An “artist’s model”, also called a "figure model", a "life model" or a "fine arts model", is a performing artist who poses for artists to draw, paint sculpt, or photograph.
The Other Side of the Easel
Art of Modeling offers a variety of modeling opportunities to new or experienced art models. Art of Modeling provides models with the necessary training to be successful in the industry. All skill levels are invited to learn more about our modeling offerings. If you are new to figure drawing, we suggest you review our Model Code of Conduct to better understand what you can expect.
We are currently seeking experienced fine arts models of all types, but especially mature women, plus sized women,and NON-White models.
BECOME A MODEL MEMBER
Model Membership $75 / year
+$100 refundable deposit.
HOW TO JOIN
-You must be over 18 years of age.
-Complete our Online Application, where you will be asked to provide two professional art modeling references OR to attend a one time model training workshop OR to purchase the fine arts training manual (through AOM, not Amazon), read it, then audition/practice model at one of our small group figure drawing drop-in sessions at the NoBo Art Center.
-After your application is reviewed, you may be invited to become a model member depending on our current needs. Once you have been invited to become a model member, you will complete the sign up steps, below:
-Submit your Model-Membership fee (button below)
-Submit a $100 refundable deposit (button below)
-Complete online Model's Responsible Cancellation Agreement
-Provide a W9 and a copy of your Driver's License...
email to: email@example.com
-Provide a professional headshot (or non professional) & a clothed body shot
--Volunteer fine arts model for AOM for 3 hours/year. This will either be at a Figure Drawing Marathon, a Fine Arts Model Training Workshop, or at a modeling job
-All new model members must serve a six month probation period as a Provisional Model Member during which you prove yourself professional, reliable, & punctual. After surviving this initiation period, you will rise to the status of Model Member and receive the $2/hr pay increase (with the exception of Black and Native American models, for whom the monetary part of the probation period is waived)
Art of Modeling is committed to providing developing fine arts models with the education and resources
necessary for success in this profession.
Art of Modeling founder, artist and former professional fine arts model Ellen Allen has written a book, The Other Side of the Easel specifically designed to help aspiring models learn more about the professional fine arts modeling exeperience.
Art of Modeling also offers Fine Arts Model Training workshops for aspiring models and model members. Learn more about the art of modeling from seasoned professional figure models
Must be 18 to attend.
Pre-Registration is required.
‘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.”
Used with artist's permission
Art classes that pay for your naked ambition, by Rebecca Katherine Hirsch
Additional Resource Links:
The Bulletin article by
Mark N. Taylor
(shared by Art of Modeling model, Dave Buffalo)
The Bulletin article by
Art of Modeling Model