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A livelier life drawing event, Dr. Sketchy’s is where artists of all levels draw fabulous burlesque and variety performers!
Enjoy delicious cocktails and a performance by the model, and compete in zany drawing contests to win free drinks and other awesome prizes! We’ll start off with quick 1- and 2-minute gesture poses and gradually move up to 20-minute sketches. No drawing experience is necessary; just bring your own drawing materials—and cash tips for our model—and join us for some fun figure sketching practice!
Our summer break is over, and it’s time to go back to (anti art) school with the wonderful Cherie Sweetbottom! It’s been a few years since Cherie—who’s always been a favorite of our artists—has modeled for us, so grab your sketchbook and come draw with us! Here’s more about our September muse:
“Cherie Sweetbottom, the Ambassador of Skin, is a professionally-trained actress who has performed vivid character-driven burlesque all over the U.S. and internationally since 2011. Known for her “hypnotizing” posterior and megawatt smile, she is a versatile performer who effortlessly shifts from high-glamour classic burlesque to pop culture inspired nerdlesque, from sultry to silly and poignant to ridiculous. She is an official Naked Girl at Bare Book Club DC (formerly Naked Girls Reading DC) and the producer of DC’s premiere nerdlesque troupe the Evil League of Ecdysiasts (established 2012) and the live music and classic burlesque revue House of Sweetbottom (established 2014). She also performs at Monarque After Dark at Monarque in Baltimore and with Astro Pop Events’ Elvis’ Birthday Fight Club and America: The Game Show.
“Cherie was voted DC’s Best Performance Artist first runner-up in the 2016 and 2017 Washington City Paper’s Reader’s Poll and was a finalist for the 2017 New York Burlesque Festival’s Golden Pastie Award for Rear of the Year. She has appeared in the New York Burlesque Festival, the Philadelphia Burlesque Festival, DC’s Capital Fringe Festival, the Americana Burlesque and Sideshow Festival, the New York Nerdlesque Festival, several regional tours, the Burlesque is Coming national tour, and has performed with a number of live bands, including the Moonshine Society, the Brian Newman Band, Jonny Grave and the Tombstones, Foggy Bottom Whomp Stompers, and Tongue in Cheek Jazz Band.
“Outside of burlesque, she performs in theatre, film, and television; works as a standardized patient; and performs with a live medieval-style jousting and equestrian stunt show in several states.”
Doors at 6:30—show up early to get a good seat! 18+ to draw, 21+ to drink.
BYO drawing supplies. No photography or messy paints, please (watercolors are fine).
**Please note: Masks are required at Dr. Sketchy’s while not actively consuming a beverage.**