To sum it my assumptions up, I thought that all life drawing sessions were the same. I thought that there would be some kind of teacher/mentor type person and that the model poses would vary with short and long poses to practice both gesture and form. I ended up going to a workshop with a model that was to stay in one pose for three hours and no teacher/mentor in site. Thankfully, it was a small turnout and the other attendants were friendly and willing to answer any questions I had.
I came out with a better understanding of the different varieties of life drawing sessions and came up with a list of questions I might want to ask before attending a life drawing workshop elsewhere.
- What is the usual routine for the session? Is there a mix of different timed poses? Or is it one long pose?
- How long is the session?
- Is this a class with a teacher/mentor? Or is an open session to work on my own?
- Is there a limited amount of people allowed in? Do I need to make reservations? Or is this on a first come first serve basis?
- Will there be critiques afterward?
- Will the model be costumed or nude?
- What are we allowed (or not allowed) to bring?
I hope that these questions are useful to anyone else that may be considering taking a life drawing session as well. And if anyone has any more advice or questions I should add, please let me know.
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P.S. Stay tuned tomorrow for the start of a three-part watercolor painting I've been working on.