Saturday, September 18, 2010

Dr. Sketchy's IV: Bacchanalia! A Night of Ancient Revelry

Sketchy Citizens!

Thousands of years ago, in the time of the toga, the ancient people of Greece and Rome would gather in groves and celebrate, often for days on end.

With our city in ruins around us, we have the perfect excuse for hedonistic excess. Join us for a night of bacchanalian revelry, where we'll invoke the gods of wine and indulgence. We'll partake in sketching rituals and draw upon ancient myths and legends.

Speaking of legends, our toga clad muse and performer is Lucille L'Amour. Her burlesque theatrics will surely please the gods, sparing our city from further decay. Come to drink, to draw … and to worship her.

This is a life drawing class like no other. Drinking! Drawing! Debauchery!

This event is possible because our sponsors make special sacrifices for us: Absolution Tattoo & Body Piercing, Madam Butterfly’s Vintage Style Boutique, and The Flying Burrito Brothers.

Doors open 6.30pm. Our first pose is at 7.30pm. Get in early for the best sketching spot.

Tickets $10 plus booking fee. Pre-sales available from Wednesday 22 September from Cosmic Corner High Street or online via Cosmic Ticketing.

We would like to advise there is no photography at this event. BYO drawing materials so you can document all our models and creatures.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Frilly Knicker Fundraiser

Here in Christchurch we are running themed events that are a twisted and alternative take on life drawing. Our models are sexy burlesque performers and once a month we gather to drink and to draw. We keep our ticket prices low ($10) and don't aim to make a profit.

But now, we've run up debt with the frilly knicker shop! Uh-oh! So it's time to do some fundraising.

Talented Christchurch artist Gussie Fenton has kindly donated this artwork. Gussie Fenton is known for painting strong, sexy female figures and has been inspired by the antics of Dr. Sketchy's to create a punky yet sweet character named Cupcake. Her striking colours have been created with acrylics and she measures 71 x 56cm.


Fellow Sketchy fiends,
Our city was hit by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake early on Saturday 4th September. We're pleased to report there were no fatalities (with the exception of one of the zoo's lemurs) and all of the sketchy crew are intact.

Some of our local Art Monkeys have been badly affected. Many have lost their homes, and it's sad to see some of Christchurch's iconic historic buildings in ruins. Some areas are battling broken sewage pipes and contaminated water supplies. It's not safe to drink from the tap so we're sensibly sticking to alcohol.

Our beloved hosts, Goodbye Blue Monday, have withstood the tremors with all their whiskey safe and sound. This part of the city is badly shaken up (hrrmm?!). The CBD is still cordoned off but initial reports suggest that GBM should be back to business hopefully by the weekend.

Sponsors Absolution and The Flying Burrito Brother's have also withstood the rumble. We're waiting anxiously to hear how Madam Butterfly's Vintage Style Boutique have fared.

Our next event is scheduled for Thursday 23rd September. We're pretty sure all will go ahead as planned but will update you if this changes.

Kia kaha to all in Christchurch. Thanks for all your support - we loved getting a checkup message from Molly. *purrr!*