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Sketchy Bitches: Midsummer Special
2:00 PM14:00

Sketchy Bitches: Midsummer Special

Come and conjure up some creative magic at our Midsummer Special in Soho!

After a quickfire round of fun warm-up challenges, we’ll relax and unwind with another magical, meditative afternoon of drawing pixie-sized portraits of each other - which you’ll get to keep at the end! Join us and enter the magical state of mindfulness via the joy of SKETCH!

Dress code = Fairy Queens!

Tickets = £10

All materials provided, along with tea, coffee and FAIRY CAKES! BYO headgear - we’ll provide a few props and eco glitter too, if anyone fancies a magical makeover!

NB: Please book and pay for your tickets in advance: some venues have limited capacity and we also need to know numbers so that we can provided enough materials, cake etc.. !

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About Sketchy Bitches

Sketchy Bitches is a sketchworking group open to everyone who identifies as a woman, including trans, intersex and all non-binary, agender and gender variant people.

It doesn’t matter where you come from, how old you are or how ‘good’ you think you are at drawing: Sketchy Bitches unites us all through our desire to meet like-minds, support womankind and experience the joy of SKETCH!

There are now over 2500 Sketchy Bitches in London and the community is growing fast. Come join the fun!

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10:30 PM22:30

FREE IWD Zine Workshop


We’re so excited to be part of this year’s International Women’s Day celebrations in Seven Dials (Covent Garden): alongside the likes of artist Iona Rowland, Tatty Divine’s Rosie Wolfenden & Harriet Vine, Co-founders of Redemption Catherine Salway & Andrea Waters, and Scarlett Curtis - author of the awesome “Feminists Don’t Wear Pink and Other Lies”!

We’re running a FREE zine-making workshop in the #BalanceForBetter hub on Sun 10th March:

After a few fun and interactive warm-up challenges to rev up our creativity, we’ll each create a gorgeous 8-page zine dedicated to a woman or women we admire, respect and #LOVE!

You can draw whatever or whoever, but here are some of our ideas:

  • Create a zine featuring some of the women who have inspired you throughout your life – e.g. artists, activists, teachers…

  • Create a self-love zine, all about wonderful YOU!

  • Create a zine all about one of the awesome women in your life, to give to them as a reminder of how ACE they are!

If you’re heading to see Scarlett Curtis in the afternoon, you could take the fan-girling up a notch and create a zine all about her – and/or some of the badass women featured in her book, Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (and other lies)!

All materials provided: just bring your ideas and get set to draw draw draw!

NB: This workshop is FULLY BOOKED but you can register for other events here.

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Illustrations/zine by Dulcimer Draws

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Sketchy B*tches: IWD Special
10:30 AM10:30

Sketchy B*tches: IWD Special

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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!

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9:00 AM09:00

FREE IWD Sketchfast @ Redemption

Awesome illustration by Cat Faulkner @  Jelly Armchair  - as featured in issue 1 of  our magazine!

Awesome illustration by Cat Faulkner @ Jelly Armchair - as featured in issue 1 of our magazine!

On International Women’s Day 2019, we’re inviting all women visiting, working and living in the Covent Garden area to join us for a FREE 'Sketchfast’ at Redemption!

Come and unleash your creativity and kick-start your #IWD2019 celebrations with a morning of fun and invigorating power-drawing! 

9-10am = Sketchfast

Draw some speedy & experimental portraits of your fellow sketchers
Attempt to draw Frida Kahlo’s face, 50 times in 15 minutes
Draw to the beat of a feminist anthem - with your eyes closed!
Create card to give to one of the wonderwomen in your life

And if we’ve got time, attempt to re-create this awesome Frida Khavo created by our mate Cat!

10-11am = Networking, meeting and/or eating!

Get to know some of the other awesome women in the room and order yourself some delicious breakfast (not free but you’ll get 20% off!) – or tackle some more creative challenges! If you come along with colleagues you’re welcome to use this time to have a meeting among yourselves too. Leave as and when you need to!  


FREE Detox tea

20% off everything on the menu


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Groove Is In The Art: DIVA Night
7:00 PM19:00

Groove Is In The Art: DIVA Night


To get us all into the groove for International Women's Day 2019, we’re hosting a diva-tastic drawing disco at Drink Shop & Do!

Come twerk your inner artist and celebrate womankind at this fun social sketchfest designed to fire up the Frida and DIVA within

Activities will short, experimental and suitable for all levels, so if you haven’t drawn much recently don’t worry: we’ll soon boost your creative confidence and have you bossing it like Beyonce!


 Get your creativity flowing with a series of fun and fast-paced drawing challenges, including speed portrait-sketching, drawing to the beat of classic diva tracks and a #drawherinyourstyle album cover challenge!

Part Two: DIVA O' CLOCK! 

Time to welcome and draw our two megastar models for the evening - LADY GAGA and CHER!!!  (Otherwise known as Carla and Manko of Art Model Collective)

All materials and free sketchbook included courtesy of GreatArt.
Diva-inspired dress-up optional!

Grab your tickets and get set to go GAGA!

Check out the pics from our last drawing disco!

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