***Pre Registration is Required***
Past Workshops:

Fine Arts Model Training Workshop

Did you know that there are opportunities in the Boulder-Denver Metro Area to work as an Artist’s Model?  Artists regularly employ models of all body colors, genders, ages, shapes and sizes for portraits and for nude, draped, costumed & clothed figure modeling.


This workshop is an introduction to Fine Arts Modeling. 

Presenter, Ellen Allen, a Boulder artist and Founder of Art of Modeling, will cover terminology, types of modeling, what kind of venues and artists to expect, types of poses, sets & props, how to prepare beforehand, what to bring, etiquette for models & artists, pro tips and more.  


Also included will be a mini modeling demonstration by a seasoned professional figure model, the opportunity to try clothed posing out for yourself, and time for questions.


Take home supplementary handouts and a free gift for your future model bag.  Upon completion you will be well-informed and prepared to begin fine arts modeling.

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Must be age 18 to attend. 

Pre-Registration is required.


Oct. 9th, 2019

Filling a gap in our thriving arts community, Art of Modeling provides:

  • Fine arts model booking services

  • Fine Arts model training workshops

  • Quarterly figure drawing marathons

  • Bi-annual art gallery exhibitions/sales opportunities

  • An unofficial association of fine arts models in the Boulder/Denver Area

Art of Modeling was founded in January 2019 by Ellen Allen, an award-winning artist with a formal arts training from Pratt Institute in NY, NY.  Ellen was a sought after professional fine arts model in the San Francisco Bay/Central Coast area whose experiences in both the roles of an artist and of a fine arts model lend her a unique perspective from which to serve and to set an example of best practices in fine arts model training. 


Art of Modeling is exceedingly proud to partner with the Boulder County Arts Alliance to put on our first "Strike a Pose: Become a Fine Arts Model" workshop on Wednesday April 3rd from 11:30 am-1:30 pm, during Boulder Arts Week 2019!  


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Unanimously positive testimonials from the first workshop-

  • “so helpful”

  • “very informative”

  • “it showed me what the job entailed”

  • “eye opening and thoroughly enjoyable!”

  • “helpful in presenting standards of practice and insight into the art modeling field”

  • "You did a very good job and time flew by quickly"

  • "It was fun!"

  • "valuable"