Regular sessions are usually on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 3 – 6pm

*IMPORTANT NOTE*: August’s session will be at a different location than usual.

Marina the Fire Eating Mermaid poses for Dr Sketchy’s San Diego August session at Tiki Oasis, Sat Aug 16, 2014Our next session is Saturday August 16 at Tiki Oasis. We are thrilled to be returning to this spectacular 4 day Tiki festival and to welcome back the beautiful Marina the Fire Eating Mermaid as our model. Details are below or get your advance tickets here (scroll down to find Dr Sketchy’s, note there is a typo on the tickets page – our session will run til 6pm as usual)

Come and draw Marina the Fire Eating Mermaid  in her Beatnik-inspired finery

Saturday August 16
3 – 6pm

Don’t miss your chance to draw this “Finned Femme Fatale” from Florida.

Drawing! Contests! Prizes! Music!

Only $10!

Reserve your seat here! (scroll down to find Dr Sketchy’s, note there is a typo on the tickets page – our session will run til 6pm as usual)

at The Crowne Plaza Hotel – in the Atrium (in the hotel tower)
2270 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA 92108

Join us for a an afternoon inspired by all things Tiki and Beatnik and enjoy drawing, drinks and a carefully crafted music playlist (plus sweet treats from us!) and compete in silly contests for fabulous prizes!

Reserve your spot now for the best seats!
(scroll down to find Dr Sketchy’s, note there is a typo on the tickets page – our session will run til 6pm as usual)

Bring your sketchpads and drawing implements.

Atrium, oh Atrium…special considerationsTiki Oasis Atrium photo
This year at Tiki Oasis, we are bringing the artists outside to enjoy the exotic atmosphere of the Atrium with it’s gorgeous Tiki carvings, water features and foliage! Seeing as we’ll be in this lush outdoor locale, consider bringing:
-an easel or clipboard (we may not have as many tables as usual)
-a parasol or umbrella

Hotel site plan…
Click here for a site map of the hotel to help you locate the Atrium. It’s on the ground floor and in the north section of the hotel tower. Note: You do not need a Tiki Oasis wristband to get to us ;)

And, in case you were wondering, the answer is yes, you can still enjoy cocktails in the Atrium – you’ll just need to buy them at Islands, the hotel bar/lounge, or from the patio adjacent to the Lagoon Ballroom.

Tiki Oasis is “the largest and longest running Tiki Event on planet earth.” Four scrumptious days packed with good times, fun, shopping, symposiums, music and entertainment celebrating everything Tiki. Dr Sketchy’s San Diego is honored to be part of this incredible event.

Please note: There is much to see at Tiki Oasis during the day (for free too!) so come early and enjoy the classic car show, Tiki vendors, the Tiki Oasis Art Show and more before the Dr Sketchy’s session. You’d need to buy a Tiki Oasis evening pass to enjoy any of the festivities and entertainment that happen after 5pm by the pool. The evening passes sell out so get them while you can!

Tiki Oasis 2014 banner


P.S. And, as always, mark your calendars for next month’s session: September 20. You can reserve your spot for it here .

Words of thanks…
Thank you to all art monkeys who attended June’s CANDY VAMP session! Do join our Flickr group and share your works of art with us.

And a very big thank you to the amazing patrons who attended the Haunted High Tea Eat Your Art Out luncheon fundraiser for San Diego Visual Arts Network (SDVAN). Read all about it on the Treat Yourself San Diego blog here.

And heaps of gratitude to those who contributed to making the event a success:
Featured artists: Albertine Feurer-Young, Nancy Carp, Yesenia Maybee, Matthew Hohlfeld
Cake pops: CutiePops
Model: Zoe Tantrum
Lunch location: Sterlings Mobile Barber Shop