Sunday, March 11, 2018

March 2018

Art Monkeys! 

I do hope this year so far has been good to each and every one of you.

With my ongoing motivation to get more content out to you, I wanted to share some great news in our Dr. Sketchy's Las Vegas world.  We have brought on an Assistant Principal and Producer, Kina Foster Theivagt!  She has been a most amazing marketer, motivator and Femcee for our Dr. Sketchy's session.  I can't thank her enough for wanting to jump into our Life Drawing world and saving me from myself.

With that said, I am happy to announce we have re-launched the NewsLetter which will give you up to the minute updates on prior month sessions, current month session and future month sessions.

If you'd like to be a sponsor, please contact me at or if you are in the area on our Third Thursday sessions, please come up and talk to me or Kina.

This coming Third Thursday is an amazing new Model, I do hope you will enjoy; Kitty Coco Butter!

She is looking forward to posing her "assetts" as well as one performance, so come out early.

Remember, we are every Third Thursday at the Artifice from 8pm to 11pm.

Please check out the News Letter below.  It is in separate parts at the moment as I am currently looking for a better way to transfer from "pages" Ipad app to .pdf to .jpg format for better Web view.

There are going to be tweaks as I am a little rusty, so don't be shy on giving some feedback.

I can't believe it has been almost 7 years since I took the reigns of Dr. Sketchy's Las Vegas!  I adore doing these sessions every month.  Sometimes I was almost at my wits end, but all that is said and done, I loved seeing everyone's inspired products and their enthusiasm in creating new images.  You, the artists, Art Monkeys have kept me Rockin and Rollin.  I just hope I keep you inspired and wanting to do more with your talents.

xoxoxo until next time!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Dr. Sketchy's Las Vegas Sessions of 2017

Hello Art Monkey's

This year has gone by so incredibly fast and with my new hectic schedule, I was relying way to much on the Facebook and Instagram blogs, I've neglected this one. 

This won't happen again! 

I wanted to give you a preview of past sessions of 2017 and let you all know that our upcoming Sessions for October into the New Year will be as follows:

October 20, 2017 - Stephen King of course.  My favorite author of all time.
November 16, 2017 - Come get your hips moving with our TIKI LUAU
December 21,2017 - The MCU is still going strong, so why not devote a whole session on MARVEL!

So come check out our Las Vegas Sessions every 3rd Thursday at the Artifice from 8pm to 11pm

Also, I forgot to mention, I am starting to get session videos together and we have our first video up on our YouTube channel.  Check this Video out and let us know what you think!

Enjoy some of the photos and talent displayed in our Las Vegas Community!

And please, visit our new instagram for even more photos as I have been neglecting my big girl camera when hosting these session; however that is allllll going to change in the near future.

Until next time Art Monkey's
"Create to inspire, inspire to create" Michele Hengeveld

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Dr. Sketchy's Las Vegas October 20th

Good Evening Art Monkey's!!!

This 3rd Thursday!  In only 2 days our amazing Models Zosa Pistola (the assel queen) and a Fresh New Model, Valerie Wagner, will be gracing out Artifice Stage from 8pm to 11pm with our theme: BEETLEJUICE! 

Come on down to this exciting event!  Free to get in, but we encourage (with a spanking) to tip these models for their posing posture.

You won't want to miss it.

Next month we have 2 amazing models

And to finish the crazy 2016 year we have "as you wish" the Princess Bride theme.

xoxoxo I will be posting more photos from past events.

My time management schedule has been crazy (work, school, photography biz, Dr. sketchy's).

Also, looking for Volunteers to help me out in 2017 year.  Any takers, please email me.

Michele Hengeveld

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

July 21, 2016 Session of Dr. Sketchy's in Las Vegas

Art Monkey's,

This month is a special Dr. Sketchy's Las Vegas session on July 21, 2016, as it is the 5 year anniversary since I took the reigns to bring you Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School, here in Las Vegas;  and it is my birthday month!

Due to these amazing numbers (age not being mentioned), I have recruited one of the BEST Femcee's in the Burlesque community, and well.  Anywhere:

Ms. Blanche Debris!  I am so excited to let her run the event, as I relax to get my photography back in to the scene as well as some drawing of my own.  She also may model if you give her enough encouragement to do so.  I know I will be hooting and hollering.

Our main model for the evening: Dee Dee Cubcake and another model TBA.

We will also have many contests and prizes, a collective art easel for any artist to paint on which has has been a tradition the last few years (hoping to auction it off later this year - so get in the spirit to participate) as well as CAKE!  If there is anything that will lure you out to the festivities, may it be CAKE!  Disclosure; it will be an amazing Vegan Cake from Vegan Bites.

