A note from Nikki plus no sessions in March or April. Next session: May 21.

There will be no sessions in March or April. Next session is May 21 .

A note from Nikki…

Dearest art monkeys,

I am stepping down as director of the San Diego branch as I’m going on a wild, outrageous adventure for an indefinite amount of time away from San Diego. (I’m going to be a traveling gypsy for a bit and build up my freelance creative business and work and travel). It has been a pleasure and an absolute blast to spend time with you all over the last 6 years. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I hope you had as much fun as I did! I’d love to keep in touch and if there’s anything I can help you with in the future, let me know. If you want to get in touch with me (and/or follow my adventures), you can:
-find my contact info here
-subscribe to my personal mailing list here
-follow me on Instagram here, Pinterest here and Twitter here
-and, soon, you’ll be able to find me on Facebook here

The great news is that Dr. Sketchy’s San Diego will keep going on strong and with a new (but old – you’ll see what I mean) team looking after you. You will now be in the very capable hands of: the original founder of the San Diego branch (and director from 2007-2010), Lily Jackson;  our very own San Diego branch photographer, Matthew Hohlfeld, and, my lovely assistant (and model!), Jacquie Witt. So it’s a new team running the show but they’ve all been with Dr. Sketchy’s San Diego before. You’re going to continue having good times and great Dr. Sketchy’s fun with them! Remember, there will be no sessions in March or April. The next session will be May 21. If you have any questions, you can email drsketchysandiego@gmail.com, get the latest info here on the website and join the Facebook group here to keep connected.

Like I said, it’s been a blast, dahlings, and I hope you’ll stay in touch!

Smooches
Nikki

Thank you lovelies handwritten

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Next Session: Sat Feb 20 – MY VINTAGE VALENTINE with model, dancer and Jane-of-All-Trades Holly Holiday

Regular sessions are on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 3 – 6pm.

Come and draw model, dancer and Jane-of-All-Trades Holly Holiday at our February session:

MY VINTAGE VALENTINE


Saturday February 20

3 – 6pm
at The Merrow

Model, dancer and Jane-of-All-Trades Holly Holiday poses for Dr Sketchy’s San Diego February session, Sat Feb 20, 2016 www.drsketchysandiego.com

Drawing! Drinks! Contests! Prizes! Music!

$12 in advance
$15 at the door

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 love and all things vintage 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.

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.)