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What is Dr Sketchy’s Anti Art School?

In a nutshell it’s a life-drawing event where entertainment meets art.

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 arty, decadent fun for all.

There are now over 150 Dr Sketchy’s around the world, all adhering to the same ethos as Molly’s original event but each run independently by artistic individuals, no two Dr Sketchy’s branches are the same!

To read more visit The Official Dr Sketchy Website!

So what makes Dr Sketchy’s Nottingham unique?

Our Nottingham branch was established in August 2009 and is one of the largest branches in the UK.  

Dr Sketchy Nottingham is a 3 hour afternoon event, held every other month in Nottingham city centre. We welcome EVERYONE to come and try their hand at a bit of drawing in a fun, relaxed environment. Professional artists, art students, nervous beginners and 'haven’t drawn in 30 years' folks, we welcome you all to Dr Sketchy’s!

You will be treated to the unique opportunity to draw some of the UK’s best performers and their dazzling costumes, from the world of burlesque, circus, cabaret, drag queens, carnival freaks, fetish divas and any other interesting and curious people we meet along the way! As well as posing for your drawing pleasure, our models perform live for your entertainment! We also have a DJ playing top tunes from many eras and genres to entertain you as you draw and to keep the atmosphere light and fun we run quirky drawing competitions throughout the event to win goodies from our sponsors.

We also hold extra special 'one off' Dr Sketchy events to coincide with festivals, exhibitions and special occasions in Nottingham, in addition to the regular bi-monthly event. Dr Sketchy’s Nottingham was established by local performance and art aficionados Scarlett Daggers and Charlotte Thomson-Morley. Charlotte retired at the end of 2014 and the show is now brought to you by Scarlett Daggers.