Life-drawing classes have long been characterized as a dry, academic approach to the awesome subject of the naked human body and the embarrassing hippie frankness embodied by the sincere models who pose at art schools. Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School, a burlesque-centric life-drawing event that originated in New York, offers a welcome palliative. KC's branch of Dr. Sketchy's has been meeting monthly at the Loft in the West Bottoms (1337 Union), with charming coordinatrix Rachel McMeachin, an aerial acrobat with Kansas City's acrobatic troupe Voler–Thieves of Flight, acting as host. Also aboard is MK12 artist John Baker. Featuring music, booze and social engagement, the classes bring a party atmosphere and sexy models to the very serious business of drawing naked people.