Well, the June 8th session was a success. 🙂 Special thanks to everyone that came out and to the absolutely gorgeous Jezabella Able for modeling with one twisted ankle and one burnt ankle (she had a bad week) and to Dionysus for letting us tear up their dining room and then put it back together again. Special thanks also to Jeff our photographer, to Bill for bouncing on his birthday, to Eliza for doing Jezabella’s makeup, and to Scott for taking Eliza home when she drank 8 bloody mary’s and fell over. 🙂
Thanks again to Dionysus and Lynn and Andrew for making us cold drinks and a really good breakfast.
Our next session is July 14th, Monday, from 7 to 10. Hopefully the weather will be kinder to us (98 degrees? Really? Is that necessary?) and we won’t drink so much this time.
No promises on that last one though. 🙂
We learned a couple lessons too….we’re not going to do the table charge thing…it makes sense for a lot of Dr. Sketchy’s because of the layouts of their venues (ie, they don’t have a lot of tables). We figured out pretty quickly on Sunday that it didn’t work for us though and dropped it. So if you want a table (versus a chair) next session, it won’t cost you an extra five bucks.
We’re also going to bring a bunch of fans if Mother Nature decides to take out half of Baltimore’s air conditioners again. 🙂
If you have any questions about the session, the next one (July 14th), or just want general life advice on whether you should finally forgive Aunt Clarisse for what she said on Memorial Day about your son’s birthday shoes after she had 13 mojitos at the barbecue, just email us. We got answers.
Dr. Sketchy’s, the cabaret life-drawing event started by Molly Crabapple that’s been a hit from New York to New Zealand, will finally have a Baltimore chapter with its first session to take place in early June. Be the star of the show! We’re looking for burlesque performers, dancers, roller girls, or any other talented and beautiful women with awesome costumes and the ability to hold interesting poses for up to 20 minutes. Dr. Sketchy’s will be held on the 1st or 2nd Sunday of each month at Dionysus Restaurant and Lounge (8 E. Preston St. in Mount Vernon) from 1 pm to 4 pm. We would need to have the model arrive 30 minutes early for each session; in exchange for providing the audience with inspiration during the three-hour session, the model will be paid $75 *plus tips*.
Things to know:
–No nudity will be involved. While we ask that the model pose in an interesting costume that shows the figure, she won’t be able to show more than what a bikini would reveal.
–Blankets and pillows will be provided, but we encourage the model to bring any props that may complement her costume.
–Previous modeling experience is preferred, but not necessary.
–We are looking for models of all shapes, colors, sizes, and types. While we expect that, more often than not, our models will be women, we expect to have sessions including male models in the future.
To get a better idea of what Dr. Sketchy’s is all about, please visit the original Sketchy’s site at www.drsketchy.com, where you’ll find photos from past sessions. For the latest information on Dr. Sketchy’s Baltimore, visit www.drsketchysbaltimore.wordpress.com.
Interested? Email Aaron and Alexis at drsketchysbaltimore(at)gmail.com with information on your experience and pictures (particularly of your past performances, if available).
Alright, well, things are finally under way. We’ve crossed out t’s, dotted our i’s, and Baltimore is about to have its very own Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School Cabaret life drawing session! And, it’s less than a month away, either on June 1 or June 8, and we’ll know which in about twenty four hours.
Not only that, but we’ve got about the best damn bar in Baltimore for it, Dionysus in Mt. Vernon. So we’ve got a couple models already inquiring, a fully stocked bar for a little hair of the dog, a brunch menu if you’re hungry, and a bunch of other stuff we can’t even tell you about yet. 🙂
Are you excited?
If you aren’t excited about some near naked women in burlesque for your drawing pleasure, some alcohol, and some general lasciviousness, there’s something wrong with you.
No, seriously, there’s something wrong with you.