The preceding project video was previewed on my facebook page and one friend felt that I might come off as "too stiff" while the other thought it was "too silly". I decided not to change anything. The observation that "the video ends a little abruptly" is spot on however.
The idea is simple: Free drawing sessions on Monday nights.
(As a point of clarification, a "drawing session" means a group of people sitting or standing around a central stage where a model is posing for predetermined increments of time. From Wikipedia: figure drawing is the study of the human form in its various shapes and body postures - sitting, standing or even sleeping. It is a study or stylized depiction of the human form, with the line and form of the human figure as the primary objective, rather than the subject person).
I am trying to raise the model's fee for a year's worth of drawing sessions. These sessions will be held on Monday nights in Talent Oregon at the Atleier LaRose. I intend to then have these sessions open to the public.
I chose Monday nights because not only do I teach drawing and painting on Tuesday and Thursday nights at Southern Oregon University, but Monday nights are the only nights that the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is closed. Monday nights are convenient for both the tourists and the locals.
I chose 45 weeks out of the year (excluding 7 weeks for holidays and the unexpected) and multiplied that by $45 dollars ($15/hr for three hours) to come up with $2025.
Anyone can draw. Everyone should draw.
Your incentives for supporting this project are in the video and in the sidebar. But, just to make things extra clear, I will repeat everything below:
$30 Atelier LaRose Founding Membership (and all subsequent reward levels) = T-shirt
$50 The Still Life League = 6 x 6 inch gesture drawing in graphite on bristol paper of an inanimate object that you request. Much like those found at this link.
$60 As a Gesture Society Groupie = a 9 x 12 graphite on bristol gestures from one of the drawing sessions of your choice (available images will be posted in a weekly updated flickr set).
$80 Team Tile Enthusiasts = 8 patrons who will get to pick from 16 of these paintings (link).
$100 An Atelier Advocate will be awarded personalized drawing instruction for 5 sessions (15 hours).
$110 The Locals Special = 22 visits x $5 = $110 (that is half the sessions at half the cost, but you can come whenever you like!)
$150 The Barely Comprehensible Realm Club = a painting from this set. (Availability updates will be posted).
$200 An Extended Gesture Abettor = pick from this growing set.
$400 The Photographic Fellowship = 16 hours on a 16 x 20 painting of any photograph that you send me.
$800 Figure Study Franchise = 48 x 32 painting based on one of the drawing sessions from this year, for example:
$1600 The Dead Flat Elite = If you are that one in a billion person, we would both get a deal if you fancied something from this set.
- (30 days)