a rule-breaking cocktail of dames, drinking, and drawing.
Life-drawing with a Cabaret twist!
Dr. Sketchy’s was founded in December 2005 in New York City by Molly Crabapple, an illustrator and former artist’s model. Bored with the sterile classes she had posed for, Molly started Dr. Sketchy’s on the basis of fair pay for models and decadent fun for all.
Dr Sketchy’s now has a home in over 150 cities around the world, all adhering to the same ethos as Molly’s original event but each run independently by artistic individuals.
For more information see the official Dr Sketchy’s website.
* Dr Sketchy Sheffield
Everyone is welcome to come and draw in a fun, relaxed atmosphere at Dr Sketchy Sheffield. So whether you’re a non-artist, lapsed etcher, or fully fledged professional, come along for a drink and an opportunity to have a go at an exciting, new kind of life-drawing session.
Our events will provide you with the unique opportunity to draw some of the UK’s (and World’s) best performers and their dazzling costumes, from a fascinating mix of Burlesque, Circus, Cabaret, Sideshow, Roller-Derby, Dance, Music and much more! As well as posing for your drawing pleasure, our models often perform live for your entertainment!
Dr Sketchy Sheffield sessions have a theme, and to add to the fun we run competitions throughout the event to win goodies.
Our regular events are held at The Greystones pub, Greystones Road, S11 7BS, but we will occasionally hold additional one off Dr Sketchy events to coincide with festivals, exhibitions and special occasions in Sheffield and the South Yorkshire area.
If you would like further information please email: VelvetBurlesque@aol.com
* Structure of the event & what you need to bring
Doors will open 30 minutes before the event begins so you can find a space and get settled. You may want to arrive early to get a good spot. You are allowed to bring art boards or small easels if required.
You must provide your own art materials (DRY materials only please! No paints). Please bring a sketch pad, plus your favourite sketch tools – items such as pens, pencils, charcoal, pastels, an eraser and a pencil sharpener.
At each event there will usually be three models, there may be performances or demonstrations too. There will be warm up exercises to start with, leading up to longer poses and group poses, lasting from 5 mins to 30 mins. There is a break during the event for refreshments.
Due to the nature of the session and the venue Dr Sketchy Sheffield is usually an over-18s only event. However, we do allow under-18s if accompanied by an adult and/or if the particular event is deemed suitable.
We hope to meet you soon!
* We are currently looking for more Sheffield-based sponsors for Dr. Sketchy`s, and items/vouchers we can use as part of our prize-giving selections for each events art competitions are greatly appreciated. *