Model Training is back in Metro DC! This time with special chance for networking

Our Founder, David, has found a new venue for the Guild's Model Training sessions.  And it's in Metro DC!  The President/CEO of Washington ArtWorks, in Rockville (please note: the link is mildly NSFW) has offered the space as our new home.  And it's incredibly convenient to the Twinbrook Metro Station.  (You can click above for the map; you can also find information and directions here.)

And since this is a venue that hires models on a regular basis--some for photography portrait sessions, some for open drawing sessions-- Our Founder David has decided to do things a little differently for this first session.

This session will not be our usual program of formal instruction, followed by potential models trying some poses.*  Instead, David has proposed:

• David will talk for about five minutes about the Figure Models Guild;

• I'll talk for about five minutes about my role in the Guild's model training sessions;

• Someone will give us a brief introduction to Washington Artworks.

David anticipates that after that, we will have an informal meet-and-greet, possibly followed by modeling.  There might very well be some guidance available for anyone who is thinking of getting into modeling (I will be prepared to model, and I can give my traditional demonstration, if I'm called upon).

• WE INVITE/ENCOURAGE ANY AND ALL MODELS TO ATTEND.  The incentive for models is a chance for profession networking--perhaps finding new job opportunities.  As David has said, "a chance to join their [Washington ArtWorks'] list of models for these sessions.  Models may opt to join all lists, thus improving their opportunities for more gigs."

• WE INVITE ARTISTS WHO DRAW FROM THE MODEL TO ATTEND.  The incentive is "a chance to draw a number of different models in a structured free-for-all type session."

*We anticipate that our more usual program of instruction will return in June.

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  • Douglas (Dana) Goncz, C.


    May 4, 2014

  • Edward G.

    I won't be able to attend, but it sure sounds like a great opportunity for models and artists. Good luck to all.

    April 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is this open to photographers?

    April 28, 2014

    • Stephen K.

      Well, it's open to photograPHERS. But photograPHY is absolutely verboten. (German for "no-no") This is about getting into modeling for art classes, artists' groups, etc., drawing and painting--that sort of thing. There are plenty of people who do that, but don't want to be photographed. And it's important that the prospective models be as comfortable as possible, and to know that there won't be pictures taken of them.

      April 28, 2014

    • Stephen K.

      CORRECTION!! I had a message about this from Our Founder. He pointed out that this session (but only this session) is to be a bit different from others. This will be a Meet-and-Greet networking opportunity with Washington ArtWorks. And Washington ArtWorks includes Washington Photography School. So do come along. (But I would say, if modeling does happen for drawing, taking photos would probably not be cool.)

      April 29, 2014

  • Gj P.

    Will this session reoccur at some point in the future. Just began doing modeling work with local artists and am very interested in participating in the workshop. Is there a cost associated with this session. Look forward to hearing from you when you have a moment.

    April 24, 2014

    • David R. Q.

      There are no costs for this session - there will be future training sessions, but the one this time is more a promotion of the guild and the models who belong and the artists who attend sessions - there will probably be one in June, but have to iron out costs.

      April 24, 2014

  • Douglas (Dana) Goncz, C.

    Again, I will try to be there on time and stable.

    April 24, 2014

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