Drawn In / Drawn Out: A figure salon where artists can draw, and be drawn by, each other. Why does a figure model choose to drape her hand just-so across a knee? How does s/he create a powerful impact with a simple shift of the waist? How does it feel to sustain the stillness and grace of a challenging pose... in front of several people whose eyes are intently fixed on you? Why are we drawn in to certain poses, and what draws out the best in our figure practice?
Experienced models project qualities that invigorate the studio atmosphere, embodying a form we're compelled to capture on the page. By taking the model's role, artists can attain surprising new insights into that unique dynamic. Modeling can also tune us more deeply into the silent exchange between artist and model, and deepen our sense of how line is created from within a model's body.
In this special session, each participating artist will sign up for a brief turn on the modeling platform. Artists can choose to do a group of short gesture poses, or pose for 5, 10, or 15 minutes at a time. Artists will pose clothed, and can choose to sit, stand, or recline.
Drawn In / Drawn Out will be facilitated by Stephanie JT Russell, who has enjoyed many years on both sides of the modeling platform. She will share a bit about the impact modeling has had on her artistic practice, and will invite participants to comment on their experience of this session.