The Department of Art has a long tradition of offering Open Figure Drawing classes, with nude live models, to the UB community, and general public for a small fee.
To join the mailing list for OFD announcements, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants must sign in to record their participation, and pay a five-dollar cash fee.
High School students with ID may draw for free but must still sign in with their first and last name.
Sessions begin on scheduled days at 6:30 p.m.
A session usually starts with one-minute gesture poses as a warmup for the people drawing and the model. Depending on the participants readiness and model, these may last ten minutes or less.
Longer pose times of 20 to 30 minutes begin after the gesture drawing is finished. There are two or three sets of poses of this length, with the model changing positions from standing, sitting, and reclining, then a ten-minute break is provided.
Then there is a series of longer poses, and the session is complete.
In case of a mode no-show, if the participants want to model, clothed, for one another, the session may continue as usual. In this case participants still sign in for record-keeping purposes, but no fee is collected.
The following rules promote a safe, appropriate, and enjoyable figure-drawing experience.
Call 716-645-2222 for campus police or use the red phone in the back hallway for emergency services. Provide your name, location, and reason for the call.
Notify the Department of Art Administrative Assistant or Staff Sponsor if an incident resulted from an accident or unsafe situation and/or if emergency services were contacted.