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scubare

Posted: Sep 11, 2008

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Congratulations! I'm still waiting to hear from the schools around here about some work. Keeping my fingers crossed! Good luck and have fun with your class, if you have any questions, feel free to ask for discussion. Also, be sure to post how it went.

scubare

Posted: Sep 13, 2008

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I see one post for you, if you made more than that, I don't know. I've had trouble with posts going poof too. Try contacting the tech/help staff and see what they say.

scubare

Posted: Nov 11, 2008

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Alright, Kevin!! Congratlulations on your first job. Let us know how it went.

scubare

Posted: Nov 14, 2008

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Good job getting through your first session. Yes, it is a learning curve to figure out how to please the class and still not kill yourself. As you say, it is not easy. Over the years I have developed many techniques that help me, and I am sure that you will find your own ways, personal to you, to help you in future assignments. Congrats!

scubare

Posted: Nov 14, 2008

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Good job getting through your first session. Yes, it is a learning curve to figure out how to please the class and still not kill yourself. As you say, is not easy. Over the years I have developed many techniques that help me, and I am sure that you will find your own ways, personal to you, to help you in future assignments. Congrats!

Owen

Posted: Dec 5, 2008

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There is only one place here that has any need for someone to pose. I was invited to the next session to observe and meet the person in charge. She seemed very calm about me posing. Made it seem that if I wished, there be chances to pose. I'll let you know.

scubare

Posted: Dec 6, 2008

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Sounds great Owen, keep us updated. Also keep your eyes and ears open and keep digging around, I'm surprised that a city the size of Tampa doesn't have more opportunities than that. Check all universities, colleges, jr. collesges, art studios, etc. I think you'll probably be able to find some more. Good Luck!!

scubare

Posted: Aug 1, 2009

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Hi Gloria. Yeah, I agree with Kevin. There is only one way to know... call and talk to them. It really isn't the big deal that people think it is. They are professionals that need a professional service for their classes. If you let the instructor know that you are new, they will no doubt give you some tips on posing and so forth. You will want to practice at home (after your first session, so you will have some idea of what it is all about) and develop your own repetoire of poses as soon as possible. But for now, just enjoy being "new". I live in Iowa now, but I started out in Louisiana. I worked at LSU, Univ. of New Orleans and several other schools. It was a great experience, and I know you will love it!
I would not mind being a nude model, if anyone would like to use my naturistic ability, I am in L.A. Calif.

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Wayne_of_PA

Posted: Dec 23, 2009

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I am trying to find some sources to do some modeling in the South East of Pennsylvania.
I have tried to find the art curriculum for several colleges. I have also contacted via e-mail the Local Art Counsel. So far have had no luck. Any ideas?


aznative

Posted: Dec 23, 2009

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Keep at it Wayne. It took me a few months to find a source. Get one gig and u can network with the artists. The studio I went to had an artist's book and got some work that way

desertnudist

Posted: Jun 22, 2010

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Anybody looking for nude models in Phoenix, AZ? I have modelled for life drawing and for black and white photography before.

meshugginer

Posted: Sep 15, 2010

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For the first time in a dozen years, I had a modeling gig a couple of days ago. It all comes back like riding a bicycle. After a few one-mnute gestures, I remembered some of what poses not to attempt. And I found that there were some poses I could hold in my twenties, that I can't hang on to [mumble] years later.

Here in the heat of the Arizona desert (Tucson), it felt great to sit under an A/C vent and feel the cool air on my skin. What I couldn't figure out was Why are all these other people wearing clothes?

aznative

Posted: Mar 30, 2011

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I want to make a few extra bucks so went to the drawing studio here in Tucson. Worked there a few years ago. Moved location now easier to get to. Put in my application. Have some trepidation since I put on a few lbs over my retirement years. Hope to get some work.
I've entertained the notion of trying life modeling as something to do in retirement. It appears that there is only one artist's group in this county, a Monday evening open studio. I got the impression from an email from the art school that lets them use the facilities that that they aren't observor-friendly, and consider someone being there to learn the ropes to be inappropriate. I might buy a sketch pad and drop in as a newbie artist, but that means I have to relearn to draw. Drat!

