Filling a gap in our thriving arts

community, Art of Modeling provides: 

The Art of Modeling is a woman/artist/model

owned business in Boulder, CO


Art of Modeling is a proud member of

The Boulder County Arts Alliance

Art of Modeling is a proud member of the

NoBo Art District

Art of Modeling is a proud Colorado Start Up



The Art of Modeling is a booking agency, fine arts model training provider and an informal professional association of fine arts models in the Boulder-Denver metropolitan area.

Boulder, Colorado has the third highest per capita rate of artists in the country and Art of Modeling is thrilled to promote the performing art of figure modeling & to provide this service to the thriving arts community here!

Our Mission and Goals include:


  • To promote fine arts modeling as a legitimate and artistic profession

  • To encourage models’ safety and respect

  • To raise the level of professionalism within the fine arts modeling industry

  • To facilitate both the hiring of models & finding work as a professional fine arts model

  • To promote a wage that is equitable to the profession

  • To create and provide figurative drawing opportunities for the arts community

  • to support figurative artists careers by hosting an online gallery to connect art buyers with figurative artist members, who retain 100% of their sales

  • To educate artists & models on industry appropriate conduct

ELLEN ALLEN, founder

Boulder Artist and Art of Modeling Founder, Ellen Allen, is an award-winning artist with a traditional arts training (A.O.S. Graphic Design) from Pratt Institute, NY, NY and a BA (Psychology) from the University of Colorado at Boulder, with additional coursework at Parson's School of Design at the New School, NY, NY.  Ellen was a sought-after fine arts model in the San Francisco & Monterey Bay Areas.  For almost a decade, Ellen has managed a professional commercial fashion model with dual representation in Denver & San Francisco, working directly with booking agents at two major talent agencies. Ellen has worked in arts administration for the Boulder County Arts Alliance, the Arts Hub Performing & Visual Arts Center, and for the NoBo Art District.  Ellen also volunteers in the Boulder arts community, donating time & experience to the Dairy Arts Center, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA), The Boulder County Arts Alliance (BCAA), The NoBo Art District, The City of Boulder's Office of Arts & Culture's (BAC) Boulder Arts Week (BAW), Arts Parts Creative Reuse Center, and Art Walk Longmont.

Figure Drawing Marathon (postponed from the cancelled Boulder Arts Week)
Sat, Sep 19
The Spark
Sep 19, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
The Spark, 4847 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80301, USA
100's of Poses, Multiple Models, Long & Short Poses, Refreshments & prizes! Supplies available for purchase, all skill levels welcome, meet other artists.
Weekly Drop-In Figure Drawing
SUNDAYS, 11am-1pm
NoBo Art Center
SUNDAYS, 11am-1pm
NoBo Art Center , 4929 Broadway #E, Boulder, CO 80304, USA
$15 Drop-in
Costumed Figure Drawing
Sun, Apr 05
1898 S Flatiron Ct
Apr 05, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
1898 S Flatiron Ct, 1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder, CO 80301, USA
Richard will be dressed as multiple space ship crew members based on the original Star Trek series

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