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Dr. Sketchy's

The female form has been fascinating artists since cavemen figured out how to paint on rocks – trust me there’s a reason those Neanderthals were willing to fight off dinosaurs for the women – wooza! In my travels, I’ve seen many artists try to capture the mysterious, sensual, and alluring curves of women. Those Renaissance guys were really onto something, but then something happened; people started putting on clothes…layers and layers of them. It wasn’t until recently that a troupe of artists decided to once again celebrate all things bold and beautiful about being a woman. It’s called Dr. Sketchy’s Anti Art School and it has helped redefine how the public views what is beautiful.


The first session was held in Brooklyn, New York, back in 2005 and soon spread like wildfire around the globe. The brainchild of artist Molly Crabapple and A.V. Philes, Dr. Sketchy’s was not your mother’s art school. Inspired by the neo-burlesque revival of the mid-1990s – where women of all shapes, sizes, and colors, learned to shake their money-makers in retro and pinup inspired costumes – Dr. Sketchy’s also brings together performers from all walks of life from circus stars to drag queens, aerial artists, and burlesque performers.

Photos by Kate Black

Now the school has expanded far and wide with chapters in the Philippines, Australia, and throughout Europe. With the popularity of these events throughout the world, it is safe to say that the quest to capture the female form in all its perfections (and wonderful imperfections) will continue for decades to come.

Check out when Dr. Sketchy’s is going down in your city.

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    Communication is an art for debates, in which the debater can do the debates for impress to the other students. He has a separate and grateful personality for every student who they want to become the good debaters.

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