What is Dr. Sketchy’s?

We’ll be combing San Diego to find the most beautiful burlesque dancers, delicious fetish models, spunkiest Rollergirls, drag queens, drag kings, belly dancers, and the most rippling hunks of man. Then we let you draw them for three hours. Interspersed with posing are ridiculous drawing contests (best non-dominant handed drawing? Best incorporation of a woodland critter?) where you can win fancy prizes.

Dr. Sketchy’s is the little Brooklyn event that became a movement. Founded in 2005 by artist Molly Crabapple, Dr. Sketchy’s asked a simple question. Why can’t drawing people be sexy?

From its humble Brooklyn beginnings, Dr. Sketchy’s now has 100+ branches around the globe, including Hollywood, London, Tokyo, Rome, and Melbourne. Since it’s successful launch during Comic Con 2007, Dr. Sketchy’s San Diego branch has been going strong each month, featuring everyone from burlesque beauties to professional dancers to hunky male models.

YOU BRING: Your sketchpad, your drawing implements, some cash for liquid inspiration

WE PROVIDE: Hot models…Drinks…Drawing!

The third Saturday of every month, 3 – 6 PM

$12 admission in advance, $15 at the door

Our regular sessions are at The Merrow.

The Merrow
1271 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92103 (map)


Contact us at drsketchysandiego@gmail.com
or call Nikki at (858) 405 9453

Celebrating a special occasion?
We can host your group at our monthly sessions or you can custom create your own private session for you and your guests. This unconventional and brazenly fun activity is perfect for private events, bachelor and bachelorette parties, birthdays, anniversaries and celebrations of all kinds. Come and unleash your inner artist with us! Find out more about booking a group or special event with us here.

*Here’s a video from our 5th anniversary party (hosted at a special venue) to give you an idea of the kind of experience you’ll have with us at a session:

*And here’s what people are saying about us:

“Had such an amazing time!!! Would recommend to anyone :)”

“A simply unforgettable experience! I would highly recommend Dr. Sketchy’s [San Diego] to anyone! Nikki, Jacquie and Travis were so much fun we were sad to have them go! Great girls’ night out!!”

“Drinks…Dames…Drawing…What more could you want for a bachelor party? Added bonus for audience participation.”

“Not only was the model amazing but the Dr. Sketchy’s [San Diego] girls were awesome as well! They were so much fun, had music, props costumes and themes! They were more than accommodating to our crazy bachelorette needs and we loved them!”