Dr. Sketchy’s Baltimore is currently held on the second Monday of each month (with some exceptions for holidays and seasonal breaks) at The Windup Space, on the corner of North Avenue and Charles Street, just a couple of blocks north of Baltimore’s Penn Station. Sessions are from 7 to 10 p.m.
As the model, you must arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of the session (i.e. please get to the Windup Space by 6:30)—earlier, if you’ll need more time to get ready on site. Keep in mind that, since the Windup is primarily a music venue, there is no designated dressing room. There is a large back storage room that can be used as such, but if for some reason this is not available, you may have to change in the bathroom.
In exchange for providing the audience with inspiration during the three-hour session, you will be paid $100, in addition to tips given by our generous audience. If you are interested in performing a (roughly 5-minute) act during the session for an additional $40, please let us know in advance.
No nudity will be involved. While we ask that you pose in an interesting costume that shows off your figure, outfits should be no more revealing than pasties and a g-string. (Gentlemen, pasties are optional.) Outfits should lean in the “as much as I can get away with” direction for at least 1/3 of the session. Please bring two or three costumes. Two should be enough, if they are complex and layered enough to be stripped down over the course of several poses.
Pillows will be provided, but we encourage you to bring any props that may complement your costumes.
A note on themes: unlike most Dr. Sketchy’s branches, we do not usually have themed sessions, though we encourage any awesome suggestions for such sessions if you think you’ve already got two or three amazing costumes that would work together as a theme. Quality costumes are more important to us than themes, though, so please don’t feel like you need to make a far-fetched connection between good costumes, throw in a less-interesting costume to round out a theme, or suggest a theme for which you will have to rush to make a costume solely for your session.
Our pose schedule is as follows, with 5- to 10-minute breaks in between each 20-minute set:
- 10 one-minute poses, then 5 two-minute poses
- 4 five-minute poses
- performance [optional]
- 2 ten-minute poses [if you perform, please plan on staying in your performance costume for at least these two poses]
- one 20-minute pose
- one 20-minute pose
(If, by some miracle, we have ten minutes or more left after this second 20-minute pose, we’ll squeeze in another pose to fill out the three hours.)
Before your session, you’ll also need to sign our model release form, which will be emailed to you once you’ve been booked. By agreeing to model for Dr. Sketchy’s, you agree to allow Dr. Sketchy’s Baltimore, as well as Dr. Sketchy’s HQ, to use any photos, videos, and drawings of you from your session for our online, print, and film promotional purposes.
A note on photos for promotional flyers: Because we print flyers for each session, we will need a high-res image (roughly at least 8″ x 10″ at 300 dpi, or 2400 px by 3000 px) of yourself without watermarks or credit lines (a credit line will be added in the flyer design process). While you may have the rights to use your own photograph for your promotional purposes, in order for us to use it to promote the session we must receive permission directly from the photographer to avoid any confusion (i.e., we don’t want to get an angry email two days before the event from your photographer, who found the flyer on Facebook and is now demanding we take down the image because s/he did not grant us permission to use his/her image—trust us, it’s happened before). If direct permission cannot be obtained by email from a photographer, we will not use the photo and another image from a more responsive photographer will need to be obtained.
If, after you’ve read this page from top to bottom and watched a few of our videos to see what we’re about, you’re still interested in modeling for our Dr. Sketchy’s, please email Alexis and Aaron with detailed information on your experience, including photos and/or links to videos of yourself performing, plus a brief but detailed proposal for your session. So that we’re on the same page, we encourage you to include high quality photos of you in the costumes you intend to wear for the session (we’ve learned that written descriptions can sometimes over- or undersell costumes). Again, themes are not required at our branch, but we will give preference to proposals involving both a solid theme and high-quality costumes.
We look forward to hearing from you!