so,i check out a lot of different websites and blogs on a routine basis. most are somehow culture related, as that's a fascination of mine. well, i was on boing boing on 10/30 and saw this thing called dr. sketchy's roadshow, and it was touring through california. i thought i'd check out the website, and holy cow, they are coming through fresno on 11/9.
Monday, November 9, 2009 – FRESNO, CA: High Class Tattoo (7:00 PM)
what is the dr. sketchy roadshow? from their faq
Q: What is Dr. Sketchy’s?
A: Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School is an alternative figure drawing salon. The original Dr. Sketchy’s was founded by Molly Crabapple in New York. Today, there are nearly 100 Dr. Sketchy’s branches worldwide.
Q: So is the Dr. Sketchy’s Roadshow an art class, or a workshop, or a meetup, or what?
A: The Dr. Sketchy’s Roadshow (like Dr. Sketchy’s Los Angeles) is a pop-up social club where artists and art lovers can gather to create and celebrate art. The club’s mission is to host alternative life drawing salons that offer top-notch models, refreshments, prizes, and casual networking opportunities… all wrapped up in an entertaining package.
it's $10, but it sounds pretty interesting. so, check it out if it sounds like your sort of thing. it's unlikely i'll go, but it sounds cool. (just to be clear, i doubt i would go because this isn't really how i go about creating my art. if i were a photog or actually sketched, this could be pretty cool for inspiration, but it's not how i work.)