Tuesday, February 15, 2011

West Point Grey Session

The West Point Grey Life Drawing Group

The following images are courtesy of several artists from the West Point Grey Community Centre. The group meets weekly on Mondays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm for life drawing session. Contact Cathering Fraser for more info.

Thanks to Linda Kalman, Christine Moore, Joan Blackwood, Catherine Fraser, Linda Harth, James, GG, and Marion for allowing me to photograph and use some of their images.

1 min. gestures by Christine Moore

2 min. gestures by Christine Moore
by James


by Catherine Fraser

by Catherine Fraser
by Christine Moore

Friday, January 7, 2011

Model Rates

That pretty much sums it up.

Local arts groups and schools in the Vancouver lower mainland region are (these days) typically paying $60 - $75 for a three hour session. That works out to $20 - $25 per hour. Based on this chart, that is an appropriate rate for "Anonymous art" modeling. It is also 2 standard deviations from the mean and represents the lowest 2.3% of art model rates paid.
However, even at those rates, if it were a full time job (2,000 hours a year) $20-25 per hour works out to $40,000 - $50,000 annually, which is a decent living wage around here these days.