FIGURE SESSION ETIQUETTE
for artists, participants and models

We believe that figurative art and human bodies are not taboo and we take proper etiquette and behaviour seriously.

Our aim is to creating a safe and professional space without incident for the study of figurative art.

In order to be proactive and maintain respect during sessions at our studio we have adopted the etiquette guide outlined below. All people who participate in our sessions agree to our terms and policies.

We are all in this together and we want our space to represent the highest quality space offering a safe and respectful place for all those involved.

We expect that all models and participants follow the rules of engagement as outlined below or they risk being banned from participating in future sessions, without refund and without question.

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10 Commandments of
Figure Etiquette

1. Privilege

Working with models at our studio is a privilege and not a right.

Atelier Artista, models and instructors reserve the right to deny anyone from participating in our sessions at any point according to their discretion. Participants can be asked to leave at any time without refund. There is no guarantee for admittance into any of our sessions.

4. No Photos

Photos will only be allowed to be taken by participants by the express consent of the individual model on their terms and pricing upon request. Photos can only be taken with written consent as in all talent releases. One can be provided by Atelier Artista upon request. It is good practice to tip regardless of whether or not the model requests payment for photos.

7. Identity

The models chosen/working name will be used during the sessions.

Participants using social media will be respectful of individual's privacy when tagging and sharing on social media. 

It is always better to politely ask for permission. Models can write their preferred name and social media links etc. on the board.

10. Safety is Priority

Participants and models will be proactive and keep a watchful eye and be mindful of any and all safety concerns.

Models retain the right to refuse any pose or activity that they deem unsafe and can end any session without penalization.

2. Professionalism

All will act with respect and behave professionally and be courteous at all times.

All interactions between instructors, participants and models will be professional at all times.

Artists and models will conduct themselves with respect and dignity toward one another.

No lewd or sexual remarks, giggling, pointing or disrespectful behaviour. Our figure model is vulnerable, respect is a must. 

Please refrain from aggressive confrontational behaviour.

Participants and Instructors will respect the models personal space. Models will respect the Artists space.

5. Communication

No talking or ordering the models around when working or on the stand.

Nobody directs the models but instructors and hosts. No negative comments will be made about the models physical appearance.

Complaints, objections or directions can be given only be done through communicating through the sessions host.

8. Consideration
for others

Participants will be mindful of the people around you in the session.

Participants will bring their own non toxic and odourless materials and clean up after themselves.

Atelier Artista is a scent free environment. We ask that models and participants refrain from applying perfumes in excess as there is always the potential for persons to be sensitive to them, perfumes and oils that are contained to your personal space are fine.

3. No physical contact

For no reason will anyone, instructor or participant ever physically touch a model. Any unsolicited contact between a particitant, instructor and model at Atelier Artista will result in the person being immediately band from the premisses without refund or remittance. 

6. Privacy

When models are nude the doors must be closed at all times.

Privacy and discretion is important.

Models will wear robes when not on the model stand and during breaks and be attentive to the needs of the artists by resuming your pose promptly after the breaks.

People wishing to leave early or enter late must do so during the breaks when the models is robed.

9. Legal age

Participants must be 18+ unless special exemptions have been made with prior consent.

Due to the sensitivity of nudity in North America society and in order to provide a safe and respectful place for the pursuit of figurative arts participants to Nude Figure drawing must be 18 years of age or older.