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DISTANCED DRAWING

Daily online figure drawing sessions to support movement artists in a time of stillness.

WE WORK WITH FURLOUGHED NYC NIGHTLIFE, CIRCUS AND DANCE PERFORMERS TO CREATE LIVE ONLINE DRAWING EXPERIENCES. FILL OUT OUR REGISTRATION FORM TO ATTEND SESSIONS.

HOW IT WORKS

Rules: 
No recording or screenshots
No harassing or soliciting the models
Keep your camera on during the session
If you want to work with a model for a specific photo reference or are interested in scheduling an additional session for yourself or a group, please direct requests to info@distanceddrawing.com
There is a zero tolerance policy for any form of creepy behavior

Registration:
In order to be on session invite lists, fill out our registration form. You will receive a welcome e-mail within 24 hours with general payment instructions. Registration for a session opens the day before a scheduled session. We send out a general reminder email through our mailing list—to enter a session you will Follow the payment instructions in the email.  Sessions are $15 unless otherwise noted, but gratuities are always appreciated. 

 

We send out meeting links starting after registration closes. If you do not receive one, check your junk mail. If it's not in your junk mail and you don't have a link by ten minutes until start time, please reach out to us asap.

There is a brief orientation period, posing begins 5 minutes after scheduled start time. If you have any issues getting in or experience extreme technical difficulties please email us right away. We will be checking the inbox periodically throughout the session. 

What to Expect:
Models are working from their homes. We are optimizing lighting and setting as much as possible. Unless otherwise specified, sessions are nude.  After the session starts and initial hellos, awkward technology orienting etc. we will mute participants. People may unmute on model breaks if they would like to converse with fellow artists, or at any time if they have a question.

Artists have expressed a wide variety of preferences regarding short poses vs long poses and what an ideal session looks like to them. For now, most sessions involve shorter poses for the first hour. The second half of the session will be dedicated to a longer pose or poses.

 

Expect sessions to run between 2 - 2.5 hours with tech orientation, breaks, conversation and all around troubleshooting.  Technology can be cranky. 

Questions? Contact us at info@distanceddrawing.com

SSchedule & Models

Sundays 2PM EST

Circus with Kyla

Kyla is fortunate to have an aerial rig in her living room that she puts to good use during her sessions. The first half of her Sunday sessions feature gravity-defying poses on an array of apparatuses that will change from week to week.  Expect a minimum of half an hour of short pose air time (30 second-5 minutes per pose). The aerial portion of the session will be minimally clothed for safety and comfort. 

Kyla is one half of aerial duo RAVEN. Her professional dance and circus career spans more than two decades, and began with Eliot Feld's Ballet Tech in NYC. Pre-pandemic, she was a featured performer in The Devouring at Paradise Club in the Times Square Edition with her RAVEN  aerial partner Sylvana, and could be seen performing at fabulous venues and special events in NYC and around the world.

If you are athletically inspired by her session, Kyla is also on the teaching staff of The Muse Brooklyn and Body & Pole. During the pandemic, Kyla is teaching donation-based and sliding scale ground classes via Instagram, Zoom, and YouTube.

Follow her at @kygwen and check out her website.

Photo Credit: Ab Sesay

Mondays 1st and 3rd 7PM EST

Pin Up Glamour with Nina

Wednesday's with Nina are all about glamour and have a classic pinup vibe. These sessions feature themed accessories and a variety of props. One week she may don feather fans and sheer robes; leather, the next. Nina's sessions will begin with quick warm up gestures, with poses of increasing length, up to 15 minutes for the first half. The second part of the session will feature two half hour poses. 

 

"The tornado of tease," Nina La Voix is a traveling burlesque performer, MC, cabaret vocalist, and angle grinding performance artist based out of New York City.  When Covid hit, she was slated to perform at Viva Las Vegas, followed by tour dates in Iceland and Australia.

 

Nina is also a fitness instructor and is offering free/by donation Tabata classes through her new project the Babe Farm. If you want more Nina after your session, check out her website.

