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Shibari Sketch
Sunday 4/13
8-11 pm

MORE INFO: http://www.shibarisketch.com

Artists are invited to join the group and create life drawings of models tied in rope bondage (“shibari”). Emphasis is on the unique poses, physical tension, and eroticism that is expressed in the bound human form. To see drawings and photos from the previous sessions please check the Shibari Sketch website.

Shibari Sketch encourages a collaborative atmosphere wherein painters, rope artists, and models can explore the aesthetics of BDSM imagery together. The art of life drawing provides a meditative focus that allows the bondage to happen at a contemplative pace. Audience is invited to watch the scene and has the opportunity to purchase the original drawings.

Each Shibari Sketch Session consists of a “Featured Scene” that is a center stage modeling session with expert rope artists and professional models. Additionally the session includes a “Sketch Salon” that is open to all rope artists and models to participate in and encourages spontaneous creativity and collaboration as well as the opportunity to practice the arts more informally.

LOCATION:
Center for Sex and Culture
1349 Mission
San Francisco, CA 94103
http://sexandculture.org
415-902-2071

COST & REGISTRATION:
$20.00
$15 students
At the door only

MORE INFO:
Contact: David Normal
Website: http://www.shibarisketch.com
Email: normal@crazyology.org
Phone: 4158273464

About Shibari Sketch:
Shibari Sketch is an artist’s group dedicated to Life Drawing and Rope Bondage with monthly life drawing sessions taking place at the Center for Sex and Culture in San Francisco.

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Shibari Sketch Session II

Wednesday December 11, 8-11 pm

at the Center for Sex and Culture

Tickets at the door only

$20 General, $15 Students

 
Artists are invited to join the group and create life drawings of models tied in rope bondage (“shibari”). Emphasis is on the unique poses, physical tension, and eroticism that is expressed in the bound human form.
 
Shibari Sketch encourages a collaborative atmosphere wherein painters, rope artists, and models can explore the aesthetics of BDSM imagery together. The art of life drawing provides a meditative focus that allows the bondage to happen at a contemplative pace. Audience is invited to watch the scene and has the opportunity to purchase the original drawings.
 
Each Shibari Sketch Session consists of a “Featured Scene” that is a center stage modeling session with expert rope artists and professional models. Additionally the session includes a “Sketch Salon” that is open to all rope artists and models to participate in and encourages spontaneous creativity and collaboration as well as the opportunity to practice the arts more informally.

FEATURING:

ROPE ART BY TOM FOOLERY
MODEL:  HEXXUS
FEATURED PAINTERS:  HAL ROBINS and others TBA

 
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Shibari Sketch Session I
Thurs. Nov. 14th, 8 PM - 11PM
Center for Sex and Culture, 1349 Mission Street, San Francisco

COST & REGISTRATION:
$20.00
http://www.shibarisketch.com/#!shibari-sketch-i—weds-nov-14th/c71v  


MORE INFO: http://www.shibarisketch.com

Artists are invited to join the group and create life drawings of models tied in rope bondage (“shibari”). Emphasis is on the unique poses, physical tension, and eroticism that is expressed in the bound human form.
Shibari Sketch encourages a collaborative atmosphere wherein painters, rope artists, and models can explore the aesthetics of BDSM imagery together. The art of life drawing provides a meditative focus that allows the bondage to happen at a contemplative pace. Audience is invited to watch the scene and has the opportunity to purchase the original drawings.
Each Shibari Sketch Session consists of a “Featured Scene” that is a center stage modeling session with expert rope artists and professional models. Additionally the session includes a “Sketch Salon” that is open to all rope artists and models to participate in and encourages spontaneous creativity and collaboration as well as the opportunity to practice the arts more informally.
Event is for adults only (18 and over).
Shibari Sketch Session I
Thurs. Nov. 14th, 8 PM - 11PM
Center for Sex and Culture, 1349 Mission Street, San Francisco


