- •Hamilton, New Zealand
- •Venue: Gravity Bar, 30 Alexandra Street, Hamilton, NZ
Dr Sketchy Anti-Art School has arrived in Hamilton NZ
Hamilton artists will be treated to a life-drawing class that breaks all the rules by combining the increasingly trendy art of burlesque dancing with a visual art competition and unique sketching opportunity.
Dr Sketchy was originally set up by an art school drop-out from Brooklyn, Molly Crabapple. Founded in 2005, she asked a simple question, ‘Why can’t drawing naked people be sexy?’ With the increase of interest in burlesque due to the popularity of celebrities such as
Dita Von Teese and Lady Gaga, the event has become a worldwide movement.
Combining performance and visual art, there are Dr Sketchy events in 100 countries. In New Zealand there are already regular running events in Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland and Nelson.
Originally from Wellington, burlesque teacher and performer Michelle Parish or ‘Ms Tittle-Tattle as she is known in the industry, decided to bring Dr.Sketchy to Hamilton.
“I just knew Hamilton was ready for it. There is an increase of people doing burlesque dance classes as a hobby here. Plus there is a fantastic amount of funky vintage style being worn out and about on the streets. I’ve nicknamed it Glamilton!”
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