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The Naked Truth About Nude Drawing Classes - Washington City Paper
Our free newsletters give you daily updates on local news and we recommend things for you to do twice a week. I took off my robe and tossed it on the floor, and all eyes were fixed on me. My first foray into figure drawing was in high school when I wanted to build a portfolio that I could use to apply to art colleges. So my mom signed me up for a class at a local university. I was as nervous about the situation as any awkward teenager would be, and even more so when I arrived to find that the model was an old man. While the instructor set up the lights, I dug around in my bag of supplies and tried to act nonchalant.
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Which means that yes, I draw from a naked model for three hours every Tuesday and Thursday. Or full of idealistic wackjobs who eat quinoa and make giant installations representing the landscape of the 20 th century female body or something equally abstract and foreign. Remember all the Ancient Greek and Roman and Renaissance paintings you saw in history class? It always amazes me how people fail to recognize that our drawing naked models is the same thing as it was centuries ago… Are they just supposed to come out of our imagination?