Bored of regular art classes? Burlesque performer and art student Molly Crabapple was, back in 2005. So the New Yorker set up the first of these ‘anti-art’ classes. Now syndicated worldwide, Dr Sketchy events welcome ‘art monkeys’ (sketchers of all – or no – ability) to draw burlesque performers in various stages of undress.
From corseted madams to tattooed hunks, performers often augment their poses with stripping or dancing routines, while the class leader – usually more compère than teacher – leads games and drawing competitions.
Dr Sketchy may not be ‘art’ but it’s certainly lots of fun.