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    I'll be darned, I stand corrected. I'm quite surprised but glad to hear there are programs like that around.
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    old people are my favourites. there's so much more to look at
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    Yeah, I went to nude modeling sessions from 15 onwards (in the US...southern US, even), and with other HS-aged kids, at a community art center. You just had to provide a note from a parent.

    I also modeled for a class of high schoolers that was held at a college. I was semi-clothed, but there were nude models too.
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    DM Perhaps your best route in would be simply to offer yourself as a model, rather than a nude model. I'm not sure why the "nude" part of your post is so important to you.

    A pose is just as difficult to hold clothed as it is nude. In a classroom situation whoever is in charge should tell you what pose they want. As for payment rates, I'm sure they vary. Why not start by contacting a local art club and see if they need a model, whether clothed or nude, and take it from there?
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    Mmm, it was a long time ago DM. I didn't seek out modeling. A professor of one of my college classes asked if I would be interested. The pay was $18/hr. I had been to modelling sessions as an artist for years before that, so I can't say that I made any mistakes I'm aware of. Hold your poses, don't talk too much, and do interesting/varied poses. Holding poses is much, much more important than interesting ones. If you can't hold a crazy pose then don't do it at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Praemium View Post
    It's REALLY important to know which kind of poses make for good, ARTISTIC poses. Stress on the word artistic--I keep getting models in my classes that have no idea what poses are good poses for artists, and instead just make crazy (albeit interesting) poses that they just cannot hold.
    when was it ever the model's responsibility to choose a pose? they're glorified store mannequins, they're not supposed to know how a pose looks from 15 different angles. that's why you have a teacher to set it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duztman View Post
    when was it ever the model's responsibility to choose a pose? they're glorified store mannequins, they're not supposed to know how a pose looks from 15 different angles. that's why you have a teacher to set it up.
    Wait, what? I've never been in a life drawing class that works like that. For one, the teacher can't know what poses the model can hold for how long. At most, the teacher will suggest a general type of pose and work cooperatively with the model to figure something out.
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    That's exactly how it should work Meloncov.
    I have a fantastic model I use in a monthy class I take and although I decide on the general shape of the pose I'm constantly in dialogue with her about how comfortable she feels and how long she thinks she can hold it for. She is an absolute professional but I NEVER take her for granted. I pay her £15 an hour, get her coffee at the half time break, repeatedly ask her if she is warm enough and insist that if she needs to rest, even after 10 minutes to do so and not feel bad about it.
    This is how all models should be treated. For as I remind the class, it takes two to Tango.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duztman View Post
    when was it ever the model's responsibility to choose a pose? they're glorified store mannequins,

    That might be the single most offensive post of the last 6 months..


    If I was admin I'd ban you on the spot, just for sheer stupidity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duztman View Post
    when was it ever the model's responsibility to choose a pose? they're glorified store mannequins, they're not supposed to know how a pose looks from 15 different angles. that's why you have a teacher to set it up.
    Actually, the models we've had so far know a LOT.... I swear, they and the teacher have some sort of a code language developed, they don't have to say much to each other, and the teacher gets exactly what he was aiming for.
    I gather these models have worked for students for many years.
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    Most of the great models I've encountered were artists (painters, dancers, whatevers.)themselves, that's why they were good.
    I would maintain that what was needed in "duztman"s scenario was mostly punching..
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