These are the people that make it happen
Lara is a fine artist specialising in pastel drawing. She has exhibited throughout the UK and received a number of awards for her work.
Pete is our music guru. He's been making the playlists for ATYN each week for 2 years and never fails to dazzle us with his song choices. You can have a listen to all Pete's ATYN playlists here.
Charli works at Compass Gallery in Glasgow. She has also been working at ATYN for 3 years. She's a rock.
Joanna set up All The Young Nudes in Glasgow in 2009 and Edinburgh in 2012. She also runs Toad's Caravan, a collective for digital designers.
Sophie lives and works in Edinburgh. She is a graphic designer (and a pretty good one at that). She holds the fort at ATYN at The City Cafe in Edinburgh.
Meet some of our models
Hello! I'm Fran and I've been modelling for just over 2 years now with 'All The Young Nudes'. I'm no professional, but I love it. I can remember back to my first nerve wracking session (over thinking every pose), but since then I have grown so much in confidence and I can easily say I love it the more I do it. I don't think there's anything quite like seeing the way others perceive your body on paper. It's a very liberating and beautiful experience. I currently study in Glasgow for now, a city that I love. But who knows where life will take me.
Initially roped into life modeling for a group at SSW I was surprised to find how much I enjoyed it and how liberating the experience was. I was originally interested by the physical challenge of holding a pose as well as finding out what it would be like from the other side of the canvas, but have since found interest in developing and considering the poses so that the class get the most out of the sessions as well pushing myself in terms of a pose.
I enjoy modeling especially at All the Young Nudes as it provides a relaxed sociable environment where I have the opportunity to slow down and reflect on my thoughts. I am also very interested and inspired by the work people produce and hope to incorporate figurative elements in my own work.
Since graduating from the Glasgow school of Art in Ceramic Design, I have continued to develop my practice, learning new skills from my time at The Glasgow Ceramics Studio, The Scottish Sculpture Workshop and other residential positions. Along with the advancement of my studio practice I have value the opportunities I’ve had to pass on these skills on through classes and workshops, as well as being able to work with other artists, institutions and on various public projects.
I try to approach my work in an experimental way and have a strong relationship with material and process as well as the landscape i find myself in. I am open to embracing new techniques in my work and value opportunity’s to pass on these skills as well as learn and work with a range other people.
I first decided to do life modelling as it's better than sitting about doing nothing! I love the chilled, Bohemian atmosphere at ATYN and the music is always eclectic and interesting.
I am a Creative Printmaking student who also enjoys to writes and perform my poetry. I am interested in various aspects of the arts as a whole including fashion as I have a vintage stall that I do every month. I have found that modelling for ATYN has been an amazing experience and very rewarding. The atmosphere is great with lovely staff and people. Overall it is a very enjoyable place to model.
I am a young, enthusiastic artist’s model currently looking for work in Glasgow.
I am originally from London, where I have gained much experience in life and photographic modelling. I am full of ideas and known for my quirky, colourful sense of style which I try to bring in part to sessions.
I study Art History and am much involved in painting and life drawing myself giving me a strong understanding of interesting and exciting poses. I am also involved in yoga and belly dancing which have made me supple, flexible and able to hold poses for long periods of time.
I am open to one on one sessions as well as classes and am very receptive to new ideas. I have loved being a part of ATYN and their really fun friendly attitude towards life drawing and hope to work more regularly with them in the future.
Glasgow - Edinburgh
An older but experienced reliable committed and fit male model of many years experience. When not modelling I am at present a post graduate student MA Film and Directing - and activist. Despite my age I get repeatedly asked back to my classes.
I am very comfortable being nude.
My aim is not just to hold the pose but, to push myself in terms of the pose.
The harder I try the more the artists painter or photography, appreciate my work. I am fully aware of the issues of proportion and perspective and can chose my positions for the benefit of the class and what they want out of any pose.