Artists are invited to join the group and create life drawings of models tied in rope bondage (“shibari”). Emphasis is on the unique poses, physical tension, and eroticism that is expressed in the bound human form.
Shibari Sketch encourages a collaborative atmosphere wherein painters, rope artists, and models can explore the aesthetics of BDSM imagery together. The art of life drawing provides a meditative focus that allows the bondage to happen at a contemplative pace. Audience is invited to watch the scene and has the opportunity to purchase the original drawings.
Each Shibari Sketch Session consists of a “Featured Scene” that is a center stage modeling session with expert rope artists and professional models. Additionally the session includes a “Sketch Salon” that is open to all rope artists and models to participate in and encourages spontaneous creativity and collaboration as well as the opportunity to practice the arts more informally.
Event is for adults only (18 and over).
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Shibari Film Festival

hosted by Rope Dojo®           

Proceeds benefit the Center for Sex & Culture

When:   Saturday, March 1st, 2014.  3pm - 7pm
Where: Center for Sex & Culture
Cost:     $10 per person

Come and enjoy an afternoon of rare Shibari videos from Japan! 

Bonus! Mystery Shibari Theater 3000 contest!
Dub & lip-synch the funniest dialogues they ought to have said! Win prizes! 

Popcorn & Sodas too!

Midori is sharing videos she acquired from the venerable and much missed People’s Video in Japan Town of San Francisco. For decades, long before the internet, this little place was the secret treasure trove of rare Japanese movies, from cinephile classics, anime that never made it out of Japan, and of unusual, niche, and fetish adult videos never sourced in the US. You had to really know Japan town to locate the simple door and trudge up the stairs. There you met the owner, a quiet Japanese man, who is a true movie lover. The front room had all the kid’s movies, sward flicks and melodramas. He had a back-room where all the fetish and porn videos. First he had VHS and then DVDs. He had unlocked every film from the Japanese format so that we could watch it here in our US format machines. For so many years, this was the only reliable source of Japanese bondage imagery and resource for so many of us! 
Sadly he closed the doors last year. The change in video rental really crushed his business. It seemed to break his heart in so many ways. When Midori last chatted with him, he was packing up to store to return to Japan to take care of his ailing mother. His clientele in the JAV (Japanese Adult Video) and his own tastes were mostly hetero sexual. This particular collection that Midori acquired reflects this. 
Midori is a San Francisco based sexuality educator and founder of Rope Bondage Dojo® and ForteFemme Women’s Dominance Weekend Intensive. She wrote the first English language book on shibari with “Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage”.   Find her classes and events at: www.fhp-inc.com

Age 18+ with ID 
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Shibari Sketch Session V: Kanso & True Blue-Bondage Erotique
Sunday March 16, 8 pm-11 pm
Admission: $20. at the door only

http://shibarisketch.com

About Bondage Erotique:

"Our intention is to share the world of Shibari with a broader audience, beyond the realms of BDSM; with people who are looking for ways to enhance their relationships through exploration and an intimate experience based in trust, with an added twist of kink! We are seeking to further dispel the image of bondage as existent only in a seedy dark dungeon or via internet bondage pornography. These are only one end of a large spectrum of rope play. We celebrate the historical, artistic, sensual art of Japanese rope bondage. "- Kanso and True Blue

Shibari Sketch will hold it’s fifth monthly session and we are pleased to announceBondage Erotique artists, Kanso and True Blue!
They look forward to taking participants on a journey through the erotically and emotionally impactful aesthetics of Japanese Rope!

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Shibari Sketch Session III
Weds. 2/19, 8 PM - 11PM, Center for Sex & Culture


COST & REGISTRATION:
$20.00
$15 students
At the door only

MORE INFO: http://www.shibarisketch.com
Artists are invited to join the group and create life drawings of models tied in rope bondage (“shibari”). Emphasis is on the unique poses, physical tension, and eroticism that is expressed in the bound human form. To see drawings and photos from the previous sessions please check the Shibari Sketch website.
Shibari Sketch encourages a collaborative atmosphere wherein painters, rope artists, and models can explore the aesthetics of BDSM imagery together. The art of life drawing provides a meditative focus that allows the bondage to happen at a contemplative pace. Audience is invited to watch the scene and has the opportunity to purchase the original drawings.
Each Shibari Sketch Session consists of a “Featured Scene” that is a center stage modeling session with expert rope artists and professional models. Additionally the session includes a “Sketch Salon” that is open to all rope artists and models to participate in and encourages spontaneous creativity and collaboration as well as the opportunity to practice the arts more informally.