Also, I want to give a HUGE and MASSIVE shout out to our friend, a talented, an amazing artist who has helped me create a few flyers.  Mr. DeArdis Hurts please visit his site to see more of his artwork and/or commission his services.

I cannot wait for the Third Thursday of this month from 8 to 11pm at the Artifice.

Your friendly neighborhood photographer/principle of Dr.Sketchy's LV


Friday, June 17, 2016

June 16, 2016 Las Vegas Session. A June Bride

Good Morning Art Monkey's,

Last night's session at the Artifice was so much fun. Thank you so much for all who came out for inspiration and motivation with their art.   Veronica Manhattan definitely knows how to pose for the artists, especially while wearing a gorgeous wedding gown that took over an entire stool.  Not to mention the second gown which showed just a little more… ahem...

If you'd like to see more from Veronica Manhattan and her out and about shenanigans, check out the show she produces and where she may be next on this page here.  If you ever do get a chance to see her perform, you won't regret it.

Below, I'd like to share some photos/sketches from a couple of last night's artists, Steven Horlock and Ashanti Ghania.  So far, they were the only ones to share with us their amazing talent.

Ashanti Ghania 2016

Ashanti Ghania 2016

Ashanti Ghania 2016

Ashanti Ghania 2016

Ashanti Ghania 2016

Steven Horlock Sketching Veronica Manhattan

Steven Horlock 2016 (cropped photo of sketch)

Steven Horlock 2016 (cropped photo of sketch)

Steven Horlock 2016

Veronica Manhattan holding up Steven Horlock's winning Sketch. (he won free drinks).

Until next time; check out our Facebook and twitter accounts for updates and alerts from upcoming sessions and happenings.  xoxoxo



Thursday, June 16, 2016

Crazy 2016 Year So Far

2016 has been one crazy busy year so far!

Let me first start by saying how so very sorry I am for not keeping this blog up to date, like I was hoping for last year.  Between full time job, part -time photography job and going back to school part time to earn my business degree, my time management went out the window for blogging.

At the moment I am on a summer break and re-organizing my time management calendar in order to fit everything in, so at least you faithful followers to Facebook and twitter will get a chance to see past sessions and hear about upcoming sessions.   I am also going to be up to date on my own photography blog MHA Moments

The sessions this 2016 year, thus far, have been incredibly fun. Beginning the year with Anastasia Sinn who amazed our art community with some eye opening metal through skin and awesome gas mask in chic fashion.  (photos to be edited in later).

February paid tribute to one of the most amazing iconic musicians, who had suddenly past away the month before,  David Bowie.  Jyl Agustin was our amazing model, who not only captured David Bowie from Ziggy Stardust days, but portrayed the awesome Jareth the Goblin King.  You can see a little video clip from Periscope here.

We then whipped towards March and had the amazing Snakebabe and JP Nomi Malone as our models.  They both came up with sexy and scary costumes to pose in.

April session, we had new comers to Las Vegas, but not new to modeling Suzil Von and Tommy Lazer.  They are slowly, but steadily getting a fun and amazing reputation here in sin city for burlesque scene and our awesome community.  They definitely will be back again and you can check out Suzil every Wednesday at the Downtown Crown' mid week menagerie.

Our May session had a last minute fill in (cancelation at very last minute), but what an amazing Filler she was, Lolita Haze The Nymphet of Burlesque she came out to model in the clutch and I am so thankful for her bumpin and grindin performance she shared with the Art Monkey's.  Her modeling expertise are phenominal and she is welcome ANY time.  You can check her site out for upcoming burlesque shows she will be performing at or if she hosts her very own show.

Tonight's, June 16, 2016 session will have Veronica Manhattan, a June Bride.

So come on out and get your Drinking, drawing and debauchery on from 8 to 11pm at the Artifice

I hope to make an update once a month or week, or…

Upcoming Sessions:

July 21, 2016 (birthday session)
August (cosplay - theme to be announced)

until next time...

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

February Events

Art Monkey's,

It is hump day, so I figured I would share with you a couple up coming events this month.  Yes, this month!

First and foremost, Dr. Sketchy's Las Vegas, Thursday February 19, 2015 session at Artifice, 8pm to 11pm is going to be amazing with the fabulous models, Cha Cha Velour, Kitschy Koo and a newbie Jessthulu!  The theme?  Dr. WHO!

Secondly, there is an opportunity to show your work locally this coming First Friday, downtown and Downtown Spaces.  Please check out the event on Facebook here -

There also is talks in the works to have a 2nd Dr. Sketchy's a month.  So not only will there be Every 3rd Thursday, there could possibly be a more in depth Dr. Sketchy's inside an up and coming Popular Gallery.  More details to follow.

I look forward to seeing you, the amazing, and talented Artists of Las Vegas!  xoxo

Until next time.