No regular session in December + gift certificates and private events

Dearest art monkeys, there will be no regular session in December.

Awww, we know you’re going to miss us (we’ll miss you too!) but here are a few ways to get your Dr. Sketchy’s fix while you wait for our January session. Did you know…
Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School San Diego. www.drsketchysandiego.com
We do:
gift certificates 
private event bookings
event styling and party decor?

Indeed we do! Here’s the scoop:

Gift Certificates:
A gift certificate from Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School San Diego is the perfect gift for your art inclined friends and family and for you – put it on your own holiday wishlist and tell everyone! Gift certificates can be used towards our sessions, private event bookings, our event styling and party decor services and more.

Our gift certificates are available in the denomination of your choice (from $5 to $5,000 or more – you choose!). We can do e-certificates or one-of-a-kind hand lettered certificates. Contact us to make the arrangements. Or you can buy $50 gift certificates here right away.

Private Event Bookings:
You can book your own private Dr. Sketchy’s session! Perfect for celebrating any of those special occasions – birthdays, anniversaries, girls and guys night out, bachelor and bachelorette parties, you get the idea…

Booking is easy as pie. Find out more by clicking here and we’ll make it happen!

Event Styling and Party Decor:
So you looove our session stage dressing, right? Well, we can bring that magic to you and dress up any event or venue with our event styling and party decor services. We can also help you design a spectacular or unconventional theme from scratch if you need help in that department. Contact us to get the party (decor) started.

But wait, there’s more! You can also:
-sign up for our email list here
-subscribe for website updates (click on the link on the bottom right of this page)
-join our Facebook group here or
-follow us on Twitter here, Instagram here or Pinterest here

P.S. Mark your calendars for our next regular session: Saturday January 16 from 3 – 6pm.

Next Session: Sat Nov 21 – A TRIBUTE TO BETTIE PAGE with burlesque beauty and comic geek Rogue Debonair

Come and draw burlesque beauty and comic geek Rogue Debonair at our November session:

Burlesque beauty and comic geek Rogue Debonair poses for Dr Sketchy’s San Diego November session, Sat Nov 21, 2015 www.drsketchysandiego.comA TRIBUTE TO BETTIE PAGE
Saturday November 21
3 – 6pm
at The Merrow

Drawing!
Drinks!
Contests!
Prizes!
Music!

$12 in advance
$15 on the day of

Reserve your seat here.

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

21 & up

Join us for a for an afternoon inspired by Bettie Page and all things pinup 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!

Bring your sketchpads and drawing implements.

Next Session: Saturday October 17 – DARK WORLD featuring burlesque beauty Coco L’Amour, creator and choreographer of Pixie Stixx Burlesque

Burlesque beauty Coco L'Amour, creator and choreographer of Pixie Stixx Burlesque poses for Dr Sketchy’s San Diego October session, Sat Oct 17, 2015 www.drsketchysandiego.com
In celebration of Halloween, come and draw burlesque beauty Coco L’Amour, creator and choreographer of Pixie Stixx Burlesque at our October session:

DARK WORLD
Saturday October 17
3 – 6pm
at The Merrow

Drawing! Drinks! Contests! Prizes! Music!

Reserve your seat here

$12 in advance
$15 on the day of

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

21 & up

Join us for a for an afternoon inspired by the movie Underworld and all things dark and creepy 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

Bring your sketchpads and drawing implements.

 

Next Session: Saturday September 19 – EQUINOX OPIUM DEN with dancer, musician and trapeze artist extraordinaire Zoe Irvine

Dancer, musician and trapeze artist extraordinaire Zoe Irvine poses for Dr Sketchy’s San Diego September session, Sat Sept 19, 2015 www.drsketchysandiego.com

Come and draw dancer, musician and trapeze artist extraordinaire Zoë Irvine at our September session:

EQUINOX OPIUM DEN
Saturday September 19
3 – 6pm
at The Merrow

Drawing! Drinks! Contests! Prizes! Music!

Reserve your seat here.

$12 in advance
$15 day of

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

21 & up

Join us for a for an afternoon inspired by the Equinox and vintage opium dens 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!

Bring your sketchpads and drawing implements.

(P.S. And, as always, mark your calendars for next month’s session: October 17)

Next Session: Sat Aug 15 – TIKI OASIS session with Marina the Fire Eating Mermaid

*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 15, 2015 www.drsketchysandiego.com

Our next session is Saturday August 15 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).

Come and draw Marina the Fire Eating Mermaid in her Space Age inspired finery

Saturday August 15
3 – 6pm
at TIKI OASIS 2015: “YESTERDAY’S FUTURE, TODAY!”

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

Drawing! Drinks! Contests! Prizes! Music!

