Well, you can’t actually buy a person, that isn’t legal in the UK although we are sure it happens, but you can rent a person for a few hours and they will pose for you, an individual artist or a college group or privately delivered art class or a media company etc…
Surely, if we wanted to get through this quickly and with minimum impact we would be ‘confined to quarters’. All of us. Only small teams of signed off workers ought to be allowed on the streets and they would be delivering food to those in need. Total lockdown, although economically crippling, would seem the swiftest way to get through this.
This Tuesday our super friendly group met up for their weekly fix of charcoal and a cuppa, and, as always, such a fab and diverse mix of artists and styles emerged.
So, we asked the National Museum if we could deliver once a month life drawing in various rooms in the museum with a model or models reacting to the artworks in that room. We committed to delivering a minimum of one session in Welsh and also having a Welsh speaking artist on hand at all others. We said we’d work at times to suit the museum and would tweak the proposal to suit the museum.
Voluntary Arts Wales has initiated a growing network of public life drawing classes to support both the community and life drawing alike. They use municipal buildings and spaces that have fallen out of regular use (like libraries and churches) to host weekly sessions- advocating for arts involvement to the wider populace, regardless of background or experience.
It’s the beginnings of an idea for a performance
2019 saw a raft of organisations artists and colleges asking for women only models. None could offer any valid reason apart from perhaps a college stating that the students were working on a project aimed at women.
We’ve been busy listing performance evenings and afternoons to mix up our regular provision of turn up and sketch, no need to book life drawing at Little Man Coffee Company in the centre of Cardiff.
A big thank you to the staff at Little Man – they are amazing and are always there to assist us and make our life not easier but definitely more pleasant… Unlike the staff employed by the ‘big man’, Google…
If you are a college needing a model do get I touch and we’ll work something out. Same goes for Uni or individual artist or small art group. And if you’re thinking of becoming a model then send us a message and we’ll see what we can do 🙂