Oh, well, the whole idea of a senior taking up modeling is a bit daft in any case.
I lived in New York City when I was a nude artist`s model, and got many modeling assignments through the group Models` Coop. I posed mostly for art classes in colleges and independent studios, and earned some decent pocket money. When I was assigned to a college that was in another city, the assignment was for several classes a day for several days at a time. Very often the artists gave me their sketches, so I accumulated a nice collection for a portfolio.

I was told that the main reason I got so many assignments--more than any other member of Models` Coop--was that I could hold creative poses in many different positions, several of them classical. The class instructor usually would tell the students how long the next pose would be, so that they should know how quickly or slowly they should sketch. That was my clue to make my job easy:

If the pose was to be held for just five minutes, I could stand in some difficult dramatic pose, such as a javellin thrower. (I would use the window-pole that was popular in schools back then as the javellin. I always looked around the classroom for various props that I could incorporate in my poses.) For a 20-minute pose I might be seated as in Rodin`s sculpture of The Thinker. For a full-hour pose I`d probably lie down in a comfortable pose that I could hold that long without moving.

You and other aspiring nude models could try creating various poses in front of a large mirror at home before applying for modeling work. See how long you can hold the difficult poses. (If you feel an itch, just disregard it and it`ll go away without needing to be scratched.) The totally relaxed poses will be no problem if you`ll be posing for a drawing or painting class. If you`ll be posing for photos, of course, you can be as dramatic as you or the photographers like, because you`ll have to hold each pose for just a few seconds.

In the US especially, where the majority of people are ashamed to show their nude bodies to anyone, very few individuals would ever consider posing nude for art classes. With so little competition, it`s easy for nudists to make some extra money by becoming nude models. Note that most artists want to sketch or paint "interesting" bodies, including those with extra flesh and wrinkles, so every nudist is a potential model. Do call up schools with art departments and individual art instructors to get on their model lists, and start a little modeling career on the side. You`ll enjoy the experience.

CarlNudi

Posted: Nov 17, 2012

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Congratulations and good luck with your new modeling gig. I understand how you can be excited about the new adventure. I've been modeling for more than 20 years and I still am all charged up about it when I pose. I'm 64 (not in as good as shape as you), but find that I can still hold a pose, so I'm sure you'll do fine. Maybe you should practice standing for 20 minutes in one place just to get the feel of where the pressure points are and then avoid them on the day of the modeling class. Again, good luck.

CarlNudi

Posted: Nov 23, 2012

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It sounds like everything went very well for your first session, NS. With such a positive experience, I can understand why you're so excited about your next session. And what a great opportunity for the artists to have your wife join you so they can draw two models interacting.
I've modeled for more than 20 years and have had opportunities to pose with another model, bot male and female, several times. But since we usually only know each other in a professional status, there's always that hesitation to touch each other and really provide the perfect pose.
Except, there was one female model that I worked with who was an artist herself, and knew the importance of giving the students the best pose. She would suggest poses where our bodies would be in contact, and not just a hand on the shoulder or an arm around the small of the back. She wanted the pose to be continuous from the top of one model's head to the toes of the other model, so she wouldn't hesitate to have me seated in a chair and she would sit on the floor with her head on my lap.
Even with this close contact, because we are professionals, there was never an embarrassing situation for her . . . or me.
Let us know how your next session goes and good luck.

CarlNudi

Posted: Dec 3, 2012

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Dosen't that round of applause just make you feel good about the job you did?

Bret

Posted: Dec 16, 2012

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I have my FIRST gig in Feb and my second in March....I cant wait. until then i will practice my poses.

CarlNudi

Posted: Dec 25, 2012

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So, Bret, do you have any gigs lined up? How were the two you did in Feb. and March. Isn't a great feeling after a session knowing you were part of the creative process? Keep us posted on your future modeling.
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