Dr. Sketchy Teams with Ron English for Launch of ArtStar Series

Dr. Sketchy is not to be confused with Mr. Sketch, he of the rakishly angled beret and addictively scented markers. No, Dr. Sketchy is something else entirely: it’s “what happens when cabaret meets art school.” Now “the ultimate alternative life-drawing class” is joining forces with leading underground artists to launch Dr. Sketchy’s ArtStar series. The fun kicks off this Saturday in New York City with guest artist Ron English (pictured at right), whose work you’ll surely recall having seared into your brain throughout Morgan Spurlock‘s 2004 McDocumentary, Supersize Me. “Burlesque queen Amber Ray will be styled as Ron’s bovine pinup Cathy Cowgirl and will pose in a set out of his paintings,” artist and Dr. Sketchy’s event host Molly Crabapple tells us. “Artists will listen to Ron’s albums (he’s a musician as well as an artist), and Ron himself will be coming down from Beacon [New York] to sign copies of his books and share a drink with us.” As for how to win the “booze and prizes” up for grabs at every Dr. Sketchy’s session, “Technical skill will get you a long way, but we fall for wit every time,” she advises. For more information and to purchase tickets before they sell out, visit drsketchy.com.