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Dr Sketchy? Who be he?

June 27, 2012

Today’s guest blog is from the Dr Sketchy’s team, who will be in town on Saturday with their fabulous anti-art school. We asked them to tell us a little about Dr Sketch’s and what we can expect from them on Saturday…..

Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School is a burlesque, cabaret and life drawing event, founded in New York City in 2005, and is the brainchild of illustrator and former artist’s model, Molly Crabapple.

In spring 2006, Dr. Sketchy’s expanded into an international franchise. Dr. Sketchy’s branches exist in over 100 cities around the world.

Dr Sketchy’s is literally open to all abilities, from stick men to Suerat, you just need a paper, pencils and a sense of fun!

In March 2011 Dr Sketchy’s Leeds branch was taken over by burlesque performers, Morning Star and Daisy Cutter, bringing a different theme each month, such as ‘Pilo’s Family Circus’, ‘Cats Meowative’ and ‘Lady GaGa’ for people’s drawing delectation.

In October 2011, burlesque performer Penny Sweets was added to the Dr Sketchy’s Leeds team and the drawing shenanigans continued. Having recently moved to ‘The Maven Bar’ on Call Lane, Dr Sketchy’s Leeds will be brought to you on the second Thursday of every month.

On 27th April this year, we also took over Dr Sketchy’s Huddersfield branch, where we are bringing our same brand of sketching, challenges and burlesque to the Kirklees area at The Blacklight Gallery in The Byram Arcade on the second Tuesday of every month!

So, Dr Sketchy’s Leeds and Huddersfield will be bringing our arty antics to Hebden Fringe in a one off Indoor/Outdoor ‘Installation’ of a ‘Teddy Bare Picnic’ with the lovely Morning Star posing for your poised pencils! Come along to ‘The White Lion’ at 2pm on Saturday 30th June, we look forward to seeing you there.

The Dr Sketchy’s Team


Dr Sketchy’s “Teddy’s Bare Picnic”

Saturday 30 June, 2pm – 4pm

Meet at The White Lion, Hebden Bridge

Bring  a picnic blanket, your sketch pad and sense of adventure!

Tickets: £5 on the day or in advance from Hebden Bridge Arts Festival Shop


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