No, it doesn’t.
Maybe, but I didn’t have one with me. I wore shorts that day, so I just wore them for the session.
Yes, at colleges and universities that have art classes.
This was not a class. This was an art group, one of several I model for, usually once a month or so (as they have other models they schedule). It is an informal session without instruction, where anyone can come in before the doors are locked.
I’ve been modeling for college art classes and art groups for many years. The art classes are with students who are young folks in their twenties, and are the most mature, respectful, best behaved people I have had the pleasure to work with. They have no problem working with a nude model, and I’ve had no issues with this age group. There was one exception. At a different venue (not the college), normally with older artists, I was a last minute fill-in for a female model who cancelled. A girl in her early twenties came in, who was not expecting a male model. She told the curator that she was uncomfortable with a male model. The curator tried to explain to her that figure art was with nude models, but the girl still had a problem. So the curator, a bit embarrassed, asked me if I wouldn’t mind wearing pants for the session, which I agreed to.
This is a new pose, probably longer. They start with the shortest poses (15 sec) then move up, 30 sec, 1 min, 5 min, 10 min, etc.
The local university near me uses the students as models. Why? Because it’s cheaper for them. They can pay them much less than professional models. I know this for a fact; the instructor told me this when I inquired about modeling there.
This is what we do.
As a model, I would say the instructor was out of line. He should have made it clear ahead of time that they would be drawing the nude form with a model. Also, I think he was wrong to ask them which one they preferred. They should have been expecting to work with various models, either gender, of any shape, size or age.
The local university near me uses the students as models. Why? Because it’s cheaper for them. They can pay them much less than professional models.