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Yesterday I went to my first real life figure drawing session at the Woodstock Artist Association & Museum, it wasn’t really a class as there wasn’t a teacher but still helpful. Basically it ran similarly to the online class with short 1 minute poses, the 3, 5, 10, and 20-30 minute ones. Eventually we might do longer poses but not for the first day, I guess I’ll bring some inks and watercolors in case we do or just use pastels. Most of the other artists were older women who already knew each other to some extent generally using charcoals and being much more interested in light/dark areas compared to me just doing line work, I got to peek at some of their sketches and a few seemed really good I wish I could have seen what everyone was up to though. Overall it was fun and useful although anxiety provoking, new people and all, and I was sitting in the middle of the table so there were a poses that the model seemed to be staring right at me which is a bit distracting. She seems to be really nice though and is an excellent model; she has great muscle control so she stays incredibly still. Anyway I’m looking forward to the next sessions, there are only going to be three more but that’s still some good amount of practice time. One of the women next to me asked “how did you get so good?” I just rambled about practicing online a few months ago and having taken drawing in college, she then didn’t believe I was out of college. Oh and there were some workmen doing something or other and the other artists joked that they could only work during our class if they were naked as we needed a male model anyway, so there’s that…