FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions


How is Dr. Sketchy’s different from a normal life drawing class?
Sounds great! Where do I buy tickets?
I RSVP’ed on Meetup, but the event sold out and I can’t get in, what gives?
How does the seating/number system work? READ ME
I’m only 18, can I draw at Dr. Sketchy’s Seattle?
What mediums can I use?
Are there easels? Tables? Sketchpads?
My pet ferret died! Can I cancel my reservation?
Hey, why isn’t the model naked? I thought this was life class!
Dr. Sketchy’s sounds cool. I wanna model? What’s the deal?
Dr. Sketchy’s sounds cool. I own a small business and want to sponsor you. Tell me some details.
I’m a socially maladept comic geek who lives in my parents basement. Can I come to Dr. Sketchy’s and pick up girls?
I did a great drawing at Dr. Sketchy’s. Can I send you a copy?
I’m a photographer. Can I shoot pictures of your hottie models?
I want to help out at Dr. Sketchy’s. Need any helper monkeys?
I bought a ticket and selected Will Call/Guestlist. How will you know it’s me when I get there?
What is this Monthly Newsletter? I can’t take any more spam.
I loved Dr. Sketchy’s! Can I buy a couple months of sessions in advance?

How is Dr. Sketchy’s different from a normal life drawing class?

It’s more fun! We’ve got bodacious burlesque queens as models. We’ve got ridiculous art contests (best incorporation of a woodland animal? Best imagined costume?), good music and flashy prizes. We’ve got a selection of posh beverages- alcoholic and not- available to buy. At Dr. Sketchy’s, we don’t care if you picked up a pad yesterday or 50 years ago. Come to drink or to draw. We’re happy to have you.

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Sounds great! Where do I buy tickets?

You can buy tickets online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/ or call them at 1-800-838-3006.

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I RSVP’ed on Meetup, but the event sold out and I can’t get in, what gives?

I cannot close RSVP’s on the Meetup.com website for the Seattle Figure Drawing group because it looks like the event is Full when it is not. You can RSVP if you like, so you can see who else is planning on coming, or post comments (its helpful to me!), just know that we are unable to honor it.

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How does the seating/number system work? READ ME

Chair = Buys a Seat/Chair. Bring something to draw on.

Easel = Buys a spot for you to put your Easel (and drop cloth if messy) and a chair

Shared Table Ticket = Buys you a Seat AT a Table. Some tables are shared between 3-4 people (meaning EACH person has bought a Table Ticket).

Solo Front Table = Buys you a Seat AT YOUR OWN TABLE. We recommend you buy these in advance as they often sell out days and sometimes weeks before the event occurs.

When you walk into the West Hall, the long tables on the seat 3-4. If you want to squeeze in more, its up to your table group to decide. $15 per person. If you do, this opens up a seat elsewhere for a lucky soul that may be turned away. Please let our door person know. Seating is first come first served, so cue up outside the West Hall doors and wait patiently, because when the doors open at 5:30 we will let you in based on your position in line.

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I’m only 18, can I draw at Dr. Sketchys Seattle?

Yes, but you may not order alcoholic drinks. You will risk being banned from Dr. Sketchy’s for all time if you risk our ability to host these events by breaking the law.

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What mediums can I use?

All dry mediums are okay, as are dip pens and neat watercolour sets. NO Oil paints, messy mediums and stinky mediums. Please don’t cause a mess and clean up your mess. Remember that you are in a bar/restaurant, so sharpen those pencils over a trash can.

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Are there easels? Tables? Sketchpads?

There are plenty o’ tables, some are in the back as well as the front row, and most are shared between 3-4 people. All seatings’ available first come, first served, so if you’re late you might end up sharing a table in the back. Sorry, no easels at this time. But there’s space to bring your own.

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My pet ferret died! Can I cancel my reservation?

Sure, if you do it seventy-two hours in advance. We hope your ferret is in rodent heaven.

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Hey, why isn’t the model naked? I thought this was life class!

Seattle has an ordinance against naked girls and drinking in the same room. Besides, Dr. Sketchy models show more than enough flesh to get in all the latissimus dorsi and pectoralis major you might desire.

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Dr. Sketchy’s sounds cool. I wanna model? What’s the deal?

Our models generally come from a performance background. We’re looking for you to fall into one of these four catagories: Be heart-stoppingly gorgeous. Posess a unique talent (trapeze, contortion, sword-swallowing, burlesque), or extraordinary costumes. Or, simply be well known enough that if we put your name on the flyer, lots of people will show up. The best way to get rebooked is to draw a crowd. To apply, send a bio, a low-res photo or two and a link to your website to academyofburlesque AT gmail.com

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Dr. Sketchy’s sounds cool. I own a small business and want to sponsor you. Tell me some details.

Well, you’ve come to the right place! We’re always looking for sponsers for our art contests. Donations of cash, prizes, or printing will get you a logo on our poster, prominent placement on our website, mention in our monthly newsletter, on stage shoutouts, and eternal love. Check out our Sponsors page and email us at academyofburlesque AT gmail.com with any questions.

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I’m a socially maladept comic geek who lives in my parents basement. Can I come to Dr. Sketchy’s and pick up girls?

No. No you can’t.

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I did a great drawing at Dr. Sketchy’s. Can I send you a copy?

Please do! We might even put it up in our Gallery. Email us: academyofburlesque AT gmail.com

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I’m a photographer. Can I shoot pictures of your hottie models?

Maybe. Dr. Sketchy’s has an official photographer. While we love photography, we’ve found the needs of photographers can be antithetical to those of artists- and a flash is downright distracting. We also think that models should get paid more posing for photography and we don’t have the dough.

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I want to help out at Dr. Sketchy’s. Need any helper monkeys?

Yessiree! If you want to hang flyers, post on message boards, hand out postcards or spread the word, drop us an email. academyofburlesque AT gmail.com

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I bought a ticket and selected Will Call/Guestlist. How will you know it’s me when I get there?

We will compare your ID and credit card to those used to make the ticket purchase. If you buy more than one ticket, your guests must be with you before you enter the venue.

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What is this Monthly Newsletter? I can’t take any more spam.

Neither can we. Thats why we only send one email a month, giving you all the juicy details in one shebang. You’ll know when tickets are scheduled to go on sale so you can snag that table, see who’s coming to grace our stage, and any performances, promotions, pre-sales or special events we got up our sleeve. Also get the latest news on whats going on with Dr. Sketchy’s around the world. Your Time and Privacy is of utmost importance, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

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I loved Dr. Sketchy’s! Can I buy a couple months of sessions in advance?

We sometimes offer 3 month passes for either a table or just a plain ol’ chair. Non-refundable, but Transferable! Just let us know who will be taking your place and for which month.

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Still have questions?

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