The Art of Modeling is a proponent for
increasing the accessibility of figure
modeling to community members who
identify as underrepresented in fine arts.
BECOME A MODEL MEMBER
Model Membership $175/ year
*this equals less than 50 cents/day
HOW TO JOIN/Colorado
-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:use purple payment button below, 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 (purple payment button to the left)
-Submit a $100 refundable deposit (purple payment button to the left)
-Complete online Model's Responsible Cancellation Agreement
-Provide a W9 and a copy of your Driver's License,
email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
-Provide a professional headshot (or non professional) & a clothed body shot that shows your body type
-Previously inexperienced model members (who either attended our training or who took the manual/audition route) serve a six month introductory period as a Provisional Model Member during which you prove yourself professional, reliable, & punctual After surviving this initiation period, you will receive the $2/hr pay increase.
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.
Then email me your mailing address
‘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
Links to articles about fine arts modeling:
The Bulletin article by
Art of Modeling Model
*this article features an AOM model
The Bulletin article by
Mark N. Taylor
(shared by Art of Modeling model, Dave Buffalo)
The Psychology of Nude Art Modeling: From a Naked Guy Named Dave *this article features an AOM model
The Nude Art Model by Daniel Peters *this article features an AOM model
The Challenging, Lasting Career of the Artists’ Model
Naked Ambition by, William Hageman
How To Be A Great Life Model, by Memphis
Musings of a life model, by Ruby Magic
The naked truth about life models, by The Guardian
Figuring it Out by Gage Rabideaux
Zen and the Art of Art Modeling by Josh Max
Longmont artists group bares itself in public, by Quentin Young
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
“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
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
For Artists' Models, It's All in a Day's Work by SYDNEY LADENSOHN STERN
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
How To Become A Life Drawing Model
How to serve as an artist model
The Art of Figure Drawing, The Science of Modeling
Art Model Tips, by Charley Parker
Art classes that pay for your naked ambition, by Rebecca Katherine Hirsch
How I Earned $20 an Hour By Getting Naked — Without Getting Arrested, by Susan Sh
Life Modeling Undraped, by Amy Stoltenberg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6b4hDF_mVqA (scroll toward the bottom of the page)
"Why I draw from live Models", Louis Guidetti:
Here's Murr from the Impractical jokers
demonstrating what NOT to do as an art model: