Berlin: Dr Sketchy’s Art Class
Address: Subject to change – check the website.
Cost: €6 and 50c drinks.
One doesn’t usually expect to find themselves sketching a burlesque model in various stages of undress atop a roof, but this is not your typical art class. This cool and just plain erotic life drawing session is held every month in various venues across the city and attracts artists of every ability: from stick-figure scribblers to budding Van Goghs. Initially, models will tease their artists with short poses ranging from 1 to 5 minutes, then get into positions lasting 10 and 20 minutes. The process is explained in English and German by a helpful host, who also provides super cheap drinks to further stimulate your creative. BYO is also an option for booze, and is an essential for equipment – no easels or drawing materials are supplied. Don’t worry if you don’t have an easel and a set of oil paints: biros and HB pencils are just as acceptable.