Only $10!

Reserve your seat here.

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

Join us for an afternoon inspired by all things Tiki and Space Age 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!

Bring your sketchpads and drawing implements.

Atrium, oh Atrium…special considerationsTiki Oasis Atrium photo
This year at Tiki Oasis, we are once again bringing 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 will not have as many tables as usual)
-sunscreen
-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 ;)

Drinks…
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.

ABOUT TIKI OASIS:
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. This year’s theme at Tiki Oasis is “YESTERDAY’S FUTURE, TODAY!” celebrating the Space Age. Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School San Diego is honored to be part of this incredible event. (Find out all about Tiki Oasis here.)

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: Saturday September 19. Remember: you don’t have to wait for one of our public sessions – you can always book your very own session. Find out more here.)

Updated: This just in: Special COMIC-CON POP-UP SESSION on Sat July 11, 2015

[Updated to include location info (and we have another model too)]

There will be no regular session in July but…

Regular sessions are usually on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 3 – 6pm BUT…*there will be no regular session in July.*

However, we’ll have
a special (free!) COMIC-CON POP-UP SESSION this Saturday July 11.
Deets are below.

Come and draw costumers, artists and full time geek girls Ace and Cinsangel and a bit o’ Burlesque performer Peaches at our special pop-up session:

a bit o' Burlesque boa photoCOMIC-CON POP-UP SESSION
Saturday July 11
5 – 7pm
Convention Center stairs
between the entrances to Hall C & D
(see below for more info)

Drawing! Contests! Prizes!

FREE

Join us for a special Comic-Con inspired pop-up session – almost like a flash mob Dr. Sketchy’s style – and enjoy drawing and contests hosted by us. We’ll have also have prizes for the best costumes and gifts for art monkeys who bring their friends.

Important info and considerations…Costumers, artists and full time geek girls Ace and Cinsangel pose for Dr Sketchy’s San Diego Comic-Con pop-up session, Sat July 11, 2015 www.drsketchysandiego.com

  • We will NOT be inside Comic-Con so you will not need a Comic-Con badge to join us…we will be “Comic-Con adjacent”
  • Parking downtown will be heinous…consider:
    -catching the trolley in
    -getting dropped off via taxi, Uber, pedicab, friend, etc
    -catching the Coronado ferry from Coronado across to the Convention Center
  • Getting through downtown to us will be like a pilgrimage…plan to arrive by 4:30pm so you can get to us/find us by 5pm
  • This is a surprise pop-up session – almost like a flash mob Dr. Sketchy’s style – so we will not have tables or chairs set up…consider bringing: an easel or clipboard for drawing and a cushion, blanket or fold up chair for sitting
  • Since it is a pop-up session there will be no advance reservations and “seating” will be first come first served – get there early if you want a good spot
  • The session will be outside so consider bringing:
    -sunscreen
    -a parasol or umbrella
  • Let’s make this the bestest pop-up session in history…
    invite your friends, family and co-workers to join us (it’s free after all) – we’ll have gifts for art monkeys who bring their friends!
    -feel free to come in costume – we’ll have prizes for the best costumes
    -help us spread the word –  follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and share, tweet and post about the session (@DrSketchySD, hashtag #DrSketchySD and #SDCC)
  • Bring your sketchpads and drawing implements…but we’ll have basic art supplies (paper and pencils) if you don’t want to lug yours around

Location, location, location…

  • The address of the Convention Center is:
    111 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
  • We’ll be on the Convention Center stairs between the entrances to Hall C and D. Here’s a photo of our location:
    Convention Center steps - empty with sign
  • Note the “No Comic Con Access” sign – if for some reason, we need to move our pop-session from these stairs, we’ll leave a note on the back of this sign with the new location info. We don’t foresee there being any issues but we have a plan B, just in case.
  • Here’s another photo of what it’ll look like with people:
    Convention Center steps - during Comic Con
  • And to help you find us, you can find a video of the location and what’s around it here

P.S. Mark your calendars for our next regular session: Saturday August 15 from 3 – 6pm. And remember you don’t have to wait for one of our public sessions – you can always book your very own session. Find out more here.

Dr. Sketchy’s San Diego February 2015 – ENFUIR AVEC LE ‪CIRQUE‬

Art monkeys descended to draw draw acrobat, aerialist, actor and trained idiot Travis Ti in our February session, ENFUIR AVEC LE ‪CIRQUE‬ (“Escape with the Circus”)! Photos by Matt Hohlfeld.

Contest time!

Art monkeys take a moment to express their love of Sketchy!

Back to the Circus.

Circus Poster Contest

Travis, always choking that poor chicken!

Lazy tug o’ war

Adieu until next time!