Posing Nude | Life Modelling Workshop | Glasgow

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60 Trongate

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Posing Nude | Life Modelling Workshop

(All experience levels welcome!)


The Workshop | 26th September 2017 | 17:45pm - 22pm (final 2 hours optional)

All The Young Nudes bring you a brand new teaching session in which you will learn from and work with experienced models, and then have the option to go on and pose for your first life drawing session with our regular group at Maggie Mays in Glasgow.

It's the beginning of term, we're feeling fresh, and we have been inundated with emails and excited faces - so many of you are keen to learn to model, which is most encouraging!

Here at ATYN we have been running life drawing clubs in Scotland for almost 10 years and have worked with a vast number of models.

Sure, anyone can do it, and there is no right or wrong pose, or body type - but we like to meet you first, and get to know you, before we can book you in to work. In this training workshop, we'll share our experiences with you, and you'll meet life models who have been posing for artists for a long time. We'll share stories, ideas, hints and tips, and if you're still keen to be a life model after all of this, you can step up and pose for our Tuesday night drawing group at Maggie Mays!


Schedule - Maggie Mays - Basement

17:45 - 18:30: Intros, ideas and inspiration

18:30 - 18:45: Coffee break

18:45 - 19:30: Movement/practice poses together

19:30 - 20:00: Chillout/grab a bite

20:00 - 21:00 ATYN Life Drawing Club 1st Half (group modelling)

21:00 - 21:20: Break/half time for sketchers

21:20 - 22:00: ATYN Life Drawing Club 2nd Half (group modelling)





Who We Are

If you don’t know us - HI! We run friendly, fun and affordable weekly life drawing sessions in cities across Scotland each week. We are life drawing for everyone, not just artists. Since we started almost 10 years ago, we have been blown away by how many of you are keen to model with us. Thank you so much for all the interest. Because of you guys, we can provide our weekly sketchers with a really varied and interesting scene each week.

The best thing about this is that everyone can do it! And we can show you how…



Outline

At our model training workshop, we work closely with a group of 10-20 people. Some of you will be completely brand new to modelling nude and others will be existing life models who might want to improve. The workshop provides a great opportunity to connect and share experiences and tips with other life models.


What will we actually be doing?

In this session we will focus on how to make interesting shapes and how to hold dynamic positions with your body. We may use music and images as inspiration and for added fun :)

Our ATYN staff will work with you to suggest techniques and pointers that we think will help you get the most out of posing for sketchers. We will also encourage feedback between models in the group, which is extremely useful.

We will practice posing as a group and everyone will learn about their own body, their own shape, and their own capabilities. Everybody will do a mixture of both posing and drawing. It is hugely advantageous to view models from behind the easel, so that you can get a fuller understanding of what you are trying to create for the artists that will be drawing you. Don’t worry if you’ve never drawn before - this is purely a learning aid for the session. Trust us - you can all draw! And it’s a lot of fun to see others’ interpretation of your poses.

You will spend some of the session clothed, some in a robe, and some posing nude - as little or as much as you are comfortable with.


Who is in charge?

The sessions will be led by ATYN’s founder Joanna Süsskind and a couple of experienced life models.

Joanna spent 4 years at The Glasgow School of Art, first studying animation and then working in the Digital Design Studio. She has been life drawing since she first started in 6th year at school. She has been booking life models since day 1 of ATYN which means she can help and advise, if you’re interested in taking up work as a life model beyond the workshop. Joanna and your group will be accompanied by a couple of our Glasgow life models, normally one male and one female. The models will be on hand for the whole session to demonstrate, help and talk to you about any queries you might have.


What do we bring?

Wear comfortable clothing, as per the gym or a yoga class. Bring along a robe or dressing gown and some slippers. We will provide all drawing materials, but bring your own along if you would prefer. Bring along an image that inspires you, or an item/prop you would like to pose with.


What do we take away?

Smiling, happy, confident faces! It is always fantastic to hear the positive feedback from new models after realising what they can do and how they can feel using this unique skill. Realising the difference between being or feeling naked and being or feeling nude, is extremely powerful. Most of our previous workshop participants have continued to model with ATYN and other life drawing groups beyond the workshop, although this is of course not a necessity.

ATYN will provide all participants with a de-briefing document which summarises all the points covered. It will also recommend places and people to contact about life modelling work. We would be more than happy to provide references for models on request.




We look forward to meeting you all. Please don’t hesitate to be in touch if you have any more questions about any aspect of the workshop.

Big love.

ATYN xx


*Discounts are available to existing ATYN models and those who have previously attended a workshop with ATYN. Drop Joanna an email if you would like to pop along: joanna@atyn.co.uk

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