Since seeing the sculpture Ecstasy by Eric Gil in Wild Things exhibition at RA in London, I have been pushing to do double model pose. This I find to be a popular innovation.
By that I do NOT mean simply two models unconnected in time and place which many classes offer, but instead a tableau where the artist not only has to get one body in proportion and perspective but then has to go on and do so with another body AND get both bodies in proportion and perspective with each other AND then try and capture something of what is flowing between the two models.
The two models can be,but do not have to be, touching but have to offer some communication or vibe between them. There has to be a palpable connection between them
This all requires a longer pose - short, even 30 or 40 minutes are not enough for the artist to work on all this and it suits an afternoon or all day pose (with breaks!)
My past includes contemporary dance. I do not paint or draw but as a photographer and film maker I understand what the artist is looking for. I pride myself in trying to supply whatever is wanted Modelling for me, is about communication, not just standing there like a mannequin! And that applies to all modelling both film photography and life, draped and nude.
Hello! my name is Topaz and I have been life modelling in Edinburgh for 3 years. In that time I have seen my body from every possible perspective and in every possible way... and no, I do not get offended by the size you have drawn my bottom, in fact, the larger the better! Life modelling has led to meeting some fantastic artists and I take a great interest in how the same object can be brought to life on the paper in a myriad of ways. I am an artist myself and sitting in for tutored classes is extremely interesting, not least because it informs my own drawing and teaching of occasional beginners classes. I am finishing off my degree of Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh and hope to stay in this inspirational city beyond graduation, so hopefully see you at ATYN soon (naked as model, or clothed behind the desk!).
Anna Brewer grew up in London, trained in Fine Art and Printmaking, then nipped off to the US for 25 years where highlights included working in animation and as a cartoonist. Now she’s turning her hand to storyboarding.
Hello, I am Álvaro Barba, a professional Spanish model of art with a large experience -3 years-posing in different enviroments: University, colleges, art schools, studios, etc. I have been working for one year for the University of Seville, one of the most prestigious universities of realism. I worked there with a partner (a female model), and I was part of a team of 12 models which performed static and moving poses for drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, etc.. Furthermore, I have worked with international art schools in Barcelona, such as “Metáfora”, and I also was posing for various artist in several art studios, including some studios in the city of Edinburgh such as Patriothall Studios and All theYoung Nudes in The City Cafe. I am very interested to send my resume to you, and I hope you to take this into account if you need my services. I would be happy to meet you before you make your final selection of art models to see if my body type and experience lines up with what you are looking for. Please phone me at 07851935383 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you want me to arrange an interview. Thank you for taking time to consider my cover letter and resumè. I can send some pictures to you if you require them.
Erwin is a professional patisserie chef and has been a life model for almost 4 years, 2 of which he has modelled for ATYN. "I love the freedom and style plus I find ATYN a very sociable event where people come draw, drink and enjoy themselves. I find it fascinating the whole idea of this art and the people who are involved".
I currently work part-time in a social history museum and volunteer three days a week with an Arts charity. In my spare time, I like to throw myself enthusiastically into whatever creative mini-project has taken my fancy at the time, and I enjoy blogging, reading, running and yoga. I used to do photographic modelling but I now find that I get more out of modelling at ATYN because it is such a relaxing and spiritual environment. As I'm a very busy person, I find modelling gives me an opportunity to slow down and reflect on my thoughts every once in a while. I also find the experience very liberating and beneficial for my own body positivity. ×
I'm a professional model and costume maker living in Edinburgh. I love to be inspired by other people's talent, and to inspire creativity in others. Modelling is an artistic exchange for me and I'm happy to work for All the Young Nudes, the atmosphere at the sessions really push me to do my very best!
Ian is a performance artist whose work is principally concerned with the relationship and connection with the audience. Environmental issues, social politics, principally the impact of technology and it’s affect on the human function and interaction with the world around us. "I have found to be at ease with the work, it is a friendly , relaxing atmosphere."
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