Dirty Nellie: “Dr. Sketchy’s 3: Son of Sketchy”

6 10 2009

That’s right folks, it’s that time of the month again.  The second Sunday of October just happens to be this coming Sunday, Oct. 11, and I just happen to be one of the two models for the event.  Decolletage and I will be posing like mad at Great Scott come 2:30 on Sunday, and we don’t want you to miss it!  Details below:


Sunday October 11, 2009 2.30-5.30pm
Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School Burlesque Life Drawing Session
featuring: Big Moves!
Great Scott
1222 Commonwealth Ave Allston (at corner of Harvard)
$8 2.30-5.30pm 18+ (bring your ID, this is a bar)

Dirty Nellie and Decolletage of Big Moves will be our models for the session!

Starting in Brooklyn, in 2005, artists Molly Crabapple and A.V. Phibes created the Dr. Sketchy’s Empire. Now with over 60 braches including new ones in Cape Town, South Africa and Bogota, Columbia. Dr. Sketchy’s is on every continent except Antarctica

Aside from the standard structure of short poses to warm you up and then longer ones to give you more time to concentrate, this is definitely not your typical life drawing class. The model wears gorgeous burlesque outfits and slowly strips out of them! The model talks! You’ll clap for them and hoot and holler! You’ll tip them! You’ll chat with your neighbor! There is no teacher to embarrass you when you don’t produce enough! You get to drink and draw without getting in trouble! Now is the time to heal those art school wounds. Dr. Sketchy’s will guide you.

You don’t have to have any experience or special materials. You just need the desire to try… Dig out your dusty sketchbooks or hit the store and get a pad, and come join us for a little late afternoon nudie drawing date. And don’t forget your tipping dollars!


Coqette: “Dr. Sketchy’s is Making Me Effin’ Crazy”

2 12 2008

So tonight, in case you are somehow unaware, I am the artist’s model for Dr. Sketchy. (Details about the event are in the Upcoming Performances tab up top, or just one post below this one on the main page.) I’m modeling solo, because the organizer is trial-running a night-time version (usually it’s Sunday afternoons), and she was worried about the attendance, yadda yadda, only one model in case there’s no $.

I am not worried about the $. Spoiler alert: dancers generally don’t get paid very well. I am not even worried about sitting still for that long; I’m exhausted today, so if anything, I may end up taking a 20-minute nap on stage and start drooling. Sexass.

What I am worried about is going up there alone. Not because I don’t like being on stage by myself – I totally, totally like it, probably in a Secretly Very Revealing About Her Psyche way – but because I don’t like that I can’t move. If I can’t move, I can’t see how my jokes are going over with the entire crowd. I can’t make eye contact and charm people. I can’t say something and gradually smile while I say it, which is up there with, “nodding your head while talking,” in the list of ways to get people to subconsciously like you.

You’re reading this going, “Damn, Coquette tries too hard.” Maybe I do. But I don’t think so, because if you’re saying it, you probably already like me, and if you like me, then it’s probably because I’ve already charmed the hell out of you. Which is what I’m supposed to do – I’m a self-promoting performer. And it’s also what I’m supposed to do because, aside from the actual sketching, I sort of *am* the event…or more accurately, I’m the Key Prop. And if the Key Prop is a wet blanket, then it’s going to be a loooong 2.5 hours.

This was going to be the usual, “Hey! Event! Tonight!” excitement building post, and I would love to do that. But my mother is in town tonight (and will be at Dr. Sketchy’s — everyone come out and say hi to my mom! …yeah, still sounds weird), and today has been kind of awful on all fronts. Pretty much the last thing I feel capable of doing is being sexy and wonderful in front of strangers, but that would be why they call it acting.

So if you read this blog and you come out tonight (which you should – there will be Christmas music, because I’m unashamedly That Girl), think of yourself as getting the back-stage pass into my brain. And please feel free to come say hi and tell me if I’m faking it well or not. 🙂

Coquette: “Dr. Sketchy 2: Sketch Harder”

26 11 2008
held that pose for 20 minutes, and then couldn't feel my hand for 20 more.

That’s right, darlings!  Dr. Sketchy’s model this time around is little ol’ me, and I will be glamming it up, Naughty Santa Style.  And!  It’s at nighttime!  Which is the right time…for sketching me.  Here are the official details:

Dr. Sketchy is what happens when cabaret meets art school.

Tuesday December 2, 2008 7-9:30pm
NIGHTTIME Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School Burlesque Life Drawing Session
featuring: Coquette! From Big Moves!
Great Scott
1222 Commonwealth Ave (corner of Harvard and Commonwealth), Allston
$7 7-9:30pm 18+ (bring your ID, this is a bar)
We’re going to try an evening Dr. Sketchy to see if it’s attractive to folks. So write this in your calendar and please join us after work for evening drinks and drawing. Feel free to bring dinner with you, or have it delivered!

Come on out, stop in for a drink and a sketch. Mention the blog and I’ll kiss your cheek!