Recently I started modeling for the local arts and design college for their extended studies courses. I have been able to experience something different working there, which is posing for figure painters, as opposed to figure drawers.
This may seem like a trivial difference but to me it isn’t. The classes involve much fewer gesture poses, and the art created from them, is much different (and very pleasing) than compared to drawing with other mediums. I find that I can put more thought into my long poses or pose, with fewer gesture poses to be anticipating and thinking about. Don’t get me wrong, I love gesture poses, and they allow me to do things that normally I can’t hold for 5+ minutes but I enjoy the difference in this class.
It’s exciting to embark on a new adventure with a new venue. While more and more are popping up in town (venues) it seems that the growth has slowed somewhat and I always enjoy making inroads with new groups and in this case, schools.