The Art Model's Handbook : The Naked Truth about Posing for Art Classes and Fine Artists
The nude figure has been the subject of art for centuries and continues to inspire contemporary artists. Figure drawing is part of the core curriculum at art schools and college art departments. Art models young and old play an important role in this creative process. So how does one learn how to become an art model? The Art Model's Handbook explains what you need to know to model for art classes and professional artists. You'll learn about the structure of figure drawing sessions, how to come up with interesting poses, costume modeling, professional conduct, finding work, and security concerns. Awkward but important questions about nudity and body issues are addressed. Guidelines for faculty and sample policies are also included. The book is based on the experience of the author, plus interviews with male and female models, artists, fine art photographers, and art school management. This is the definitive guide for art models, artists, and workshop leaders.
- Paperback | 141 pages
- 149.86 x 226.06 x 10.16mm | 249.47g
- 17 May 2009
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- North Charleston SC, United States
- Illustrations, black and white
About Andrew Cahner
Andrew Cahner is an art model based in southern California. He has modeled for numerous schools, art groups, professional artists, and photographers. Works inspired by Andrew have been featured in art galleries and have been sold internationally. He is fascinated with the artistic process and motivated by creative collaboration with artists. Andrew believes in the dignity of the nude figure in fine art, and is inspired by the works of Michelangelo, Auguste Rodin, Maxfield Parrish, and Norman Rockwell.