For the experienced artist to the casual doodler, Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School, an alternative drawing movement, offers opportunities to sketch the human form in unconventional settings.
Found in 2005 in a dive bar in Brooklyn and run by Candy Mayhem, Dr. Sketchy’s is an art movement and has now spread to more than 100 cities around the world.
In the past Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School’s stops in Philly have included a “Game of Thrones” theme at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and “An Evening in Paris” at the Delaware Art Museum.
Now, the school comes to the Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens this Thursday, July 18, from 7 to 10 p.m.
At this iteration, guests will sketch models, hand-painted by Lawren Alice, the curator and co-founder of Arch Enemy Arts and Gallery ML as they pose in scenes staged throughout the gallery.
Artists may sketch as many scenes as they wish, or take a break from the pad and pencil and enjoy a cocktail (sponsored by Sailor Jerry Rum) and tour of the garden’s galleries, including the mosaicked basement, which is not open to the general public.
While some drawing materials will be provided, artists are encouraged to bring their own supplies (dry materials only).
Come on out for this sociable art experience.
Dr. Sketchy’s at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens
When: Thursday, July 18, 7-10 p.m.
Where: Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, 1020 South Street
Cost: $12 for members; $15 for non-members
More info: www.phillymagicgardens.org