MORE INFO:
Contact: David Normal
Website: http://www.shibarisketch.com
Email: normal@crazyology.org
Phone: 4158273464
About Shibari Sketch:
Shibari Sketch is an artist’s group dedicated to Life Drawing and Rope Bondage with monthly life drawing sessions taking place at the Center for Sex and Culture in San Francisco.

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Shibari Sketch Session III

Weds. Jan. 15th, 8 PM - 11PM, San Francisco

MORE INFO: http://www.shibarisketch.com

Artists are invited to join the group and create life drawings of models tied in rope bondage (“shibari”). Emphasis is on the unique poses, physical tension, and eroticism that is expressed in the bound human form.

Shibari Sketch encourages a collaborative atmosphere wherein painters, rope artists, and models can explore the aesthetics of BDSM imagery together. The art of life drawing provides a meditative focus that allows the bondage to happen at a contemplative pace. Audience is invited to watch the scene and has the opportunity to purchase the original drawings.

Each Shibari Sketch Session consists of a “Featured Scene” that is a center stage modeling session with expert rope artists and professional models. Additionally the session includes a “Sketch Salon” that is open to all rope artists and models to participate in and encourages spontaneous creativity and collaboration as well as the opportunity to practice the arts more informally.

LOCATION:
Center for Sex and Culture
1349 Mission
San Francisco, CA 94103
http://sexandculture.org  
415-902-2071

COST & REGISTRATION:
$20.00
$15 students
At the door only 

MORE INFO:
Contact: David Normal
Website: http://www.shibarisketch.com
Email: normal@crazyology.org 
Phone: 4158273464

About Shibari Sketch:
Shibari Sketch is an artist’s group dedicated to Life Drawing and Rope Bondage with monthly life drawing sessions taking place at the Center for Sex and Culture in San Francisco.

Contact: David Normal
Website: http://www.shibarisketch.com
Email: normal@crazyology.org
Phone: 4158273464

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Stefano Laforgia: Japanese Rope Bondage Aesthetics

Friday May 9, 2014 from 6 pm to 8 pm
At the Center for Sex and Culture
$15 per person
Tickets here

Why do the Japanese tie the way that they tie? What is it that they really find appealing in shibari? This illustrated lecture explores differences and similarities in visual style between western and Japanese rope bondage.

About Stefano

Stefano Laforgia is an Italian Rigger and BDSM educator. He started his journey in BDSM at early age, but lived it mainly in private until he moved in Rome in 2000, where he became an active member of the local BDSM community.
In 2005 he quit his office job and decided to live his lifestyle in a public way when he founded Alcova, the first fetish/BDSM shop in Rome. Since then he has worked on various projects, both in Italy and around the world: he was the first to organize bondage classes in Rome, organized play parties and took part in BDSM themed workshops and conferences. In 2011 Stefano founded the first School of Japanese Bondage in Italy, and organized “LegARTI”, the first event in Italy entirely dedicated to Japanese bondage.
His approach to shibari has shifted with time especially since 2008, when he started visiting Japan and met some of the best Japanese kinbakushi, making acquaintances with some of them, including Kinoko Hajime, who Stefano invited to come and perform in Europe for the first time.
Stefano was so fascinated with Japanese bondage that he started to share his views about it with other Italian and international riggers during various events in the following years, contributing to the genesis of a new trend that emphasizes the connection and interaction between the rigger and the bottom. This process clearly shows in the type of ties he uses and through his pictures, where Stefano becomes more and more an active part of the image, a whole with the model, showing the connection, the erotic tension, and the power exchange with the bottom.

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