Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Le premier!

Bonjour Art Monkeys,
It seems Christchurch is ready for thrills, frills and sketchy shenanigans. Our inaugural night was such a success that we had to turn some late-comers away before we'd even struck the first pose. Goodbye Blue Monday was filled to the brim with sketchy enthusiasts with pencils at the ready.

MC Hells Belle is seriously considering decapitating Tawdry's cheeky lil head.

Our models Nancy and Jonathon Nightshade

Settling in for a pose....

A certain Art Monkey from the audience needed an on-stage spanking. It's all fun and games until you get a french stick in your eye.

Sketchers in motion

The crowd suggested a Mortal Kombat pose

Our headmistress Tawdry Trainwreck enjoys a spanking

Sketches galore

Visit our facebook group to see all the photo evidence of our debut. Thanks to all the enthusiastic local Art Monkeys who came along as well as our great sponsors. Heaps of rewards were awarded to sketchers from Absolution, Madam Butterfly's, The Flying Burrito Brothers and Holistic Body Basics.
A bientôt!

Friday, June 18, 2010

NYC Adventures

Well I managed to tear myself away from the awesomeness that was New York and come home to you, dear Chch Art Monkeys. I had so much fun, probably too much, in fact. Amongst eating an array of odd sounding foods and spending a large portion of my budget on beautiful lacy things that I hope everyone gets to see, I attended the official Dr Sketchy's NY Art Monkey's Ball to conduct important research and meet our esteemed founder, the lovely Molly Crabapple, and her cohorts.

I'll share just a little of the experience with you...

I wandered into the Red Lotus, a very well hidden underground bar in the heart of Brooklyn. The only sign of the shenanigans inside was a glamourously dressed lady entering a small roll-down door, her red lipstick and pencil skirt as much out of place on the street in the daytime as my cincher and heels. Upon entering we were greeted by red walls, antique silk screens and strings of lanterns lending a moody light to low tables attended by absorbed sketchers. An array of models fanned out across the room - their pose times varying from 1minute to 10minutes, with the main stage hosting the glorious Amber Ray holding longer poses.

This wasn't just any Dr Sketchy's event - this was a mammoth party and a feast for the eyes. From the aerialist Seanna Sharpe twisting and twining her way through gauzy fabric, Dame Cuchifrita in 1920's garb and strung with pearls to Bambi Galore in rainbow plumes and many other stunning and talented models gracing the venue. I basked in the glory of it all for a bit before making some sketches myself, supping absynth surrounded by like-minded sketchy feinds attempting to capture the moment of each pose... bliss.

Meeting Molly

The final pose

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Voulez-vous être artistique avec moi?

Lose your head with an intoxicating mix of burlesque and life drawing.

From Brooklyn beginnings, Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School has spread across the globe and has finally arrived in Christchurch. We're inviting you to our inaugural night for some drinking, drawing and debauchery.

Bring your own drawing materials to sketch our tasty burlesque performers from Ayla's Angels – Nancy and Jonathon Nightshade. The theme for our debut is the French Revolution. Feel free to dress the part. Ooh la la!

At Dr. Sketchy's, we don't care if the last time you picked up a sketchpad was yesterday or in the 18th century. Come to drink or to draw or both. We're happy to have you.

There will be strange contests with great prizes from our sponsors: Madam Butterfly's, Absolution, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Holistic Body Basics, and Minifies.

Thursday 24 June, 2010 at Goodbye Blue Monday.
Doors from 6.30pm. First pose 7.30pm. $10 Entry.