Figure drawing has been an essential element of art education since the Renaissance. Many classroom teachers, however, do not have the budget to hire professional models for life drawing and painting projects. Students make handy substitutes, but they can frustrate the class by moving often or not holding poses. Don't despair, there are some key ways that teachers can set their student models up for success. These include padding the chair, having students pose for 20 minutes at a time with breaks in between, and more. You can download this free teacher guide here: http://www.davinciinitiative.org/using-students-as-models.html
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