What To Expect
ARA Boston appreciates and respects the difficult physical work that modeling requires. We take every care to ensure the comfort of our models. The room temperature, standing mat, padding, and poses are all worked out with the model. We expect our models to arrive on time, bring a robe for breaks, and be prompt about returning to pose after a break. At ARA Boston we welcome and encourage any and all gender identities, races, etc for modeling. All models are required to sign a release form before modeling with us.
$20 per hour by check at the end of class unless you work multiple classes per week. In this case we pay after your final class of the week. Models who work for ARA are considered contract labor. If your work with us meets or exceeds 20 hours over the course of a calendar year, you will receive a 1099 Misc from us in the mail.
We do 20 minute sessions with 5 minute breaks. After the 3rd session of a 2.5 hour class or after the 4th session of a 3 hour class, we take a 15 minute break. Time is kept by the instructor or a chosen student. Some poses may last a single class (2.5 hours), others may span 2 classes, others even longer.
We do not do typical "gesture" drawing poses. Our "Long pose nude" modeling consists of workshops ( 5 hours a day for 1 full week - 30 hours) all the way up to our 100 hour pose. This longest commitment is for our full trimester, long pose class which is 2 days a week, 5 hours each day.