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Dr Sketchy's Workshops
at the National Gallery
of Australia



Next Workshop:
Thursday 12 March 2015
6.30pm – 9.30pm
Gandel Hall

$30, $25 concession, $20 members (includes first drink, BYO materials welcome, some materials provided)



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Banner image: From the Warhol – Factory years inspired Dr Sketchy's workshop, June 2014 at the National Gallery of Australia, courtesy Brett Sargeant.


The NGA now has an ongoing partnership with the Canberra branch of Dr Sketchy's. Established in 2005 Dr Sketchy's has branches in over a hundred cities around the globe, from Akron to Zagreb. Combining glamorous models, performance and drawing in a fun, welcoming atmosphere, Dr Sketchy's is the perfect place to get your fill of life-drawing.



Dr Sketchy's burlesque drawing:
Impressions of Paris
Thursday 12 March | 6.30pm – 9.30pm | 18+

Classical burlesque, ballerinas and life models will bring 19th century Paris to life in Dr Sketchy's first workshop at NGA for 2015. Held in association with the exhibition Impressions of Paris: Lautrec, Degas, Daumier.

Dr Sketchy's Canberra is a life-drawing opportunity with a difference. Combining models, performers, music and artists, it will be an evening of drawing, drinking, dames and debauchery with a Parisian flavour!

Keep an eye out for additional Dr Sketchy's workshops happening at the Gallery over the coming months.

Materials supplied:
  • Wipes
  • Paper/pads
  • Pencils
  • Brown paper bags

Materials permitted in this workshop:

  • Graphite/ lead Pencils
  • Coloured pencils
  • Oil pastels, crayons
  • Charcoal pencils/ sticks
  • Posca pens
  • Textas
  • Pens
  • Conte crayons

IMPORTANT: Please ensure the above materials are in a sealed container or bag when brought into the gallery. These materials are not normally permitted in the gallery (except graphite/lead pencils).

Materials not permitted in this workshop:

  • Easels
  • Acrylic paint
  • Oil paint
  • Spray paint
  • Liquid ink or watercolours

Dr Sketchy's workshops on Flickr