Figure Drawing Class Etiquette
It is of utmost importance, and it is expected and understood, that everyone adhere to the following code of etiquette whenever you are participating in life drawing sessions. You are deemed to have understood and agreed to the following when you sign up.
Almost all life drawing studio etiquette is based around respect for the model. Remember, the model is putting themselves in a vulnerable position for the benefit of the artists, so keeping models happy and comfortable is our first priority.
Please show the utmost respect for all models at all times.
- Arrive early to set up. Doors open at 6:15 and drawing promptly starts at 6:30. When the model disrobes we will close/lock the door.
- Late arrivals will not be admitted in order to reduce disruptions and respect the focus and privacy of the model.
- Silence devices.
- Do not take photos of the model.
- Do not touch the model or invade the model’s personal space and always observe social distancing.
- Do not speak with the model during posing. Speak to the facilitator if you need anything at all.
- If you would like to compliment the model's work, keep language professional and drawing-related.
- If a model is comfortable, they may approach you about your work, but this interaction should never be initiated by the artist. If you have a question, refer to the facilitator.
- Do not critique work unless asked (this goes for artists and models).
We encourage you to let your creativity flow on your paper or canvas. Draw! Paint! Create! Learn! Talk to other artists! Talk to the facilitator! This will allow everyone to continue to create and learn in a safe space.
We look forward to seeing you!