Arcata Life Drawing Circle
|Day||Time||Artist Fee||Model Pay||Description|
|Thursday Evening||7-9||$5||$30 +tips||30-second and 60-second gestures followed by 5 and 10 minute poses, hosted by Steven Vander Meer|
|Friday Morning||10-12||$5||$30 +tips||30-second and 60-second gestures followed by 5 and 10 minute poses, hosted by Joyce Jonte|
|Tuesday Evening||7-9||$5||$30 +tips||10 one-minute poses and 4 twentyfive minute poses, hosted by Jim McGee and Joyce Jonte|
If you are going to drop in, please observe.....
- arrive early so as not to disturb the session once it has begun
- turn your cell phone off
- bring your own materials for drawing
- use materials that will not affect others (nothing stinky or dusty)
- be quiet
- smell good
- bring correct change
- don't bring a camera
- the drawing room does not have a waste basket - take everything you brought in
StewArt Studios: in the Stewart School Office Building
1125 16th Street, Suite 105-D
StewART Studios are located on the ground level of the old Stewart School Office Building, on the edge of Stewart Park. It's up near Arcata High School. Enter the parking lot from "L" street between 15th and 16th. Enter building on the ground level through the doors beneath the stairs, then look for #105 - it's a gray hallway / art gallery. The drawing room is about two thirds of the way down on the left. Please arrive early enough to get set up before the session begins.
Models at the Arcata Drawing Circle enjoy a very supportive and encouraging atmosphere, as well as a physically comfortable setting. We are the best venue in Humboldt County for connecting with figurative artists and developing into a skilled art model, even if you're starting from scratch. We do not require previous modeling experience; we can teach you everything you need to know, including "drawing room etiquette" and how to do dozens of poses in a very short time without being repetitive. Modeling boosts your self-confidence and your body image attitude.
If you want to try-out modeling here, first drop by and introduce yourself. The best time is between 6:30 and 6:45 p.m. on any Thursday, before the Thursday evening session. The second best time is between noon and 12:30 p.m. on any Friday, after the Friday morning drop-in session. It's a good idea to send an email first so we know to expect you. If you like to draw, a good intro for you might be to drop in and draw at one of our weekly sessions.
Next, schedule a "try-out" session with the drawing group hosts - Joyce Jonté and Steven Vander Meer. This unpaid and non-public drawing session lasts one or two hours, depending on your experience. It will give us a good idea of how you are to work with, and it will tell you the same about us.
After the try-out session, we may or may not call on you to model for a paid, public session. This decision will be based on how you compare to our current list of active models, in areas such as communication, punctuality, enthusiasm, attitude, and of course your performance as a model. If no one calls right away, it doesn't mean you failed necessarily, it may just be that we have an excellent list of models who are available and eager for work.
Please email us with any questions:firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Resources for Models
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