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Modelling

If you are interested in modelling for our group please get in touch. We have lots of models on a rota, but new models are occasionally required. All ages, body types and experience levels are welcome.

Details

 

On average, our group consists of a dozen or so artists who range in age from young students up to the retired. They are a friendly group and serious in their work, a few of whom are professional artists or art tutors. Many have been attending our group for several years or more and have sketched a whole variety of male and female models of varying ages (18-60yrs) and sizes (8-18+). We usually choose three poses for our models. They are approximately 1 x 20min, 1 x 30min and 1 x 50min.

Helpful advice is given to inexperienced models at the sessions and we assist with the choice of poses if necessary. 

You are welcome to bring a chaperone. 

Etiquette

 

Models are required to bring a robe which they must wear between poses and sit on during poses.

We will settle you into your pose while you wear your robe and once you are comfortable it is removed.

Rates of pay

We have two levels of pay:

  • £15ph for new models requiring instruction and assistance with choosing a pose.

  • £18ph for models that require no guidance with their poses.

Training sessions

 

To help eliminate time wasters and no shows, we offer training sessions free of charge at our Westhoughton studio to prospective new models.  At the training session you may ask as many questions as you like and have a sitting with the organiser where you will be guided through the etiquette of life modelling. This allows you to gain experience in life modelling, boosting your confidence as well as picking up lots of tips along the way. Chaperones are welcome. 

Auditions

 

Experienced models are welcome to ask for an audition at our Westhoughton studio to demonstrate their skills and enhance their chances of being booked. 

Modelling Application

 

To be considered as a model for our group please send a recent photo (headshot, clothed or nude) to bigwhitefrog@gmail.com 

Please include your age, location and experience and select whether you would prefer a free training session or an audition.

Disclaimer

We respect our models by paying them well and ensuring that they are warm enough and as comfortable as a pose will allow. As such we receive a large number of model applications and it's not always possible to respond to every applicant individually. Just as with any job application, filling out a form does not automatically entitle an applicant to paid work. We have to find the balance of keeping our artists happy with lots of new models whilst also giving our established models frequent bookings. 

We do not forward our models' details on to other life classes but we are happy to provide references for our models if they wish to source additional work.