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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.

Mondays 7PM EST 

Long Pose with Joy Fully

Joy's sessions will begin with quick warm up gestures, before she settles into a long pose for the remainder of the session, She creates a thoughtful set up 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 art model. Her ability to return to the exact same position after breaks without any input is practically supernatural. 

 

Joy is a versatile artist with many different interests and passions. She loves to create characters and varieties of acts. When Covid hit, she was booked for an early summer European tour with the renowned Blunderland variety show, a part in an independent feature film that had just been funded and a small role in a brand new Broadway show slated for fall opening. Luckily these are all open-ended opportunities and she is optimistic that they will return when normalcy does.

Please follow her on IG @lovelivingart or lovelivingart.com

Photo Credit: Ab Sesay

Photo Credit: Ale Fruscella

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

Wednesdays 7PM EST

Pin Up Glamour with Nina

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Thursdays 6PM EST

Drag n' Draw with Pixel

Every week Brooklyn drag queen Pixel will serve up an original look and the attitude to go with it. These energetic costumed sessions feature highly animated poses, with an emphasis on portraiture and facial expressions. Poses range between 1 & 2o minutes in length. This is a kid-friendly session (we'll try not to swear).

 

Pixel is a is a fixture at Brooklyn club, The House of Yes.  As a  gender fluid performer, she blends the mediums of drag, aerial acrobatics, hula hoops, and dance to create whimsical, absurd, sparkly, and utterly stupid performances. When Covid hit, she had just finished a 26 show run with Blunderland in Australia and was looking forward to spending more time abroad, on her first ever international trip. Instead she was nearly stranded amidst pandemic chaos.

Making the best of a bad situation, Pixel just recorded and filmed her first music video "Nature Queen" and is on the creative team behind House of Yes TV, which you can watch immediately following her sessions every Thursday.


Follow her on Instagram @pixelsplayhouse



 

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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



 

Thursdays 7PM EST

Drag n' Draw with Pixel

Every week Brooklyn drag queen Pixel will serve up an original look and the attitude to go with it. These energetic costumed sessions feature highly animated poses, with an emphasis on portraiture and facial expressions. Poses range between 1 & 2o minutes in length. This is a kid-friendly session (we'll try not to swear).

 

Pixel is a is a fixture at Brooklyn club, The House of Yes.  As a  gender fluid performer, she blends the mediums of drag, aerial acrobatics, hula hoops, and dance to create whimsical, absurd, sparkly, and utterly stupid performances. When Covid hit, she had just finished a 26 show run with Blunderland in Australia and was looking forward to spending more time abroad, on her first ever international trip. Instead she was nearly stranded amidst pandemic chaos.

Making the best of a bad situation, Pixel just recorded and filmed her first music video "Nature Queen" and is on the creative team behind House of Yes TV, which you can watch on the their Youtube Channel.


Follow her on Instagram @pixelsplayhouse



 

Photo Credit: Kenny Rodriguez

Fridays 7PM EST

Two for $22 with the Midnight Foxes

On Fridays we have the opportunity to work with two models together for $22. The Midnight Foxes are an incredible burlesque performance duo and will take us through a variety of interactive poses. The session will begin with shorter gestures and culminate with longer poses in the second half. This session is (minimally) costumed. 

The Midnight Foxes are internationally renowned burlesque superstar Medianaoche and dynamic hand-balancing performer and coach Ivory Fox. When Covid hit, they had numerous bookings, both together and as individuals, around the world that were either cancelled or put on hold indefinitely. 

Ivory Fox is a resident handstand coach at both Aerial Arts and the Muse. Both schools are currently closed, but offering online classes. She is also available for privates if nailing that handstand is one of your quarantine goals. She still loves cheese.

 

Follow Medianoche on Instagram @_medianoche 

Follow Ivory Fox on Instagram @_theivoryfox


 

Saturdays 3PM EST

Caturday with Cat

Caturday sessions are, beautiful and simple with high contrast lighting. Cat has experience figure modeling for SVA + Spring St, has been dancing + acting her whole life and it shows in her evocative poses. The session begins with short gestures and culminates with longer poses in the second half.

 

Performing in NYC since the age of 15, Cat studied intensely from a young age with Mia Michaels, Dan Karaty, Suzi Taylor, Terry Beeman, Finis Jhung, Daniel Catanach, Debbie Allen & numerous others. After graduating with a BFA from NYU, dancing with the Ghana Nat'l Dance Co, several Regional Musicals and National Tours, a hit-and-run left her with 4 herniated discs, a concussion and a handful of other injuries- unable to perform 8 musicals a week. She then shifted into straight acting and became a personal trainer, helping others with spinal and shoulder injuries like herself. She can be spotted on Broad City, High Maintenance, Incarnate, The Bridge, Law & Order and several other film projects. Gogo Dance and Performance Art entered her life 7 years ago and since then she's become a resident performer at Henrietta Hudson and House of Yes, where she also performs Aerial on various apparatuses... The hardest part about the shutdown for her is not just lost gigs, but the inability to maintain training and conditioning on aerial hoop!

 

Cat also teaches flexibility (FLX) at 305 Fitness. These classes are now streaming on Zoom for free/donations- Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4pm. Follow Cat on Instagram @Newyorkcat

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Photo Credit: Brendan Burke

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