And having someone walk into one of her art classes, disrobe and stand naked before some 20 students wasn't quite the way she had expected to. Like most students in the Louisiana State University's College of Art and Design, Sandridge was required to take Arta figure-drawing class based exclusively on sketching nude models. Even though she enjoys drawing, having to draw a nude model was not something to which she initially was looking forward.
An art model poses, often nude, in front of the class, as students draw them. How do I know? I work as an art model.
Since the early 's, the University of Oregon has sponsored a free figure drawing session, open to the public. The three-hour class, at Lawrence Hall, included nude models. Recently, participants were informed the college was cancelling the session.
Print E-mail Letter to the editor. She gets naked at school, and she does it a lot. Nude modeling pays well, though, and it offers an unorthodox employment opportunity in a college town where part-time work can be excruciatingly normal. Nude modeling gigs at the University are available to students and non-students alike, and while many models came to pose after hearing about the money-making endeavor through friends, others stumbled upon it as a new avenue to self-enrichment.
For some, an average day of work consists of being naked in a room filled with ambitious student-artists. After filling out an application found on the RCAD website, potential figure models are contacted for a criminal and background check, followed by an orientation with Avenoso, and training with an artist for two to three sessions. The experience of being naked in a room full of student-artists has been eye-opening for the models.
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Live models in the co-op hold a pose for two hours every Thursday. Immediately upon entering the room, the first thing seen is a model bearing it all, likely watching him or herself in a wall-sized mirror. Easels are scattered throughout, and artists are furiously marking their paper.
Illustration by Stephanie Rudig I took off my robe and tossed it on the floor, and all eyes were fixed on me. My first foray into figure drawing was in high school when I wanted to build a portfolio that I could use to apply to art colleges. So my mom signed me up for a class at a local university.