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Old 29.06.2008, 23:13
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Models wanted [for artists in training - Clothed modeling is okay]

Hello All!

I'm not sure whether this is the right thread, but here goes:

Me - Chris Solarski - and my painting partner - Cornelia Wittwer - are artists in training. Which is why we're looking for willing models - male and female, of all ages - with a minimum of 3 hours spare to sit for a portrait. No preparation or experience necessary; just willingness to sit still for up to 45 minutes at a time. The portrait will be yours to take home, free of charge (although a small contribution towards art materials would be appreciated if the portrait is successful). Our studio is based in Zürich Schwamendingen.

[Edit] > Although attending life drawing sessions is a weekly event for us, the motivation behind this thread is to draw or paint a wide variety of regular people, fully clothed. So, rest assured, you won't be asked to do anything you feel uncomfortable with.

We're particularly interested in painting, so as to bring our skills up to the same level as in drawing.

The most suitable times for sittings are Thursday or Friday, between 10:00 and 16:00. However Saturday or Sunday is also a possibility, but a little more difficult to organise. So please feel particularly free to pass this invitation on to somebody who has a lot of free time! <

Please contact me for further information or visit my and Cornelia's website.

Many thanks!
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Old 29.06.2008, 23:21
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Re: Models wanted [for artists in training]

Added a bit to the thread title.

Good Luck!
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Old 29.06.2008, 23:25
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Re: Models wanted [for artists in training]

Alright, just tell the truth.... will we have to get naked?
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Re: Models wanted [for artists in training]

So long as I don't have to get all me kit off, I'd love to do it Chris, have wanted one for a long time but it's just finding the right artist to do a good job. I had a portrait done once before but the bloke obviously wasn't paying attention as he painted my eyes the wrong colour.... but I trust you.
For the record, Chris is a very good portrait painter, I would reccomend EF'ers give this a go!
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Deborah, how are you going to get Eric to be still for so long

EFers, go for it. Chris's work is impressive and maybe he will get a better response than I did
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Old 30.06.2008, 12:32
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Re: Models wanted [for artists in training]

Ok i will be willing to do it, just as long as i can ware clothes please
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Re: Models wanted [for artists in training]

Just been looking at the site, some really nice sketches there.

Im a bit snowed under (deadlines looming) but am quite interested in this.

I will send you a pm in the next week Chris to get more details.

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Re: Models wanted [for artists in training]

Thanks for your responses everyone!

Although attending life drawing sessions is a weekly event for us, the motivation behind this thread is to draw or paint a wide variety of regular people, fully clothed. So, rest assured, you won't be asked to do anything you feel uncomfortable with.

By the way, we're particularly interested in painting, so as to bring our skills up to the same level as in drawing.

The most suitable times for sittings are Thursday or Friday, between 10:00 and 16:00. However Saturday or Sunday is also a possibility, but a little more difficult to organise.

I'll be in touch with everyone by the end of the week. I didn't expect so many responses, so it'll take a little more planning than I expected. Thanks for the support!

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Chris's work is impressive and maybe he will get a better response than I did

Did you have a thread for free photos or something??

If you did i think i mssed it, let me know....
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Re: Models wanted [for artists in training - Clothed modeling is okay]

Updated the thread title to add "Clothed modeling okay".
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Did you have a thread for free photos or something??

If you did i think i mssed it, let me know....
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Re: Models wanted [for artists in training]

Again, thanks for all your responses! I'll be in touch shortly once I know how many people are interested and have checked our schedule.

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Not true.

- Admittance to the general collection of the Kunsthaus Zürich is free on Wednesdays.
- The archaeology department of the university, located nearby on Rämistrasse, has an amazing collection of Classical sculptures in the basement (copies, of course).
- The drawing collection of Zürich University (mainly drawings and prints from the 16th to the 18th century, like Rembrandt or Dürer, but also modern) is also free. Address: Rämistr. 101
- Wildpark Langenberg, near Zürich, has no entrance fee as it's financed through sponsors and donations. Car park 5.- CHF.
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Old 30.06.2008, 13:13
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Re: Models wanted [for artists in training - Clothed modeling is okay]

Wow! The pictures on your website are beautiful! I'll happily sit as a model although it would need to be weekends though as I'd be coming from Basel.

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Re: Models wanted [for artists in training - Clothed modeling is okay]

Thanks again to everyone who's offered to sit for a portrait.

I've just sent out PM's with suggested times and dates however, if I've left somebody out by accident, please contact me.

Swiss Cheddar and Rishi, I'll suggest a date as soon as you confirm that you have more time.

Otherwise, everyone please feel free to pass on the invitation to anybody who you think may be interested in sitting for a portrait. Me and Cornelia need all the practise we can get, so young and old are welcome.

Thanks again!
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Old 28.07.2008, 18:02
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Re: Models wanted [for artists in training - Clothed modeling is okay]

I want to say a big thankyou to chris, and corniala (sorry if i spelt your name wrong), you both made me feel very welcome, and at home. Anyone who wants a portrait of themselves should go and have it painted, they are wonderful people, and made me laugh. I cannot wait to pick mine up in 2 weeks..

Rep on its way tomorrow i can^t give any out at the moment sorry.

BIG THANKS AGAIN I HAD A LOT OF FUN.
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Re: Models wanted [for artists in training - Clothed modeling is okay]

Well i met Cas on Sunday, and he gave me 2 portraits, not 1, but yes 2, and they are fantastic, they are both different so i am a very happy bunny because i was only expecting 1 so THANKYOU VERY MUCH.
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Re: Models wanted [for artists in training - Clothed modeling is okay]

Hi All!

'Just a quick update to my original post, which went up a year ago.

Many thanks to those who sat for their portraits. The experience myself and Cornelia got from the EnglishForum volunteers helped our confidence as artists and significantly developed our painting skills in a very short time.

I'm happy to say that we're now working on our first professional project, which is to illustrate a theatre production of The Lady of the Camellias (made into an opera titled, La Traviata) to be performed at Theatre Rigiblick in September. Myself and Cornelia will be having an exhibition at the same venue to coincide with the show, to which you're all welcome.

For more information you can visit the production website - www.kameliendame.eu - where you can subsrcribe by email to receive news updates and an invitation to the 'private view' once a date is fixed.

Again, many thanks!
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Re: Models wanted [for artists in training - Clothed modeling is okay]

Wow that's intersting, sorry to have misted it...
Do you take any teaching classes?
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Re: Models wanted [for artists in training - Clothed modeling is okay]

Hi Begga!

Nice to see that you made it over to Zurich. I thought that I recognise your name from somewhere.

Sure, lessons are possible. I currently teach drawing at SAE Institute most Wednesdays but private lessons are possible, which would take place at the Archaeology Institute. You're welcome to send me a PM if interested.

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