Virtual Life Drawing

Tuesdays and Fridays 9:30am-11:30am, year-round.
Fee: $10 per session

Virtual Life Drawing is currently replacing the Chester I. Solomon Life Drawing classes held in-person at PAAM. Life Drawing gives students and artists the opportunity to practice figure drawing from a professional live model. Models provide a variety of poses. Tuesdays are long poses and Fridays are short.

In-person sessions will be resuming in September. 

Please register below for the session by 4pm the day before each session. Zoom meeting information will be sent out on the morning of the session at 9am. The meeting will open at 9:15am and the model will begin posing at 9:30am. Between 9:15am and 9:30am, participants are welcome to set-up, drink coffee, and say hello to each other! Once the model begins, participants must have their camera on and their microphones muted.

To register for a specific date, please mention it in the comment section of the registration form. You may purchase as many classes as you’d like; each class is $10! If you’d like to purchase more than 1 session at a time, simply type in the amount and leave it in the comments box at the bottom of the registration page.

Please read the participant guidelines for more information.

  • Basics: You must be muted and camera on to participate. Anyone not following these instructions will be removed from the meeting.
  • Timing: The Zoom meeting will open at 9am; please feel free to chat and set up until 9:30 at which point you must be muted.
    • Late? Punctuality is essential. If you are late and the model is posing, you may be left in the “waiting room” of the Zoom meeting for a few minutes.
  • Code of Conduct:
    • Treat the model with respect at all times; they are working outside of their comfort zone and taking a risk to model for you over the internet.
    • Use the model’s first name when addressing them.
    • If you want the model in a specific position, please type your suggestions in the chat box or wait until they are between poses to voice your wish. Understand that requests may not be possible for a variety of reasons.
    • Models work hard to inspire the class, so please she them how much you appreciate their efforts!
  • Do not, under any circumstances, take a photo, screenshot, or close up photo of the model from your screen. You will be banned from participating in PAAM programming and will have an active membership revoked.
  • No unauthorized guests in the meeting room.

ZOOM Tips:
• MAKE SURE YOUR MICROPHONE IS MUTED AND CAMERA ON, PLEASE!
• Different views are available: speaker view works best for Life Drawing and gallery view works best for catching up at the beginning of the class or sharing your work when the model is done posing.
• The model’s window will be pinned when they begin the session.
• If you have not used Zoom, please make sure it is downloaded and you are familiar with the basics.
• Check the chat box for suggestions.

July:

Friday 2 Sarah**

Tuesday 6 Sam

Friday 9 Christine

Tuesday 13 Lillie

Friday 16 Gazelle**

Tuesday 20 Lillie

Friday 23 Wave

Tuesday 27 Christine

Friday 30 Avid 

 

August:

Tuesday 3 Gazelle**

Friday 6 Wave

Tuesday 10 Sam

Friday 13  Avid

Tuesday 17 Christine

Friday 20 Wave

Tuesday 24 Lillie

Friday 27 Sam

Tuesday 31 Sarah**

*Subject to change

**Model will be wearing nude underwear for the session

Privacy Information for Models

PAAM does not release model contact information. If an artist is interested in hiring a model(s) and asks for contact, we will instead give the model the artist’s contact information to respect the privacy of models. Models may give out their private contact information to an artist using their personal judgement; saying no to working with someone is always okay.

Photographs of the model are not permitted.

Models who experience discomfort for any reason should not hesitate to stop the behavior, speak up, take a break, and report their experience to a member of PAAM staff.

Interested in Virtual Life Drawing? Register below!

Get in touch!

For more information contact:

Grace Emmett

508.487.1750 x 11

gemmet@paam.org