Learn More about Arts Modeling

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A wonderfully illustrated/animated video portraying

the performing art aspect of fine arts modeling:

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‘Ed’ by Taha Neyestani

“A tribute to all life drawing models, and to the passion

of the craft — exploring form, figure, life and all that lies within.” 

Thesis film by Taha Neyestani made at Sheridan College, 2015. Animated in Photoshop. Winner of the Annie Award for best student film, 2015.

Used with artist's permission

Read this article in The Bulletin by one of our own models: Dave Buffalo

Links to Articles about Figure Modeling:

Life Modeling Undraped, by Amy Stoltenberg​

The Challenging, Lasting Career of the Artists’ Model

Longmont artists group bares itself in public, by Quentin Young

Naked Ambition by, William Hageman

Drawing the human body continues to challenge artists, by Marianne L. Hamilton

Nude models are crucial figures in CSU art class, by The Coloradoan

6 Art-Historical Poses You Should Know, by Sarah Gottesman

Musings of a life model, by Ruby Magic

“Modelling felt liberating”: ten life models tell us about their experiences of baring all for art by Rebecca Fulleylove

Figure drawing brings personality to class: Tyler School of Art offers figure drawing classes, which model Jennifer Hermann said she enjoys by Claire Sasko

Life models by The Guardian

The naked truth about life models, by The Guardian

FAQ about nude modeling for art classes by Melinda Tichelaar

The naked truth about nude art modeling by ROBIN EILEEN BERNSTEIN

Night at the Figure Drawing Class BY DANYA RUBENSTEIN-MARKIEWICZ

Artists Go Back to School for Will Cotton’s ‘Take Home a Nude’ Drawing Party by Sarah Cascone

The Dos and Don’ts of Working With Nude Models: 6 Steps for Keeping Things Professional by Sarah Cascone

Message behind nude modeling for art: 'There is no one way to be beautiful' by Michael Greenlar

Figuring it Out by Gage Rabideaux

For Artists' Models, It's All in a Day's Work by SYDNEY LADENSOHN STERN

Zen and the Art of Art Modeling by Josh Max

Life drawing artists and nude models tap into creativity at pub venue by  Luke Wong

Naked ambition: Why do people become nude life models? by  Hannah Reich and Barbara Heggen

The bare facts: Exploring nude modelling and life art classes in Adelaide by Brett Williamson

Nude models, despite initial awkwardness, essential to artist development by Daniel Wheaton

This Article from The Bulletin was shared by our model, Dave