Dr. Sketchy’s: Voodoo Pixie — The Sane Asylum

From the Dr. Sketchy website: "Bring your pencils and sketchbooks! Dr. Sketchy’s Anti Art School is what happens when a simple question is asked — why can't figure drawing be sexy? Part art class, part cabaret, join us for 3 hours of drinking, drawing and decadence!"

Translation: It's basically an alternative life drawing session. You draw from a model wearing an interesting costume, they start with 1, 2, and 5-minute poses, they progressively take a few things off, they do a short dance after the mid-session break, then do a few longer poses (10 or 15 minutes) wearing very little at that point. So you get to draw them both clothed and almost completely undressed. There is music, and while you draw, you can eat, drink, and chat with the other artists.

Here's how it works:
1. Buy your ticket online in advance at http://drsketchyvancouver.com/ or pick it up at Hot Art Wet City, 2206 Main (@ 6th), Wed-Sat 12-5. Cost is $12.
2. Bring your own sketching materials.
3. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

There is no real food at this venue (I think just chips and candy bars), it's mostly a bar, but you can get non-alcoholic drinks as well. So make sure you eat dinner beforehand to get you through 3 hours of drawing. Or leave early — I sometimes only stay until 9 pm.

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  • Catherine Y

    Great fun! Great music! I liked the size of the space, because everyone sits close to the stage - there were quite a few people there last night, and even if at times a full view might be partially obscured by someone sitting ahead of you, there was always an interesting angle/sightline to draw. Voodoo Pixie has a gorgeous face and the fedora she wore cast wonderful shadows across her eyes, cheeks and nose.

    November 20, 2013

  • Sigrid

    Voodoo Pixie is a tiny, but zany cast member of the Screaming Chicken Burlesque troupe, and they have monthly shows at the WISE Hall in East Van. The next one is on Sat. Dec 7 and I am going with my husband — it's been a while. Tickets are $15 at http://taboorevue.bpt.me/

    November 20, 2013

  • Alex


    November 19, 2013

  • Sigrid

    That was fun! I had to leave at 9 to get some work done... uh, or possibly, to check the Meetup page.

    November 19, 2013

  • Sigrid

    Wow, lots of sketchy company for a Tuesday night! I love it.

    November 19, 2013

  • Kelsey S.

    Ahhh this seems like so much fun but I have class.

    November 18, 2013

    • Sigrid

      Kelsey, watch for the Dr. Sketchy session that happens on the first Sunday of the month, maybe that will work better for you. I will post that here as well. You have to be 19, sounds like you are (although I snuck in a very mature 16-year old once).

      November 18, 2013

  • Sigrid

    I will be away next weekend. But did you know that anyone who's a member of this group can set up a meetup at anytime, anywhere? Check the discussion section for ideas and see if you get inspired to set one up. Besides trying to think of an interesting location to draw, I usually make sure a) it's got an indoor option, at least at this time of year, b) has public bathrooms, c) is accessible by public transit, and d) food or drink are available nearby. Or you can wait until I get around to setting one up again, it really doesn't matter to me ;)

    November 17, 2013

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