WHAT IS DR. SKETCHY’S ANTI-ART SCHOOL?
Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School is the world’s premier alt.drawing movement. Artists draw glamorous underground performers in an atmosphere of boozy conviviality. Found in 2005 in a dive bar in Brooklyn, Dr. Sketchy’s has now spread to over 100 cities around the world.
WHO STARTED DR. SKETCHY’S?
Dr. Sketchy’s was founded in 2005 by artists Molly Crabapple and A.V. Phibes. It’s been run solely by Molly Crabapple (and her cadre of awesome helpers) since early ’06. You can see more of Molly’s art at www.mollycrabapple.com
WHERE DID YOU COME UP WITH THE DR. SKETCHY’S ANTI-ART SCHOOL NAME? WHAT ARE ART MONKEYS?
Dr. Sketchy’s is a corrupt Viennese doctor of our invention. Anti-Art School we chose because we were bad art students. “Art Monkey” was nicked from a late night we spent building steel weasels with New York’s legendary Madagascar institute.
WHO GOES TO DR. SKETCHY’S?
Lots of people. Fancy pants gallery artists, art students, dog walkers, jewelry designers, tattoo artists, illustrators and cubicle slaves. We have about 40% non-professional artists. Slightly more girls attend than boys.
ABOUT ATTENDING DR. SKETCHY’S
DO I HAVE TO BE AN ARTIST TO ATTEND DR. SKETCHY’S?
No. Lots of people who have never drawn before attend Dr. Sketchy’s. We’re a fun, non-judgmental environment to try your hand at drawing.
DO SERIOUS ARTISTS GO TO DR. SKETCHY’S?
Yes, including world famous ones like Ron English, Alasdair Grey and Audrey Kawasaki. While we are accepting of non-artists, there’s no reason you can’t go to Dr. Sketchy’s to seriously get your draw on.
I’M A PHOTOGRAPHER, CAN I SHOOT PICTURES OF YOUR HOTTIE MODELS?
Maybe. Many sessions have their own official photographers and nobody wants these sessions to devolve into fifty creepy men shooting cellphone photos. We recommend you get in touch with us and ask. But don’t be disappointed if you’re turned down.
HEY, WHY ISN’T THE MODEL NAKED?! I THOUGHT THIS WAS A DRAWING CLASS?
Many cities have laws against combining booze and naked bosoms. Besides, our models show more than enough pectoralis major and latissimus dorsi.
I’M A SOCIALLY MALADAPTED COMIC GEEK WHO LIVES IN MY PARENT’S BASEMENT. CAN I COME TO DR. SKETCHY’S AND PICK UP GIRLS?
I’M ONLY 18. CAN I COME TO DR. SKETCHY’S?
If you live in a non-ridiculous country that doesn’t restrict liquor to those over 21, yes. If not, and the sessions are held in a bar, no. Sorry Americans.
I WANT TO COME TO DR. SKETCHY’S, BUT I’M A FUNDAMENTALIST CHRISTIAN POLITICIAN. WILL PHOTOS OF ME END UP ONLINE IF I ATTEND?
Yes. Dr. Sketchy’s sessions are exhaustively photographed. If you don’t want your presence at a Dr. Sketchy’s recorded for the ages, don’t go.
I HAD A PROBLEM WITH A DR. SKETCHY’S BRANCH. WHO DO I COMPLAIN TO?
Let Molly Crabapple molly @ drsketchy.com know your woes. Sorry you had a bad time.