Follow her on Instagram @ninalavoix



 

Mondays 2nd and 4th 7PM EST 

Movement with Beatriz BB

The theme every other Monday with Beatriz BB is movement and dance history. BB will delight your eyes with her immaculate lines and articulation of form while simultaneously stimulating your mind by delving into the background of where this movement originates.

She is a professional dance artist from Brooklyn, NY - She is a classically trained ballet dancer, NY nightlife performer/choreographer, a lifelong student, and dance nerd (ahem--enthusiast). She grew up in competitive dance, musical theatre, and ballet school. Eventually studying choreography at CalArts in Los Angeles, where she grew an interdisciplinary practice rooted in the transformative power of labor and self-expression tied to cultural identity.

Beatriz has since been a contemporary dancer in NYC,  resident performer/choreographer at House of Yes, and an internationally touring artist/clown with Blunderland Variety Show and Fou York! Beatriz enjoys yoga, painting, cooking, drag, and demolishing the Imperialist White Supremacist Capitalist Patriarchy. 

Follow her on Instagram @beatriz_bb_nyc and her website beatrizbb.com

Photo Credit: Matthew Echleman

Tuesdays 7PM EST

Chiaroscuro with Sylvana

If you love high contrast lighting and moody serpentine poses, Chiraoscuro Tuesdays with Sylvana are your session. As a photographer, Sylvana has a professional studio set up at home and knows how to use is. As a lifelong dancer, she excels at creating sculptural poses. Sylvana's sessions will begin with quick warm up gestures, with poses of increasing length, up to 15 minutes for the first half. The second part of the session will be either a 2 half hour or a 1 hour pose, depending on what the majority of participants want. 

 

Sylvana is the other half of aerial duo RAVEN. Pre-pandemic, she, along with Kyla, was featured performer in The Devouring at Paradise Club in the Times Square Edition, When Covid hit, she cancelled a run at The Box, a duo act in an upcoming production of Carmen and performance dates in Italy,

 

Now in quarantine, she is pursuing her love of photography and creating incredible self-portraits that test the boundaries of Instagram's "community standards."

Please follow her on IG @sistertothesun

Photo Credit: Sylvana Tapia

Wednesday 7PM EST 

Wild Card with Joy Fully

Joy's sessions will begin with quick warm up gestures, before she settles into four 25 minute poses for the remainder of the session, She creates a thoughtful setup and pays particular attention to composition–these sessions feature three cameras, so artists will have their choice of angles to work from.  Joy is a very experienced model working with artists since 2008.

 

Joy, is a versatile artist with many different interests and passions. She is a Performer and Costume Designer and loves to create characters and a variety of acts. When Covid hit, she was booked for an early summer European tour with the renowned Blunderland variety show, a principle role in an independent feature film that had just been funded and was cast as an ensemble member in a brand new Broadway show slated for fall opening. 

Follow her on IG @lovelivingart or lovelivingart.com

Photo Credit: Jim Morton

Saturdays 3PM EST

Caturday with Cat

Cat's Saturday sessions are beautiful and simple. The lighting is colorful and provides good contrast. Cat has been dancing her entire life and it shows in her evocative poses. The session begins with short gestures and culminates with longer poses in the second half. 

Classically and eclectically trained, Cat has been performing professionally in NYC since she was 15. Shortly after earning her BFA a hit-and-run left her unable to dance in 8 shows a week, She shifted gears and became a personal trainer. Seven years ago she discovered nightlife and performance art and has been thrilling crowds by night with both ground-based and aerial performances. She is a resident performer at House of Yes and Henrietta Hudson and performs at numerous events and venues. One of her last gigs before Covid shut everything down was the opening party for the Studio 54: Night Magic exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum. 

Cat has also been a flexibility teacher at 305 fitness since 2017. These classes are now streaming online for free on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Follow Cat on Instagram @Newyorkcat

Photo Credit: Brendan Burke

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