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Dr. Sketchy's Bristol

Our next session

Sunday, 4th September


The Sportsman Bristol,

Colston Street


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Lou-Leigh Blue would like to say a massive Thank you to all of the artist, models and team who made our 3rd birthday so memorable.


If you missed it…why? You missed one of our most crazy and grand sessions to date. We had the delights of Sir Midnight Blue- Our Strong Man, Flossie Smalls- The bearded lady and Oh! Carolina- The glass walker and of course your resident tattoo lady Lou-Leigh Blue at the helm, there is never a dull moment at Dr.Sketchy’s Bristol normally but this session took it to the next level.


The art work produced at this session was amazing, inspiring and we just had to show it off to all our follows, it was to good just to keep to ourselves!


So thanks to @davidhammonds-blog here we have a short video to show all you lovely artists what we got up to our last session.


We want to thank all our regular artists for their constant support and we would also like to take this opportunity to thank all our newest visitors in showing an interest in our little art school and we can’t wait to see all your wonderful faces and art work again soon!


A massive shout out of course also to our wonderful sponsors Lady-K-Loves, Purple Rose Tattoo Parlour and Bristol Fine Art, you take’s good care of us and we are so very grateful.


Please note we now have a slightly longer break as it’s summer and as we all know you love your art.. but we are sure you love BBQ, sunshine and festivals just a little bit to!


Our next session is on Sunday, 4th September from 5-8pm! Tickets will be on sale next month and have a cheeky cartoon theme so keep an eye out…and….that’s..all..folks!

Dr. Sketchy’s is the setting for life drawing classes with a difference. Fusing classic drawing techniques with contemporary trends and styles, it allows artists to express themselves in a fun and exciting atmosphere. Since its foundation in New York City in 2005 by Ms Molly Crabapple, Dr. Sketchy’s has wasted no time in spreading its creative vibe all over the world, reaching more than 100 cities in 16 countries. And we feel none of these are a more natural match for the brand than … Bristol!

Creative and vibrant; stylish and edgy: Bristol’s notorious underground art scene is the perfect new home for this awesome ‘anti-art’ school.


Established in 2013 by renowned burlesque performer and freelance photographer Boo, aka Lou-Leigh Blue, Dr. Sketchy’s Bristol is sure to draw on the city’s world-class heritage of street and other contemporary art to amazing effect.

Each class is a three-hour, fun-filled session featuring great music, fantastic costumes, and some of the country’s best modelling and dance acts. And there’s no need for fear: our doors are open to artists of all persuasions, experienced and amateur alike—even stick-man scribblers!


We’ll be holding these fabulous events once ever two month in a boozy Bristol location and each session is set to be an artistic extravaganza.So why not come along and have a blast honing your skills in this fresh, fabulous andalways entertaining environment?Don’t forget to bring your sketchpads and your medium of choice… And if you’re planning to attend as part of a large group or party, please book in advance, because spaces are limited.

We look forward to seeing you soon!




Quick Q&A with Dr. Sketchy’s Bristol


Who hosts Dr. Sketchy’s Bristol?

Our Bristol branch was established in 2013 by local performer and freelance photographer Boo, aka Lou-Leigh Blue


What medium can I bring to the class?

We offer loose sheets of A4 paper and pencils—but we encourage you to bring a sketchpad, along with any pencils, paints or pastels you might like to use.

Note: Please do bring something with which to clean up after yourself if your medium of choice is paint!


Can you organise a hen party, birthday party, corporate event or other private event?

We would love to share your special occasion here at Dr. Sketchy’s! If you would prefer to have a private party, we’re able to offer a bespoke class just for your event. Just email with dates and other details, and we can take it from there.


Are there any age restrictions for Dr. Sketchy’s Bristol?

Yes, you are required to be 18 years of age or over to attend one of our classes.


What about if I’m interested in modelling for Dr. Sketchy’s Bristol?

We’re also always looking for models with creative ideas, so please contact louleighblue@yahoo.comif you’re interested in doing your thing the other side of the easel!

I would be interested in sponsoring Dr. Sketchy’s Bristol. How do I go about doing so?

That’s great news and we would love to hear from you here at Bristol’s HQ. Please drop a line to and we can discuss sponsorship opportunities further!



Name: Boo

Aka: Lou-Leigh Blue

Occupation: Professional body piercer, Burlesque and GO-GO performer, photographer and Dr Sketchy Bristol host.

Role at Dr Sketchy's Bristol:

Founder of Bristol Dr.Sketchy, website host, Artwork creator and organiser

What do you love about our city?!:

No where else on the planet like it, if you are living in the UK why wouldn't you want to live here?

Name: David Hammonds

Aka: DJ Hammonds

Occupation: Photographer, graphic designer

Role at Dr Sketchy's Bristol:


psychedelic tunes.

What do you love about our city?!: 

Its eclectic, anarchic nature full of interesting

people getting up and doing things.

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