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Sketchy B*tches: IWD Special

  • Huckletree West 191 Wood Lane London, England, W12 7FP United Kingdom (map)
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Sketchy Bitches of the world unite!

Join us for an all-day celebration of #womanpower,
creative community and the joy of SKETCH!

To mark International Women’s Day 2019, we’re inviting YOU and some of the awesome creative women who inspire us to attend our biggest Sketchy B*tches sketchfest yet!

Expect an action-packed day full of uplifting creative conversations and sketchworking, that’ll run a little something like this:

10.30am – 11am: ARRIVAL, CHAT & COFFEE


Sketch Appeal Founder Dulcimer Draws will lead interviews and a Q&A with our special guest panel:

Sue Dray: Legendary Fashion Artist and former Course Leader @UAL, well-known for her experimental and playful approach to drawing.

Sarah Fox: The woman behind @TinyVictorieszines and Creative Associate @ Sketch Appeal.

Diana Muendo: Co-founder of M.Y.O. - London’s first ever art gym!

Manko Sebastian and Carla Tofano: Co-founders of Art Model Collective, who run some of the best theatrical life drawing classes in London/the world!


We’ll then split into two groups and enjoy 2 x 30-minute workshops on rotation:

  1. Fashion sketching led by Sue Dray: drawing Carla and Manko in a series of short poses, working their #WOMANPOWER in badass boilersuits from Lucy & Yak!

  2. Power-drawing and creative games with Dulcimer Draws


Lunch, chat and feast over each other’s sketchbooks/artwork displayed on our Top Table*


2pm – 5pm: FACETIME! 

Time for our biggest Sketchy Bitches portrait-sketching session yet! As has become tradition at our meetups, we’ll take it in turns to sit and pose whilst the rest draw pocket-sized portraits of us, which we get to keep at the end as mementos of all our ace new sketchmates.  

We’re expecting a slightly bigger crowd than usual (up to 80 people!), so we’ll split and draw portraits in smaller groups to ensure we all get chance to pose. BUT, before we do, we’ll draw a name from a jar and one lucky person will be invited to come up on stage and be drawn by THE WHOLE ROOM!!

There’ll also be a few more surprises up for grabs on the day, and chance to pick up a cheeky discount on issue 1 of Sketch Appeal magazine and/or Sketchy Bitches tote bags. 

Imagine winning 80 mini portraits of YOU!!

Grab your ticket and get set for an unforgettable day celebrating #womanpower, #pencilpower and FUN!

Tickets: £25 inc. all materials, a £5 voucher to spend at GreatArt and sweet treats courtesy of the badass babes at Sugar Tits London!

BYO lunch and favourite sketches/sketchbooks/portfolio to display on our *Top Table, so that others can check out your awesome draws over lunch!   

Venue:  Huckletree West, Mediaworks, 191 Wood Ln, London W12 7FP (Nearest tube = White City )


Our guest panel for joining us, Huckletree West for hosting us, GreatArt for supporting us with materials, Lucy & Yak for the awesome art-fits and prizes, and to Sugar Tits for all the SUGAR!

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Meet our panel


Legendary Fashion Artist Sue Dray , pictured left: in her element drawing at our launch party last November!


Diana Muendo (left): Co-founder of M.Y.O. , London’s first ever art gym (right)!


Manko Sebastian and Carla Tofano, co-founders of Art Model Collective


Sarah Fox: Creative Associate @SketchAppeal & the force behind @TinyVictoriesZine

Check out our venue for the day!!
The awesome auditorium

Come and enjoy some FREE treats courtesy of the lovely gals at Sugar Tits!

Earlier Event: March 8
FREE IWD Sketchfast @ Redemption
Later Event: March 10
FREE IWD Zine Workshop